BEL signs MoU with Saab for radar

Defence undertaking BEL has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saab, Sweden for jointly marketing the L-Band 3D Air Surveillance Radar, RAWL-03. Bharat Electrical Limited (BEL) is engaged in the design, manufacture & supply of radars such as like weapon locating, surveillance & communication systems. RAWL-03 will be offered in both ship-borne and land-based configurations.

Pravin Agrawal appointed BHEL director

Power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has appointed Pravin L Agrawal as the part-time official director on its board. An Indian Forest Service officer, Agrawal is presently joint secretary in the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. Established in 1964, BHEL is India’s largest power generation equipment manufacturer.

Bhel secures order worth crores from NPCIL

Bharat Heavy Electricals has secured a significant order worth Rs.736 Crore for supply of Steam Generators from Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL). The Steam Generators will be used for a 700 MWe Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor to be installed at Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojna in Fatehabad district of Haryana. The Steam Generators will be manufactured at the Tiruchirappalli.

No diesel locomotives in Delhi area

According to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, no diesel locomotives will be allowed in the Delhi area after March 2019.The railway ministry has set a target of 2022 to switch to electric locomotives completely by phasing out their diesel counterparts with a focus on increasing speed.The Railways will save about ? 11,500 crore annually through such a move.

Railways to get high-speed locomotive

Indian Railways’ all new 12,000 horsepower electric locomotive would be rolled out in March.It is produced in collaboration with Alstom of France and can run at speeds of up to 120 kmph.The all new engine would be rolled out in March this year, when president of France, Macron will visit India to participate in the International Solar Alliance meeting.

Karnataka to obtain electric vehicles

Karnataka would obtain electric vehicles under the Centre’s FAME-India scheme.Karnataka is set to procure and ply 40 electric buses, 100 four wheelers and 500 three wheelers along with setting up of charging infrastructure.Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles is a part of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan, for promoting eco-friendly vehicles.

Yes Bank-EIB invest $400 million

Indian private sector lender Yes Bank has jointly invested $400 million with European Investment Bank (EIB) in new solar and wind projects in the country.The bank is also exploring investments in the electric vehicle segment, officials said. The new financing programme will streamline financing for a range of renewable energy projects being built and operated.

Upgrade of mishap-prevention system

Indian Railways has cleared a Rs 12,000-crore proposal to equip electric locomotives with the latest European train protection system.Railway Board cleared the proposal to equip 6,000 electric locos with European Train Control System Level-II to help drivers to prevent rail mishaps.Currently, Railways has a basic automatic train protection system based on the ETCS Level-I specification.

‘Saubhagya’ Web-Portal launched

Ministry of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, launched the PM Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’ Web Portal. The portal can be accessed at http://saubhagya.gov.in. The Saubhagya Dashboard is a platform for monitoring household electrification progress, which would disseminate information on Household Electrification Status.

Scientists develop smart bandage

Scientists have developed a smart bandage that can precisely control the dose and delivery schedule of the medication tailored for a specific type of wound, leading to faster healing. The bandage consists of electrically conductive fibres coated in a gel. It is developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The gel can be loaded with infection- fighting antibiotics.