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Why diesel vehicles are more harmful than petrol vehicles?

Researchers have found new evidence to show how exhaust from diesel engines affects nerves within our lungs and cause pulmonary problems. “Our results indicate that our reliance on fossil fuels, and particularly diesel, could have a detrimental effect on our health, supporting the idea that we should be looking towards alternative fuel sources,” said Ryan Robinson, one of the researchers, ...

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Petrol, Diesel Prices Cut by Rs.2.42, 2.25 respectively, inflation to ease if Govt blinks

Conforming to the international crude oil prices declining further to below $50 per barrel, the three state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Tuesday decided to reduce petrol and diesel prices further in the country with effect from midnight, February 3. The petrol price in Delhi will be cut by Rs.2.42 per litre, while diesel cost will come down by Rs.2.25 ...

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Petrol price cut by 2.42, Diesel by 2.25 But Excise Duty up by Rs.2, What’s the Point?

Despite international crude oil prices going below $45 a barrel, India is not relenting its grip over it as the source of its taxation by offsetting the price cut with immediate and almost simultaneous hike in the excise duty by Rs.2 per litre, virtually making no difference in the sale price of fuel. On their part, state-run oil marketing companies ...

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Diesel Exhaust Fumes May Harm Genes

A new study has found that exposure of air pollution caused by diesel exhaust fumes just for two hours can lead to fundamental health-related changes in the genes by switching some genes on or switching others off. The researchers stated, “This study shows how vulnerable our genetic machinery can be to air pollution and that changes are taking place even ...

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Paul Walker’s legacy lives on with his charity ROWW, says brother Cody Walker

Late actor Paul Walker’s legacy “lives on” through charity Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW), says his younger brother Cody Walker, who helped “Fast and Furious 7” film to finish shooting after his death. Cody said Paul would be “stoked” to know that the organisation is still going strong, which provides relief in area affected by natural disasters. “ROWW continues to be, ...

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Nobel Prize for chemistry 2011 goes to Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman

The Nobel prize for chemistry has gone to Daniel Shechtman, from the Israel Institute of Technology, for his discovery of the structure of quasicrystals. Shechtman first created quasicrystals by rapidly cooling molten metals, such as aluminium and manganese, by squirting the mixture onto a cool surface. Then, he observed that the new crystal was made up of perfectly ordered, non-repeating ...

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