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The country can save 3.5 billion units of electricity every year if the Indian Standard Time (IST) is advanced by 30 minutes, two senior Indian scientists who first proposed the idea of a time-zone shift a decade ago said on Monday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Move IST ahead by 30 minutes, save 3.5 billion units of energy: Scientists

Mumbai | By Snehal Fernandes
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2019 04:08 AM IST
At present, India is five-and-half hours ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and among few nations with a fractional shift — in minutes — from GMT. Most countries add or subtract hours from GMT to create their standard time zones.
Indian Premier League trophy.(BCCI Image)
Indian Premier League trophy.(BCCI Image)

IPL 2019 auction to take place in Jaipur on December 18: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 05:38 PM IST
The same report also suggests that the start time of the auction has been changed from 10 am to 3 pm (Indian Standard Time).
Athletes compete in the final of the mixed 4x400m relay athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.(AFP)
Athletes compete in the final of the mixed 4x400m relay athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018: India lodge protest against Bahrain in 400m mixed relay, decision on Wednesday

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 10:56 PM IST
The protest has been admitted by the jury of appeals which will give a ruling at 11.30 am (Indian Standard Time) on Wednesday.
Victorian clock tower in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. India’s Legal Metrology Act, 2009, which provides for enforcement of standards of weights and measures and regulates trade based on these measures, does not recognise IST as the legal time of the country.(Getty Images)
Victorian clock tower in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. India’s Legal Metrology Act, 2009, which provides for enforcement of standards of weights and measures and regulates trade based on these measures, does not recognise IST as the legal time of the country.(Getty Images)

India seeking to set the clock right by legalising Indian Standard Time

UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 07:51 AM IST
At present, Microsoft software or iPhone users get the time sourced from US-based Network Time Protocol. Once IST becomes legal, users will not be allowed to use any other time other than the one generated by National Physical Laboratory.
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