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Jaiprakash to sell hydro plants to Reliance Power

Jaiprakash to sell hydro plants to Reliance Power

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:16

The sale of Jaiprakash`s entire hydropower portfolio, which has an aggregate capacity of nearly 1,800 megawatts, would make Reliance the country`s largest private provider of hydroelectric power.

Clean Ganga drive: Centre gives clearance to 6 new sewage treatment plants

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:02

Taking a positive step towards cleaning the holy river Ganga, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to rejuvenate it on a priority basis, the Centre has given clearance for six new sewage treatment plants (STPs).

25 of 100 power plants have less than 4 days coal stock: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 18:33

One fourth of the 100 coal-based power plants monitored by CEA are reeling under acute coal shortage with stocks to last less than four days, Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said Monday.

Russian steelmaker Severstal announces sale of US plants

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:31

Russia`s steel giant Severstal announced on Monday the sale of its North American plants to US companies for a total of USD2.3 billion (1.7 billion euros).

Plants` size, age impact productivity more than climate

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:36

A new study has revealed that the size and age of plants has more impact on their productivity instead of climate that has a relatively minor direct effect on net primary productivity.

Internal clock drives sunflowers` daily motion

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 21:39

In an interesting find, scientists have revealed that sunflowers do not simply respond to sunlight, but also to an internal biological clock.

Purple nut sedge was important part of prehistoric ancestors` diet: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:42

A new study has found new evidence that our had a detailed understanding of plants long before the development of agriculture.

NTPC power plants have 2 days of coal stock left; Govt steps in

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:25

As electricity demand peaks due to sub-normal monsoon, state-owned NTPC has warned that power plants are running on very low coal stock of less than two days, prompting government to take steps to fix the crisis.

Power crisis in Uttar Pradesh continues

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 08:53

Uttar Pradesh continued to face power outages due to technical glitches in some of the state`s power plants, an official said.

Centre ready to launch rape crisis centres: Maneka Gandhi

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 21:27

Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said the Centre was ready to launch Rape Crisis Centres across the country that would offer a range of support services for women victims of molestation.

Sukhbir Singh Badal warns of food crisis if power plants don`t get coal

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:06

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Wednesday warned if uninterrupted supply of coal was not ensured for the state, it could lead to a food crisis as paddy plantation will be severely affected.

How plants respond to elevated CO2 levels

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:23

Researchers have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.