Blackouts

Users face outage on Facebook, Instagram

Users face outage on Facebook, Instagram

Many users across the globe faced outage on Facebook and Instagram, with a flash message from the company saying the website undergoing "required maintenance".

Aug 27, 2017, 11:34 AM IST
Smart power grid technology may be prone to hacking: Study

Smart power grid technology may be prone to hacking: Study

Smart grid technology - such as management systems in power plants - may be prone to hacking, say scientists who delved into "nightmare" scenarios where hackers exploit security weaknesses and execute a disruptive plan of cyberattacks.

Feb 12, 2017, 19:02 PM IST
Power Ministry working on tech to counter blackouts: Piyush Goyal

Power Ministry working on tech to counter blackouts: Piyush Goyal

Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said his ministry is experimenting with a technology, brown- out, which can provide some power backup to households in the event of a grid failure leading to blackouts.

Jul 07, 2016, 21:46 PM IST

Widespread power cut leaves White House in dark

 Widespread power outages on Tuesday swept Washington D.C. area, causing blackouts at White House, State Department, Capitol and other government buildings.

Apr 08, 2015, 03:26 AM IST

Madagascar government resigns as blackouts roil country

The government of the Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar has resigned, the presidency announced, amid growing criticism and violent protests over the cabinet`s handling of recurring power bla

Jan 13, 2015, 17:01 PM IST

AAP asks Govt to make public steps taken to solve power crisis

The Aam Aadmi Party today demanded that steps taken by Delhi administration and Union Power Ministry for the emergency electricity restoration to ensure lesser power outages in the national capital be made public.

Jun 13, 2014, 23:30 PM IST

Brazil blames vast blackouts on short circuits

Blackouts that darkened much of Brazil last week were caused by short circuits in a power substation that prompted the shutdown of three key transmission lines from the planet`s second-largest hydroelectric dam.

Nov 17, 2009, 12:49 PM IST

Lights back in Brazil after outage hits up to 60M

Brazil emerged early Wednesday from a widespread power outage that plunged as many as 60 million people in at least nine states into darkness for hours, prompting security fears and concern from residents about another black eye for a country hosting the 2016 Olympic Games.

Nov 11, 2009, 21:02 PM IST