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11 January, 2019 6:50 AM Suresh Prabhu pitches for developing special cycle lanes in cities

Prabhu also said that the ministry has set up a council for promoting manufacturing and exports of bicycles. Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on January 11 pitched for developing special lanes for cyclists in cities, saying use of bicycles has multiple benefits for environment and health. "In city planning, there is a need to focus on cyclists 111

7 January, 2019 5:59 AM Beware: You may be sipping lead, cadmium with your morning coffee

Researchers from Assam University have found a high concentration of lead and cadmium in water that leached from both old and new glazed, colourful ceramic cups heated in the microwave Your brightly coloured tea cup/coffee mug could be leaching lead and cadmium into warm beverages. According to a report by the Hindustan Times, researchers from Assam 157

6 January, 2019 7:02 PM HD Kumaraswamy Appoints 14 Congress Leaders As Board, Corporation Heads

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Sunday appointed 14 Congress lawmakers as heads to boards and corporations after much leader. He has also issued orders appointing eight Congress legislators as parliamentary secretaries. However, Mr Kumaraswamy has not made any appointments to the posts of deputy chairman of the planning commission, special 542

3 January, 2019 5:38 PM Court To Hear Contempt Plea Against Sabarimala Chief Priest On January 22

The Supreme Court will hear on January 22 a contempt plea against the Sabarimala temple tantri for shutting the sanctum for purification after two women belonging to the previously prohibited age group entered the temple on January 2. Declining the plea for an early hearing of the latest contempt plea, the bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said: "We have kept the date as January 117

2 January, 2019 6:29 AM Mechanical Sweeping Of Roads Begins In Noida

An electronic surveillance system has been put in place to ensure transparency in the work. Mechanical sweeping was introduced in Noida on Tuesday, officials said. A stretch of 93.89 km will be cleaned mechanically which will include both lanes of roads wider than 45 metres, they said. "Some important stretches selected for mechanical sweeping include 123

1 January, 2019 7:30 AM Volvo Cars: Spearheading a Clean Air Movement in India

The following article is an initiative of Volvo Cars and is intended to create awareness among readers What do one of the world’s best car companies, school children, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, a very popular children’s rhyme, and traffic cops in India have in common? They are all part of Volvo Cars’ #BreatheFree campaign in India, trying 124

28 December, 2018 12:22 PM How human spaceflight initiative Gaganyaan will benefit India

Human Spaceflight capability will enable India to participate as a collaborating partner in future Global space exploration initiatives with long-term national benefits. In a huge boost for India's space programme, the Cabinet on Friday gave a green flag to the Gaganyaan programme through which a three-member crew can be in space for minimum 7 days. The indigenous 155

27 December, 2018 5:10 PM Delhi's Air Quality Back In "Severe" Category Again

Delhi's air quality turned severe again on Thursday due to unfavourable weather conditions. Low wind speed stopped the dispersion of pollutants, authorities said. Central Pollution Control Board data showed the overall air quality index (AQI) at 403. The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) showed an AQI of 372, which falls 114

21 December, 2018 11:39 AM This Is The Plant You Need To Get Rid Of Air Pollution Inside Your Homes

Researchers have genetically modified a common indoor plant pothos ivy to remove pollutants inside the house including chloroform and benzene that have been linked to cancer, according to a new study. The modified plants express a protein, called P450 2E1 or 2E1, that transforms these compounds into molecules that the plants can then use to support their 79

20 December, 2018 3:22 PM Sterlite Copper plans to spend Rs 100 cr for setting up social infra in Thoothukudi

The announcement comes days after the National Green Tribunal set aside the Tamil Nadu government's order for closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin. Sterlite Copper said it is planning to spend Rs 100 crore to set up social infrastructure, including establishing a world-class hospital and planting one million trees in Thoothukudi, Tamil 91