A government appointed panel led by cabinet secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha has proposed a bouquet of incentives for makers as well as buyers of electric vehicles in an effort to push emobility in the country.
The panel has recommended a lower basic customs duty on components besides a lower GST rate to encourage manufacturers to take up large-scale production of e-vehicles.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Monday imposed a ban on single-use plastic items at its 129 airports across the country. Single-use plastic items are used only once and then thrown in the trash.
India and Norway agreed to work in close cooperation on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the ocean economy following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg here on Tuesday.
The New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) Monday entered into a pact with the HCL Foundation for solid waste management in the city, which generates around 600 metric tonnes of solid waste daily, officials said.
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