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Budget 2015 clips struggling Air <b>India's</b> wings

Sun, 2015-03-01 19:09
MUMBAI: The government has proposed to allocate Rs 2,500 crore to Air India in 2015-16, giving the ailing state-run carrier less than half of what it ...

What logistics and supply chain sector wants from Budget 2015

Fri, 2015-02-27 21:48
3) Speedier implementation of investment planned in the Dedicated Railway Freight Corridors for more effective and pollution free transportation ...

Switzerland becomes first country to submit its climate action plan ahead of Paris talks

Fri, 2015-02-27 12:05
Showing the world how to move forward in chalking out climate action plan, Switzerland on Friday became the first member country to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to submit its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) ahead of the Paris climate talks, committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% relative to 1990 levels by 2030.

Switzerland becomes first country to submit its climate action plan ahead of Paris talks

Fri, 2015-02-27 12:05
Showing the world how to move forward in chalking out climate action plan, Switzerland on Friday became the first member country to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to submit its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) ahead of the Paris climate talks, committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% relative to 1990 levels by 2030.






Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty

Fri, 2015-02-27 06:00
A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them — and world leaders — to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found.






Property owners around Gir sanctuary move HC

Thu, 2015-02-26 06:44
Forty-eight of 66 land owners, who allegedly run resorts and hotels without permission in the restricted buffer zone of Gir sanctuary, have approached Gujarat high court after they were issued notice by the electricity company for their alleged use of electric supply for commercial purposes.






<b>India</b> pledges $US137bn for railways

Thu, 2015-02-26 05:41
The Indian government says it will spend $A173 billion to modernise its ... (India) Rail as the backbone of our country's transportation infrastructure.".

After US, European Union diplomats in Delhi to get air purifiers

Wed, 2015-02-25 14:06
The European Union has directed its diplomats in Delhi to install air purifiers at home and office to reduce exposure to high air pollution levels.






EU tells its diplomats to install air purifiers at homes, offices in Delhi

Wed, 2015-02-25 11:06
Concerned over high pollution level in the capital, European Union has directed its diplomats here to soon install air purifiers in their offices and residences.






EU asks its diplomats to install air purifiers at homes, offices in Delhi

Wed, 2015-02-25 11:06
Concerned over high pollution level in the capital, European Union has directed its diplomats here to soon install air purifiers in their offices and residences.

Volkswagen reduces impact of manufacturing process to the environment by 25% per car globally

Wed, 2015-02-25 08:53
Volkswagen Pune Plant, one of the 27 Volkswagen automotive manufacturing facilities worldwide, follows the 'Think Blue Factory' initiative to achieve environment-friendly manufacturing.






Government seeks ties with European nations on hazardous waste management

Wed, 2015-02-25 06:31
While India was "cleaner than other countries" in term of climate change impact at this stage of economy, there is concern over hazardous waste management and the country was looking for cooperation from European countries in the area.






NFSA: 'Doorstep Delivery' Yet to Get the Final Touch

Tue, 2015-02-24 19:33
The government has in principle decided to hand the transportation job over ... allocation of foodgrains from 24 Food Corporation of India (FCI) depots.

No link with Burdwan blast

Tue, 2015-02-24 16:56
It has also not found any proof of transportation of bombs from India to Bangladesh for alleged destabilisation of the Sheikh Hasina government as ...

Task force to check waste-burning in Gurgaon

Tue, 2015-02-24 16:41
The HUDA chief administrator's office on Monday issued directions to administrators of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Rohtak, Hisar and Panchkula to establish special task forces to check burning of waste, including leaves, in the open.






Factories discharging effluents into Yamuna asked to shift

Tue, 2015-02-24 09:32
As many as 67 small factories in the city who are discharging effluents directly into the Yamuna have been asked to shift from their current location by end of next month.






Indian hatchbacks fail crash tests

Tue, 2015-02-24 00:25
With bestselling entry-level cars in India failing global NCAP’s crash tests, the Indian government is ensuring that compliance with basic safety regulations that are at par with international norms will be mandatory in the next couple of years.

 

As one of the fastest growing car markets in the world, India has to shed its dubious distinction of being the country with the most number of road traffic accidents and fatalities. Safety features in a car include air bags, seat belts and crumple zones—features that in the event of a collision absorb the kinetic energy. These features reduce chances and extent of injury to passengers when the vehicle deforms. To prevent skidding or to minimize injury from an accident, modern cars are equipped with an anti-lock braking system, safety

cage and traction control. Headrests prevent whiplash in rear impact accidents. Airbags are helpful in frontal crashes. Adjustable seats, paddles shift controls, electric windows and cruise control go a long way in reducing distractions and providing comfort while driving. Other safety features that buyers can consider are a backup camera, parking and side view assist, reverse backup and forward-looking sensors, adaptive headlights and cruise control.

Source: http://www.howsafeisyourcar.com.au/Safety-Features/Crash-Protection-Features/

In January 2014, five popular compact cars – Maruti Alto 800, Ford Figo, Tata Nano, Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai i10 – received zero adult protection ratings from NCAP as they had “inadequate vehicle structures that collapsed to varying degrees.” With popular models from major auto makers failing crash tests, the Centre will have to ensure compliance with stringent safety norms in the future. There are different types of this destructive testing that helps decide the ‘crashworthiness’ and level of safety an automobile can offer.

Source: http://www.globalncap.org/un-crash-test-standards-would-make-cars-safer-in-india-says-global-ncap/

Although the Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNCAP) has recently shown that fast-selling models such as the Maruti Swift and the Nissan Datsun Go may soon lose that tag after having failed the crash tests, Vishnu Mathur from the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said that testing under India-specific would give accurate results. “Our average speed in India is far slower. To say that a particular car hasn’t met its (Global NCAP) test is nothing but scaremongering,” said Mathur. According to the global agency, these cars have shown “high risk of life-threatening injuries with both cars receiving zero-star safety rating for their adult occupant protection”. The report added, “These risks would be significantly reduced if the cars had to comply with the UN test regulation for frontal and side impact.” In defence of Maruti and Nissan, it must be mentioned that both auto makers have complied with all safety norms in India. According to the GNCAP, the lack of structural integrity and basic features like airbags account for these appalling safety ratings. The Renault Pulse and Duster, Nissan Micra, Hyundai i20, Ford EcoSport, Skoda Fabia, Honda Accord, and the Toyota Etios promise the buyer basic safety features such as air bags and ABS in some variants.

Source: http://www.outlookindia.com/article/We-The-Crash-Test-Dummies/293254

The Indian road ministry said that by October 2017–2019, basic side and frontal crash tests will be mandatory for all new and existing models.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Crash-tests-to-be-mandatory-for-all-new-cars-from-October-2017/articleshow/45712792.cms

The new Central Motor Vehicle Rules will delineate new safety norms and some restrictions that will hopefully usher in a new era of road safety in price-conscious India. The Indian government will set up testing facilities in Pune, Chennai and Manesar to get results that are based on local conditions. “Studies show that people have low sensitivity towards high security features. Indian car owners have little desire to have basic safety features like airbags, rear parking assist and rear windscreen wipers,” said JD Power Asia Pacific Executive Director, Mohit Arora. After going through a prolonged slump, one has to wait and see how counter-productive the expected price increases will be in the next couple of years.

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Another 450 Climate Reality Leaders to be trained on climate change

Mon, 2015-02-23 07:17
High-profile leaders in renewable energy are joining Nobel laureate and former US vice-president Al Gore here to train another 450 Climate Reality Leaders on the science of climate change and solutions for the climate crisis while developing skills to effectively communicate about both the challenges and opportunities, the Climate Reality Project announced on Monday.






Chambal river, protected by a curse, faces the modern world

Sun, 2015-02-22 04:28
For many centuries, it was a curse that saved the river.






Indian river, protected by a curse, faces the modern world

Sun, 2015-02-22 04:28
For many centuries, it was a curse that saved the river.






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