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With renewable energy catching up with conventional power in India due to a host of positive developments, its share in the energy mix is continuously rising. From 13 percent in 2013, it has crossed 20 percent in overall power capacity of the coun

‘Internet for all’: Only way forward

Safer Internet Day celebrated on February 5th is a global initiative to make the Internet a better and safer place for everyone. This year`s slogan is "together for a better internet”- a call to action for people to join together and pl

Why Ayushman Bharat is a game-changer

Mahatma Gandhi said, “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” Development of the health sector from primary up to the tertiary sector in an economy triggers a series of socio-economic developmental mileston

18 prominent remarks made by Piyush Goyal in his budget speech

Piyush Goyal, who presented the interim budget of 2019-20, made a number of significant statements in his speech. H

Budget 2019: Here is the budget simplified in numbers

The interim budget for 2019-20, presented by the interim finance minister Piyush Goyal, introduced new sch

Interim Budget 2019 rides high on elections

The interim budget for 2019-20, presented by the interim finance minister Piyush Goyal, is predictably focused on the coming elections. From agriculture to defence, and pleasing the middle class, the budget aims to keep everyone happy. 

Where water is lethal

Well water in about 400 villages along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab is laden with deadly arsenic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) sets a safe limit of 10 micrograms of arsenic per litre in water for drinking. In many wells on both sides

Prime minister to inaugurate Salt Satyagraha Memorial

On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 71st death anniversary, prime minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the “National Salt Satyagraha Memorial” at Dandi, Gujarat on January 30. The memorial is a tribute to the 80 marchers who ac

India needs to change its attitude towards Hepatitis C

 It is estimated that between six million to 11 million persons are infected with Hepatitis C annually. In India, the population prevalence of Hepatitis C is around 1 percent, which amounts to an estimated 12 million. This was revealed at the

ONGC eyes on Strategic Roadmap 2040

ONGC CMD Sashi Shanker has recently said the energy major is contemplating a vision document ‘Strategic Roadmap 2040’ to craft the enterprise’s strategy as an integrated energy major with a long-term perspective.  

India beats Japan to become world’s second largest steel producer

Steel minister Chaudhary Birender Singh has India has become the second largest producer of steel in the world leaving behind Japan and the USA.   He said when comparing the country’s per capita consumption of stee

Kumbh: Soul and Sangam

Nothing can be as humbling as getting lost in a sea of humanity surging on waves of faith. The Kumbh Mela at Allahabad (now Prayagraj) is an incredible sight. Millions are thronging to the banks of the Sangam – the confluence of the Ganga, Y

Sexual harassment at workplace: Let’s look at it from male perspective too

Indian society is in a stage of rapid transition. In case of social development, we as a nation have made progress in various sectors and have repealed, modified and abolished those laws which were redundant in the present context. We have also fr

Indian republic @70: Constitutional vision vs. social reality

This 26th of January earmarks the 70th anniversary of the Indian republic. In the 69 years of journey, India has made considerable progress in democratising the society at large. The Constitution of India has promulgated fundamental rules of gover

Airports Authority unveils Skyfit mobile app

Civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu recently launched the official mobile application Skyfit for the aviation fraternity on January 16 during the Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai.   The mobile app is developed to addre

AAI joins hands with Saab for joint research

To focus on mitigating challenges  of  aviation  growth  and  enabling  the `Flying for All` vision, the Airports Authority of India has inked an MoU with  Saab,  a  company serving  the  glob

NTPC bond issue receives thumping response

NTPC’s Series 67 bond issue through private placement, whose bidding took place recently, has received overwhelming response from the investors.   Against an issue size of Rs 500 crore with green shoe option to ret

Light combat helicopter carries out air to air missile firing on moving target

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited-made light combat helicopter (LCH) has successfully carried out air to air missile firing on a moving aerial target recently.   The tests were jointly conducted by test pilots and engineers

Delhi-Chandigarh highway to get solar powered e-vehicle chargers

Maharatna enterprise BHEL has decided to build a network of solar-based electric vehicle chargers (SEVC) on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway. The project is covered under the FAME scheme (faster adoption and manufacturing of hybrid and electric vehicl

In a first, a TV series to sensitise viewers on sanitation

In an industry first, a television entertainment series will now set out to sensitise its viewers on the importance of behavioral change in sanitation habits, aligning its cause with Swachh Bharat mission.   The 26 episo

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