Monthly Archive: February 2016

Ultra-thin graphene can power future technologies: Study

New ultra-thin, patterned graphene sheets developed by scientists could enable future applications such as “smart wallpaper” generating electricity from waste light or heat, and power a host of applications within the growing “internet of...

WTO ruling against Paris pact: Greenpeace backs India

Supporting India’s decision to challenge WTO ruling which held the government’s power purchase agreements with solar firms as “inconsistent”, Greenpeace today said the ruling “violates” the spirit of Paris climate change agreement. Ruling against...

Despite govt push, few takers for ethanol in UP

The Central government’s push for ethanol production from sugarcane may not reap any real benefits for the farmers failing to register as a viable alternative against falling oil prices. The dwindling interest in ethanol...

LIC buys 59 pct of NTPC shares on offer

State-owned Life Insurance Corporation of India bought more than half of the shares being sold by the government in power utility NTPC Ltd, the latest instance of the insurer playing a key role in...