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Study reveals failure in implementation of solid waste rules

While we toss in the dead pencil cells or dry cells in the dustbin we never give a thought about end-of-life management of these batteries. The recent study of Toxic Links on batteries titled ‘DEAD AND BURIED’ estimated 2.7 billion pie

NHPC appointed as aggregator for power procurement Pilot Scheme-II

NHPC has been appointed as the aggregator under Pilot Scheme-II notified by ministry of power. The hydropower utility scheme will procure aggregated power of 2500 MW for 3 years (covered under medium term) through PFC Consultancy Limited (PFCCL),

Encouraging STEM education, empowering girls to be tech innovators

India is now the sixth-largest economy in the world, with a 2017 GDP of $2.6 trillion, according to the database of the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) for April 2018.  The country’s labour force is also

Making medicines affordable

Calling for a pragmatic and compulsive licensing system in healthcare, chairperson, Cipla, Dr Yusuf Hamied said that government must formalise essential drugs. Making a strong voice for compulsory licensing and voluntary licensing to make medicine

BEL launches mobility card SWAGAT for hassle-free commute

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled an automatic fare collection gating system SWAGAT, jointly developed by BEL and CDAC, aimed to transform the lives of commuters.   The system was launched on the sidelines of inaugur

Oil minister dedicates three ONGC projects in Assam

Minister of petroleum and natural gas and skill development and entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated three mega projects of ONGC in Assam. Along with two engineering projects of ONGC related to oil processing and transportation, he also

Delhi, NCR ranked most polluted cities in the world: Report

India`s national capital region (NCR) has been ranked as the world`s most polluted region in the world, said a report by NGO Greenpeace.    The latest data compiled in the IQAir AirVisual 2018 World Air Quality Repo

Subsidised LPG cylinder cost goes up by Rs 2.08

IOCL has increased the price of LPG cylinder by Rs 2.08 per unit, taking cost of a subsidised LPG cooking gas cylinder from Rs 493.53 in February to Rs 495.61 in March 2019 in Delhi.   While the price of non-subsidised L

SAIL’s Jagdishpur steel processing unit inaugurated by PM

Amethi based Jagdishpur steel processing (SPU) unit of SAIL was recently dedicated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the nation.     SAIL has started this unit to supply strong and value-added TMT rebars in th

The high road to despair

India has 16 crore people who drink and 6.5 crore drug users, a survey by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences estimates. Of those who take alcohol, 5.7 crore have health or dependency problems. But only 2.6 percent of them report getting a

Producers accountability e-waste(d)

India has a relatively low per-capita usage of electronics, yet it is the second largest contributor of e-waste in Asia, after China. Globally, it is the fifth largest – China, USA, Japan and Germany are the top four countries in generating

When caste overtakes nationalism

As India waits for Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman`s return from Pakistan, Google search on the 34-year-old `braveheart` saw a major spike. Not surprisingly, people were more keen on finding out his caste more than anything else. 

Railways plan to enhance goods trains speed from 65 to 100 kmph

The railways are making concerted efforts to significantly enhance the speed of freight trains from 65 kmph to 100 kmph for raising revenue and give a fillip to the goods segment.   Railway board member (rolling stock) R

Tech firm, telcos prepare to enter 5G era

As the government is set to roll out the 5G spectrum auction, the network providers are also equipping 5th generation network-ready LTE technology.  According to the government, the technology would have an impact of more than $1 trillion on

NALCO registers Rs 589 crore operating profit in Q3 of 2018-19 FY

National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), country’s leading manufacturer and exporter of alumina and aluminium, has posted an operating profit of Rs 589 crore in Q3 of 2018-19 FY, registering 80 percent growth over the same period of last

Many electronic companies still have no take-back system: Report

In 2016, 44.7 million tonnes of e-waste was generated globally which is expected to increase to 52.2 million tonnes in 2021. As of 2016, it was found out that India is the second and fifth highest generator (in Asia and globally respectively) of e

India’s per capita power consumption likely to grow by two fold, says power minister

Union power minister RK Singh has said the per capita current power consumption of 1,200 units is expected to grow 2-3 times at par with the international consumption after every Indian gets access to electricity. Singh said the power sect

Net profit of Rs 616 crore posted by SAIL in Q3 of 2018-19

SAIL has posted a profit (profit after tax) of Rs 616 crore in Q3 of 2018-19 FY. SAIL has managed to better its performance over the previous quarter as well by more than 11 percent when it stood at Rs 554 crore. The turnover for Q3 FY&rsq

Aero India 2019 kicks off in Bengaluru

Five day long Aero India -2019 organised by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was inaugurated at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru on Wednesday.   The French origin Rafale fighter jets are also participating in t

BHEL builds India’s first regenerative 5,000 HP electric locomotive

In a major technological breakthrough, BHEL has developed the country’s first such regenerative 5,000 horse power (HP) WAG-7 electric locomotive with a modern regeneration system for Indian Railways.   The electric

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