Airbags have now been made mandatory for the front passenger seat — apart from the driver’s seat — in all new car models manufactured on or after 1 April 2021.
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As the spread of Covid-19 and the ensuing nation-wide lockdown brought economic activities to a halt earlier this year, India saw the lives of millions of migrant workers unravel. Job losses, mounting debts and the lack of secure living arrangements led to reverse migration of this hitherto invisible workforce from cities to their home states.
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Soaring fuel prices, environmental awareness and the new vehicle scrappage policy announced in Budget 2021 are likely to encourage a gradual shift to electric vehicles in the coming years.
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BENGALURU: While diesel and petrol prices were a record high in Bengaluru on Tuesday — Rs 86.21 and Rs 93.98, respectively — Bescom’s public electric vehicle charging stations in 70 locations across the city have only a few takers.
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We are living in a world that needs to prepare for the impact of 1.50 warming of the planet. The climate risks to food security, livelihoods, water supply, human well-being are projected to increase with rise in temperature. The impact of 1.50 warming will be differentiated for regions as well as population groups (IPCC 2018). As we push our planetary boundaries, India faces the challenge of supporting 1.3 billion population on 2.4 percent of the total world’s land. Paying attention to food and land use issues is critical for India, given the global impact of India’s footprint on climate.
Similar to other countries around the world, Belgium is going through an energy transition. Even as it increases its shares of renewable energy, it is attempting to phase out its ageing nuclear power plants, which have suffered extensive outages in recent years. These outages – coupled with the challenges of shifting to alternate forms of energy – create a short-to medium-term risk to the security of electricity supply, particularly during winter months, when demand peaks are 15-20% higher than in the summer.
On 18th December, 2019, WRI India organized a workshop titled 'Improving development outcomes in climate vulnerable areas of Jharkhand through improved energy access'. The objective of this convening was to hear from experts in Jharkhand on the climate challenges faced by the state and the energy solutions that need to be developed, keeping this context in mind.
The funding will inform the urban planning process in leading cities using geospatial data.
This edition of the newsletter includes a conversation with Dr. Prabhjot Kaur of Center for Battery Engineering and EVs of IIT Madras to weigh in on issues surrounding battery technologies and the analyses needed to make high-performing battery packs for Indian conditions. We also include a synopsis of one of WRI’s publications on integrating renewables and electric vehicles.
Bangalore: On 5th November, the World Resources Institute India (WRI India) organized the “Energy for Development” conference in Bangalore to bring together civil society organizations, development institutions, energy enterprises, government agencies and investors working to improve access to reliable, affordable and sustainable sources of electricity to improve development outcomes. Despite India rapidly moving towards 100% electricity connections at household level, many service delivery institutions across the country continue to operate in the dark.
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