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<div>Eicher Trucks & Buses has introduced a first-of-its-kind initiative for the welfare and safety of truck drivers - Eicher Driver Care Programme - which will run 365 days of the year; in a joint effort with Eicher Group Foundation and Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, Eicher has launched three Eicher Eye and Ear Screening Mobile Vans to provide accessibility to affordable and advanced quality eye and ear care services to the truck drivers.</div> <div><br /> </div> <div>International Road Federation India held a two-day seminar on 'Environmental Protection and Safety during Construction' in New Delhi to dwell on the aspects of design for safety, environmental protection of construction projects, technology, safety during construction and safety issues and risks.</div> <div><br /> </div> <div>BASF and Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation have collaborated on safe water and sanitation project in Navi Mumbai; the innovative social business model in Turbhe will offer affordable drinking water to 10,000 people. BASF's ultrafiltration solution in "Water ATM" purifies groundwater recharged through rainwater.</div> <div><br /> </div> <div>On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day on July 15, LabourNet made announcements of its skilling breakthroughs in the healthcare and infrastructure equipment sectors; it has also partnered with Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council.</div> <div><br /> </div> <div>International Copper Association India commenced its 'Safe Wiring, Safer Buildings' awareness campaign, organised in conjunction with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Central Electrical Authority and Bureau of Indian Standards, in New Delhi, to raise awareness and educate on appropriate electrical safety policies and ensure the right material and right size of electrical wiring.</div> <div><br /> </div> <div>Coal India has entered into a tripartite MoU with National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and National Skill Development Center (NSDC), under the Skill India Mission of the Government of India, for standardisation of skills and training and assessment of their employees as well as contractual workers, project affected persons, youth and women in its command area to bring them in line with NSDC Qualifications.</div> <div><br /> </div> <div>RIP</div> <div>Rajan Nanda (76), Chairman and Managing Director, Escorts, passed away on August 5, 2018, after a brief illness. Nanda joined Escorts in 1965 at the age of 23; in 1994, he took over as the Chairman of Escorts Group. It was under his stewardship that new technologies were introduced in various businesses to spearhead the growth to the next level. Nanda was also instrumental in setting up the state-of-the-art R&D facility for Escorts at Faridabad. This apart, he was an active member of several apex trade and industry bodies.</div>