Indian scientists develop test bed to generate clean energy

Bengaluru, Feb 22 : Indian scientists have developed a supercritical Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Brayton test facility at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here to generate clean energy from power plants, including solar thermal, the premier institute said on Thursday. Touted to be the first in the country, the Brayton cycle test loop facility was […]

Founding conference of International Solar Alliance on March 11

New Delhi, Feb 22 : The founding conference of the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) will be held here on March 11, it was announced on Thursday. “The founding conference of the ISA on March 11 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan cultural centre in New Delhi,” T.S. Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External […]

Mercury on rise in Delhi, Thursday warmest February day of decade

New Delhi, Feb 22 : The national capital recorded a maximum temperature of 32 degrees Celsius, seven notches above the season’s average, on Thursday, making it the second warmest day of the decade, while mercury in some areas rose to 32.4 degrees — highest February temperature of the decade, IMD said. Slight respite is expected […]

Rain, snowfall forecast in J&K from Friday

Srinagar, Feb 22 : Heavy snow and rainfall is forecast in Jammu and Kashmir from friday evening, the local weather office said. “A fresh Western Disturbance is most likely to affect J&K and adjoining area from February 23 (Night) to February 25 Forenoon). The main activity of this system (moderate to heavy rainfall/snowfall) is likely […]

5 killed in landslide on Indonesia’s Java island

Jakarta, Feb 22 : At least five people were killed and 15 were missing after a landslide hit the Indonesian island of Java on Thursday, the country’s disaster management agency said. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Authority, said 14 people were injured in the landslide. Search and rescue efforts for survivors […]

Cauvery water dispute: CM urges all TN parties to unite

Chennai, Feb 22 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami urged all parties to shed their differences and unite to secure the state’s rights in the Cauvery river water dispute with neighbouring Karnataka. The Supreme Court on February 16 reduced Tamil Nadu’s share of the river water to 177.25 tmcft, down from 192 tmcft allocated […]