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1 in 4 Indians Will Give Up Air Travel To become Environment Friendly: Study

For this survey, Ipsos interviewed a total of 19,023 adults between June 21 and July 5 this year

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Opting for Air Travel probably can also on a part make an informed decision, if we at a country level have some sort of an 'eco-labelling' of the carrier; and passengers can act responsible by choosing accordingly. Pixabay

Only one in four Indians are willing to take a lower carbon footprint alternative to air travel, even at the cost of inconvenience and additional expense, according to a new World Economic Forum study.

About 37 per cent Indians on the other hand would take the transport with a lower carbon footprint – railways, for example — if it is at par with air travel, both in convenience and price, showed the findings of the survey.

While 24 per cent Indians said they were undecided, 17 per cent refused to choose their mode of transportation, basis the carbon footprint.

These were some of the findings of the 27-country survey conducted for the World Economic Forum by market research firm Ipsos. For this survey, Ipsos interviewed a total of 19,023 adults between June 21 and July 5 this year.

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While 24 per cent Indians said they were undecided on Air travel, 17 per cent refused to choose their mode of transportation, basis the carbon footprint. Pixabay

“Interestingly, if we see, for long distance travel, there is no alternative to air travel, unless we consciously look for using videocon, webinar etc. especially for business meetings,” Rinku Patnaik, Chief Client Officer, Ipsos India, said in a statement.

“Air travellers probably can also on their part make an informed decision, if we at a country level have some sort of an ‘eco-labelling’ of the carrier; and passengers can act responsible by choosing accordingly,” Patnaik said.

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Over half of Indians polled felt airlines have the ability of finding solutions that reduce the adverse impact on the environment. (IANS)

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Google Announces New Prepaid Plans for YouTube Premium & Music

New Prepaid Plans Unveils for YouTube Premium and Music Premium in India

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YouTube Music and YouTube Premium respectively offering premium and ad-free music streaming and content with their Prepaid plans. Pixabay

US-based search engine giant Google has announced new prepaid plans for YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium for users in India.

YouTube launched YouTube Premium and YouTube Music in India last March and while at the time users could only subscribe to a monthly plan.

Now, users will be able to purchase one-month or three-month prepaid plans for YouTube Premium and Music Premium in India.

“With these new plans for India, users can now purchase prepaid plans without enrolling in an ongoing subscription and enhance their viewing and listening experience with all the paid membership benefits for the period that they pay for,” the company said in a statement on Monday.

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Social media apps allow users to connect and interact. Pixabay

The new YouTube Music prepaid plans in India start from Rs 109 for a month and Rs 309 for a period of three months.

The YouTube Premium prepaid plan, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 139 for one month and Rs 399 for three months.

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YouTube Music Premium offers ad-free music, download any song for offline playback, listen to music in the background while accessing other apps and YouTube Premium offers all the benefits of YouTube Music Premium.

Google says that prepaid plans can be purchased with credit or debit card using Visa or Master-card and the YouTube Premium page reads “many forms of payment are accepted”.(IANS)