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India needs to reduce its dependence on import of oil: Gadkari

India needs to reduce its dependence on import of oil: Gadkari

New Delhi, July 12 (UNI) Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the country needs to reduce its dependence on import of oil and advocated for use of ethanol to make environment pollution free.

"We need import substitute. Ethanol is available in the country and is commercially successful. There is a need to diversify energy," said the Minister here at the launch of country's first TVS Motor Company ethanol based bike TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100.

"The Government is giving lot of priority to the use of alternative fuel such as Bio CNG, LNG, electric vehicles, use of Butane," he added.

"Today's launch is the breakthrough in the two-wheeler space that will set the trend for a green future in India,' he said and congratulated TVS Motor company chairman Venu Srinivasan and his son Sudarshan for this environment-friendly initiative.

"Delighted to join Minister at the launch of India’s first Ethanol based Motorcycle- TVS Apache RTR 200. This is a green & sustainable technological breakthrough in the 2W segment. Will reduce dependence on petrol," said NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant at the launch and congratulated TVS Motor Company for this innovation.

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Airtel ties up with Bharti AXA to offer prepaid with life insurance

Airtel ties up with Bharti AXA to offer prepaid with life insurance

19 Jan 2020 | 8:54 PM

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) Bharti Airtel on Sunday announced its alliance with Bharti AXA Life Insurance to offer its most affordable prepaid bundle with built in life insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh.

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Agro-based infra can drive farm sector towards  dynamic system: CII

Agro-based infra can drive farm sector towards dynamic system: CII

19 Jan 2020 | 7:04 PM

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) The agro-specific infrastructure has the potential to drive the agriculture sector towards a modern and dynamic farming system, business chamber CII has said and it also recommended investment towards establishment of an Independent Quality Control Management Authority for all testing requirements related to seeds and fertilizers.

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Now, social media campaign on budgetary terms using hashtag  '#ArthShastri'

Now, social media campaign on budgetary terms using hashtag '#ArthShastri'

19 Jan 2020 | 7:00 PM

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) Days before the presentation of the Budget 2020-21, the Union Finance Ministry is now set to start a unique social media campaign explaining several economic terms to the commoners from January 22.

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UK-based EV charging solutions provider company EO starts first free point in Gujarat

UK-based EV charging solutions provider company EO starts first free point in Gujarat

19 Jan 2020 | 6:57 PM

Ahmedabad, Jan 19 (UNI) UK-based Electric Vehicle (EV) charging solutions provider company EO Charging on Sunday launched it's first free electric vehicle charging point in this most populous city of Gujarat and said that it has planned to set up around 300 such points across the western state by March, 2022.

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More than half of world GDP dependent on nature

19 Jan 2020 | 5:55 PM

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) An approximately $44 trillion of economic value generation, or over half the world’s total Gross Domestic Product, is moderately or highly dependent on nature, reveals a new report, adding that construction, agriculture, and food and beverages are the largest highly nature-dependent industries.

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