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Signal received from missing Indonesian satellite


August 13th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Contact has been made with an Indonesian telecommunications satellite which went missing following a failed launch last week, a Russian rocket firm said Monday.The Telkom ... Read more...

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Solar panels stolen from Meghalaya Raj Bhavan


August 12th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 11 (IANS) A number of solar panels installed in the Meghalaya Raj Bhavan were stolen Saturday, police said.The 43 solar panels, installed in the kitchen garden, were meant ... Read more...

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Apple applies for iPad Smart Cover patent


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 3 (IANS) Apple has applied for a patent on iPad Smart Cover with an embedded secondary display designed to enhance the functionality of the tablet computer."Thin flexible ... Read more...

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Simple coating to keep you car clean for ages


July 20th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new coating that has many potential applications - keeping your car and mobile phones clean for ages and aircraft that need less ... Read more...

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US loans for Indian firms making solar facilities in Rajasthan


July 19th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorised loans totalling $57.3 million to two Indian firms to finance the export of American solar ... Read more...

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Assam’s village-islands use solar power to break free of darkness (Science Feature) (With Image)


July 15th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Nalbari, July 15 (IANS) There are no electric poles on the tiny island village of Baleswar in Assam's Nalbari district of Assam. Even then, you can see people using fans ... Read more...

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Solar Energy Corp to develop India-centric technology and products


July 8th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) The state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India is planning to set up small, pilot power plants with strong linkages with research and academic institutions to develop ... Read more...

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Abhay Deol likes getting his hands dirty


June 30th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Abhay Deol is getting a house built for himself in Goa and the actor reveals that he loves to get his hands dirty on the job ... Read more...

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Pakistani varsity students design solar car


June 21st, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Students of physics at a university in Pakistan have designed a solar car and want to introduce the energy-friendly and pollution-free vehicle at the commercial level.Raja ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Nuclear power corporation not affected by rupee depreciation


May 30th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) The rupee depreciation will not impact the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) as it has already imported the required quantities of uranium, said a ... Read more...

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Scientists to harness solar energy in space


May 17th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Solar power from space could be a valuable source of renewable energy, thanks to an innovative research. Researchers at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, have already ... Read more...

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Kerala to preserve traditional life of tribal village


April 26th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) Kerala has decided to seek the intervention of National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) to conserve and preserve the traditional way of life of the state's only tribal ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Adele’s eco-friendly home


April 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) Singer Adele's beach side home in Brighton will be powered by solar panels."Adele's house is something to behold. She's having loads of work done at the ... Read more...

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Transparent solar cells to tap windows for energy


March 21st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 21 (IANS) A researcher is tapping windows in high-rise buildings to produce energy cheaply and more efficiently with transparent solar cells, a study reveals.Mark Bissett, who just completed ... Read more...

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Man-made photosynthesis to boost food output


February 19th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb19 (IANS) Photosynthesis, one of the most powerful biological processes on earth, permits plants to convert solar energy into food and fuel, but with only one percent efficiency. Richard ... Read more...

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Cuba tries new methods to obtain energy


January 14th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 14 (IANS) Cuba is trying out physical, chemical and microbiological tests to obtain renewable energy from agricultural, livestock, industrial and forest waste, the Prensa Latina news agency reported.The ... Read more...

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Delhi’s rooftop solar power policy a non-starter


December 30th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) It seemed to be the panacea for the capital's power woes, but seven months down the line the Delhi government's ambitious plan to generate electricity ... Read more...

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US donates bomb disposal vans, motorcycles to Pakistan


December 21st, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) The US Wednesday donated four bomb disposal vans and 100 motorcycles to the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northwest Pakistan.A ceremony was held at the ... Read more...

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Band with a difference rocks Srinagar - for a message


November 12th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 12 (IANS) Applauded by a throng of enthusiastic students, a New York rock band, which uses solar energy to power its performances, spread the message of environmental ... Read more...

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Solar-powered New York rock band performs in Srinagar


November 12th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 12 (IANS) A solar-powered eco rock band from New York performed in Srinagar Saturday to create awareness about environment and ecology."We organised a unique event by 'Solar Punch' ... Read more...

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Amritsar joins pilgrim cities’ pledge to go green


November 7th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The newly formed Green Pilgrimage Network, of which the Sikh holy city of Amritsar is the only member from South Asia, has pledged to take a ... Read more...

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Green rating assessment scheme for Goa demanded


October 1st, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 1 (IANS) Green architects in Goa are lobbying with the state government to come up with a green rating assessment scheme for infrastructure projects in the state to ... Read more...

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A house for conservationists


September 13th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 13 (IANS) If you are one of those who worry about mounting water bills or are a plain water conservationist, a special shower in Japan may have been ... Read more...

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Reliance Power to buy equipment from First Solar


September 7th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) US-based First Solar, the world's largest solar power firm, said Wednesday it will supply 100 MW of solar modules to Reliance Power, a part of ... Read more...

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Firm loses Himachal hydro project


September 1st, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has cancelled the allotment of a hydropower project to an Indo-Norwegian company. It will invite fresh bids for the 60MW project, an official said ... Read more...

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Supreme Court quizzes Delhi power firms on services


August 30th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked private power distribution companies (Discoms) in Delhi to furnish details of the number of connections provided by them and the ... Read more...

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Guy Ritchie to install solar panels at home


August 23rd, 2011 - 3:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Guy Ritchie is planning to install 200 solar panels to make his home self-sufficient for electricity.The "Sherlock Holmes" director has applied for the permission to ... Read more...

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Solar panels keep buildings cool, keep AC costs down


July 19th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Solar panels on your rooftop aren't just providing clean, inexpensive power, they are doing more - cooling your house and keeping expenses down on air conditioning. ... Read more...

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BHEL to set up 5MW solar power plant in Karnataka


June 18th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) Friday bagged an order from Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd (KPCL) to set up a 5 megawatt (MW) solar power plant ... Read more...

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Belgian solar tunnel to power high speed rail running from Paris to Amsterdam


June 9th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, June 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Belgian rail operator Infrabel and Enfinity, a company which specializes in renewable energy sources have collaborated together to make a solar tunnel. This solar tunnel would power ... Read more...

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I’ve thought of adoption: Debbie Harry


May 30th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) Singer Debbie Harry is keen on some social work and wants to provide home to children affected by the recent earthquake in Japan."I've thought of adoption, ... Read more...

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India’s mega satellite GSAT-8 put into transfer orbit (Lead)


May 21st, 2011 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) India's mega geo-stationary satellite GSAT-8 was successfully deployed in an elliptical geo-synchronous transfer orbit early Saturday by the Ariane-VA-202 rocket, an official of the Indian ... Read more...

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India’s heavy satellite GSAT-8 launched from French Guiana


May 21st, 2011 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) India's heavy geo-stationary satellite GSAT-8 lifted off successfully onboard the Ariane-V rocket at 0211 IST Saturday from Kourou in French Guiana, an official from the ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to get world’s biggest solar power station


May 21st, 2011 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
Dhule (Maharashtra), May 21 (IANS) A 150-MW solar power plant, said to be the world's largest, will come up in Maharashtra's Dhule district at a cost of Rs.1,987 crore, Chief ... Read more...

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Rooftop solar energy policy in Delhi soon: Dikshit


May 19th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Delhiites would now be able to sell power directly with the Delhi government about to launch a roof top solar energy policy. Chief Minister Sheila ... Read more...

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