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12 January, 2019 7:13 AM Global solar sector sees corporate funding, M&A activity worth $9.7 billion in 2018

The global solar sector witnessed a total corporate funding and merger and acquisitions activity worth USD 9.7 billion in 2018, a 24 percent drop compared to the year-ago period, according to a report. Mercom Capital Group said the total M&A and global corporate fundings, including venture capital (VC), debt financing and public market financing stood 112

10 January, 2019 4:09 AM Adani Enterprises trades flat despite signing MoU with Andhra Pradesh

Adani Group will invest Rs 70,000 crores to build 'green' data centre parks in Andhra Pradesh, potentially creating over 100,000 jobs over 20 years, the company said in a statement Shares of Adani Enterprises erased gains and traded flat in the early trade on January 10 after signing an agreement to develop solar-powered data centre parks in Andhra 146

8 January, 2019 10:22 AM Milky Way headed towards catastrophic galactic collision

London: A catastrophic collision with a neighbouring galaxy in two billion years' time could wake up Milky Way galaxy's dormant black hole, and send our solar system hurtling into space, scientists say. Research led by astrophysicists at Durham University in the UK predict that the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) could hit the Milky Way in two billion years' 119

4 January, 2019 9:45 AM Lunar Eclipse 2019: Super Blood Wolf Moon And What's So Special About It

A trifecta of lunar activities -- a total lunar eclipse, a super blood moon and a wolf moon -- will take place on January 20-21. The whole thing is being called the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon.' Stargazers around the world are in for a treat as January 2019 is going to be an exciting astronomical month. From a total lunar eclipse to a meteor shower and a partial 100

31 December, 2018 12:31 PM IL&FS puts commercial, residential properties up for sale

New Delhi: The debt-laden IL&FS group has further put up its properties for sale to garner funds in order to settle loan dues. It has invited bids from interested buyers for properties (commercial and residential) in Mumbai and one in Kolkata. Properties on sale include a 1,376 square feet residential property located at upscale Malabar Hill besides 80

28 December, 2018 6:43 AM 2 of 5 eclipses in 2019 to be visible in India: Observatory Official

Indore: Astronomy enthusiasts and skygazers will be able to watch five eclipses in 2019, two of which will be visible in India. It will start with a partial solar eclipse on January 6, though it will not be visible in India, Dr Rajendraprakash Gupt, Superintendent of the Ujjain-based Jiwaji Observatory, told PTI. On January 21, a total lunar eclipse 64

28 December, 2018 6:40 AM PM Modi to ride on solar-powered bus prototype at Indian Science Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will ride on a prototype of a driverless solar-powered bus during his visit to a university here to inaugurate the 106th Indian Science Congress next week, the varsity said on December 27. The science congress will attract over 20,000 delegates, including 3000 acclaimed scientists and researchers. Students of different departments 93

24 December, 2018 7:25 AM Shimmering 'super-Earth' in constellation Cassiopeia discovered

London: Researchers have discovered a new exotic planet outside our solar system in the constellation Cassiopeia. Located 21 light years away from us, this planet, dubbed HD219134 b, has a mass almost five times that of Earth, which is considered a so-called "super-Earth". Unlike the Earth, however, it most likely does not have a massive core of iron, but is rich in calcium 85

17 December, 2018 4:07 PM Australia to provide support for European Space Agency's tracking station

Confirmed on Friday by the Australian government, "CSIRO" to take over day-to-day operations of European Space Agency's tracking centre by March 2019. Canberra: In a first an Australian body has been chosen to take over day-to-day operations at the European Space Agency's (ESA) deep space tracking centre, it was announced on Friday. The station at New Norcia 118

17 December, 2018 12:31 PM Hi-tech world to be on display at Gujarat science expo

Gujarat government with a vision of " Shaping a New India" is planning to organize couple of exhibitions under (VGGIS) 2019, displaying futursitic technologies,automation and space world.   Gandhinagar: Giving a glimpse of advanced technologies, which were once considered science fiction stuff, an exhibition on futuristic technologies will be displayed 145