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1. 5G VR-based driver training simulator centre opens in Chennai

Asia’s first fifth-generation, virtual reality-based advanced driver training simulator centre inaugurated in Chennai. AASI will train 200 ambulance drivers free of cost, under the ‘Safe Drivers Campaign’.

2. Samsung India launches Samsung Finance+

Samsung launched Samsung Finance+, an offline digital lending platform with instant offers on Galaxy smartphones. This lending platform will provide financing to prospective consumers to buy Galaxy smartphones.

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1. IIT Madras finds an eco-friendly way to degrade plastics

The researchers used a magnetic stirrer coated with Teflon to continuously stir for several days the water mixed with glucose in a glass beaker containing a gold foil, found tiny fragments with bright red luminescence floating on the surface.

2. Plastic ban: Andhra Pradesh to impose green tax

Andhra Pradesh government decided to impose a green tax besides banning single-use plastic. To keep a check on pollution by industrial houses, the state will collect the green tax. CM Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy announced the decisions.

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1. One tea bag can release 11.6 billion microplastics into our cup: McGill University

The study, by researchers from McGill University in Montreal, showed that a single plastic teabag can release harmful particles into your cup —11.6 billion microplastics and 3.1 billion nanoplastics.Microplastics are those plastics less than 5 mm in size.

2. IPCC Meet on Climate Change begins in New Delhi

India is hosting 2nd Lead Author Meeting of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)Working Group III 6th Assessment Report at New Delhi. The Report would examine topics such as the link between consumption-behaviour & greenhouse gas emissions & role of innovation, technology. It began on 30 September & will conclude on October 4th.

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