Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicRoad safety

Topic: Road safety

Over 200 school buses, vans impounded in Delhi in 2019-20, a sharp drop from previous year

In a reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha Monday, road transport and highways ministry also listed measures being taken to ensure safety of transport for school children. 

Dinesh Mohan, IIT professor & leading road safety expert behind Delhi’s BRT, dies of Covid

Dinesh Mohan was known for his research on road safety and work in areas of advancing motorcycle helmet design.

Body & dash cameras for police — Modi govt’s new plan to keep roads safe, check ‘malpractice’

The road transport & highways ministry has released a new draft notification that seeks to ensure stricter implementation of road safety rules.

Road crashes hit poor harder in India, 42% left in debt after accidents — World Bank report

Conducted in partnership with Save Life Foundation, the study was released virtually by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari Saturday.

Can India reduce deaths on hazardous roads to zero? This group is trying

SaveLIFE Foundation plans to create a Zero Fatality Corridor (ZFC) by 2020, which marks the end of the UN Decade Of Action For Road Safety.

India’s national highways have ‘black spots’ and they are dangerous

National Highways Authority of India has identified 506 ‘black spots’ — stretches that have become notorious for accidents.

Helmets compulsory for Sikh women: Ensuring road safety or offending religious beliefs?

Chandigarh administration has decided to revoke the decades-old helmet exemption given to women two-wheeler riders. Sikh bodies are protesting the move and have said...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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