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Scientists have built a device to generate electricity from air

20 Feb 2020

Scientists have built a device to generate electricity from air

In a first, scientists have developed a device capable of generating electricity out of thin air. Quite literally!

After Delhi, West Bengal plans to offer subsidized electricity

10 Feb 2020

After Delhi, West Bengal plans to offer subsidized electricity

The West Bengal government on Monday announced a subsidy on electricity along with a flurry of sops in its last full Budget ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections.

Five examples of 'Jugaad' engineering which happens only in India

01 Nov 2019

Five examples of 'Jugaad' engineering which happens only in India

India is the land of jugaad, a Hindi word which means an economical makeshift solution in situations where resources are scarce.

Pakistan PMO fails to pay bills; company may cut power-supply

29 Aug 2019

Pakistan PMO fails to pay bills; company may cut power-supply

As Pakistan's economy continues to be on a downward spiral, the country's Prime Minister Imran Khan's Secretariat fears having its electricity disconnected over non-payment of bills.

Delhi: Now, pay nothing for Rs. 800 electricity bill

13 Aug 2019

Delhi: Now, pay nothing for Rs. 800 electricity bill

A few weeks ago, Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government announced that those who consume up to 200 units of electricity in the National Capital won't have to pay the bill.

Kejriwal doles out another sop, makes 200-units of electricity free

01 Aug 2019

Kejriwal doles out another sop, makes 200-units of electricity free

On Thursday, the AAP-led Delhi government announced that households which consume up to 200 units of electricity per month will not be asked to pay a bill.

Man charged Rs. 128cr electricity-bill for using 'fan and light'

21 Jul 2019

Man charged Rs. 128cr electricity-bill for using 'fan and light'

A resident of Chamri village in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur got the shock of his life when received an electricity bill of more than a whopping Rs. 128 crore just for using "fan and light".

#NewsBytesSurvey: Youth happy with Modi, 70% think he would win

15 Apr 2019

#NewsBytesSurvey: Youth happy with Modi, 70% think he would win

With general elections officially beginning last week, the eyes of the world are set on India.

Five examples of 'Jugaad' engineering which happens only in India

25 Mar 2019

Five examples of 'Jugaad' engineering which happens only in India

India is the land of jugaad, a Hindi word which means an economical makeshift solution in situations where resources are scarce.

Five innovations that are changing the lives of rural India

23 Mar 2019

Five innovations that are changing the lives of rural India

In India, a majority of people in rural areas face various issues, ranging from a lack of access to basic facilities like clean drinking water and electricity to bad roads.

PM Modi to launch several development projects in Arunachal Pradesh

08 Feb 2019

PM Modi to launch several development projects in Arunachal Pradesh

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to inaugurate Arunachal Pradesh's first dedicated TV channel - DD Arunprabha - at the Doordarshan Kendra (DDK) in Itanagar.

PM Modi in J&K: Electricity, education, healthcare for all

03 Feb 2019

PM Modi in J&K: Electricity, education, healthcare for all

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir, declared that the state had become one of the first in the country to achieve 100% electrification of households under the Center's Saubhagya Scheme.

Unemployment at 45-year high after demonetization, stalled NSSO report shows

31 Jan 2019

Unemployment at 45-year high after demonetization, stalled NSSO report shows

During 2017-18, India's unemployment rate touched a 45-year high of 6.1%, a previously unreleased National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report has revealed.

IIT-Roorkee to become emissions-free smart campus by 2022

29 Jan 2019

IIT-Roorkee to become emissions-free smart campus by 2022

A few days back, India's oldest engineering college, IIT-Roorkee, kicked off its smart campus development project in collaboration with global electrical equipment and automation major ABB.

Delhi: Power distributors lose Rs. 150cr annually, courtesy power theft

27 Jan 2019

Delhi: Power distributors lose Rs. 150cr annually, courtesy power theft

Power distribution companies in the Delhi are bleeding money owing to organized power theft for the charging of e-rickshaws in the national capital.

Farmer touches district collector's feet, pleading for electricity connection

31 Dec 2018

Farmer touches district collector's feet, pleading for electricity connection

Recently, a video has gone viral on the Internet showing a farmer in Madhya Pradesh touching the feet of Shivpuri district collector and crying.

#PolicyExplainer: Free electricity connections to un-electrified households under Saubhagya scheme

31 Dec 2018

#PolicyExplainer: Free electricity connections to un-electrified households under Saubhagya scheme

In India, despite the launch of a number of electrification schemes over the years, lakhs of households in rural and urban areas still lack access to electricity.

Assam: Power crisis to be resolved, NTPC to hike power-production

30 Dec 2018

Assam: Power crisis to be resolved, NTPC to hike power-production

NTPC Ltd will add 250 MW to the existing 500 MW capacity in Assam's Kokrajhar district after its third unit is commissioned in February, a senior company official said yesterday.

Minister says UP will achieve 100% electrification by December end

23 Dec 2018

Minister says UP will achieve 100% electrification by December end

On Sunday, Uttar Pradesh power minister Srikant Sharma told the press that the state would be achieving 100% electrification by the end of December.

Scientists create 'bionic mushrooms' that can produce green power

08 Nov 2018

Scientists create 'bionic mushrooms' that can produce green power

Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have created a bionic device that generates green power by 3D-printing clusters of cyanobacteria on an ordinary white-button mushroom.

State government 'making efforts' for power projects in Nagaland: Minister

07 Oct 2018

State government 'making efforts' for power projects in Nagaland: Minister

The Nagaland Government is "making all efforts" to engage firms for studying the feasibility of power projects in the state, Minister Neiba Kronu has said.

Naidu discusses bilateral cooperation in trade, defense with Serbian President

15 Sep 2018

Naidu discusses bilateral cooperation in trade, defense with Serbian President

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday met Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and held a fruitful discussion with him on strengthening cooperation in a number of areas, including trade, defense, and IT.

Cabinet okays plan to electrify 13,000 route kilometers of rail-tracks

12 Sep 2018

Cabinet okays plan to electrify 13,000 route kilometers of rail-tracks

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved a proposal for electrification of the last leg of more than 13,000 route kilometers of railway tracks today, a statement from Railways Ministry said.

CRPF jawans light up the lives of Jharkhand villagers, literally!

04 Sep 2018

CRPF jawans light up the lives of Jharkhand villagers, literally!

CRPF jawans have lit up over 50 households in two villages of Jharkhand's Latehar district with LED bulbs.

#PolicyExplainer: All you need to know about government's Saubhagya Scheme

25 Aug 2018

#PolicyExplainer: All you need to know about government's Saubhagya Scheme

Over the years, several schemes for electrification have been launched in India, yet, there are millions of households in the country without electricity.

#PolicyExplainer: All you need to know about government's Saubhagya Scheme

07 Aug 2018

#PolicyExplainer: All you need to know about government's Saubhagya Scheme

Over the years, several schemes for electrification have been launched in India, yet, there are millions of households in the country without electricity.

Delhi rains: Traffic disrupted, power supply affected, road caves in

26 Jul 2018

Delhi rains: Traffic disrupted, power supply affected, road caves in

Heavy rains lashed the national capital this morning, throwing life out of gear and bringing traffic to a standstill.

Delhi: Space crunch major hurdle for increasing power distribution network

22 Jul 2018

Delhi: Space crunch major hurdle for increasing power distribution network

Space crunch is posing a major challenge in augmentation of the power distribution network in Delhi's densely-packed unauthorized colonies, officials said.

J&K: Army distributes 17,000 solar-lights in un-electrified hamlets in Doda

15 Jul 2018

J&K: Army distributes 17,000 solar-lights in un-electrified hamlets in Doda

Army has distributed 17,000 solar lights among the residents of un-electrified and inaccessible hamlets in Doda district of J&K.

Maha govt to spend Rs. 7,300cr to repair electrical systems

14 Jul 2018

Maha govt to spend Rs. 7,300cr to repair electrical systems

The Maharashtra government has prepared a plan to repair the electrical poles, wires, and other systems at a cost of Rs. 7,300 crore, Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has said.

Jharkhand: All households should get electricity-connection by December, says CM

09 Jul 2018

Jharkhand: All households should get electricity-connection by December, says CM

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das today said by December this year every household in the state should get an electricity connection.

Here's how you can reduce your electricity bill by 20%

30 Jun 2018

Here's how you can reduce your electricity bill by 20%

The Power Ministry had recently held a meeting with major air-conditioner manufacturers and recommended them to maintain the default temperature setting in the appliance at 24°C.

Delhi coal-stocks can supply power for 1.5 days only: Jain

28 Jun 2018

Delhi coal-stocks can supply power for 1.5 days only: Jain

The capital is staring at a debilitating crisis, Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain has warned.

50,000 litres of diesel burnt every hour for Gurgaon's generators

16 Jun 2018

50,000 litres of diesel burnt every hour for Gurgaon's generators

According to estimates by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), at least 50,000 litres of diesel is burnt in Gurgaon every hour to ensure power backup in residential and commercial areas.

'Smart Meters': You may soon stop getting electricity bills delivered

09 Jun 2018

'Smart Meters': You may soon stop getting electricity bills delivered

Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation. That might become the case with our electricity bills.

Power rates in Haryana may be reduced soon: CM Khattar

09 Jun 2018

Power rates in Haryana may be reduced soon: CM Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said electricity rates may be reduced soon in the state.

No load shedding in India from March'19? It's possible

06 Jun 2018

No load shedding in India from March'19? It's possible

The Narendra Modi government is working hard to ensure load shedding is soon a thing of the past.

Delhi's coal-stocks depleting alarmingly. Dark days ahead for the capital?

29 May 2018

Delhi's coal-stocks depleting alarmingly. Dark days ahead for the capital?

Delhi is staring at a severe power crisis, as stocks are getting depleted from all three coal-based thermal power plants in the city.

Piyush Goyal: NASA images depict humongous change in India's brightness

02 May 2018

Piyush Goyal: NASA images depict humongous change in India's brightness

Two interesting images released by NASA established a significant change of brightness in India in 2016, compared to 2013.

Manipur's Leisang becomes the last Indian village to get electricity

29 Apr 2018

Manipur's Leisang becomes the last Indian village to get electricity

All of India's 597,464 census villages now have access to electricity, claims government data.