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November 17, 2018, Saturday

Your Morning Newsletter In Energy And Infrastructure From Across The Media Space  

‘Coal Supply To Genco Plants Has Improved’

‘Coal Supply To Genco Plants Has Improved’

Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) has told the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court on behalf of all coal mining companies that the supply of the fuel to Mahagenco’s thermal power plants had increased over the past few months.

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NLCIL Making Big Strides In Clean Energy

NLCIL Making Big Strides In Clean Energy

NLC India Ltd. (NLCIL), the public sector lignite mining and power generation enterprise, is diversifying into power generation from renewable sources such as solar and wind in a big way.

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Agreement Inked To Provide 500 MW Power At Lower Rates To Mp

Agreement Inked To Provide 500 MW Power At Lower Rates To Mp

An agreement was inked between MP Power Management Company and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for providing 500 MW power at lower rates to Madhya Pradesh under Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) set by Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) for the year 2021-22.

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OU Plans 1 MW Solar Power Plant On Its Campus

OU Plans 1 MW Solar Power Plant On Its Campus

Osmania University will soon generate its own electricity to meet its needs partially, with plans for establishment of 1 MW solar power plant that may start in a few months.

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PM Modi To Visit Chhattisgarh Tomorrow, Will Inaugurate Steel Plant

PM Modi To Visit Chhattisgarh Tomorrow, Will Inaugurate Steel Plant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a one-day visit to Chhattisgarh tomorrow where he will dedicate the modernised and expanded Bhilai steel plant to the nation.

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Solar Thermal Industry Seeks Govt Attention

Solar Thermal Industry Seeks Govt Attention

The solar thermal industry in India is miffed as it believes that the ministry of new and renewable energy is ignoring its contribution in the renewable energy space, though the country ranks among the top five markets globally for solar thermal.

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N-power Could Fuel Mr Modi’s Dream

N-power Could Fuel Mr Modi’s Dream

On the eve of 28 April 2018, Prime Minister Modi declared the electrification of 600,000 villages across India, hours after the last village in Manipur was officially added to the national grid.

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Fuel Efficiency Norms To Be Tightened As Govt Seeks To Push Automakers To Make More Electric Vehicles

Fuel Efficiency Norms To Be Tightened As Govt Seeks To Push Automakers To Make More Electric Vehicles

The government is set to tighten fuel efficiency norms for vehicles to push automobile manufacturers to expedite the conversion of conventional internal combustion engines (IECs) to electric vehicles (EVs).

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Green Ambitions — On Renewable Energy Targets

Green Ambitions — On Renewable Energy Targets

In a surprising statement this month, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh said India would overshoot its target of installing 175 gigawatts of capacity from renewable energy sources by 2022.

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Tribe In Odisha Poses Second Challenge To Vedanta After Deadly Protests In Tamil Nadu

Tribe In Odisha Poses Second Challenge To Vedanta After Deadly Protests In Tamil Nadu

After Tamil Nadu shut a copper smelter run by Vedanta Resources following deadly protests, the company faces another challenge 1,000 miles away, where axe-toting tribesmen and environmentalists have joined forces to demand the closure of an alumina refinery.

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China To Ban New Steel, Coke And Aluminium Capacity In Some Areas

China To Ban New Steel, Coke And Aluminium Capacity In Some Areas

China will ban new capacity for steel, coke and primary aluminium production in some key areas, including the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and Yangtze River Delta regions, the State Council said on Wednesday, the latest effort to improve air quality.

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Union Cabinet Approves Renewable Energy Pact With Peru

Union Cabinet Approves Renewable Energy Pact With Peru

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved an agreement between India and South American nation Peru for promotion of renewable energy projects.

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NCLT Mumbai Sets July 4 As Date For Order In Tata-mistry Saga

NCLT Mumbai Sets July 4 As Date For Order In Tata-mistry Saga

The Mumbai bench of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has fixed July 4 as the date for pronouncement of its verdict in the Tata Sons, Cyrus Mistry saga.

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Union Cabinet Approves Dam Safety Bill

Union Cabinet Approves Dam Safety Bill

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved a proposal for introduction of Dam Safety Bill, 2018 to ensure uniform dam safety procedures across the country.

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India, China In Talks To Form Bloc Against Opec

India, China In Talks To Form Bloc Against Opec

India and China, which together accounted for almost 17% of world oil consumption last year, are working on combining their shopping carts with a view to challenging Opec’s capability to play havoc with crude prices and seek better bargains from the cartel of oil exporting countries, especially its West Asian members.

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Fitch Ups India's Growth Forecast To 7.4% For FY'19; Cites Oil Prices As Risk

Fitch Ups India's Growth Forecast To 7.4% For FY'19; Cites Oil Prices As Risk

Fitch Ratings on Wednesday raised India's economic growth forecast to 7.4 per cent for 2018-19 but cited higher finance costs and rising oil prices as risks.

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'OPEC Is At It Again': Trump Renews Twitter Attack On Oil Nations

'OPEC Is At It Again': Trump Renews Twitter Attack On Oil Nations

Donald Trump renewed his Twitter assault on OPEC, pushing the case for lower oil prices a week before the cartel meets to set production policy.

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Petrol Under GST Will Hurt State More Than Centre: AP Government

Petrol Under GST Will Hurt State More Than Centre: AP Government

The proposal of bringing petroleum products into the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST) is being opposed by the state governments.

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High Oil Prices, Trade Deficit Widen India's Current Account Deficit (Roundup)

High Oil Prices, Trade Deficit Widen India's Current Account Deficit (Roundup)

A rise in trade deficit due to higher crude oil prices widened India's current account deficit (CAD) for 2017-18, Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) data showed on Wednesday.

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Fuel Prices Will Drop Instantly If Brought Under GST: Chidambaram

Fuel Prices Will Drop Instantly If Brought Under GST: Chidambaram

In the wake of the recent petrol and diesel price hike across India, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday claimed that fuel prices would immediately come down if brought under the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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Take A Look At Indian Railways' 'waterproof' Engine Than Can Haul Rakes Stranded In Rains

Take A Look At Indian Railways' 'waterproof' Engine Than Can Haul Rakes Stranded In Rains

In a good news for Mumbai train commuters who witness frequent disruption in services in heavy rains due to water logging on the tracks, the Central Railway is ready to roll out a modified, "waterproof" locomotive engine that could be operated even in 12 inches of water. Usually, only four inches of water can bring a locomotive engine to halt …

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Common Man’s Train Travel Gets Big Facelift! Indian Railways To Upgrade Superfast, Mail Express Trains

Common Man’s Train Travel Gets Big Facelift! Indian Railways To Upgrade Superfast, Mail Express Trains

Common man’s train travel set for a big facelift! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is in the process of executing the ambitious Project Utkrisht that aims to upgrade as many as 140 rakes of Superfast and Mail/Express trains.

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Railways To Hire Its Retired Employees To Maintain Heritage Stocks

Railways To Hire Its Retired Employees To Maintain Heritage Stocks

Railways old hands, not more than 65 years of age, will be recruited to preserve the heritage stocks of the national transporter, senior officials said today.

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Railways Building South India’s Longest Tunnel

Railways Building South India’s Longest Tunnel

A railway tunnel, longest in South India, is being constructed through Veligonda hills as part of the Krishnapatnam-Obulavaripalli railway project.

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How To Order Food From Ecatering IRCTC

How To Order Food From Ecatering IRCTC

With the objective to improve the quality of food being served in trains, the Indian Railways has launched IRCTC eCatering facility, a service that offers commuters the flexibility to choose various kinds of food.

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Food And Facilities To Staff Behaviour: Mystery Shoppers To Track Indian Railways Services

Food And Facilities To Staff Behaviour: Mystery Shoppers To Track Indian Railways Services

A SELECT group of “mystery shoppers”, whose identities will be kept secret, will soon fan out across India posing as regular train passengers to secretly note what is wrong with the Railways — from food, staff behaviour, and quality on trains and at stations, to amenities for passengers across classes.

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Chaiwalas Use Rly Apps To Track Trains, Serve Hot Food

Chaiwalas Use Rly Apps To Track Trains, Serve Hot Food

When many businesses are getting smart, too are not falling far behind. Thanks to , are now doing their business with a bit more ease as they can now spot the trains live and prepare tea and serve it hot to passengers.

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Railways Fined For Evicting Man For ‘3013’ Ticket

Railways Fined For Evicting Man For ‘3013’ Ticket

A 73-year-old man who was forcibly evicted from a train because his ticket was wrongly dated 1,000 years in the future was on Tuesday awarded compensation by a consumer court in Saharanpur.

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Rly Introduces Mobile App To Book Unreserved Tickets

Rly Introduces Mobile App To Book Unreserved Tickets

The Railways has now introduced a mobile application which enables booking and cancellation of unreserved tickets among a host of other facilities.

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Heart-warming! Artwork By Indian Railways Peon Selected As Cover Of Rail Ministry’s Booklet Of Achievements

Heart-warming! Artwork By Indian Railways Peon Selected As Cover Of Rail Ministry’s Booklet Of Achievements

An artwork by a peon has been selected as the cover of the Railway Ministry’s booklet of achievements.

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