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September 20, 2018, Thursday

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Roadblock for Anil Ambani’s R Infra? MERC reserves order on Rs 18,000 crore Adani deal

Roadblock for Anil Ambani’s R Infra? MERC reserves order on Rs 18,000 crore Adani deal

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (Merc) today concluded its hearing on the proposed sale of Reliance Infrastructure’s Mumbai power distribution business to Adani Transmission for an estimated Rs 18,800 crore.

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Samsung joins global pledge to increase renewable energy use

Samsung joins global pledge to increase renewable energy use

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s biggest smartphone maker, joined on Thursday a growing list of companies that are promising to increase their use of solar and other renewable energy to help curb global warming.

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DMRC asks Noida authority to stop attaching bank accounts for recovery of electricity dues

DMRC asks Noida authority to stop attaching bank accounts for recovery of electricity dues

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), currently involved in a dispute with Noida administration over payment of Rs 9.7 crore electricity dues, informed it has written to power discom Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam (PVVNL) to ask the administration to stop freezing the transporter’s accounts.

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Top officials to discuss power projects facing insolvency

Top officials to discuss power projects facing insolvency

Banking secretary Rajiv Kumar will hold a meeting with banks, power companies, and senior officials of Reserve Bank of India and related ministries on June 21 to discuss the banking regulator’s new norms on stressed assets in relation with power projects, as directed by the Allahabad High Court.

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Electricity demand from Electric Vehicles to help power utilities earn $11 billion

Electricity demand from Electric Vehicles to help power utilities earn $11 billion

The overall electricity demand from large-scale adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in India is projected to touch 69.6 terawatt hours by 2030, helping power utilities earn an additional revenue of USD 11 billion, a report said today.

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NTPC launches Girl Empowerment Mission Campaign

NTPC launches Girl Empowerment Mission Campaign

India’s largest power generating company, NTPC on 21 May 2018, announced the launch of its first project of “Girl Empowerment Mission” campaign to empower girl child in and around Vindhyachal, Singrauli and Rihand projects.

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'Two-wheelers and three-wheelers will be the first to witness EV adoption'

'Two-wheelers and three-wheelers will be the first to witness EV adoption'

Two-wheeler fleets and three-wheelers will be the first to witness EV adoption followed by intra city buses, government fleets and corporate cabs.

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Silicon Valley’s Bloom Energy files for IPO after four years

Silicon Valley’s Bloom Energy files for IPO after four years

An initial public offering that’s been in the works for more than four years, may actually take place next month, after Silicon Valley-based Bloom Energy filed its prospectus to go public with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

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In villages with microgrids, everyone’s waiting for ‘real power’

In villages with microgrids, everyone’s waiting for ‘real power’

Activist Sunanda Patwardhan was in her office in interior Jawhar district, one morning last year, when a local Warli woman angrily demanded to see her. She had just returned from Mumbai and what she had witnessed left her incensed.

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ThyssenKrupp can forge better steel deal with Tata

ThyssenKrupp can forge better steel deal with Tata

Tata Steel faces more pain before it can heal in Europe. German rival ThyssenKrupp has outperformed the Indian group since last September, when the two agreed a 50-50 joint venture to create Europe's second-largest steelmaker.

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Metro stations to get electric vehicle charging points

Metro stations to get electric vehicle charging points

Emerging as the symbol of eco-friendly transport services in the city, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) will soon have electric vehicle charging stations for commuters to recharge their electric bikes and cars.

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India to get its first lithium ion batteries manufacturing plant for phones

India to get its first lithium ion batteries manufacturing plant for phones

Munoth Industries today said that it plans to invest Rs 799 crore in three phases for setting-up the country’s first lithium ion batteries manufacturing plant.

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Heading for liquidation? No bidders for Monnet Power

Heading for liquidation? No bidders for Monnet Power

Bankrupt Monnet Power appears headed to liquidation with no bidder turning up on the final day to submit bids, which also raises questions about faith in the administration’s ability to resolve the stress in the sector, said two people familiar with the matter.

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SMEV to Centre: Reassess incentive on electric two-wheelers under FAME 2

SMEV to Centre: Reassess incentive on electric two-wheelers under FAME 2

SMEV, the industry body representing electric vehicles (EV) manufacturers, has urged the government to reassess the proposed subsidy structure under the FAME 2 scheme, on electric two-wheelers.

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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). Sources said producing a certain share - about 4-6% - of their vehicles on electric mode will help them meet the tighter CO2 emission norms.

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Coal comeback spurs new carbon emissions growth, says BP

Coal comeback spurs new carbon emissions growth, says BP

Global greenhouse gas emissions began rising again last year as the first pick-up in coal burning since 2013 overshadowed a record expansion in renewable energy, a BP report said.

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Petrol Pumps in Maharashtra Offering Fuel at Rs 9 Less Than Market Price Today. Here is Why

Petrol Pumps in Maharashtra Offering Fuel at Rs 9 Less Than Market Price Today. Here is Why

At a time when the public is feeling the pinch of rising petrol and diesel prices, people in Maharashtra got a surprise when a cut of Rs 4 to 9 per litre was announced on Thursday.

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Essar Oil and Gas plans to double CBM output from Raniganj block by 2021

Essar Oil and Gas plans to double CBM output from Raniganj block by 2021

Ruia-owned Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Ltd (EOGPL) is planning to more than double Coal Bed Methane (CBM) production from its flagship Raniganj East block to 2.3 Million Standard Cubic Meter per day (mmscmd) from the current 1 mmscmd, a senior company executive said.

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L&T unit gets top Mideast EPC contractors ranking

L&T unit gets top Mideast EPC contractors ranking

Indian engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said one of its key subisidiaries, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) has been ranked second in the Oil and Gas Magazine Middle East’s Top 30 EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractors list for 2018.

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Saudi Arabia’s PIF looks to invest in India’s infrastructure sector

Saudi Arabia’s PIF looks to invest in India’s infrastructure sector

The Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, which has invested in SoftBank’s Vision Fund and ride-hailing firm Uber, is looking to invest in India’s infrastructure sector.

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You can soon fuel-up you car without paying by cash or card

You can soon fuel-up you car without paying by cash or card

Vehicle owners can now drive into a fuel pump, fill up and drive out with the payment being debited from their account seamlessly.

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Total says farmer blockade ending, 145 petrol stations ran dry

Total says farmer blockade ending, 145 petrol stations ran dry

Oil and gas major Total said on Wednesday evening that French farmers had started lifting a blockade of refineries and fuel depots that had led some petrol stations to run dry.

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Crude oil prices fall as US crude production hits another record

Crude oil prices fall as US crude production hits another record

Oil prices eased on Thursday, dragged down by rising output, although strong demand and a drop in US fuel inventories provided the market with some support.

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Ford says fuel cell venture with Daimler will close

Ford says fuel cell venture with Daimler will close

Ford Motor Co and Daimler AG are winding down a joint venture formed to develop automotive fuel cell technology, Ford said on Wednesday, as both companies plan to take their respective fuel cell technology development in-house.

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Petrol, Diesel Prices Kept Unchanged For Second Day. How Much You Pay Today

Petrol, Diesel Prices Kept Unchanged For Second Day. How Much You Pay Today

Petrol and diesel prices were kept steady for the second straight day on Thursday. No change in fuel prices comes after two weeks of cuts, when petrol was made cheaper by Rs. 2 per litre while diesel prices were reduced by around Rs. 1.5 per litre.

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Price hike prompts KSRTC to focus on fuel efficiency

Price hike prompts KSRTC to focus on fuel efficiency

At a time when the State Road Transport Undertakings (SRTUs) are facing a financial crisis due to steep rise in diesel prices, KSRTC is making efforts to increase fuel efficiency of its buses.

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Booking a railway ticket? Old website gone as IRCTC switches to new e-ticketing site; what you should know

Booking a railway ticket? Old website gone as IRCTC switches to new e-ticketing site; what you should know

Indian Railways passengers take note! IRCTC’s revamped next-generation e-ticketing website has gone live completely, with the national transporter doing away with the old irctc.co.in website.

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Mr Nitin Gadkari reviews the progress of ongoing at Goa

Mr Nitin Gadkari reviews the progress of ongoing at Goa

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Mr Nitin Gadkari is holding a two day review of the ongoing National Highways projects at Goa and tomorrow.

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Engine of Jammu Tawi Express derails in Akbarpur

Engine of Jammu Tawi Express derails in Akbarpur

Train services on the Akbarpur-Mugalsarai route were affected when engine of the Kolkata-bound Jammu Tawi Express derailed near Akbarpur station on Wednesday night.

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Jalandhar-Panipat 6-laning: NHAI pulls up firm, wants final deadline

Jalandhar-Panipat 6-laning: NHAI pulls up firm, wants final deadline

With the work on six-laning of the 291-km stretch between Jalandhar and Panipat on the National Highway-1 hanging fire even as the project started a decade back, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has served a notice on the company

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IRCTC-Indian Railways: Here’s what you should be served if your train is running late

IRCTC-Indian Railways: Here’s what you should be served if your train is running late

IRCTC-Indian Railways: If your train is running late, and you are on board a Rajdhani, a Shatabdi or a Duronto, then you are entitled to be served a certain meal.

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GRP to install Face Recognition Software at Railway Stations soon

GRP to install Face Recognition Software at Railway Stations soon

In a bid to trace missing children, the Government Railway Police have proposed to instal face recognition software in CCTV cameras at different stations across the State.

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Railway Board drop Coach Factory project at Kanjikode in Palakkad

Railway Board drop Coach Factory project at Kanjikode in Palakkad

With Union Railway Minister making it clear that the Centre has no immediate plans to initiate construction of the Rs. 550-crore rail coach factory at Kanjikode in Palakkad, the long anticipated project is now facing an imminent death.

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Krishnapatnam-Obulavaripalli Railway Project to host South India’s Longest Tunnel passing through Veligonda Hills

Krishnapatnam-Obulavaripalli Railway Project to host South India’s Longest Tunnel passing through Veligonda Hills

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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Central Railway augments Additional Sleeper-class Coach to Pune–Patna Special Train

Central Railway augments Additional Sleeper-class Coach to Pune–Patna Special Train

Central Railway has decided to attach one additional Sleeper class coach to 01349/01350 Pune – Patna – Pune Special train to clear the extra rush of passengers. The details are as under.

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Cashless Ticketing through ‘UTSONMOBILE’ App developed by CRIS

Cashless Ticketing through ‘UTSONMOBILE’ App developed by CRIS

Continuing towards digitalization and moving towards becoming a cashless economy, the initiative of faster and more techno-advanced transactions in Indian Railways is being taken up, the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) has developed a mobile based application ‘utsonmobile’.

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Western Railway to permanently attach Extra Coaches in 3 Pairs of Trains for passengers convenience

Western Railway to permanently attach Extra Coaches in 3 Pairs of Trains for passengers convenience

For the convenience of the passengers and to clear the rush, Western Railway has decided to augment extra coaches in the following pairs of train on permanent basis.

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