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‘Switch Delhi’: CM launches EV awareness campaign



Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday launched ‘Switch Delhi’, a mass awareness campaign to sensitise people about the benefits of switching over to EVs (electric vehicles) as well as to make them aware of the incentives under Delhi’s EV Policy. Kejriwal said Delhi had to turn its EV adoption policy into a mass movement, a ‘Jan Andolan’, to have a collective commitment to decrease pollution by purchasing EVs.

The campaign aims at informing, encouraging and motivating each person in Delhi to switch over from polluting vehicles to zero-emission electric vehicles.

He also said the Delhi government had decided that all hired cars being engaged by various departments will now be EVs within the next six months. Kejriwal said, “To address the vehicular pollution in Delhi, in August 2020, the Delhi government notified the landmark Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy.

Our vision is that by 2024, at least 25 per cent of all vehicles in Delhi should be electric vehicles.” He pointed out that the Delhi government had rolled out a lot of incentives on the purchase of EVs. Incentives on EVs range from a maximum of Rs 30,000 for 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers and up to Rs 1,50,000 on the purchase of 4-wheelers.

The government has made road tax and registration fees also completely free on EVs. Since EVs cannot run on petrol, the Delhi government will issue tenders to develop 100 public charging stations spread across the city.

On the positive impact of the policy, Kejriwal said, “Since the launch of our EV policy last August, nearly 6000 new EVs have been registered in Delhi.

Maximum EVs have been registered under subsidies and the rest are in the process. This is not sufficient. We need to do much more to promote this on a large scale. We have to turn this into a mass movement, a ‘Jan Andolan’, which means that when we decide to purchase any vehicle for our home, office or business, it should be an EV to show our collective commitment to decrease pollution.”

Kejriwal appealed to every vehicle owner in Delhi to switch over from polluting vehicles to zero-emission electric vehicles. He also appealed to RWAs, market associations, delivery fleets and large corporate houses to play a major role in this regard.

He wanted business houses to set up charging points on their business premises.

source: The Statesman


Shraddha Murder Case: Police found spinal cord, 10 body parts recovered so far from the forest



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The bones of Shraddha found by the Delhi Police in the forest of Mehrauli belong to the back part of the body. About 10 such body parts have been found so far, including the reed bone. Apart from this, some bones have also been recovered from the drain.

Delhi Police has received 10 parts of the body including the lower part of the spinal cord. The police have also found blood stains in the kitchen of the flat, whose samples have been sent for examination to find out whose the blood stains are.

Aftab had cleaned the fridge with chemicals so that when caught, he could spoil the forensic investigation. Delhi Police will soon call Shraddha’s father for a DNA sample. After which blood sample and bone sample will be sent to FLS, after which FSL will do a DNA test.

After the investigation so far, the police suspect that Shraddha’s body was dismembered in the bathroom after the murder. Along with this, the accused used to leave the water running from the shower so that the dead body could be easily cut and blood flowed. The FSL team along with Aftab was present during the investigation at his flat.

Source: Aajtak

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Fog will be seen in Delhi’s sky from tomorrow, cold will increase with drop in temperature!



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After the passing of half of November, there is a rapid change in the weather. The country’s capital Delhi is feeling cold in the morning and evening, while the temperature is rising in the afternoon. However, a change in the weather can be seen in the coming days. According to IMD, the cold may increase in Delhi from tomorrow i.e. 17 November with a drop in temperature.

Delhi’s temperature condition

According to weather experts, in the next few days, icy winds will blow in the northwest direction, due to which Delhi’s temperature will drop and the cold will increase. Talking about the temperature, on November 17, the minimum temperature can be 12 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature can be 27 degree Celsius. Two days ago i.e. on November 15, the minimum temperature was recorded at 15 degrees and the maximum temperature was 30 degrees. At the same time, there is a possibility of further decline in it for the next two days. On November 18, the minimum temperature can reach 11 °C and the maximum temperature can reach 26 °C.


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In Delhi, 37 lakh people apply for power subsidy



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After the 15-day-expansion by the Delhi government to select for the power subsidy scheme finished Tuesday, just three lakh individuals applied during the augmentation time frame. From September 14 till Tuesday night, 37,13,179 individuals applied to keep on benefiting from the subsidy scheme.

In spite of the fact that authorities are guaranteeing that a decent level of individuals has applied, the information shows a distinction of around 10 lakh customers when contrasted with a year ago. As per the information, around 46.8 lakh individuals profited from the advantage under the plan in 2021-22.

“This was the normal number of individuals who get the advantage, and the people who go under the 200 unit class probably applied. Likewise, the number varies as a few purchasers get the financed bill during winters and the number descends in summer as individuals use ACs, coolers, and fans,” said a senior authority from the power office.

He added that individuals who got sponsored bills under 400 units during winter should not have applied. “In any case, they can, in any case, apply before their next charging cycle and profit from the subsidy scheme,” said the official.

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