Asian predatory hornets that started invading France over a decade ago must now be wary of drones – UAVs, that is.Accidentally introduced in France in 2004 in a shipment of pottery from China, Vespa velutina feeds, among other things, off domestic bees (apis mellifera) it attacks as they leave the hives, thus decimating the colonies. So far, Asian hornets have infested at least ...

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From January to March 2016, a drone delivered sporting goods and medication to a station in the Bavarian commune of Reit im Winkl, Germany, for a total of 130 loading and unloading cycles.DHL Parcel carried out the test with its third generation Parcelcopter. The modified drone made deliveries in a mountain environment which presented true “geographical and meteorological chall ...

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Budgetary constraints are driving private and semi-governmental – and even public – security agencies to consider purchasing industrial or commercial drones (as opposed to lower-end consumer "toy" type models) rather than military models for surveillance activities, in both urban and non-urban areas, in the context of border control, anti-terrorism, anti-drug, or anti-smuggling ...

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Declining air quality is cited as the No.1 reason for increase in the chest and throat infections among Indian population. There were nearly 3.5 million reported cases of acute respiratory infections in 2015, a 30% increase since 2010. With 13 Indian cities finding a place in the World Health Organization’s List of World’s 20 most polluted cities in 2015, Indian consumers are w ...

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A bone chilling reminder of why hotels need to be secured are the gruesome attacks that happened in 2008 in Mumbai. The Taj Mahal Hotel, India’s most prominent hotel, and the Trident were under siege by terrorists for close to 48 nightmarish hours. These terror attacks were a turning page in security measures in public places of India and particularly hotels.But, around the glo ...

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The Arsha Consulting team had the opportunity of participating in Hotel Operators Summit of India 2016 earlier this Month. They showcased synthetic palm leaves – Palmex, which are made in Canada, at the event. There are currently no products available in the Indian market that are equivalent to these sustainable synthetic thatch roofs. The natural look and durability of Palmex ...

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Eve Chartrand-Dandurand, Asia head of Palmex International and the Arsha Consulting team are participating in the Hotel Operator’s Summit India (HOSI), New Delhi. They will be showcasing Palmex  synthetic thatch roof solutions. Eve talks to us about why the time has come for sustainability in the hospitality industry in India and much more… Here’s an excerptYour work takes you ...

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The 9th edition of DefExpo 2016, a land, naval and internal homeland security systems exhibition kicked off on 28th March in Goa inaugurated by India’s Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar. While the last edition of the event saw 232 companies from 32 countries, this year it includes a much wider participation. As many as 1055 companies from 47 countries and 224 delegations from ...

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The Indian aviation sector holds great potential in the development of the economy as well as connecting India from within and to rest of the world. The future projections for the industry are positive with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicting that India will be the third largest aviation market in the world in a decade. By the year 2020, air traffic wi ...

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Protective armors and vests have evolved from cumbersome metal armors in the middle ages to synthetic fabrics devised in labs in the 20th century. However, their purpose remains the same, to tackle a bullet. For any material to make a successful anti-ballistic vest it must possess certain properties. Tremendous strength and energy absorption capacity is crucial to help resist t ...

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