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Doctors fear India could be at the Covid tipping point

With its densely packed cities and under-funded medical system, India has little margin for error .


30 March, 2020, 11:48 AM IST



Tata Power JV commissions 178 mw-hydropower project in Georgia

The joint venture company, Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC, is setting up one of the largest projects in Georgia at an overall project cost of approximately $ 500 million. After the 178 mw-Shuakhevi Hydro Power Project, the JV will comission a 9 mw units, namely Skhalta Hydro Power project.

Over 40 diesel cars, SUVs to go off road in April

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California sets goal to double clean energy by 2030

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  • The sector, which hardly depends on imports from China as localisation levels of critical parts such as sheet metal, engines and transmission gear are close to 95%, seems to have, for a start, escaped the debilitating effect of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The data collated by the firm shows falling coal is not yet the “new normal”, which means limiting climate change to 1.5 degrees is looking extremely difficult. The coal fall in 2019 relied on many one-off factors. Progress is being made on reducing coal generation, but nothing like with the urgency needed to limit climate change

    Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has launched an updated version of its compact sedan Dzire. The introduction of BS-VI petrol engine with start-stop system makes it more desirable, low on emissions and high on fuel efficiency, MSI Executive Director (Marketing and Sales) Shashank Srivastava said.

    BS-IV norms compliant vehicles cannot be registered in India beyond 31 March as the new BS-VI emission norms will become applicable from 1 April. “Starting March 21, 2020, all Royal Enfield stores across India will retail only BS VI motorcycles,” the company said in a statement.

    The company has launched 14 BS-VI compliant products across the RE, Maxima and Maxima Cargo brands and thus has transitioned to BS-VI regime for the entire three-wheeler range, Bajaj Auto said in a statement.

    In a new analysis of the cost of coal power across the world, it found that more than 60 percent of the existing supply is already more expensive than electricity from renewables such as solar and wind.

    South Korea’s Hyundai Motor is seeking to build its presence in the country’s fleet operators segment with diesel and CNG offerings, and rival Maruti Suzuki’s decision to stop sale of diesel-run vehicles next month could help it push sales. Hyundai registered institutional sales of 58,000 units in 2019.

    The lack of a dense charging network, the limited operating range of electric cars as well as uncertainties surrounding the long-term price of electricity, are hindering a broader adoption of electric cars, Peugeot Chief Executive Carlos Tavares said. This is the reason Peugeot decided to develop vehicle platforms which are capable of including fully electric, hybrid or just combustion engines.

    China's carbon emissions have dropped by least 100 million metric tonnes.

    National oil marketer Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Friday said it is ready to supply low emission BS-VI fuels from April 1 and that there will be a marginal increase in retail prices.

    During his maiden appearance on a Democratic presidential primary debate in Las Vegas on Wednesday, the billionaire and philanthropist said, "In all fairness, the Chinese have slowed down. It is India that is an even bigger problem, but it is an enormous problem. Nobody is doing anything about it." Bloomberg also said it was "ridiculous" of the Trump administration to take the US out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

    The BS-VI petrol Vitara Brezza is powered by 1.5 litre K-series engine with 5-speed manual and automatic transmission options with smart hybrid, the company said in a statement. The new petrol Vitara Brezza was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020 held earlier this month.

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