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Komatsu launches new big-dirt excavator — PC650LC-11

Komatsu’s new machine is built for big dirt, rock and quarry applications and ideal for loading 30-40 ton articulated and rigid dump trucks, the...

Scientists develop new self-healing, stretchable, transparent material

Scientists have developed a self-healing, highly stretchable, transparent material that can be used to power artificial muscles.  The end product is a soft, rubber-like...

Govt forms task force to enforce business contracts in move to...

The government has formed a task force on enforcing business contracts as part of its efforts to improve India’s ease of doing business rankings. ...

Railways mulls highest outlay of Rs 1.35 lakh crore for next...

Indian Railways is likely to have its highest plan outlay of around Rs 1.35 lakh crore for the next financial year. The national transporter...

Port-led projects to see Rs12 lakh crore development plans in the...

Port-led development projects worth Rs 12 lakh crore will be awarded in the coming years, shipping and road transport minister, Nitin Gadkari said. He...

India’s first 2G ethanol bio-refinery to be set up at Bathinda

The Foundation Stone laying ceremony for setting up the first Second Generation (2G) Ethanol Bio-refinery in India was held at village Tarkhanwala, Bathinda (Punjab),...

Government to implement Rs 5 lakh crore Sagarmala projects before May...

Government will try to implement projects worth over Rs. 5 lakh crore under the ambitious Sagarmala initiative before completion of its tenure in May...

Tata Steel to acquire pellet maker — BRPL for Rs 900...

Tata Steel will acquire 100 per cent equity in Odisha-based Brahmani River Pellets (BRPL) for an enterprise value of Rs.900 crore in a bid...

Govt looks to gauge value of big infra projects in 2017-18

The government looks set to initiate value capture financing (VCF) for all infrastructure projects in 2017-18. The policy will be formally launched by Prime...

China’s President calls for wide ranging measures to regulate its hot...

China’s President, Xi Jinping called for wide ranging measures to regulate its red-hot property market, which include financial, fiscal, tax, land, and regulatory measures. ...

Railway-over-Bridge at Basai on Dwarka expressway nearing completion

The much delayed Railway-over-Bridge (RoB) at Basai on Dwarka Expressway is expected to be completed in next two months.  Major construction work including slab...

Engineering students in Kolkata design inexpensive device for 24×7 solar power

An engineering college in Kolkata has devised a combo of solar based generation and power storage system that can supply power perpetually 24 hours...

Indian Railways will form JV with Maharashtra to speed up 20...

Indian Railways will enter into a joint venture (JV) with Maharashtra Government to fast-track 20 rail projects in Mumbai and elsewhere in the state...

Madhya Pradesh to list the roads which can be proposed as...

To reduce financial burden on road maintenance, the Madhya Pradesh government is going to start the process of identifying roads, which can be converted...

Researchers try to make cement from steel slag to cut CO2

Steel production generates some hundred million tons of steel slag worldwide each year. This giant mountain of leftovers is largely dumped.  An Eindhoven University...

Eric Olsen elected as new Chairman of the Cement Sustainability Initiative

Eric Olsen, Chief Executive, LafargeHolcim, will become the new Chairman of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) in 2017.  LafargeHolcim is one of the founding...

New Development Bank approves USD 75 mn loan for solar project...

The New Development Bank (NDB), jointly founded by the BRICS countries including India approved USD 75 million loan for a solar project in China. ...

The world’s first solar road opens in France

France has opened the world's first solar road in the region of Normandy, unveiling a 1-kilometre-long route covered in 2,880 photovoltaic panels.  The trial...

India to invest Rs127 billion on lines to transmit power from...

India will invest Rs127 billion on lines to transmit power from solar parks to enable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s goal of boosting clean energy...

Government approves upgradation of Rajpura-Bathinda Railway line

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved doubling and electrification of the Rajpura-Bhatinda rail line (172.64 km) in Punjab. The doubling of the...