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Union government launches Prakash portal to monitor Coal supply

The Union government has launched a Prakash portal – ‘Power Rail Koyla Availability through Supply Harmony’ – for better coordination among the Ministries of Power, Coal and Indian Railways for coal supply to power plants. The portal, which is developed by NTPC, is designed to help in mapping and monitoring entire coal supply chain for ..

Vietnam inaugurats Southeast Asia’s largest solar power farm

Vietnam has recently inaugurated Southeast Asia’s largest solar power farm which has the capacity to produce 688 million kWh of electricity annually. The Dau Tieng Solar Power Complex is constructed on the Dau Tieng Reservoir – the largest artificial lake in Vietnam – and is expected to generate 10% of the country’s solar energy to ..

Neutrino Observatory in India

India is constructing a giant Neutrino Observatory (INO) in a 1,300 meters (4,300 ft) deep cave under Ino Peak near Theni, Tamil Nadu, India. The INO is a particle physics research project to primarily observe and study atmospheric neutrinos. The project is anticipated to provide a precise measurement of neutrino mixing parameters and will be ..

India’s first solar-powered cruise boat to be rolled out in Kerala

India’s first solar-powered cruise boat to be rolled out in Alappuzha, Kerala in December 2019. A Rs 3-crore cruise boat that can carry 100 passengers is under construction at a boatyard in Aroor. This is part of an initiative of the State Water Transport Department (SWTD), whose solar ferry Aditya in the Vaikom-Thavanakadavu route has ..

Amasebailu village becomes Karnataka’s first solar-powered Gram Panchayat

Amasebailu village in Kundapura Taluk of Udupi district has become Karnataka’s first solar-powered Gram Panchayat. Over 1800 houses were provided solar lamps at a total cost of Rs 2.13 crore. The project was funded by Centre and State Government in the ratio of 30:20 and the rest was paid by the Panchayat and charitable organizations. ..

Cabinet approves pact between India and Denmark in the field of Renewable energy

On 15th April, 2019, Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for ab agreement between Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Denmark’s Ministry for Energy, Utilities and Climate to facilitate deliberate collaboration in renewable energy with focus on offshore wind energy and a Letter of Intent to establish an Indo-Danish ..

Saksham 2019: Annual high intensity people-centric mega campaign under Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Saksham 2019 is an annual high intensity one-month long people-centric mega campaign, which is organised by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. The purpose of the Saksham (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav) is to sensitize the masses about conservation and efficient use of petroleum products which will lead ..

Pranav R Mehta becomes first Indian to head Global Solar Council (GSC)

Pranav R Mehta has become the first Indian to head the Global Solar Council (GSC) on 01 January 2019. He is a visionary in the field of Solar Energy and the chairman of National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI). The GSC, founded in 2015, is an international non-profit association of the national, regional and ..