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Sun Pharmaceutical to invest additional Rs 200 crore in Assam plant

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is going to invest an additional Rs 200 crore at its Assam plant to augment operations. The company has already invested Rs 700 crore in this manufacturing facility. Besides, the company has inaugurated a new production line at its facility in Palashbari. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is the ... Read More »

Uniworth suspends work at Raipur plant

Uniworth has received an approval for suspension of work at the company’s Plant at Raipur with effect from October 08, 2018, in view of industrial unrest and violence at Plant. The Board of Directors of the company has approved the same. Uniworth is among the first in India to produce ... Read More »

Graphite India decides to halt operations at Bengaluru plant

Graphite India has decided to halt operations in its Bengaluru graphite electrode plant by halting the furnaces in a sequential manner by October end, during the ongoing revamp work for the replacement of roof sheets. The revamping work would be completed by end November 2018. The company intends to make ... Read More »

Goa Carbon temporarily shuts down Goa Plant

Goa Carbon has temporarily shut down its Goa Plant at St. Jose de Areal, Salcete-Goa for maintenance work from October 6, 2018. Goa Carbon is into the business of manufacturing and marketing Calcined Petroleum Coke. Goa Carbon is firmly established as a leading Indian petcoke calciner. It is a regular ... Read More »

Plant growth-promoting bacteria enhance plant salinity tolerance

Soil salinity is one of the key abiotic stress factor affecting agricultural productivity worldwide. Every day, nearly 2000 hectares of fertile agricultural land degrades due to salinity. There are only limited agricultural options to cope with increasing salinification of soils, especially in the case of salt sensitive staple crops such ... Read More »

Newly discovered enzyme is ‘firing pin’ for plant immunity

Just like humans, plants have an immune system that helps them fight off infections. Plant immunity has some important differences: they don’t make antibodies and can’t fight off the same bug more quickly months or years later. However, plant cells can identify pathogens and react to them, often by producing ... Read More »

Roadmap for measuring animal, plant traits to meet biodiversity goals

An international team of researchers has outlined a plan for how to measure changes in key traits of animals and plants and provide these data to policymakers to improve natural resource management and keep nations on track to meet global biodiversity and sustainability goals. Monitoring species traits — characteristics such ... Read More »

New plant species discovered in museum is probably extinct

A single non-photosynthetic plant specimen preserved in a Japanese natural history museum has been identified as a new species. However, it is highly possible that this species is already extinct. These findings were published on September 13 in Phytotaxa. This plant was discovered in Kobe, Japan, in 1992, and preserved ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu: Protests against Vedanta plant turns violent; 9 killed  

In Tamil Nadu, at least 9 people killed in police firing in Tuticorin. The months-long protests for the closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin over pollution concerns turned violent on Tuesday, with agitators fighting pitched bottles with police, prompting it to open fire in which 9 people killed. ... Read More »

Prism Cement’s arm completes expansion at Morbi plant

Prism Cement’s step-down joint venture – Spectrum Johnson Tiles (Spectrum) has successfully completed the expansion of 3 million m2 (MSM) per annum large format Glazed Vitrified Tiles capacity at its Matel plant, Morbi. The plant has capability to produce large format GVT i.e. 120cmx120cm, 120cmx180cm and 120cmx240cm amongst others. The ... Read More »

BHEL wins Rs 11,700 crore order to set up plant in Jharkhand

Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has won a Rs 11,700 crore order for setting up a 3×800 MW supercritical thermal power plant in Jharkhand. The order for setting up the 3×800 MW Patratu Super Thermal Power Station Expansion, Phase-I (3x 800 MW) has been placed on BHEL by Patratu Vidyut Utpadan ... Read More »

Pantnagar Metal Plant receives Par Excellence Award

Hindustan Zinc’s Pantnagar Metal Plant received Par Excellence Award in 5S & Kaizen in the 5th National Enclave on 5S organized by Quality Circle Forum of India. Over 75 companies from all over the country participated in the conclave held at BIT, Sathyamangalam, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) on 9th -10th February 2018. The theme ... Read More »