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Norway hails India’s single-use plastic ban; lauds PM Modi for taking “important step”

Martine Aamdal Bottheim, Norway’s charge d’affaires on Friday welcomed the Centre’s decision to implement a ban on single-use plastic in India and hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking the ‘important step’ on July 1. The Norwegian envoy highlighted the issue of the ocean and air pollution, saying, “We share the oceans and we share the air so this is […]

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F1 news LIVE: Hamilton’s Silverstone ban reply, Verstappen mocks Mercedes, Horner backed

Max Verstappen has hit out at Mercedes porpoising issues ahead of the British Grand Prix.  The Dutchman mimicked the team’s bouncing problems yesterday afternoon, just a week from a similar joke he made in Canada. He explained: “Quite a few cars on the straight are [porpoising], especially that beautiful grey car, going like that. “Some […]

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Travel

Tourists have to pay to visit beaches in popular holiday destination and new towel ban

However, this year tourists will have to follow some new strict rules including charges to visit some of the island’s most popular beaches. Sardinia’s popularity has caused the island some issues due to overtourism, litter and sand theft. Known for its gorgeous white beaches, the island has struggled with tourists illegally taking sand as a […]

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Lewis Hamilton issues six-word statement on Silverstone ban rumours in irritated response

Lewis Hamilton has insisted that he will be taking part in this weekend’s British Grand Prix despite initial fears that he could be prevented from racing due to the FIA’s firm stance on drivers wearing jewellery when behind the wheel. The 37-year-old has been embroiled in a row over the topic since this year’s Miami […]

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Norway welcomes India’s single-use plastic ban, praises PM Modi for ‘important step’

ANI | Updated: Jul 01, 2022 13:29 IST New Delhi [India], July 1 (ANI): Norway’s charge d’affaires, Martine Aamdal Bottheim on Friday welcomed the Centre’s decision of ‘single-use plastic ban‘ in India and congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking the ‘important step.’“I would really like to congratulate India and Prime Minister Modi for this […]

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Automotive

Electric car sales to spike as part of £13billion net-zero drive before 2030 car ban

According to a new study by Centrica Business Solutions, UK firms are moving forward with a £13.6billion electrification investment. The increase would see over a third (35 percent) more businesses operate EVs on the road by the end of 2022. In comparison, there were just 121,000 electric vehicles registered by firms last year. The research […]

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F1 news LIVE: Lewis Hamilton faces British GP ban, F1 attack Ecclestone, Mercedes upgrades

Lando Norris has claimed George Russell is a different person since joining Mercedes at the start of the season. The McLaren star said he feels the extra pressure of having Lewis Hamilton as a team-mate is partly to blame. He added:”Growing up with George for instance, was a lot of fun. “He was a great […]

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Lewis Hamilton faces Silverstone ban with Mercedes star set for FIA collision course again

Lewis Hamilton faces being prevented from racing at this weekend’s British Grand Prix over the FIA’s hardline stance on drivers wearing jewellery when behind the wheel. The 37-year-old is known for regularly sporting a nose stud and earrings during races and has taken exception to the FIA’s decision to enforce their firm view on the matter […]

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Technology

Apple and Google should ban TikTok, FCC commissioner says

In a letter this month addressed to the CEOs of Apple and Google, FCC commissioner Brendan Carr in so many words said President Trump was right to try and crack down in 2020 on the mega-popular video-sharing app TikTok. The gist of Carr’s letter: TikTok shouldn’t be widely available to download in the US, given […]

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Russia threatens retaliation over Norway Arctic island goods ban

The foreign ministry says Norway’s restrictions disrupted the work of the Russian consulate-general on Spitsbergen Island and a Russian coal mining settlement. Russia has accused Norway of imposing restrictions that block goods destined for Russian-populated settlements on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, and has threatened unspecified “retaliatory measures” unless Oslo resolves the matter. Svalbard, located […]