POWERS

  • Balloon-powered Internet: Google's Project Loon gets closer to launch April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Google's longstanding initiative to provide Internet through a balloon is all set to afloat in the air for more locations and offer access to the World Wide Web to people in remote locations where the basic mode of modern communication is still unavailable. Project Loon -balloon powered Internet for...
  • This camera produces pictures, generates power from pixels April 18, 2015

    New York: Scientists at Columbia University in New York have successfully built a camera that is capable of producing images using power harvested from the surrounding incident light. The prototype self-powering camera takes an image each second, and in a well-lit scene it can operate indefinitely. The team is led by...
  • Fake Xiaomi Mi Power Banks sell more than the original, complains Xiaomi April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: What is stopping Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi from exceeding its proven success over top brands like Samsung and Apple? Counterfeits! Xiaomi has complained that its Mi Power Banks hit only 14.6 million units last year which is less than half of the anticipated sale. The reason for slumping figures...
  • A portable Bluetooth speaker with built-in power bank launched at Rs 2,919 in India April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: boAt, one of the latest entrants into the audio-tech market, has launched its new portable Bluetooth speaker Rugged in India at Rs 2,919. The Rugged is a wireless portable and splash-proof speaker that is claimed to deliver an amazing listening experience. This Bluetooth speaker has an 1800 mAh...
  • Along with Zenfone 2, Asus to also launch 10000mAh power bank, two other mobile accessories on April 23 in India April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Asus, which offered an early look at the Zenfone 2 to select members of Indian media on Friday, has more up its sleeves for its Zenfone 2 India event. Apart from the Zenfone 2, the company will also launch a 10000mAh power bank and two other mobile accessories at...
  • GRIDTECH 2015 unveils the future of India's T&D sector April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (POWERGRID), a Navratna PSU and the leading T&D player of the country, on Wednesday commenced the 5th international Exhibition and Conference GRIDTECH at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi with the support of the Power Ministry. The exhibition has brought together various international and...
  • Zebronics launches new 10,000mAh portable power bank at Rs 1,999 in India April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Zebronics has launched a new power bank under the Power Grid range. Named ZEB-PG10000, the portable power bank comes with a mammoth battery of 10,000mAh that is claimed to charge a smartphone at least 3 times on a single charge. Priced at Rs 1,999, the ZEB-PG10000 includes two USB...
  • 'Framework' for final deal reached at Iran nuclear talks April 2, 2015

    Tehran: Iran and world powers reached a framework on curbing Iran's nuclear program at marathon talks in Switzerland on Thursday that will allow further negotiations towards a final agreement. A Western official said it would include limits on Iran's enrichment of uranium for 10 years. Western and Iranian officials at the talks...
  • China's first biomass-solar power plant begins operation April 2, 2015

    Beijing: China's first power plant producing electricity from both biomass and photovoltaic on Thursday become operational and will generate a total of 163.3 million kilowatt-hours of power a year. The Zhejiang Longquan Biomass Power Plant in east China's Zhejiang Province began operating its two biomass power generators, which boast a total...
  • Xiaomi launches Redmi 2A, Mi Smart Power Strip, Mi Smart Scale March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: As a part of its fifth anniversary celebrations, Xiaomi has launched new products including an affordable variant of its low-cost Redmi 2, Mi Smart Scale, Mi Smart Power Strip, Mi Note (Pink Edition), and the Mi TV 2 55-Inch variant. The Redmi 2A is an even cheaper version of...
  • Pakistan to purchase 4,000 MW of electricity from China March 24, 2015

    Islamabad: Energy-starved Pakistan will purchase 4,000 megawatt of electricity from China to meet its power crisis, media reports said on Tuesday. The country has been hit by some of the worst power cuts in recent years, shutting businesses and enraging the domestic consumers. China has offered to export 4,000 MW of electricity...
  • I will not seek vote if power situation doesn't improve in Bihar: Nitish Kumar March 22, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said he will not seek votes in the assembly elections to be held later in 2015 if he cannot improve the power situation in the state. Nitish Kumar, in his latest Facebook post, said he was reiterating the stand he had made three...
  • Unexpected rains pull down peak power deficit to 2.8 per cent in February March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Unexpected rains across the country brought down the peak power deficit -- shortfall in electricity supply when the demand is maximum -- to 2.8 per cent last month. Peak power demand during February was 1,37,948 MW, of which 1,34,102 MW was met, leaving a deficit of 3,846 MW,...
  • Army conducts fire power display at Pokhran marking centenary celebrations of participation in World War I March 21, 2015

    Jaipur: The Indian Army conducted a fire power display at Pokhran in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan marking the centenary celebrations of its participation in the first World War. Showcasing the Army's capabilities, proficiency and preparedness, the 'Fire Power Display' was held on Friday at the Pokhran field firing range and involved...
  • NDMC areas to get water, power subsidy from today March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The areas under the jurisdiction of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will be able to get water and electricity at subsidised rates from Saturday. The resolution for the same was passed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was sworn-in as NDMC member on Friday. "Kejriwal passed a proposal to...
  • Solar-powered plane lands in Myanmar on third leg of journey March 19, 2015

    Yangon: A solar-powered plane landed in Myanmar on Thursday night, the third leg of a round-the-world trip aimed at highlighting clean energy. Dozens of trees had to be cleared ahead of the Solar Impulse 2's arrival at the Mandalay International Airport for its giant mobile hangar and exhibition tent, said Taik...
  • Solar Impulse-2 aircraft lands in Varanasi after 2-hour delay in immigration clearance in Ahmedabad March 18, 2015

    Varanasi: The world's only 'zero-fuel' aircraft 'Solar Impulse-2' on Wednesday landed in Varanasi for an overnight stopover after its pilot held the Ahmedababd 'administration' responsible for the delay in departure from the city for want of customs and immigration clearance. Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard, who had flown the airplane from Muscat...
  • Solar Impulse-2 pilot blames immigration clearance for delay in India March 18, 2015

    Solar Impulse-2, the world's first aircraft to be powered solely by solar energy is heading to Varanasi from Ahmedabad. While the aircraft's flight was delayed due to bad weather earlier, one of the pilots has now blamed slow immigration procedures for delaying the project. ...
  • World's first solar-powered aircraft to land in Varanasi March 18, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The world's only 'zero-fuel' aircraft 'Solar Impulse-2' on Wednesday took off from Ahmedabad for the holy city of Varanasi as a part of its round-the-world trip. Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg flew the aircraft from Ahmedabad at 7.18 am local time. The flight was delayed by about two hours from its...
  • Solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse-2 pilot blames immigration clearance for delay in India March 18, 2015

    Varanasi: Solar Impulse-2, the world's first aircraft to be powered solely by solar energy is heading to Varanasi from Ahmedabad. While the aircraft's flight was delayed due to bad weather earlier, one of the pilots has now blamed slow immigration procedures for delaying the project. The pilot Bertrand Piccard says he...
  • New motion-powered fabric can charge your smartphone March 17, 2015

    London: Scientists at the Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea have created a double-layered fabric out of silver-coated woven textile that can charge the battery of a mobile phone. The foldable patch of fabric wrapped around your wrist can gather enough energy from your arm movement. The new fabric relies on the triboelectric effect,...
  • Coal or solar, what will power India's future? March 17, 2015

    India's electricity supply in order to match the country's development ambitions (high growth of 8%+ p.a. with industrialization, better quality of power, better energy access) would have to grow by around 7% every year. Then the country would need to grow from 1,050 TWh in 2012 to almost 5,000 TWh...
  • OnePlus Power Bank with 10,000mAh battery to be launched on March 17 March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: OnePlus has now announced the release date of its recently introduced 10,000mAh Power Bank. The company, which unveiled the Power Bank late last year, will start selling the device from March 17. "Starting March 17. Are you ready to charge??," says a post (with an image of the Power...
  • Tamil Nadu number one state on development parameters: Assocham March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu has been ranked as the best performing state on eight out of nine development parameters like economy, power, roads and health while Kerala secured the second slot, according to an Assocham study. Except for education, Tamil Nadu remained the best performing state in all other parameters. Kerala...
  • Mumbai: Monorail services disrupted due to power supply glitch March 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Monorail services were disrupted on Sunday due to some defect in power supply. A monorail was stranded between Mysore Place station and Bhakti Park. 11 passengers have already been evacuated with the help of fire brigade. The fire brigade received a call in the morning about some passengers being stuck...
  • Solar-powered aircraft makes first stop at Ahmedabad, likely to stay for 3 days March 11, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The world's only solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2, which landed in Ahmedabad on Tuesday night is likely to stay in the city for two-three days before leaving for Varanasi. The aircraft is on an around-the-world journey and would fly without a drop of fuel as it is propelled solely by...
  • Solar-powered plane will make a stop over in Ahmedabad tonight March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The solar-powered plane which is on a five-month long record breaking trip around the world, will land in India on Tuesday night. Solar Impulse, claimed to be the world's only solar-powered aircraft, will make a stop over in Ahmedabad. "Solar Impulse will take off from Abu Dhabi in the...
  • A 2,600mAh portable power bank with suction cup design launched at Rs 499 March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Essot has launched a portable charger with a suction cup design that can power up smartphones, MP3, MP4, 1 AMP tablets and other such devices with its 2,600mAh battery. The Suction Cup portable power bank charges a phone at least one full time of its original battery life and...
  • World's first solar-powered aircraft to land in Gujarat on Tuesday March 9, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Solar Impulse, claimed to be the world's only solar-powered aircraft, will make a stop over in Ahmedabad on Tuesday as a part of its maiden global journey. "Solar Impulse will take off from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and land in Ahmedabad after making a first stop over...
  • Solar-powered plane takes off for first flight around the world March 9, 2015

    Abu Dhabi: A Swiss solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi early Monday, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. Solar Impulse founder André Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seater when it took off from the Al Bateen Executive...