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ADB aid to take India’s villages closer to markets
Jul 12, 2012 A new $800 million investment program from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help build 9,000 kilometers of rural roads in five Indian states, and providing connectivity to 4,200 far-flung communities year-round to crucial markets. ADB’s investment program is part of a larger $1.2 billion program to connect villages in the states of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, and West Bengal with all-weather roads by the end of 2017.
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CSE urges govt not to promote diesel in India
Jul 19, 2012 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a wing of the World Health Organization (WHO), has said that diesel engine exhaust can certainly cause cancer, especially lung cancer in humans. Responding to this shocker from the WHO, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has asked: “Is India prepared to respond to the public health risk of diesel?”
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Volvo’s Commute Greener initiative gets ‘Parivartan Sustainability Leadership’ Award
Nov 12, 2012 Volvo India was recognised for its 'Commute Greener' initiative under which it guides citizens and companies towards greener commuting.
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Achieving sustainable mobility
May 29, 2009 Mobility for development, a report from WBCSD examines the state of mobility in fast-growing cities. It argues that with integrated planning and innovative solutions, environmental costs of transportation can be reduced.
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GPS Road Pilot navigator to explore India
Mar 15, 2010 India's leading maps and GPS navigation solutions provider, MapmyIndia has launched a new device, Road Pilot, which will revolutionise the mapping industry. A 3.5-inch touchscreen GPS Navigator, it bundles up maps of about 620 Indian cities helping guide users through several destinations and in saving power.
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Indian drivers get smart with an e-license
Jul 07, 2010 India crossed its first milestone of an ambitious plan by supplying 10 million drivers with an e- drivers license. The card is equipped with necessary information about the driver and will prove to be revolutionary in managing the information database as well as protecting car related accidents and thefts.
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GPS to streamline Lankan Railways
Aug 10, 2010 Sri Lanka is all set to deploy the Global Position System (GPS) and the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) for effective management of railway services and optimised commuter satisfaction.
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UN calls for global green new deal
Mar 20, 2009 UNEP's new policy brief launched ahead of the G-20 meeting in early April, calls for focused investment in five key sectors to help the economy bounce back from the current crisis. It claims the multiple benefits would help tackle climate change, global unemployment and poverty challenges as well.
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Farm road to revive fallow land
Jul 20, 2010 A road connecting Shingkhar village in Bhutan and its isolated hinterland will now facilitate the cultivation of a huge area of fallow land in the region. Besides this, a new milk processing unit and a community forest will strengthen the village economy.
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Cheap and efficient hydrogen for fuel
Aug 12, 2011 Hydrogen is an eco-friendly fuel but obtaining it from water is slow and expensive. Now researchers have used a modified microbial enzyme to speed up hydrogen production while reducing costs.
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Nepal's tuk-tuks to go off the streets
Oct 14, 2009 Nepal government’s decision to phase out the popular three-wheeler taxis and replace them with imported microbuses has led to large scale protests by the drivers, who are demanding compensation. The vehicles use obsolete technology and create problems with traffic management.
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