Odisha Beach to Become First in Asia to Get Blue Flag Certification

first_imgAs many as 13 Indian beaches are set to get the Blue Flag certification, marking the first ones in Asia to get the eco-label.These beaches will be given the certification for being environment friendly, clean and for having facilities which are of international standards for tourists, PTI reported.The Chandrabhaga beach in Odisha’s Konark is the first to finish the tag certification process, the report said, citing sources in the Indian environment ministry. The beach will be given the honor on June 5, observed as World Environment Day.The other beaches in India that have been chosen to get the Blue Flag include the Chiwla and Bhogave beaches in Maharashtra, and one beach each from Puducherry, Goa, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.Blue Flag is an eco-label operated under the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Blue Flag beach standards were established by the FEE in 1985, and mark a place that not only attracts tourism, but also promotes environmental issues and awareness.The Indian beaches are being developed by the Society for Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM), a body under the environment ministry for management of coastal areas, as per the Blue Flag certification standards, the agency reported.In order to make the beaches environment as well as tourist-friendly according to the required guidelines, a beach needs to be plastic-free and should have a waste management system, Arvind Nautiyal, the project head of SCIOM, said, the report added.The beach also needs to have clean water available for tourists, besides other amenities of international standards for them, Nautiyal added. It should also be equipped with facilities so that environmental impact around the beach can be studied.The Blue Flag program requires 33 standards in four areas that have to be met in order to make beaches environment-friendly, including safety and regular monitoring of the sites. Asia does not have any Blue Flag beach so far.The project is also aimed at improving the aquatic habitat by keeping the beaches pollution-free by clearing the garbage. Related ItemsodishaPuducherryTourismlast_img read more

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Fan Commercial Rocks Out Rivian R1T Electric Truck Footage

first_img Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck Shocks World In LA Debut [UPDATE] Source: Electric Vehicle News 2020 Rivian R1T Electric Truck: InsideEVs Takes Closer Look In LA Turn it up!Rivian got a lot of people excited when it dropped its R1T electric pickup truck at the 2018 LA Auto Show. And rightly so. With acceleration from 0-to-60 miles per hour in 3 seconds, the ability to tow 11,000 pounds, and tons of cool, unique features, we can understand why. One of the enthused was Patrick Slatin, a former automotive advertising guy and owner of the Detroitable YouTube channel. The all-electric truck was so motivational to him, he cut his own commercial for it, which you can watch above.More on the Rivian R1T electric truck The video starts out slow and quiet, a guitar amplifier softly hums as text talks about how the invention of the electric guitar by an unnamed genius (Les Paul, in case you were unaware) in 1931 forever changed the world. The amp hiccups as that revolutionary invention gets plugged in and we’re informed that we, meaning Rivian, intend to do the same thing, but with a pickup truck. Cue sound and action.The video first got our attention when it appeared in the Rivian section of the InsideEVs Forum, where a number of the company’s customers and fans have begun to congregate and discuss the pickup and its SUV stablemate, the R1S. It might lean on footage that’s already out there but with the right fast cuts and a high-octane soundtrack, the rearrangement kicks out the jams and communicates the kind of energy the adventure vehicle is worthy of. We dig it.With a couple years left before the pickup starts rolling of the Rivian Illinois factory, it’s quite possible we might see more of these fan-made videos. Hopefully, there will be more B-roll out there so Slatin might even take another shot at it. For a little insight into the guy behind this fan-commercial and his motivation, we’ve added a video below, where he does just that. Enjoy!.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }Source: YouTube New Fascinating Details Emerge On Rivian Battery Pack Design Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on December 17, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more