Electric Vehicles Current Affairs - 2019

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Govt sanctions over 5,000 electric buses under Fame Phase-II

Centre Government has sanctioned 5595 electric buses in 64 cities for intracity and intercity operations under Phase-II of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME-India) Scheme. As per Union Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, this move would give a further push to clean mobility in public transportation. Key Highlights Process Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & Projects


Indian Army in partnership with EESL employs e-cars to combat pollution

Indian Army in partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has launched ecological initiative of employing E Cars for use of its officials in New Delhi. Under this ecological initiative, first lot of 10 e-Cars was flagged off by Indian Army. Now, Indian Indian Army is planning to further increase number of E Cars in Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security


India, UK launch Innovating for Clean Air initiative in Bengaluru

India and United Kingdom launched two-year joint initiative- Innovating for Clean Air (IfCA) n Bengaluru, capital of Karnataka. It is aimed at providing unique air quality measurement system by integrating satellite and sensor data and support India’s transition to Electric Vehicles (EVs). Innovating for Clean Air (IfCA) Features: It will identify innovations having potential to Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity


Sahara Evols: electric vehicles by Sahara Group

Sahara Group recently announced its entry into the automobile sector with plans of launching electric vehicles under the brand name ‘Sahara Evols’. The Sahara business group plans to offer a wide range of electric vehicles (EVs) along with advanced allied services. The entry into electric vehicle business is a move to push adoption in Tier Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking


FAME-II Scheme and Energy Needs

The government had introduced the FAME II scheme to boost the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles in the country. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has made the following observations about the scheme: It estimates that India can save 64% of anticipated road-based mobility-related energy demand and 37% of carbon emissions in 2030 by pursuing Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & ProjectsUPSC


National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage and Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will be the head the steering committee. Mandate of the Mission The Mission will recommend and drive the strategies for transformative mobility and Phased Manufacturing Programmes for Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & Projects


PM-STIAC Identifies Nine Missions

The Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Council (PM-STIAC) has identified nine national missions to address major scientific challenges to ensure India’s sustainable development. Through the nine missions, the PM-STIAC aims to facilitate collaboration to solve complex problems. Nine Missions Identified Natural Language Translation Through a combination of machine and human translation, the mission aims to Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & TechnologyUPSC