Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicSolar cells

Topic: Solar cells

This link between kumkum & solar cells could be the next big science breakthrough

IIT-Hyderabad researchers say dye used to convert turmeric to traditional vermillion kumkum could make solar cell manufacture cleaner, greener, cheaper.

India solar duty fails domestic producers as demand languishes

In 2018, India imposed a 25 per cent tariff on solar cells and modules imported from China and Malaysia for two years. 

Import duties on solar equipment will delay Modi govt’s renewable goals

A 25 per cent duty on solar equipment imported from China and Malaysia has been imposed.

India’s new solar safeguard duty may threaten PM Modi’s ambitious renewable energy plans

The development follows a decision earlier this week by India’s Supreme Court that overturned a lower court stay on the tariff.

With safeguard tariff set to kick in, Indian firms hoarding China solar cells

India has proposed a 25% two-year safeguard duty on solar cells from China, Malaysia to protect domestic manufacturing.

On Camera

YourTurn

Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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