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29 July, 2015 5:41 PM Clean energy sector adds 695 MW in Q1

New capacity addition in the renewable energy sector stood at 695 MW during the first quarter of this fiscal. The April-June 2015 quarter also saw the total solar power installed capacity in the country cross 4,000 MW. During Q1 of this fiscal, solar segment added almost as much capacity as wind sector. i.e, wind and solar contributed 319 MW and 318 MW respectively 29

28 July, 2015 10:12 PM I can get the youth to dream. They have fewer biases about society: APJ Abdul Kalam

As India’s 11th President, APJ Abdul Kalam led an active public life and came to be known as the People’s President. In this Idea Exchange from 2009, moderated by deputy editor Seema Chishti, Kalam speaks about his ideas, his vision for the country and the youth. I believe every President before me contributed something in their respective fields 50

28 July, 2015 6:54 PM Rajasthan clears solar power projects worth Rs.1.56 lakh crore

Jaipur, July 28: The Rajasthan government on Tuesday approved investment proposals worth Rs.1.56 lakh crore in the solar power sector. The proposals were approved at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. ”We gave approval for investment proposals worth Rs.1,56,000 crore for solar power production of 26,000 MW in Rajasthan,” Parliamentary 26

28 July, 2015 4:06 PM Chinese academic community pays rich tributes to APJ Abdul Kalam

BEIJING: Fondly recalling former President APJ Abdul Kalam's two memorable visits to China to interact with students, the Chinese academic community today paid rich tributes to India's 'missile man', saying he was not simply a scientist of India but of the entire world. "Kalam's death made us feel very very sad. We will remember him forever with tears 46

28 July, 2015 10:03 AM ACME Solar commissions 150 MW plants in Odisha & Rajasthan

ACME Solar on Tuesday said it has commissioned solar plants totalling 150 MW in Rajasthan and Odisha Under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. "(ACME Solar) announced the commissioning of solar plants totalling 150 MW in Rajasthan and Odisha," the company said in a statement on Tuesday. EREN Renewable Energy and EDF Energies Nouvelles each hold a 25 per cent stake 23

25 July, 2015 9:57 AM White House Notebook: Kenya says it’s no terror hotbed

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyans eager to have their country in the spotlight during President Barack Obama’s visit have been irked by a news report describing the East African nation as a “hotbed of terror.” Kenyans quickly mobilized a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #SomeoneTellCNN to correct what many here have called an exaggeration by the television 30 4

23 July, 2015 6:51 AM Modi government launches scathing counter attack; targets 7 'graft-tainted' Congress-ruled states

NEW DELHI: Peeved over a stubborn opposition stand to not let Parliament function, the Modi government on Thursday decided to launch a counter plan by highlighting corruption in seven Congress-ruled states. Prime Minister Narendra Modi finished a closed-door meet with his ministers to discuss the counter onslaught even as a belligerent opposition forced 44

15 July, 2015 6:44 PM PM congratulates NASA on Pluto mission

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight congratulated NASA for its success in space exploration as its spaceship sent data and photos of Pluto. "A landmark feat in space exploration as NASA's aptly named spaceship sends back data & photos of Pluto from almost 5 billion kilometres away," he tweeted. "Congratulations to @NASA team. Their efforts 44

13 July, 2015 1:00 PM Climate, clean energy most critical area uniting U.S. and India: Envoy

Chennai, July 13 (ANI): Climate and promotion of the use of clean energy are the most critical areas uniting the United States and India, said Ambassador Richard Verma on Monday. "We are committed to sharing our experiences, our technology, and our financing possibilities to help India meet its aggressive renewable targets, to combat air pollution and to lessen 24

12 July, 2015 10:04 PM Jaya absence sparks questions on health

Chennai, July 12: A week is said to be a long time in politics. So, when eight days came to pass without Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa having been spotted at the state secretariat, it was reason enough to break a political convention. "The chief minister has no work because her health is not good enough to discharge her duties. That is why she is not attending 96