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2019 Witnessed Worst-Ever Decline in Automobile Sector

The sales of the Automobile Sector declined 13 percent in every category with segments such as passengers’ cars, two-wheeler, and commercial vehicles. On a yearly basis, the sales across all the counters have declined by around 14 percent to 2,30,73,438 units as against 2,67,58,787 in the previous year quarter. According to the Society of Indian ..

Automobiles Sales in India fall for the 9th straight month

As per the data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the sales of domestic passenger vehicles has fallen down by 30.9% in the month of July. This is the 9th straight decline in monthly sales. The domestic production of all passenger vehicles has also fallen by nearly 17% in the same month. ..

Green Number Plates become important for all Electric Vehicles

The government has asked the state transport departments to make it necessary for all Electronic Vehicles to use the green number plates, irrespective of the year in which they were bought. This will help provide preferential treatment to the vehicles with no carbon emissions, like parking, free entry in congested areas as well as a ..

World’s largest airplane “ROC” took its first ever flight

The world’s largest airplane called ‘ROC’ weighing nearly 2,26,800 kg with a 385-foot wingspan took its first ever flight in Mojave, California. It is built by Stratolaunch design launch rockets into orbit from the air. The plane is powered by six engines on a twin fuselage and is designed to fly to an altitude of 35,000 ..

The women crew of INSV Tarini bags Tenzing Norgay National Adventure award 2018

All-women crew of INSV Tarini has bagged the prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure award for beating the odds in water with their enduring skills and sailing across the world for 8 long months. The award ceremony will be held at Rashtrapati Bhawan on September 25. The award is the highest national recognition for outstanding achievements ..

Karnataka government receives approval for purchase of electric vehicles

The Karnataka government has recently received the approval for purchase of electric vehicles from the Department of Heavy Industries of the Union Government under FAME India subsidised scheme. The state will purchase 40 electric buses, 100 four wheelers and 500 three wheelers at maximum of 60% subsidy under the scheme. The subsidy support is also ..

India signed $76 million of loan deal with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to upgrade Alang-Sosiya Shipyards

India has signed a loan deal of $76 million with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a project to upgrade the environment management plan at Alang-Sosiya ship recycling yards. The total cost of the project will be $111 million, out of which $76 million will be provided as soft loan from JICA. Out of the ..

DRDO develops developed India’s first unmanned tank “Muntra”

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has recently developed India’s first unmanned tank “Muntra” that can remotely operate. The agency has developed the tank in three different variants to tackle any kind of situation – ‘Muntra S’ for surveillance missons, ‘Muntra M’ for mine detection and a third variant ‘Muntra N’ for reconnaissance in ..