Close to 450 driving school trainers from Kolkata and other districts have been trained under a programme piloted by the premier institute under the ‘Safe Drive Save Life’ campaign of the state government. The mission: to promote a culture of safe driving by training the trainer.
Emissions from transport constitute one of the primary pollutants leading to the shocking levels of air pollution in the capital region. Reducing this through an overhaul of transportation policy should therefore be top priority.
The unprecedented focus on air quality in the national capital over the last two weeks has been made possible by the access to scientifically validated real-time data, among both citizens and policymakers.
If you are getting a panic attack every time you receive an SMS asking you to link your Aadhaar to something or the other, this will take you stepwise through the process for your bank account, mobile connection, PAN card, LPG and ration card.
Mental illnesses have been treated as being “not real” or more often, as all “in your mind”. But they are real, and one merely doesn’t “shake out of it”. As we observe the month around World Mental Health Day, an useful explainer on its symptoms and what you can do about it.
Solving many of our everyday civic issues does not involve rocket science; all it takes is for citizens and administration to work together, as the successful cleaning of this Gurgaon stormwater drain shows.
The new design by WRI India, implemented on a temporary basis, intends to change the current approach of designing intersections – from one that prioritises motor vehicles to one that considers all road users.
Across India, a number of state as well as non-governmental initiatives are providing low-cost or free meals to the unemployed, the daily wage earner, migrant labour and other sections of the urban poor. How do these function and do they really help the cause?