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BSES energises 1,000 solar rooftop connections in Delhi (21:22)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a major achievement on clean energy in the national capital, Delhi distribution company (discom) BSES on Wednesday announced it has energised a record over 1,000 rooftop solar connections in the city with a sanctioned solar load of over 40,000 KW (40 MW).

States told to frame solid waste management rules (20:06)
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) States in northern India were told on Wednesday to frame solid waste management rules by next year, an official said.

Renewable energy need for sustainable development: Bihar Energy Minister (19:10)IANS Photo Service
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) Bihar Energy Minister Bijendra Yadav on Wednesday said renewable energy is a need for sustainable development in view of global warming posing a big challenge worldwide.

$15.3 bn revenue expected from 59 oil, gas fields (15:24)
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Revenue of about $15.3 billion is expected to be generated in 20 years from 25 contract areas covering 59 oil and gas fields that have been discovered, an official said here on Wednesday.

Philippines' typhoon toll reaches 81 amid rescue efforts (14:12)
Manila, Sep 19 (IANS) Philippines authorities on Wednesday raised the death toll to 81 and the number of missing to 70 following typhoon Mangkhut's path through the country's north where rescuers continue searching for dozens of people trapped in a mine buried by a landslide.

Scientists track microbes to monitor health of Sundarbans fisheries (Environmental Feature) (13:00)
By Sahana Ghosh
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS/Mongabay) They may be microscopic in size, but bacterioplankton steer major carbon cycling and food webs in aquatic ecosystems. Bacterioplankton are the bacterial component of plankton that live in water bodies, including oceans and lakes.

Urban landscape mix with nature helps reduce climate impact: French official (12:50)
By Vishal Gulati
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) An urban industrial landscape mix with natural and agricultural spaces is ideal for striking a balance between the quality of human life and economic prosperity. It also helps reduce impact of a changing climate trigger, a French expert says.

US, Poland voice concern over Russia's gas pipeline (10:10)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) US and Polish leaders have expressed their concerns here over Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, claiming it may lead to energy over-reliance on Moscow.

Sunny Wednesday morning in Delhi (10:04)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average.

Chemical leak at Sydney hotel causes panic (09:14)
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) A chemical leak at a luxury hotel here in Australia on Wednesday caused six persons to be rushed to hospital while 24 others were treated at the scene, a hospital official said.

Rajnath reviews inter-state issues at council meet (21:40)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday reviewed several inter-state issues at the 28th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council here.

'New STP in Delhi can generate 3 tonnes bio-fuel per day' (18:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) To combat emerging pollutants from the Barapullah drain in the national capital, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday inaugurated a sewage treatment plant (STP) here, saying it has a capacity to convert 10 lakh litres of sewage into three tonnes of bio-fuel per day.

EU announces 2 million euros in aid to Philippines (18:36)IANS Photo Service
Brussels, Sep 18 (IANS) The EU on Tuesday announced an emergency aid package worth two million euros to help victims of typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines.

Rs 1,217 cr loss due to rains in Himachal, 264 dead (18:00)IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh suffered a cumulative loss of Rs 1,217.29 crore during the monsoon rains that also claimed 264 lives, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said here on Tuesday.

More EU aid for flood-hit Kerala (16:24)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The European Union has allocated an additional 1 million euros in emergency aid for flood-devastated Kerala, an EU delegation to India said on Tuesday.

Lowest solar tariff underpins India's clean energy transformation: IEEFA (15:54)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Gujarat's 500 MW solar tender results have delivered India's record low tariff of Rs 2.44 per kilowatt and this underpins the country's transformation to clean energy, US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Tuesday.

Typhoon Mangkhut toll reaches 74 in Philippines (13:24)
Manila, Sep 18 (IANS) The death toll in the Philippines due to super typhoon Mangkhut increased to 74 on Tuesday as rescue teams continued to search for dozens of people buried in an abandoned mine due to landslides.

Clear Tuesday morning in Delhi (09:44)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) It was a clear Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.5 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average.

Sea turtles killed from plastic wraps in Thailand (08:52)
Bangkok, Sep 18 (IANS) Thai authorities have said that in less than two months, more than 20 sea turtles had been killed from plastic or fish net wraps.

Toll from hurricane Florence reaches 31 in US (08:48)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The death toll from hurricane Florence that battered the US states of North and South Carolina has increased to 31, authorities said.

City gas retail licences: Adani, IOC, BPCL emerge big winners (22:32)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) State-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and private sector Adani Gas have emerged as the major winners of city gas distribution (CGD) licences, according to bid results of 84 cities released by the petroleum regulator PNGRB on Monday.

'World Ozone Day an opportunity to focus on ozone layer protection' (20:44)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said the World Ozone Day was an opportunity to focus global attention on protecting the ozone layer.

SC notice to Centre on plea to ban 85 pesticides (20:28)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from Centre on a plea for a ban on 85 pesticides since these were banned in other countries but were allowed in India, posing a serious health hazards to farmers.

Odd-even: SC stays NGT order on not exempting women drivers (20:08)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order in which it had not given exemption to two-wheelers and vehicles driven by women in the national capital during the odd-even vehicle rotation scheme.

4 killed as typhoon Mangkhut slams south China (Second Lead) (18:02)IANS Photo Service
Beijing/Hong Kong, Sep 17 (IANS) Four people have died as typhoon Mangkhut, the world's strongest storm this year, ravaged the southern Chinese province of Guangdong after pummeling Hong Kong and killing dozens in the Philippines, authorities said on Monday.

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