By Avik Chattopadhyay The spark On February 1, 2021, after the budget presentation, on being asked by a television reporter why there was no mention of electric mobility , Nitin Gadkari, the Union Road Transport and Highways Minister, made an interesting remark. “The country needs to explore more self-sufficient and self-reliant methods of powering mobility to reduce our dependence on imports!” This was significant and one needs to read between the lines; especially if one couples the National Hydrogen Mission [NHM] that was announced by the Finance Minister. On February 8, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy told the media that the draft of NHM will be ready in two months. Link this with the fact that Delhi inducted Hydrogen-CNG buses in its fleet in October 2020. Fast forward a few weeks, and on February 23, the Indian Auto LPG Coalition [the industry body of auto LPG stakeholders] impressed upon the government to promote a few alternative clean energy ... » Learn More about Opinion: ‘Atmanirbhar’ alternatives to electric mobility!
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The vehicle with explosives found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence in south Mumbai had been stolen last week, and a letter found inside said this was only a 'glimpse' of things to come, police said on Friday. IMAGE: Police personnel guard outside industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence Antilla after explosives were found in an abandoned car in its vicinity, in Mumbai. Photograph: PTI Photo The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has also started a parallel probe and contacted the Mumbai police crime branch, a senior official said in Mumbai. A Scorpio with around 2.5 kg of gelatin sticks was found parked on Carmichael Road near 'Antilia', the multi-storey residence of Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, on Thursday evening. There was no assembled explosive device with detonators and batteries inside, police said. CCTV footage showed that the SUV was parked there in the early hours of Thursday, and its driver left in an Innova which had accompanied ... » Learn More about Explosive-laden SUV found near Ambani’s house was stolen; NIA begins probe
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Load shedding to continue in MMR regions like Thane and Navi Mumbai for two more days. Monday’s mega power outage that took citizens by surprise is likely to haunt the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) – especially Thane and Navi Mumbai – at least till Wednesday. Already on Monday, nearly four hours after the power supply was restored, several parts of Navi Mumbai witnessed another outage that lasted around two hours. Areas that are likely to experience load-shedding include Vasai-Virar, Ambernath, Badlapur, Vashi to Panvel, and Kalyan. Officials from the state’s Energy Department said that uninterrupted power supply across MMR will commence when the 400KV Kalwa-Talegaon line is restored. The Kalwa-Talegaon circuit was shut down two days ago after it developed a snag. On Monday, the 400KV Kalwa-Padgha circuit tripped, further tripping Kalwa-Kharghar circuit due to overload, resulting in an unprecedented power failure across MMR. Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission ... » Learn More about The nightmare is not over yet
Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s School and Mass Education Department on Saturday (February 27) issued guidelines to reschedule school timings to tackle the heat wave conditions. The timings of offline sessions for classes 9 to 12 have been changed. Class 9 and Class 11 will have sessions from 7 am to 9 am instead of 8:30 am to 10 am. Similarly, Class 10 and Class 12 will have classes from 9 am to 1 pm instead of 11 am to 4 am. In a notification, the Odisha government advised district education officers to ensure the availability of safe pure drinking water in all schools including the repair of tube wells. Also, the District Education Officers (DEOs) are also advised to store sufficient ORS in schools. "All parents should be sensitized to ensure that their children carry a water bottle while going to school. The students must not be exposed to heat during the teaching hours and no physical activity like sports should be undertaken," said Samir Ranjan Dash, School and Mass Education ... » Learn More about Heat wave in Odisha forces government to revise school timings for THESE classes
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