Within four months of starting its operations, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar has begun a battle against power shortage in the state. The institute has already started work in this direction and plans to work extensively to produce power through biogas and other agricultural wastes.

The Centre on Wednesday decided that it would not consider any development project proposed in the country's top 43 identified 'critically-polluted' industrial clusters and pending with it for an environment clearance for the next eight months.

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, is set to launch one of the first bio-energy centres in the country.

The P.K. Sinha Centre for Bio-energy will be inaugurated on Tuesday on the institute

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In an attempt to make the IIT Bombay campus energy efficient, an energy audit of the institute was recently conducted to identify and suggest measures for conservation. The recommendations, if implemented, can bring about a total saving of around Rs1.75 crore per year, the report said.

Using mercury nanotubes india may be able to produce solar cells with a greater capacity to absorb solar energy. The secret behind this extra capacity lies in mercury compound nanotubes, scientists at iit Delhi have found out. Nanotubes, because of their structure, exhibit electrical and optical properties, which help in the absorption of solar energy and its conversion to electrical

IIT Kanpur develops zero-waste toilets that reuse flushed water and recycle waste.
IIT Kanpur develops zero-waste toilets that reuse flushed water and recycle waste

India seems ready to cash in on electronic mail, a cheap and fast way of communication in which messages are exchanged through computer networks.

Long bus journeys usually result in an aching back and queasy stomachs for passengers. But sitting in the front only worsens their discomfort.