04 February 2017 Current Affairs: The Union Ministry of Railways has signed an MoU with an Italian Firm Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane Group (FS Group) for technical cooperation in rail sector on February 2, 2017 with focus on safety operations.
The MoU was signed between Shri Vinod Kumar, Executive Director/Safet(coordination), Railway Board on behalf of Ministry of Railways and Shri Renato Mazzoncini, CEO of FS Group, Italy.
The main aim of the MoU is cooperation in safety audit of Indian Railways, measures required for enhancing safety in train operation, Assessment and certification of advanced technology based safety products and systems to Safety Integrity Level (SIL4), Training and competency development with focus of safety, Modern trends in Maintenance and diagnostic etc.
The FS Group is an Italian Government Company that manages the Italian railway sector.
It has technical and managerial railway expertise due to which it is widely recognised at international level and is one of the most advanced worldwide players in design andrealisation of High Speedand Conventional Lines, Safety Systems, Certification, Training and Operation and Maintenance.