Diwali fireworks cause New Delhi air pollution to spike to record levels

The Central Pollution Control Board said parts of the Indian capital saw the air quality index reach ‘severe’ levels on Monday morning

UK-India announce £4.8m nuclear energy research projects

Joint investment in science and innovation is expected to reach around £400m by 2021

Scottish energy firm opens engineering hub in India

A Scottish energy company has opened an engineering hub in the capital city of India. The £750,000 project in New Delhi (pictured) is expected to help create 100 new highly skilled jobs in India and is Wood Group’s aim to build on its “existing presence” in the country. The hub is expected to open access […]

India to invest billions in electric cars

India is set to invest around Rs 23,000 crore (£2.6billion) in hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs). The nation has a target of producing six million ‘green’ vehicles by 2020, of which four to five million are expected to be two-wheelers, reports claim. S. Sundareshan, Secretary of India’s Heavy Industries Ministry said the state of New […]

India cuts leave 300million without power

Crippling power cuts in India affected more than 300 million people on Monday, according to reports. Grid failure struck New Delhi and most of northern India leaving people without power for hours in what has been described as one of the Asian superpower’s worst blackouts in a decade. India’s Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde is reported […]

Indian power cuts prompt protests

Power cuts lasting for up to eight hours in the Indian capital are said to have sparked protests in the nearby towns this week. There were reports of residents blocking traffic and burning tyres after weeks of power and water shortages, as New Delhi (pictured) faced temperatures of more than 40 degrees Celcius. While the […]