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Indian Health Ministry launched 'Mental Health Awareness Campaign Week' on World Mental Health Day

Last week the Indian Health Ministry launched 'Mental Health Awareness Campaign Week' as the world observed World Mental Health Day on Oct 10.

Spain introduces ‘Crying Room’ to mitigate stigma around mental health

Spain introduced a peculiar approach to spread awareness and to address the stigma around mental health by setting up a building named ‘La Lloreria’ or the “Crying Room” in Central Madrid.

Delhi’s Yamuna river covered in toxic froth

The images of Delhi’s Yamuna river filled with floating toxic foam are surfacing all over the internet and raising some serious concerns. These images are enough to shake the environmentalists not only in Delhi but around the world.

Maharashtra government amplifying up its EV policy

To boost up the Electric Vehicle policy in the state, the Maharashtra government have decided to only opt for electric vehicles for transportation in all the government offices, local bodies and municipal corporation departments from 1 January 2022.

First EV charging station for Greater Noida

In about two weeks, Greater Noida will get its first electric vehicle charging station. A report says that there are at least 100 EV charging stations being planned for the city. Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has stepped up to install electric car charging stations. It is a collaboration of GNIDA and CESL.

Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show 2022 revoked

The Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show (VGGTS) 2022 which was planned to be held at Ahmedabad has been put off with immediate effect as announced by Gujarat’s state government in view of the Covid surge.

IIT Madras to provide a specialised programme in EV technology

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras announced that they will launch a master’s program on electric vehicles most probably starting by the end of January 2022.

TVS and Swiggy collaborate to use electric vehicles to deliver food

In an eco-friendly and sustainable initiative, India’s leading two-wheeler manufacturer TVS Motor company and food delivery giant Swiggy have partnered together to use TVS’ electric vehicles for delivering food and its other on-demand services.

Delhi gets its first DTC electric bus

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal welcomed the capital’s first-ever DTC electric bus with a hawan puja in the presence of Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot and DTC CMD Neeraj Semwal.

Nitin Gadkari unveiled India’s first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated India’s first hydrogen fuel cell-based vehicle ‘Mirai’. The uniquely designed sedan is a part of the pilot project by the leading motor vehicles manufacturer Toyota with an aim to boost the green hydrogen capacity as an alternative fuel for the future.

Russia-Ukraine war could worsen the global clean energy transition

The current ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine is posing detrimental effects to the lives of millions and also creating a spur in the global economy. The territorial invasion by Russia managed to receive global economic sanctions & as Russia is one of the largest exporters of fuel these sanctions are also affecting the other nations as the global crude oil prices witnessed a sudden surge.

Amazon sustainability initiatives in India

Rising temperatures, melting glaciers, prolonged periods of floods and drought are just a few manifestations of the adverse effects of climate change. With the climate crisis getting worse, “Sustainability” as the chief ingredient in government schemes and projects and also in the corporate sector is providing a ray of hope.

Bolt to install 1 lakh EV charging stations across India in next 6 months

BOLT, India's largest Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network announced that it is all set to install 1 lakh charging stations all over India as demands from non-metro cities such as Jaipur, Nagpur, Nashik, Chandigarh, Surat, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Vijayawada are surging.

50% of carbon emissions could be reduced by 2030 says IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) finally released the third part of its Sixth Assessment Report on climate change on 4th April 2022. The report highlighted the urgent need to take action to mitigate climate change impacts.

Toyota launches ‘Hum Hain Hybrid’ campaign to promote self-charging hybrid EVs

Toyota, one of the leading automobile manufacturers, has introduced the ‘Hum Hain Hybrid’ campaign in India to promote the usage of self-charging hybrid electric vehicles. The campaign will be promoted through a curated video series that can be viewed online.

Japan plans to slow down the target of achieving 50% zero-emission vehicles by 2030

A report published by Reuters highlighted that Japan is planning to pull back from the zero-emission vehicle target by 2030 at the G7 summit. As per the proposed draft, Japan has asked to remove the reference

India’s first electric double-decker bus launched in Mumbai

The road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari, launched India’s first double-decker EV bus in Mumbai last week. The EV bus is manufactured by Ashok Leyland’s subsidiary firm, Switch Mobility, which specializes in manufacturing electric vehicles.

Delhi government to provide installation of the electric vehicle charger for ₹2,500

Delhi government announced that it will charge only ₹2,500 for the installation of charging stations for electric vehicles at public premises such as shopping complexes, apartments, hospitals etc.

Future of electric vehicles in the Indian market

The current Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi as I am writing this article is touching the 200 mark which is considered to be under the severe category and poisonous to breathe in. This is not just the case in India but major nations are emitting carbons at a catastrophic rate. As per the World Air Quality Index Project Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) during November 1-15, is by far the worst at 312.

Pune to host first alternate fuel conclave & EV exhibition

The minister of Environment & Climate Change of Maharashtra Aaditya Thackeray announced that the state is all set to host the country’s first largest exhibition of electrical vehicles (EVs) & a conference on alternative fuels such as hydrogen fuels & Biofuel starting from the 2nd April 2022. The event will take place in Pune for four days with an attempt to promote the ‘New Mobility for cleaner, greener India’ motive.