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Simple coating to keep you car clean for ages


July 20th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new coating that has many potential applications - keeping your car and mobile phones clean for ages and aircraft that need less ... Read more...

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Italy’s public debt rises to record high


July 17th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 17 (IANS) Italy's public debt hit a record high in May despite Rome's recent efforts to ease the overstretched finances, showed a central bank report.The national debt stood ... Read more...

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ADB offers $150 mn loan to improve railway system


July 10th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered $150 million loan for expansion of railway tracks and improving overall service.The programme will help India improve rail ... Read more...

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China to boost electric car industry


July 10th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) China has rolled out a plan to boost its underdeveloped electric vehicle industry, with a goal of making the industry more competitive in the global marketplace, ... Read more...

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Air India strike leads to biggest revenue loss


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) The strike by Air India pilots entered the 26th day Saturday, pushing up the airline's revenue losses to more than Rs.350 crore, one of the ... Read more...

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IRKUT sees good potential for MC-21 aircraft in India


March 15th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) Russia's IRKUT Corp, a part of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), hopes to bag significant orders from India for its MC-21 futuristic aircraft, which will be rolled ... Read more...

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Brazilian oil firm says refining shortfall to last until 2013


March 15th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, March 15 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras said it will experience fuel deficits until new domestic refineries come online in 2013 and therefore expects to import 80,000 ... Read more...

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China gets over 200 orders for homemade plane


March 6th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China's homemade passenger plane C919 -- scheduled to be launched in 2014 -- has received 235 orders, including from the US, an official said.Wu Guanghui, the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Eco-friendly tyres that save fuel (Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Environmentally conscious car owners will now have a new choice when it comes to their four wheels: eco-friendly tyres.Concern over greenhouse gas emissions and global warming ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Eco-friendly tires that save fuel


March 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Environmentally conscious car owners will now have a new choice when it comes to their four wheels: eco-friendly tires.Concern over greenhouse gas emissions and global warming ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

B-787 Dreamliner in Air India livery to be showcased next month


February 27th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) The much-awaited Boeing 787 Dreamliner which is expected to be soon inducted into Air India's fleet will be on display at an air show in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Airbus saw record orders, deliveries in 2011


January 18th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Jan 18 (IANS) With a smart market strategy and key innovations, European aircraft conglomerate Airbus witnessed record orders and deliveries last year, the company has said.The company said at ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Haryana to stop collection at 10 toll points


December 14th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) The Haryana government Wednesday decided to close down collection at 10 toll points in the state. The decision was taken at a meeting of the ... Read more...

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Skoda launches new Laura RS


September 20th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Volkswagen group company Škoda Auto India Tuesday launched a new model of its luxury sedan Laura RS priced at Rs.1,549,000 (ex-Showroom Delhi)."Laura RS, with its ... Read more...

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Fuel-efficient Boeing 787 to join Air India fleet by year-end


July 13th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) National carrier Air India will welcome passengers on its first state-of-the-art and fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner when the aircraft joins its fleet by the year-end ... Read more...

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Trial begins in Delhi of first CNG-powered Volvo city bus


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The trial began Friday of automobile major Volvo's first compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered low-floor city bus, which is being evaluated by the Delhi Transport Corporation ... Read more...

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Ukraine to launch air taxis


June 1st, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 1 (IANS) Ukraine would soon launch small three-seater aircraft as taxis to ferry people from city to city, the Ukrinform news agency reported.Odesviaremservice - the state-owned aircraft repair ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Petrol price hiked Rs.5 per litre; opposition, people fume (Second Lead)


May 14th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In its steepest hike so far, the price of petrol will be raised Rs.5 per litre in an over 8 percent increase from Saturday ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Reverse gear: obesity fuelling increased auto usage


May 12th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) The biggest public health enemy may very well be the one staple of modern life most Americans can't do without - the automobile. But it looks ... Read more...

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EGoM on fuel price hike deferred for next week: Jaipal Reddy


May 10th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The meeting of the ministerial panel scheduled Wednesday to consider a possible rise in fuel prices has been deferred till next week, Petroleum Minister ... Read more...

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Pratt and Whitney engines to power new IndiGo aircraft


March 31st, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Leading low-cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo Thursday said it has selected Pratt and Whitney made engines to power its new fleet of 150 Airbus A320neo aircraft."The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

GOCE satellite maps Earth’s gravity with precision


March 5th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): The European Space Agency says that its GOCE satellite has reached its ambitious goal of mapping Earth's gravity with unprecedented accuracy.In two short years, the sophisticated satellite has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diesel price may be freed if inflation falls


February 21st, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India is likely to deregulate diesel prices once general inflation level falls to 6 percent, C. Rangarajan, chairman of the economic advisory council to the prime minister, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Eco-friendly way to make key ingredient used in paints, adhesives


February 10th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have found an environmentally friendly way to make a key industrial material - used in products ranging from paints to diapers - from a renewable raw material ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Energy from car brakes could cut fuel consumption


February 8th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Every time the brake is applied in a car, energy is generated. Though the energy is not used, new research shows that it is perfectly possible to save ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Air hybrid vehicles could halve fuel consumption in future


February 8th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Researchers in Sweden are exploring air hybrid automobiles as possible alternatives to electric hybrid cars, claiming they could halve fuel consumption by using the energy generated from vehicle ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Real-time ‘eco-driving’ can cut fuel consumption up to 6pc


February 8th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Do you know how much fuel can be saved by avoiding stop-and-go traffic, closing your window and not using air conditioning? Well, a new study has all the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eco-driving helps cut oil consumption


February 8th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) You can save fuel by avoiding stop-and-go traffic, closing your window, not using air-conditioning or coasting toward halts -- basically what is coming up as eco-driving. Research at ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

GM launches 2011 Hummer H2 SUT


February 4th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) General Motors has launched the new version of Hummer. The new model is the 2011 Hummer H2 SUT.The car is based on GM’s heavy-duty pick up ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Moth eyes inspire new film to boost solar power


January 21st, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Researchers in Japan have created a new film that when covered onto solar cells, can cut down on the amount of reflected light and help capture more power ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Petrol, aviation fuel prices to be hiked from midnight (Lead)


January 15th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Even as the government is battling inflation on several fronts, state oil companies announced an increase of about four and two percent, respectively, in the prices of ... Read more...

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China to unveil new auto plan, sell 1 mn electric cars


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 23 (IANS) China, the world's largest auto market, will unveil a new plan for its auto industry in December under which it plans to sell one million electric cars annually ... Read more...

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German Ambassador questions Jairam Ramesh’s remarks on German Automotive Manufacturers


November 13th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Nov.13 (ANI): The German Ambassador to India, Thomas Matussek, said here on Saturday, that its too difficult to imagine Minister of Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh commenting on ... Read more...

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Envoy defends German cars against Jairam Ramesh’s attack


November 13th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Germany Saturday strongly objected to Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's scathing attack on German luxury cars like Mercedes Benz and BMW and asserted that German automakers are known ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New Boeings to help expand network: SpiceJet


November 8th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Domestic low-cost carrier SpiceJet Monday said the 30 Boeing-737s it has ordered for $2.3 billion will help it expand its domestic network and fly to international ... Read more...

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