Your next passport may have chip inside

June 25, 2019

NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Monday said his ministry has proposed manufacture of e-passports on priority so that the travel document with advanced security features can be rolled out in the near future. Speaking at the seventh Passport Seva Divas, Jaishankar said the ministry has initiated discussions with the ‘India Security Press’ regarding the project for issuing chip-enabled e-passports to the citizens. “We propose to pursue the…

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India wants to make bikes, scooters electric by 2025

June 25, 2019

In a matter of years, India may take a giant leap towards electric mobility. NITI Aayog, government’s think-tank for policymaking, has asked the biggest two-wheeler manufacturers in the country to come up with a plan to make bikes, scooters electric. It has given the companies a period of two weeks to prepare the transition plan. Here are the details. NITI Aayog proposes to make two-wheelers electric by 2025 This Friday,…

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