The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) on November 15, 2021 has issued the Central Motor Vehicles (Twenty Sixth Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.

The Union Power Ministry, in a bid to promote renewable energy, issued an amendment to the Draft Electricity (Rights of Consumer) Amendment Rules, 2021.

Diesel, natural gas, and electric heavy-duty vehicles can be designed and manufactured with the capability of complying with the ultra-low NOx limits envisioned in the next set of California and federal HDV regulations. But that is not to say that the outcomes for each are equivalent.

Since the 1980s, China has implemented a series of policies and regulations to address harmful diesel emissions, and this report is a comprehensive overview of the best practices emerging from the Clean Diesel Program.

The European Commission is currently developing the requirements for the upcoming Euro VII standards. This paper assesses the total manufacturing costs of the emissions control systems—including both engine and aftertreatment technologies—that will likely be required to meet these limits.

This is the second part of ICCT’s comprehensive survey of motor gasoline and automotive diesel fuel quality across India. The first part presented analysis of samples collected in December 2019 and January 2020, while the Bharat Stage (BS) IV standards were still in effect for much of the country.

CSE in its independent study, surveyed seven districts of Delhi-NCR to assess the sources of industrial air pollution and identify the hotspots. The study revealed that diesel generators have a significant contribution to the air pollution in the studied regions.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court directed on 18.9.2020 that “insofar as vehicles purchased up to 31.3.2020 which are BS-IV compliant are concerned, they must have been registered with the E-Vahan Portal before the cut-off date to establish the date of purchase.

A Bill further to amend the Andhra Pradesh Value Added Tax Act, 2005. The proposed Andhra Pradesh Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2020 seeks to revise the tax rates on petrol and diesel. The revision will result in a revenue gain of Rs 566 cr per annum approximately.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/06/2020 regarding steps to control vehicular pollution. A bunch of cases on similar matters were clubbed together and heard by Justices Arun Mishra and S. Abdul Nazeer. The cases ranged from registration of diesel vehicles/machines/equipments of North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) for public purpose to registration of BS-IV vehicles.

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