Piyush Goyal to receive US university award for rural electrification effort

New York, Oct 19 : India’s Union Minister Piyush Goyal will on Friday receive the prestigious Carnot Prize from the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania in recognition of his work for rural electrification while he held the power and renewable energy portfolios. The Carnot Prize is given “for distinguished contributions to energy policy”, the Philadelphia-based […]

Indonesia quake, tsunami: 70 children still remain missing

Jakarta, Oct 19 : At least 70 children were still reported missing after a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island last month, authorities said on Friday. According to the Ministry of Social Affairs, the total number of missing people currently stands at 680, but authorities believe nearly 5,000 people could still […]

Misty Friday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 19 : It was a misty morning in the national capital on Sunday with minimum temperature touching 17.8 degrees Celsius, the season’s average. “There was mist in the morning. The sky will remain partly cloudy with no chances of rainfall,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. The maximum temperature is expected […]

Right policy action can help cut emissions: IEA

Paris, Oct 19 : A global effort to deploy the right energy efficiency policies could, on its own, see greenhouse gas emissions peak quickly and then fall even as the global economy doubles between now and 2040, the IEA’s analysis on energy efficiency said on Friday. The ‘Energy Efficiency 2018’ report examines the opportunities for […]

Delhi government forms inspection team to check pollution

New Delhi, Oct 18 : With Delhi air quality worsening, Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Thursday formed an inspection team to carry out surprise checks in the capital to check air pollution violations. Hussain asserted that the inspections by the six-member committee will be carried out to check “ground level steps” being taken by various […]

NCR sees very-poor air quality, set to drop further

New Delhi, Oct 18 : The National Capital Region saw a “very-poor” air quality on Thursday, which experts believe may further deteriorate within the next two days due to weather conditions, stubble burning and festival season. Delhi and neighbouring regions also saw a shoot-up in particle pollutants, ranging from very-poor to severe levels in some […]