Indian-origin researcher in US unveils robot for port scan

A low-cost football-sized robot has been developed by an Indian-origin researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in US to perform underwater ultrasound scan at ports to spot concealed contrabands.

Over 50 school kids fall ill in Ghaziabad

Over 50 school children fell ill and were admitted to a hospital in this western Uttar Pradesh town after they consumed water from a hand pump in their school premise on Friday, police said.

Power generation at Kudankulam I unit stable

Power generation at the first 1,000 MW unit at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is stable with the unit restarting generation Sep 15, said officials

Dwarka water supply be measured through flow meter: Delhi HC to DDA

The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed DDA to measure through flow metres the water it is supplying to Dwarka residents, saying there is no clarity on that aspect.

Now, 'artificial beak' to collect water from fog
Now, 'artificial beak' to collect water from fog

Researchers recently developed an "artificial beak" that could allow people to collect water from fog.

Now, 'soft robots' that can walk through flames
Now, 'soft robots' that can walk through flames

Scientists have developed the first untethered soft robot that can tread over a variety of adverse environmental conditions including snow, puddles of water, flames .

Financial considerations are not an issue for me: Sushant Singh Rajput
Financial considerations are not an issue for me: Sushant Singh Rajput

Two-film-old Sushant Singh Rajput, who has wrapped up shooting for director Dibakar Banerjee's ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshi’, says he prefers unconventional roles and won't do a run-of-the-mill kind even if he will get big bucks for that.

State to provide drinking water to all people: AP Deputy CM

Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister N Chinarajappa said here Tuesday that the state government is taking steps to provide all infrastructure facilities including drinking water in rural areas.

Overhydration in athletes can lead to death

It was recently revealed that drinking too much water and sports drinks could be fatal for athletes.

Archerfish target prey with jets of water
Archerfish target prey with jets of water

Archerfish hunt by shooting jets of water at unsuspecting insects, spiders, or even small lizards on leaves or twigs above, knocking them into the water below before gobbling them up, scientists say.

Storage position of major reservoirs less than last year: CWC
Storage position of major reservoirs less than last year: CWC

The storage position of 85 major reservoirs of the country is less than that of last year, the Central Water Commission Friday said as India received 516 mm of rainfall as compared to normal precipitation of 630.4 mm.

Noida builders using ground water; NGT pulls up authorities

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday pulled up the authorities for their failure to restrain builders in Noida and Greater Noida from "extracting" ground water for construction.

India`s reservoir water level drops to two-thirds of capacity

In this year of deficient rainfall, less than two-thirds of the country`s major reservoir-storage capacity of water is currently available -- some 85 percent of the available storage in the corresponding period of last year, the water resources ministry said Friday.

DJB informs Delhi HC about mandatory rainwater harvesting

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it has made it mandatory for a property of 500 square metres or more in the capital to install provisions for rainwater harvesting.

India in danger of moving towards water scarcity condition: ADB

India is in danger of moving towards water scarcity conditions as per capita availability of water is reducing in the country, a Asian Development Bank official said Wednesday.

29 storage dams operating at below normal capacity: CEA

Water level at storage dams across the country has gone down due to scanty monsoon adversely impacting irrigation and hydel generation.

Arctic sea`s thick snow drastically shrinking

A new study had claimed that the thick snow on Arctic Sea ice has significantly lost its depth.

There will be water wars soon: HC on depleting water level in Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said there would be "water wars" soon given the rate water sources is depleting and asked the city government whether it has any policy in place for implementing rain-water harvesting measures.

There will be water wars soon: HC on depleting water level in Delhi

The Delhi High Court Wednesday said there would be "water wars" soon given the rate water sources is depleting and asked the city government whether it has any policy in place for implementing rain-water harvesting measures.

Uma moots for integrated management of Northeast water resources

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development Uma Bharati has assured Arunachal Pradesh for integrated management of all the water resources of the north-eastern state.