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Narendra Modi Launches National Rurban Mission

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Narendra Modi Launches National Rurban Mission

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, launched Sunday the National Rurban Mission from Kurubhat, in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister described the Rurban Mission as one which would enable cluster based development – with a “rural soul and urban amenities.” He said this scheme would complement the Smart [...]

Government of India Honors 15 Cities for Cleanliness

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Government of India Honors 15 Cities for Cleanliness

Fifteen cities from across the country were today felicitated by the Indian government for their good work in different areas of sanitation. Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu presented trophies and mementos to these cities after announcing the results of ‘Swachh Sarvekshan-2016’ for their efforts to improve sanitation in respective cities. [ New Delhi: The [...]

Nissan and BMW to Deploy Chargers for Electric Vehicles

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Nissan and BMW to Deploy Chargers for Electric Vehicles

Nissan and BMW are joining forces to offer public fast charging at 120 locations across 19 U.S. states in an effort to support Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 customers and to promote increased adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) nationwide. With this partnership, Nissan and BMW address the growing demand for additional public fast-charging options in [...]

Teens Neglect Rules of the Road: Study

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Teens Neglect Rules of the Road: Study

While so much rightful attention has been paid to the dangers of distracted driving in recent years, a new study released by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) reveals that teens are still neglecting the most basic rules of the road – from observing speed limits and wearing seatbelts to engaging in [...]

1.25 Mn People Die Each Year in Road Traffic Crashes

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1.25 Mn People Die Each Year in Road Traffic Crashes

Some 1.25 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes, according to the WHO’s Global status report on road safety 2015, despite improvements in road safety. “Road traffic fatalities take an unacceptable toll – particularly on poor people in poor countries,” says Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO. However, the number [...]

NASA Outlines Plan for Journey to Mars

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NASA Outlines Plan for Journey to Mars

NASA released Thursday a detailed outline of its plan for journey to Mars in its report, “NASA’s Journey to Mars: Pioneering Next Steps In Space Exploration.” “NASA is closer to sending American astronauts to Mars than at any point in our history,” said NASA administrator Charles Bolden. [ NASA Confirms Water Flows on Mars ] [...]

Downtown Disney Becomes Disney Springs

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Downtown Disney Becomes Disney Springs

Walt Disney World Resort has officially changed the name of Downtown Disney to Disney Springs, a milestone in the ongoing transformation of the shopping, dining and entertainment district at the family vacation destination. Disney Springs will include four interconnected neighborhoods: The Landing, Marketplace, West Side and Town Center. When Disney Springs is fully completed in [...]

NASA Confirms Water Flows on Mars

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NASA Confirms Water Flows on Mars

New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide evidence that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ebb and flow over time. They darken and appear [...]

Photographers Invited for Refuge Photography Contest

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Photographers Invited for Refuge Photography Contest

The National Wildlife Refuge Association launched its 2015 Refuge Photo Contest on Tuesday, September 15. One grand prize-winner will receive $1,000, and runners-up will receive prizes donated by Orvis, Eagle Optics, and Wild Bird Centers. Ten photographers will also receive honorable mention and receive prize packs, including two nature books or field guides donated by [...]

Amtrak Showcases the Benefits of Rail Travel

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Amtrak Showcases the Benefits of Rail Travel

Amtrak unveiled Monday a new nationwide brand campaign “500 Destinations. Infinite Stories.” inspired by passengers’ travel experiences from across the U.S. According to Amtrak, the new campaign is designed to create top-of-mind awareness and showcases the comfort, freedom, service, and value of train travel. The storytelling at the heart of the campaign focuses on the [...]

42 Electric Vehicle Chargers Installed at Portland Airport

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42 Electric Vehicle Chargers Installed at Portland Airport

In the largest installation of commercial electric vehicle chargers at an airport in the United States, Portland International Airport now has 42 L1 PowerPost EV charging stations in place. PowerPost commercial electric vehicle charging stations (EVSEs) are designed and manufactured by Telefonix Inc., a technology design and manufacturing company that creates product solutions for highly [...]

How Tourism Is Killing Africa’s Lions

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How Tourism Is Killing Africa’s Lions

Cecil was just one of the thousands of lions whose welfare and existence is under threat from unethical tourism practices throughout Africa, reveals the animal charity World Animal Protection in a report launching today. Many tourists are unwittingly creating a demand that, beyond the horrors of hunting, subjects wild animals to a lifetime of misery [...]