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June 23, 2018, Saturday

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We may see other Sterlite-like protests against polluting industries

We may see other Sterlite-like protests against polluting industries

Protests against Vedanta’s Sesa Sterlite Copper Smelter Plant’s expansion plans and persistent pollution of air and water sources must be examined against another impending blow to environmental governance on a nationwide scale.

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China to launch broader environmental inspections this month

China to launch broader environmental inspections this month

China will expand environmental inspections to more cities and regions in a new round of checks from this month to April next year, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) said in a statement on Friday, part of a three-year anti-pollution plan.

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Flipkart founder-backed Indian startup launches subsidised electric scooter

Flipkart founder-backed Indian startup launches subsidised electric scooter

Bengaluru-based startup Ather Energyopened pre-orders for its flagship electric scooters on Tuesday, hoping to build a beachhead in the world's largest two-wheeler market that will allow it to launch a mass-market vehicle within two years.

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UN Environment Chief Applauds India's Efforts To Phase Out Single-use Plastics By 2022

UN Environment Chief Applauds India's Efforts To Phase Out Single-use Plastics By 2022

Calling the World Environment Day celebrations in India “historic”, UN Environment chief Erik Solheim has said by announcing that it will phase out single-use plastics by 2022, India has demonstrated global leadership.

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Kerala gets first solar-powered school in Alappuzha

Kerala gets first solar-powered school in Alappuzha

Thampakachuvadu Government UP School in Alappuzha has become the first school in the state to run on solar power. Power minister M M Mani will make a declaration in this regard in last week of June.

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Power tariffs in Haryana may be reduced soon: Chief Minister Khattar

Power tariffs in Haryana may be reduced soon: Chief Minister Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said electricity rates may be reduced soon in the state. He said consumers with no electricity metres would be given an opportunity to pay their bills on the basis of the average of last one year.

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China plans to build $3 billion-worth of solar farms shaped like giant pandas

China plans to build $3 billion-worth of solar farms shaped like giant pandas

The panda-shaped solar plant in Datong, China, is seen from above. In 2015, Ada Li Yan-tung, who was 15 years old at the time, came up with a novel idea to get more young people in China interested in renewable energy: Build a massive solar-energy farm that resembles a panda.

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Eastman Auto and Power Ltd. to solarise 100 government primary schools in 2018-19

Eastman Auto and Power Ltd. to solarise 100 government primary schools in 2018-19

Raipur Government Primary School is the only school in Raipur village of Mewat. Being the only primary school in the village, it is expected to bring about a paradigm shift in literacy levels. Yet many basic amenities elude the school. Come summers and power outages become common.

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Surat set to become country's first smart city with solar power, vertical gardens

Surat set to become country's first smart city with solar power, vertical gardens

Members of parliamentary consultative committee of central government’s ministry of urban development are on a visit to the city. The committee members on Friday visited a number of projects being implemented under ‘Smart City Mission’ by the Surat Municipal Corporation.

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Rs 666 crore recovered for power theft in Haryana

Rs 666 crore recovered for power theft in Haryana

The vigilance wing of Haryana power department on Friday claimed to have set a record by collecting Rs 666 crore through fines imposed on defaulters indulging in theft of electricity during 2017-18.

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Sweltering heat pushes peak power demand in Delhi to all time high of 6,934 Mw

Sweltering heat pushes peak power demand in Delhi to all time high of 6,934 Mw

Amid sweltering heat, the peak electricity demand in the national capital soared to an all time high of 6,934 MW today, Delhi Power MinisterSatyendar Jain said. On June 1, the peak power demand had soared to 6,651 MW breaking the record of 6,526 MW on June 6, 2017.

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KMC asks electrical dept to elevate feeder boxes

KMC asks electrical dept to elevate feeder boxes

Taking a lesson from three electrocution deaths in the city in past two years due to inundation of streets, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation has asked the CESC and officials of its own electrical department to elevate all electrical feeder boxes, especially in the low-lying and waterlogging-prone areas.

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Shareholder lawsuit attacks Musk's pay, seeks to overhaul Tesla board

Shareholder lawsuit attacks Musk's pay, seeks to overhaul Tesla board

Elon Musk's multi-billion dollar compensation package should be rescinded and the board of Tesla Inc should be overhauled to better protect investors in the electronic car company, according to a law suit filed by a shareholder on Thursday.

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Reduction in oil duties best solution to check fuel price rise: Assocham

Reduction in oil duties best solution to check fuel price rise: Assocham

Reducing taxes is the best solution to check the spurt in fuel prices which would also tremendously help India on the exports front, industry body Assocham said today.

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Petrol, Diesel prices slashed again: Check revised rates in top cities

Petrol, Diesel prices slashed again: Check revised rates in top cities

State-run oil marketing firms significantly lowered petrol and diesel prices for the eleventh consecutive day on Saturday.

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India's fuel demand rose 3.4% in May

India's fuel demand rose 3.4% in May

India's fuel demand rose 3.4 percent in May compared with the same month last year. Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 18.72 million tonnes, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed.

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OVL gets first equity oil from Abu Dhabi field

OVL gets first equity oil from Abu Dhabi field

ONGC Videsh Ltd today said it has received the first ever equity oil cargo from Abu Dhabi's Lower Zakum oilfield, where it had recently bought stake.

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CNG and domestic piped gas rates hiked in Mumbai region

CNG and domestic piped gas rates hiked in Mumbai region

Brace for a hike in rates of compressed natural gas (CNG) and domestic piped gas across Mumbai metropolitan region from Saturday morning. While CNG prices (with taxes) have shot up by Rs 1.95 per kg, rates of cooking gas has been hiked by 38 paise per unit (scm).

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Global crude oil prices extend losses after JP Morgan cuts forecast

Global crude oil prices extend losses after JP Morgan cuts forecast

Oil prices fell on Friday as concerns about surging U.S. output and falling demand in China weighed on the contract and JP Morgan cut its price forecast.

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Indian Railways revamp IRCTC website with many features, booking train tickets gets even easier

Indian Railways revamp IRCTC website with many features, booking train tickets gets even easier

The Indian Railways through its catering service provider IRCTC has been changing the phase of travelling for train passengers on multiple occasions.

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100kmph speed cap on EPE? Govt to take a call

100kmph speed cap on EPE? Govt to take a call

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is mulling reduction in the maximum speed limit of the Eastern Peripheral Expressway(EPE) at 100 kmph for cars and 80 kmph for trucks and other heavy vehicles.

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Railways invites ideas to generate revenue without hike in fares

Railways invites ideas to generate revenue without hike in fares

To increase its non-fare revenue (NFR), Indian Railways has now decided to crowdsource new and innovative ideas for improving passenger convenience and earning revenue from its strong workforce of nearly 13 lakh staff.

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Lucknow division worst in train punctuality

Lucknow division worst in train punctuality

When it comes to timely arrival of trains, Lucknow divisions of Northern Railway (NR) and North Eastern Railway (NER) are at the bottom of the list in comparison to other divisions in the country.

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Heavy rain lashes Mumbai: Local trains running late, flights delayed

Heavy rain lashes Mumbai: Local trains running late, flights delayed

Heavy rains in Mumbai on Saturday morning disrupted normal life as the local train service was affected. Even the flights are affected by the heavy downpour.

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Dharwad railway station set for an upgrade

Dharwad railway station set for an upgrade

The Dharwad railway station which was renovated in 2011-2012 at a cost of Rs 3 crore will see another round of development if everything goes according to plan. The station is among the 68 stations in the country chosen for renovation.

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Security cover tightened across UP railway stations after LeT issues threat

Security cover tightened across UP railway stations after LeT issues threat

Security has been beefed up in and around railway stations across Uttar Pradesh after a Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) at Firozepur in Punjab received a warning letter - believed to be from Lashkar-e-Taiba.

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