Kedarnath IT Project Claims E-Governance Award

Rudrapayag district has brought laurels to the state as its most talked about Shri Kedarnath Yatra IT Project, installed and commissioned with an objective to providing assistance to pilgrims visiting Kedarnath after the 2013 natural disaster, claimed the 20th National Conference on E-governance held at Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on January 9 and 10. Project …

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Al-Emadi Hospital Wins Top Canadian Accreditation

Al-Emadi Hospital has been accredited with Platinum level by Accreditation Canada International (ACI) following a comprehensive survey in December, 2016. An ACI survey team visited the hospital and conducted tracers of different processes related to quality and patient safety and assessed compliance with ACI standards and required organizational practices. During the survey, the ACI team …

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World Bank Supports Quality Control of Environmental Services in Peru

The World Bank issued the following news release: The World Bank Board of Directors approved a US$40 million loan today to improve environmental control in Peru. The financing will seek to enhance and expand environmental quality services, including environmental monitoring and the dissemination of information regarding its benefits. Environmental degradation disproportionately affects the health and …

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US Charges Volkswagen Exec with Fraud Over Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen AG suffered a new setback on Monday when an executive was charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States over the company’s diesel emissions cheating and the automaker was accused of concealing the cheating from regulators. Oliver Schmidt, who was general manager in charge of VW’s environmental and engineering office in Michigan, did not …

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Samsung Addresses Galaxy Note 7 Debacle, Avoids Discussing Other Recalls

About those Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones that burst into flames: Yes, a top U.S. Samsung executive addressed the recalls that cost it billions as he began his remarks before a packed group of journalists at CES Wednesday. Tim Baxter, president and COO of Samsung Electronics America, acknowledged that 2016 was a “challenging year” and …

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More Stringent Criteria Set for Pulp, Paper Firms Under Enhanced Green Label Scheme

Pulp and paper companies will need to meet stricter environmental standards, if they want to be certified under the Singapore Green Label Scheme (SGLS). The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) had revealed last month that it would enhance the scheme but details of the revised criteria were announced on Tuesday (Jan. 10). To be awarded the …

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 100K Vehicles to Fix Takata Air Bags

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 100,000 older trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The recall includes mainly passenger but some driver air bags in certain 2009 Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango SUVs, some 2010 Ram 3500 chassis cabs, and certain 2005-2009 Ram 2500 pickups. Takata uses the chemical …

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