Explanation:India is looking at having an all-electric car fleet by 2030 with an express objective of lowering the fuel import bill and running cost of vehicles. Power Minister Goyal is of the view that initially the government can handhold the electric vehicle industry for 2-3 years to help it stabilise.
Explanation:Assam got its first Shatabdi Express with Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain flagging off the train from Dibrugarh. The new Shatabdi Express train (No. 12085/12086) will run between Dibrugarh and Guwahati. The Shatabdi Express trains are among the fastest and most prestigious trains of the Indian Railways along with Rajdhani and Duronto trains which connect metro cities with other important cities from the point of view of tourism, pilgrimage or business.
Explanation:Haryana Government has decided to set up 15 integrated solid waste management clusters to deal with solid waste in urban areas. Out of these, electricity would be generated from solid waste in three clusters and manure from the remaining 12 clusters. Giving this information at Chandigarh an official spokesman said that a solid waste management plant is being set up at Faridabad at a cost of Rs 330 crore.
Explanation:Japan has decided to confer former Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar with one of its top civilian honours for his contribution to strengthening bilateral relations with India. Kumar will be awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, its third highest civilian honour. Notably, Kumar had served as former PM Manmohan Singh’s special envoy to Japan.
Explanation:Maharashtra became the first state to install first-of-its-kind automated weather stations for farmers in the region. The state government aims to install a total of 2,065 such units at the village/mandal level across Maharashtra. The machines are designed to accurately predict rainfall patterns, levels of humidity and also to guide the farmers on the best crop to cultivate.