National disaster funds need restructuring: Finance Commission

Gandhinagar, July 23 : The 15th Finance Commission will be carrying out a robust study for restructuring of the national disaster funds utilization, its chairman N.K. Singh said on Monday. As Gujarat and many other states are prone to natural calamities, the commission is of the view that a total restructuring of the management plan […]

Sale of BS-VI non-compliant vehicles should stop from 2020, Centre tells SC

New Delhi, July 23 : In major step to curb vehicular pollution, the Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that sale and manufacture of BS-VI non-compliant vehicles in India should not be allowed from April 1, 2020. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta was informed by the Centre that […]

Delhi to generate over 2,000 MW of solar energy by 2025

New Delhi, July 23 : With an aim to generate more than 2,000 MW of solar energy in the national capital by 2025, the Delhi government is laying out a comprehensive roadmap to encourage adoption of rooftop solar projects by the residential sector. In order to achieve this goal and understand the opportunities and challenges […]

McDonald’s’ French fries oil powers delivery trucks in Mumbai

Mumbai, July 23 : In a unique green initiative, McDonald’s on Monday said it has started recycling several tonnes of used cooking oil from its restaurants into biodiesel fuel to power the company’s fleet of refrigerated delivery trucks. The pilot project initiated last year now covers the 85 McDonald’s outlets in Mumbai and will soon […]

Can Badrinath shrine be declared national heritage: HC to Centre

Nainital (Uttarakhand), July 23 : The Uttarakhand High Court on Monday asked the Union government whether the Badrinath shrine can be declared a national heritage site. Hearing a petition filed by law student Chetna Bhargava, the Court directed the counsel of the Jai Nigam to inspect the region and present a report at the next […]

Rag-pickers to work as ‘environment warriors’

New Delhi, July 23 : An institute, set up with the support of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has started an initiative to train rag-pickers how to segregate garbage and to get the best price for things collected by them. Around 2,000 rag-pickers from north India, primarily Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon, are now on […]