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Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre becomes the fifth tallest building in the...

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, located within the booming Zhujiang New...

My Home Industries to open Rs250 crore cement grinding plant in...

Diversified business group, My Home Industries plans to open new 1.5-million tonne cement grinding plant at Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu in January 2017. The cement producer...

Emaar India awards Rs 100 crore contract for commercial project

Realty major, Emaar India has awarded a Rs 100 crore contract to construction firm, Capacit'e Infraprojects Ltd (CIL) for its upcoming mixed-use commercial project...

DMRC at its phase IV to have six metro lines to...

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is already connecting the dots for its fourth phase of expansion in the capital.  Phase IV, which has got...

Uttrakhand signs pact with DMRC to build metro line on Dehradun...

In a significant move ahead of the Assembly polls, the Uttarakhand government signed a pact with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation(DMRC) to introduce the...

China launches satellite to monitor global greenhouse gas emissions

China launched a global carbon dioxide monitoring satellite via a Long March-2D rocket.  It was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi...

Centre grants Rs 160 crore to Uttar Pradesh to build urban...

The union government has granted the central assistance of Rs 160 crore to Uttar Pradesh (UP) to construct houses for its urban poor.  The...

Govt approves coal swapping between PSUs with private sector companies

The Central Government has approved the coal swapping between the governments, PSUs with the private companies.  While addressing the launch programme of web portal...

JICA signs tripartite consultancy pact for Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail project

Japanese funding agency, JICA has signed a tripartite consultancy pact with Railway Ministry and National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRC) for the high-speed...

Smart-glass windows that go opaque, sense its surroundings and generate power

Two French companies, construction giant, Vinci and solar specialist, Sunpartner Technologies, have formed an equal joint venture to produce a smart-glass window that can...

RINL enters into solar power generation with Vishakhapatnam plant

The government announced inauguration of 5-mw solar power plant by Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) at a cost of Rs 33 crore, a move...

Meininger Hotels will open its second property in Brussels

Travel services firm, Cox & Kings-owned Meininger Hotels have signed a lease contract with Nelson Canal for a 150-room hotel in Brussels.  The hotel...

India ranks third globally in USGBC’s LEED certified green buildings

India ranks third in US Green Building Council's (USGBC) annual ranking of the top 10 countries for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)...

Jindal Steel likely to sell stake in Oman unit to cut...

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) is likely to sell a significant stake in its Oman unit, Jindal Shadeed Iron and Steel Llc, to...

New ‘programmable’ cement could help develop greener concrete

Scientists at Rice University have decoded the kinetic properties of cement and developed a way to "program" the microscopic, semicrystalline particles within. The process...

Scientists find sand absorbs high-speed ballistic impact better than steel

In a recent study, a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Faculty of Engineering found that sand can absorb more...

‘Tiny earthquakes’ help researchers predict mountain rock falls

The risk of mountain rock falls in regions with sub-zero temperatures, such as the Swiss Alps and parts of Canada, could be better predicted...

This new material captures energy from human motion

Scientists at Michigan State University have developed a flexible, film-like material that generates electrical energy when touched, meaning devices like smartphones and tablets could...

Initial bids for development of Navi Mumbai airport likely to be...

The initial bids for development of the Navi Mumbai international airport is likely to be opened early next month.   The Navi Mumbai airport, which...

State Government to take over the VMC flyover project

On Friday, the standing committee of VMC amended the original proposal of the flyover project brought by the administration and added that the civic...