Nissan’s car foam wash saves 6.1 million litres of water in India

Nissan has released a statement claiming that the car maker has conserved 6.1 million litres of water in India over the past three years through an innovative car wash technique. Nissan’s foam wash technique is used to clean cars at its service centres across India, and is the reason behind the substantial amount of water being saved. Commenting on this eco-friendly achievement, Sanjeev Aggarwal, VP of after sales, Nissan Motor India said, “Nissan always aims to deliver innovative and best-in-class sales and after sales service to its customers. Using the…

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OnePlus 5 Launch Date Revealed as June 20; India Launch on June 22

OnePlus 5 launch date has finally been announced after months of speculations by fans and the industry. The next OnePlus flagship smartphone will be unveiled globally on June 20, the same date tipped in a leaked poster image that surfaced online earlier this week. Moreover, the company has confirmed the OnePlus 5 India launch date too; the smartphone will make its way to India via a June 22 event, scheduled at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai at 2pm IST. OnePlus has confirmed that it is planning to launch its OnePlus…

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Mercedes-Benz launches the E220d in India at Rs 57.14 lakh

Mercedes-Benz has just launched the E220d in India at Rs 57.14 lakh (ex-showroom Pune), and it joins the ranks of the current E-Class line-up (E200 and E350d). While the E220d gets an in-line 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel mill that generates 194bhp and 400Nm of torque, transmission duties are to be fulfilled by a nine-speed automatic gearbox. With the E220d, Mercedes-Benz hopes to cater to those buyers who long to buy a diesel version of the new E-Class which offers best in class legroom thanks to its extended wheelbase The car will…

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Charming treehouses in India you should definitely stay in

Photo courtesy: Tree House Hideaway, BandhavgarhImagine resting in a hideaway perched amidst tree branches, waking up to the chirping of birds and walking into the lush forests as you step out of your room. If the whole idea is to escape your routine and have a change of scene, then there’s really nothing quite like spending a weekend in a treehouse. And you don’t even have to venture far into the forested hinterland to find one. 1 Resort HOTELS, JAIPUR The Tree House Resort, Jaipur An hour’s drive out of…

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Research and training top the agenda in Australian state visit to India

In his first trip to the country since he entered office, Malcolm Turnbull was accompanied by Australian education minister, Simon Birmingham, who led a delegation of 120 representatives from Australian universities, industry and training institutions. Turnbull said in a speech that in the fields of education, training, science and innovation, “our dynamic and growing knowledge partnership can be truly transformative.” “We will continue to ensure that we provide outstanding opportunities for Indian students,” he said. “And also that Australian students learn more about India by visiting and studying here including through…

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Despite closer strategic ties, Australia advisory discourages travel to India

Australia may be considering India a priority country in its international relationship as the two nations move towards closer strategic and security cooperation following Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s just-concluded visit to India, but in its official travel advisory Australia continues to flag India as a travel destination that warrants a “high degree of caution” . In fact, an intending Australian traveller to India may be well discouraged from planning a visit to the country — or even cancelling a planned visit — if he or she were to read all…

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India: agencies predict 30% drop in students going to Aus due to bank back up

Implementation of the new policy and introducing new ₹500 and ₹2,000 bank notes into circulation has put a strain on banks resulting in delays in processing education bank loans for overseas study. The backlog on granting loans affects students who are planning to enrol in an Australian university next month, according to AAERI. According to the association, up to three quarters of students choosing to study in Australia take out education loans to pay for the first semester’s tuition fees. “This has slowed down the process for bank loan sanctioning” In each intake, there…

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FCM Travel Solutions and KPMG release white paper on “Business Travel in India”

FCM Travel Solutions and KPMG today released industry first insights via a white paper titled “Business Travel in India” Emerging Trends & Opportunities. With business travel rapidly evolving, and travel gradually emerging as the second-largest area of controllable business spend for corporates, the paper delivers a comprehensive look at where and how business travellers in India are spending. The report also details business travel spending in top 15 countries across multiple sectors over a period of five years. India is all poised to lead this growth and accordingly by 2030…

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India: short term effects of rupee demonetisation could hit outbound market

On November 8, the government announced that the ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes – the two largest value bank notes in the currency – will no longer be legal tender, with almost immediate effect. “Eventually it’s going to be more positive. On the shorter term it’s going to be a little bit negative” The decision was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the aim of ridding the country’s economy of ‘black money’, counterfeit notes, and corruption. A new ₹500 note and a ₹2,000 note will be introduced into circulation soon. India…

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Open University Education In India – An Analysis

India has come a long way in the field of education from Gurukul teaching to the use of high technology visual aids in the classroom. Being a country with a diverse population, the challenge of ensuring 100% literacy ishuge. The answer to the problem of inadequacy in higher education came in the form of Open University education. Unlike the regular courses, the courses conducted through distance education opened up a horizon of opportunities to a much wider population across the country. This article analyses the advent and growth of Open…

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