Under the Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2022, the Transport Department is encouraging adoption of electric vehicles by providing 10% subsidy to the vehicle price which is directly transferred to the costumer’s bank account.
An official communication said that the subsidy is available for all two-wheeler, three-wheeler, four-wheeler (non-commercial), four-wheeler (commercial), goods carrier passenger vehicles, and other categories of battery-powered electric vehicles (EV) in order to promote electric vehicles in the state under Policy 2022.
The new EV policy aims towards ensuring a healthy environment for the residents of Chhattisgarh and to avoid rapidly increasing harmful gas emissions from vehicles and other sources that result in decreasing the air quality index, rapid adoption of battery electric cars.
The electric vehicles accounting for 15% of all new vehicle registrations by 2027 will result in significantly enhancing Chhattisgarh’s environment by lowering emissions of polluting gases from the transports, the communication said.
Denmark, the first country to import CO2 and bury it undersea
The CO2 graveyard, where the carbon is injected to prevent further warming of the atmosphere, is on the site of an old oil field. Led by British chemical giant Ineos and German oil company Wintershall Dea, the “Greensand” project is expected to store up to eight million tonnes of CO2 per year by 2030.
The North Sea is particularly suitable for this type of project as the region already has pipelines and potential storage sites after decades of oil and gas production.
While measured in millions of tonnes, the quantities stored still remain a small fraction of overall emissions. According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), the member states of the EU emitted 3.7 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2020 alone.
Rajasthan is the first Indian State to pass RTH Bill
Rajasthan Assembly recently cleared a bill named Right to Health. Despite the protests that flared up across the state, the Minister proposes to grant free-of-cost OPD & IPD Services to all residents. Check here what provisions are mentioned under the Right to Health Bill.
Rajasthan becomes the first state in India to pass a manifesto in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. Regardless of the fuss created among doctors, the state enacted the law which stated that every resident out there will be able to avail of accessible Out Patient Department (OPD) and In-Patient Department (IPD) services at all hospitals or public healthcare facilities.
The bill is also determined to provide after-emergency care, stabilisation and transfer of a patient in case any patient does not pay requisite charges, the healthcare provider shall be entitled to receive requisite fees and charges or proper reimbursement from the state government.
Narender Singh Tomar inaugurates “AgriUnifest” in Bengaluru
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar on 15 March 2023, inaugurated “AgriUnifest” in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It is a 5-day cultural program, organized by Bangalore Agricultural University in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). More than 2500 students from 60 State Universities/Central Universities have participated.
The All India Inter Agricultural University Youth Festival was conceptualized and initiated by ICAR during 1999-2000 to integrate Indian agriculture by connecting various Indian cultures so that the talents of the youth of agricultural universities can be nurtured and they can appreciate Indian cultural diversity.
Atal Innovation Mission launches ATL Sarthi
Atal Innovation Mission is establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across India to foster curiosity, creativity, and imagination in young minds; and inculcate skills such as design thinking mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing, etc. As of date, AIM has funded 10,000 schools to establish Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs).
AIM is continuously strengthening this ecosystem by developing tools and frameworks to enhance the performance of ATLs and achieve the desired objectives. ATL Sarthi is one such initiative in this direction. As the name suggests, Sarthi is a charioteer and ATL Sarthi will enable the ATLs to be efficient and effective.
Indian Air Force installed the ‘Vayulink’ system
At the Aero India 2023 show, the Indian Air Force (IAF) showcased this innovative solution for pilots named the ‘Vayulink’ platform.
It is an ad-hoc data link communication system which can provide information related to the position of aircraft on installation. This device will prove beneficial for the Air Force, Army and Navy and can also assist in government services.
It is claimed that this exclusive technology ‘Vayulink’ has been launched to prevent aircraft collisions, provide weather data reports to pilots, etc.