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India’s First Driverless Metro Train Is Estimated To Flag Off This Month

India’s first driverless metro train will be rolled out in Delhi later this month which is expected to flag off the landmark services on the Magenta Line -Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

As per the sources, a proposal has been sent to the PM Modi’s office to flag off the driverless train on 25th December as on that day the Delhi metro will be completing 18 years of operation. Due to which all efforts are made to inaugurate the driverless trains to go on run on that particular day. 

The first Delhi metro was started commercially on 25th December 2002 by then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who is an 8.2 Kilometre stretch from Shahdara to Tiz Hazari. Right now the Delhi Metro has ten lines with 242 stations where the average passengers are estimated to 26 lakhs.

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The drivers will be appointed to operate the trains before they are slowly withdrawn to switch completely to Unattended Train Operation (UTO). A DMRC official stated that the new generation trains are very much suitable to run on UTO mode and the train operator is not required to operate at all. The Operations Control Centres (OCC) of the Delhi Metro system will directly regulate the movement of the trains.

As per further details, the driver fewer trains will have six coaches with many advanced features and eco-friendly upgrades which will increase the comfort of the passengers. The trains are designed for a maximum speed of 95 kmph and operational speed of 85 kmph.

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Farmers’ Agitation In Delhi, Next Round On Dec 5

On Thursday, the seven-hour conversation between the diplomats of the farmers’ bodies and the Union government finished without any infiltration. The next round of negotiations has been programmed for 5th December.

According to the sources, the farmers have given their suggestions to the Government in writing. The day before, around 34 farmer leaders forwarded a five point set of demands to frame a specific law on minimum support price. The end of the punishment provided for stubble burning, during the fourth round of talks with the Central Government.

In the five points set demands given in writing, the most robust demand is abolishing the three contentious farm laws passed in September during the Monsoon Session of the Parliament.

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The farmers indicated that the provision to register a case for stubble burning should be ended. The farmers even demanded answers from the Government for not providing or giving them any written insurance on MSP, notwithstanding its earlier statements that MSP will continue.

The farmers’ union representatives emphasised that a new emphasis framed in a special session of Parliament will guarantee MSP in a long-term process. The farmers’ union representatives said that the Government stated the three farm laws were brought in, keeping the farmers’ interests in mind. The farmers believe the farm laws have been passed to serve big businesses and corporate houses.

Even the Farmer Leaders At Talks Refuse Government’s Lunch Offer.

The 34 farmer union leaders also set up a separate food stall in Vigyan Bhawan, and most of them sat on the floor to eat their lunch.

(IANS)

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5 Years Of Prison Term And Rs 1 Crore Fine For Violating Pollution Norms

Confronted with rising air contamination in Delhi-NCR, the Center has presented another law through a law that sets up an amazing oversight body and accommodates as long as five years of prison term and Rs. 1 crore fine for violators with quick impact.

Under the mandate delivered by the Ministry of Law and Justice today, the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) has been broken down and supplanted by a commission including more than 20 individuals.

“The statute might be known as the Commission for Air Quality Management In National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Ordinance 2020. It will apply to public capital locale and furthermore connecting zones to the extent that it identifies with issues concerning air contamination in the NCR. It will come into power immediately,” it said.

The mandate was marked by the President on Wednesday.

According to the mandate, the regions where it will be in power incorporate Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, abutting territories of the NCR and Delhi where any wellspring of contamination is found which is causing an unfriendly effect on air quality in the public capital district.

The commission will have the ability to set down boundaries of air quality, release of natural poisons, examine premises abusing the law, requesting conclusion of non-withstanding businesses/plants and so on

”Red Light On Gaadi Off” Mission To Control Air Pollution

The Delhi government on Thursday launched another initiative to handle the issue of rising air pollution in Delhi.

Tending to a public interview on Thursday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal stated, “We are initiating a mission ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ to handle air contamination. “Delhi begins this today as an aspect of our mission ‘Yudh, pradushan ke virudh’ in our determination to handle air pollution. We should all promise to off our vehicles at red lights. Each and every exertion will add to lowering contamination,” Delhi CM Kejriwal said.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said there are one crore vehicles enrolled in the city. 30-40 lakh vehicles on the street consistently and continue sitting at traffic lights, it expands air contamination levels in the city, Arvind Kejriwal included.

The Delhi CM stated, “Specialists state on a normal a vehicle stops at a red light for 15-20 minutes in a day devouring 200 ml of fuel. This makes so much contamination. In the event that 10 lakh vehicles switch off the motor at red light, 1.5 tonnr of PM 10 and 0.4 ton of PM 2.5 will be forestalled each year.”

Turning off vehicle motors won’t just stop contamination yet additionally bring about sparing of Rs 7,000 for each vehicle for every year, he said.

The central minister said air contamination ascends in Delhi this season because of stubble burning and worry over the soundness of occupants of towns where it is done.

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Sonia Advised States To Override Farm Laws

Sonia Gandhi today asked Congress-led states to think about carrying laws to overrule the center’s farm laws, which have incited enormous farm protests in various parts of the nation. Congress-governed Punjab is the focal point of protests against the three questionable laws and its Chief Minister Amarinder Singh held a protest today, joining the reason for the farmers.

“Hon’ble Congress President has prompted the Congress-led states to find the potential outcomes to pass laws in their states under Article 254(2) of the constitution which permits the state assemblies to pass a law to nullify the three key farm laws infringing upon state’s jurisdiction under the constitution,” the Congress said in an announcement.

“This would empower the states to sidestep the unacceptable anti-farmers’ provisions in the three draconian horticultural laws including the nullification of MSP (Minimum Support Price) and interruption of APMCs in Congress-led states. This would likewise ease the farmers from the grave treachery done by the Modi Government and BJP,” said the party.

Under Article 254(2) of the Constitution which permits state government to pass a law to abrogate a center’s law which needs President’s consent.

The protected principle that Sonia Gandhi alludes to permits a state governing body to uphold laws “disgusting to the parliament law”, in the event that they get presidential endorsement. In 2015, at that point Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had exhorted states to utilize a similar course to sidestep a Land Acquisition law passed by the past Congress-drove government.

The farm law, which were passed in parliament in the midst of much discussion over the vote in Rajya Sabha, are presently laws with President Ram Nath Kovind approving them the previous evening. The decision BJP has lost key partner Akali Dal from Punjab, where farmers make for a huge lump of the citizens.

Farmers have impeded streets and railroad tracks to challenge what the administration says is an enormous change measure. Toward the beginning of today, a tractor was set on fire close to India Gate in Delhi, one of the most ensured spots in the nation.

Tractor Set On Fire At India Gate In Delhi

A tractor was set on fire close to India Gate in the core of Delhi early today during protests the disputable farm laws, which have set off nationwide protests. The police have eliminated the vehicle and the fire has been extinguished by the local group of fire-fighters.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday gave consent to the three bills went in parliament last Sunday, that have set off farmers’ dissent particularly in Punjab and Haryana.

15 to 20 people had accumulated at the focal Delhi area at some point between 7:15 AM and 7:30 AM and set the old farm vehicle ablaze. As per the police, the dissidents had raised supportive of Congress trademarks. The police are attempting to distinguish those included.

Colossal farmers’ fights have been held over the laws, particularly in Punjab and Haryana, states that are named the grain bowl of the nation. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will hold a meeting today in Khatkar Kalan, the familial town of political dissident Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

The Punjab Youth Congress live-streamed this present morning’s dissent at India Gate on its authority Facebook page. Punjab Youth Congress laborers had purportedly attempted to set a vehicle ablaze in Haryana’s Ambala on September 20.

Fights by farmers against the three laws proceeded on Sunday, with farmers in Punjab sitting on the Amritsar-Delhi railroad track. Farmers, under the standard of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, have been organizing a demonstration on the rail track in Punjab since last Wednesday.

Farmers have communicated dread that the middle’s homestead changes would clear a path for the destroying of the base help value framework, leaving them at the “benevolence” of large organizations.

SC's Focus on Zero Stubble Burning

SC’s Focus on Zero Stubble Burning

The apex court on Monday solicited the legislatures from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to hold discussions with all partners to totally stop stubble burning that changes over the whole Delhi-NCR into a virtual gas chamber during October-November.

The Supreme Court—which is seized of a PIL on air contamination in NCR—tried to know from Punjab Chief Secretary if the state can guarantee that no stubble burning will occur this year.

Extra Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati told the Bench for the benefit of the Environment Ministry that exhaust cloud pinnacles will be prepared in Delhi in 10 months. She said another innovation to break up ranch buildup will be put to test this year.

As the court wasn’t happy with the testimonies of the Center and the Delhi Government on brown haze towers, it requested that they document new ones.

During the conference, advocate Charanpal Singh Bagri, speaking to ranchers, whined that the issue was not being talked about with the ranchers.

In spite of a restriction on stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana, ranchers keep on doing so due to absence of budgetary motivating forces to switch over to condition amicable homestead squander the executives rehearses.

State governments were currently giving 50 to 80 percent appropriation to ranchers and agreeable social orders to purchase present day ranch hardware for in-situ the executives of paddy straw. They’re likewise running a mindfulness crusades against stubble burning.

As per the Central Pollution Control Board, stubble burning was a significant factor behind air contamination in Delhi-NCR a year ago, contributing up to 44 percent of the air contamination in November.

The court had on August 10 asked Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and UP to illuminate steps taken to stop stubble burning that gravely influenced air quality in Delhi-NCR on the beginning of winter.

It had gotten some information about the means taken to giving machines and hardware to little and peripheral ranchers in order to deter them from burning stubble.

A year ago, Punjab delivered around 20 million tons paddy buildup of which ranchers consumed 9.8 million tons of it, while the figures in Haryana remained at 7 million tons and 1.23 million tons, separately.

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At Least 20 Including Pilot Dead In Air India Express Crash

At Least 20 Including Pilot Dead In Air India Express Crash

Air India Express plane with at least 190 passengers as part of the Vande Bharat Mission from Dubai crashed at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport, killing 20 people, including pilot and co-pilot. Causalities have been rushed to the nearby hospital, but the total number of injured people is uncertain. The plane crashed, splitting into two with multiple causalities. 

The repatriation flight operated by Air India Express, flight number IXI344, was operated by Captain Deepak Vasanth Sathe and first officer Akhilesh Kumar. The Centre operated the flight under ‘Vande Bharat’ mission to bring home the Indian who was struck due to the International travel restrictions for amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

The airline, a no-frill subsidiary of national carrier Air India Limited, carried four other cabin crew members. According to the witness before landing to the land, the Boeing 737 aircraft performed a ‘go around’ the airport twice to which it resulted in the plane skidding off the runway.

According to the weather radar, the approach was for runway 28, but it was hard for the pilots to whom they went around twice and came back from the opposite side on runway 10and then crash-landed at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport.

According to reports, the four-cabin members are safe, and all of them have been rescued in this heavy rain. One hundred eighty-four passengers included 2 pilots, four cabin crew boards, and ten infants onboard the aircraft. 

Till now, the reason behind the crash is uncertain as there can be many possibilities like the bad weather can be one of the reasons for this tragic accident. Even the Kozhikode airport has a tabletop runway, stimulating operating under such adverse weather conditions.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences via Twitter. “My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. May the injured recover at the earliest.” he tweeted. The PM also spoke to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan about the details of the accident.

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