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Vehicle Sharing – Exploring the Market in India
By : Sustainability ..., Nov 7, 2014
Vehicle sharing is the simplest, most cost effective intervention for addressing the urban mobility problems we are facing today.
In the Indian economy, which faces rapid rates of urbanization, urban mobility problems will choke growth in multiple ways, including:...Read more..
Subject Tags: Business , Education , Health , India , Labor , Politics , Resource Efficiency , Social Issues , Technology
Ameliorating the impact of India’s looming water risks: membrane technologies
By : Sustainability ..., Oct 6, 2014
Membrane companies in India are proliferating and have grown strongly in the last 4 years. The growth outlook for these companies is extremely positive as fresh water is expected to come under increasing scarcity. This demand for water will rise from domestic, de-salinisation...Read more..
Subject Tags: Business , Health , India , Labor , Resource Efficiency , Social Issues
'Polluting industrial sites putting Delhites at health risk'
By : Sustainability ..., Aug 13, 2014
Polluting industrial sites dot the entire city and are putting Delhites at a huge health risk, said a study report Tuesday.
Eighteen sites have been identified as potential 'hotspots' in Delhi that are regularly contaminating the city's environment by releasing toxic...Read more..
Subject Tags: Disaster , Environment , Health , Labor , Social Issues , Weather
A village in India now runs entirely on its own solar power grid
By : Sustainability ..., Jul 30, 2014
On Sunday, the eldest resident of Dharnai, India, flipped a switch and the village officially joined the age of electricity. But Dharnai, in India's northeastern Bihar state, did more than join a reliable energy grid — it became India's first village powered entirely by solar...Read more..
Subject Tags: electricity , Health , India , Labor , Social Issues
Toshiba Tec Announces "Unique Differentiations" as a Three-Year Growth Strategy
By : Sustainability ..., Jul 3, 2014
TOSHIBA TEC (TOKYO:6588) has announced “Unique Differentiations”, as its 2014–2016 global business strategy for the Printing Solutions Business with enhanced focus on both vertical solutions and Eco solutions.
Driven by the newly launched global brand Together...Read more..
Subject Tags: Health , Labor , manufacturing , retail , Social Issues , TOSHIBA TEC
Infuse Ventures, Intellecap Impact Investment Network invest Rs 3 crore in solar startup Surya Power
By : Sustainability ..., Jun 19, 2014
Intellecap Impact Investment Network (I3N) and Infuse Ventures have invested $500,000, or Rs 3 crore, in Coimbatore-based solar-agriculture startup Surya Power Magic.
I3N, which is an angel network investing in social enterprises, saw members including solar panel...Read more..
Subject Tags: Health , Human Interest , INFUSE Ventures , Labor , Social Issues , Technology
Barack Obama's clean energy policy to benefit India and China
By : Sustainability ..., Jun 4, 2014
WASHINGTON: The path breaking clean energy policy unveiled by the Obama administration would put the US at a disadvantage against countries like India and China, top US lawmakers and policy advocacy groups have said.
Subject Tags: Business , China , energy , Entertainment , Environment , Health , Politics , Social Issues
From open defecation to toilets that produce biogas and fertiliser
By : Sustainability ..., May 28, 2014
The Hindu temples of Pashupatinath and Guheshwori in Kathmandu attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Many come to the sacred sites in search of spiritual succour. Others are simply on the tourist trail. Whatever brings them, all have one thing in common: at...Read more..
Subject Tags: Health , Labor , Social Issues , Sulabh International
Modi appoints new energy minister
By : Sustainability ..., May 28, 2014
India's newly elected government has appointed Piyush Goyal as its new energy minister.
The former national treasurer, head of communications and MP for ruling party the BJP has now been selected to fulfil the position of minister of power, coal and new...Read more..
Subject Tags: energy , Health , Labor , Politics , Social Issues , Technology
Air pollution is a $1.7T health problem, OECD finds
By : Sustainability ..., May 23, 2014
LEIPZIG, Germany -- Air pollution is costing the world's most advanced economies plus India and China $3.5 trillion per year in lives lost and ill health, with a significant amount of the burden stemming from vehicle tailpipes, according to a new report by the Organisation...Read more..
Subject Tags: Health , Human Interest , OECD , Social Issues , Technology , transportation