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Government Plans Congestion Tax on Private Vehicles in Delhi

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Government Plans Congestion Tax on Private Vehicles in Delhi

If the government really wants to remove polluting vehicles from the country – or particularly Delhi – it must impose some back-breaking penalties on car owners. A high-powered committee on ‘Decongestion of Traffic in Delhi’ has called for a paradigm shift in transport planning and policy interventions to check explosive growth in automobile population in [...]

Puerto Rico Deals with Zika Virus to Promote Tourism

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Puerto Rico Deals with Zika Virus to Promote Tourism

With the Zika virus making headlines around the world, Puerto Rico has implemented a new program to protect its nearly four million residents and five million annual visitors. The Puerto Rico Department of Health is working in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure a united front against Zika. [...]

Cycling Commuters to Celebrate Bike to Work Day

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Cycling Commuters to Celebrate Bike to Work Day

The U.S. Census Bureau released Wednesday a tip sheet of cycling commuters. To commemorate Bike to Work Week (May 16-20) and Bike to Work Day (May 20), the Bureau presents a graphic showing the percentage of people biking to work in cities with a population of 100,000 or more. The percentages are derived from the [...]

Journey to Mars: Sending Humans to the Red Planet

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Journey to Mars: Sending Humans to the Red Planet

NASA is soliciting ideas from U.S. industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s. The satellite would provide advanced communications and imaging, as well as robotic science exploration, in support of NASA’s Journey to Mars. According to NASA, the orbiter would substantially increase bandwidth communications and maintain high-resolution imaging capability. [...]

The Best Beaches for Families in 2016

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The Best Beaches for Families in 2016

Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, has released its annual list of the Best Beaches for Families – naming the best U.S. beaches, specifically for families traveling with kids of all ages. This year’s list of winning beaches includes: Cape Hatteras National Seashore – Outer Banks, NC The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is open all [...]

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 [...]