Category — Environmental Services
Headquartered in Mumbai, India’s largest automobile maker, Tata Motors, showcased its most recent vehicle: the hydrogen powered “Starbus”, a zero-emission mass transport solution, for inter-city commutes.
This bus, developed in partnership with India’s Space Research Organization, works by combining hydrogen and oxygen in a fuel cell. The fuel cell produces electricity to power the electric motor; water and heat are byproducts. This is the first time an Indian manufacturer has ventured in this direction, reports carandbike, a unit of NDTV.
Ravindra Pisharody, Executive Director – Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors said, “We have consistently been developing and manufacturing products that can contribute to CO2 reductions across all road transport segments and with early investments in new technologies, we are geared up to further strengthen our market leadership.”
February 10, 2017 No Comments
India’s Information and Broadcasting Ministry has unveiled a Film Promotion Fund to help promote Indian films entered in the foreign-language Oscar category, and those competing at major international festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Busan, Toronto, Locarno and Venice and Rotterdam, among others.
While the total size of the fund was not disclosed, films entering the Oscar’s foreign-language category can receive up to $150,000. Films competing at Cannes can receive up to $30,000, while those entered in the official competition categories at Venice can get $22,000.
“This initiative will help independent film-makers to promote their work across the globe,” Information and Broadcasting minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said, notes The Hollywood Reporter.
November 7, 2016 No Comments
India ratified the Paris Agreement on the birthday of Mohandas K. Gandhi ( Mahatma Gandhi, revered as the Father of the Nation by Indians), who was born Oct. 2, 1869.
“Today the government of India has demonstrated global leadership and vision by joining the Paris agreement on climate change,” U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon tweeted. “This historic step will further India’s sustainable path to growth and development.”
Currently sixty-two countries have joined, representing 52 percent of global emissions, according to the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change, reports the Washington Post.
Ajay Mathur, director general of the Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi, said that the government plans to achieve its climate goals in three ways:
- Launch a market next year to balance supply and consumption of electricity
- Institute a program to increase the efficiency of the agriculture sector
- Spur more efficient technologies in air conditioning, since cooling accounts for half of the growth in new electricity demand
October 3, 2016 No Comments
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched its advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR using its GSLV-F05 from the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The cryogenic engine used in the satellite was made in India.
This advanced meteorological satellite is configured with an imaging system, an atmospheric sounder, data relay as well as search and rescue transponders.
Other features include:
- Imaging in middle infrared band to provide night time pictures of low clouds and fog
- Imaging in two thermal infrared bands for estimation of sea surface temperature with better accuracy
- Higher spatial resolution in the visible and thermal infrared band
Earlier launches using this technology—GSLV-D5 and GSLV -D6—were a success. The GSLV class of satellites also includes EDUSAT, which is used for distance education and other academic purposes, reports Mint.
September 19, 2016 No Comments
India’s Wild Tiger Special Reserve Rum has partnered with Singapore’s Tiger Air flights to retail on all routes operated by the carrier. Wild Tiger first launched in the U.K. in 2015 before expanding into UAE markets, as well as Bangalore and Mumbai travel retail, reports The Spirits Business.
Produced from a blend of molasses and cane juice, the dark amber liquid is obtained by distilling molasses spirit in columns which is then aged in American Oakwood casks which once stored Bourbon Whiskey. The resulting beverage is then blended with pure cane juice spirit achieved from double distillation in pot stills and bottled.
Just as no two tigers share the same stripes, the stripe design on each bottle of Wild Tiger is unique, making each bottle a ‘special edition’. The company donates 10% of its profits towards its own non profit Wild Tiger Foundation, which works with wildlife establishments and tiger experts to save the tiger and its habitat.
Wild Tiger founder and Indian drinks entrepreneur, Gautom Menon, said, “Given India’s strong ancient roots to the origin of rum we would like to take an Indian brand to new territories and unscaled heights. We are starting our in-flight sales journey with Tiger Air before it’s available on other leading carriers of Europe and Asia.”
June 19, 2016 No Comments