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The Hindu Science and Technology,Environment articles compilation (March week 1 )

Electric power transmitted wirelessly in Japan In a breakthrough, Japanese researchers have successfully transmitted electric power wirelessly to a pinpoint target using microwaves, an advance that brings space-based solar power closer to reality. According to Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or Jaxa, the researchers were able to transform 1.8 kilowatts of

What’s the coal scam about?

The coal scam, or what’s popularly called the coalgate, first came to light when India’s audit watchdog, The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, raised the issue of inadequacies in the allocation of coal blocks from 2004 onwards. It created a political storm, as the loss to the exchequer was

Radical in promise, not in practice (Defence Sector ) Hindu Editorial

Narendra Modi’s emphasis on the Indian private sector having to play a much larger role in the transformation of the defence industrial base is laudable and overdue. Though there have been some moves, more needs to be done if domestic production and private sector participation are to approach anything close

No immunity from prosecution

The special judge’s order in the Hindalco coal block allocation case reaffirms the position that a Prime Minister has no immunity from criminal prosecution. Outrage by some that a former Prime Minister could be so taken to court is a stand that is preposterous. Nobody is above the law and

Almost half of world’s population exposed to indoor air pollution (Down to Earth)

Experts highlight the hazards of indoor air pollution; call for urgent shift to clean cooking fuel DTE file photoHousehold air pollutants are responsible for the death of more than 4.3 million people in 2012; more than 50 per cent of them were women and children. These were few of the