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November 17, 2018, Saturday

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NSG plenary likely to witness renewed push for India's membership

NSG plenary likely to witness renewed push for India's membership

There will be a renewed push from India for its bid to become a member of the 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) at the two-day meeting of the bloc in Latvia which got underway today.

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Indian expat secures two UK power plants that produce electricity for cryptocurrency

Indian expat secures two UK power plants that produce electricity for cryptocurrency

Indian expat Varun Datta’s block-chain based energy plant, 4NEW, has secured two operational Waste to Energy power plants in the United Kingdom.

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Jindal Steel and Power Ltd's 4 steelmaking facilities at Angul plant to be inaugurated tomorrow

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd's 4 steelmaking facilities at Angul plant to be inaugurated tomorrow

JSPL today said Union Ministers Chaudhary Birender Singh and Dharmendra Pradhan will tomorrow dedicate to the nation its 3 MTPA basic oxygen furnace (BOF) at Angul steel plant in Odisha.

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NTPC inks pact with Noida Authority to use treated sewage water at Dadri plant

NTPC inks pact with Noida Authority to use treated sewage water at Dadri plant

State-run power major NTPC today said it has signed a pact with the Noida Authority to use treated sewage water at its Dadri power plant.

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Power utilities to earn $11 billion from power demand of Electric Vehicles

Power utilities to earn $11 billion from power demand of Electric Vehicles

India is all set to adopt large number of electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030. A joint study by Assocham and Ernst & Young LLP suggested that 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 $11 billion

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BMTC plans to generate solar power to protect and profit from its assets

BMTC plans to generate solar power to protect and profit from its assets

The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation is contemplating a new revenue model even while continuing with its core business of running public transport. It now plans to generate solar power.

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The Union Cabinet approves proposal for enactment of Dam Safety Bill, 2018

The Union Cabinet approves proposal for enactment of Dam Safety Bill, 2018

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for introduction of Dam Safety Bill, 2018 in the Parliament.

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Photo: Manohar Parrikar returns home, to take up review of power, infrastructure works

Photo: Manohar Parrikar returns home, to take up review of power, infrastructure works

Over three months after he left India for medical treatment in the US, Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikarreturned home on Thursday. Parrikar accompanied by his elder son Utpal landed in Mumbai from the US in the afternoon and took an Air India flight in the evening to Goa.

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NTPC plans to load cheaper power first, plans new despatch schedule

NTPC plans to load cheaper power first, plans new despatch schedule

NTPC, India’s largest thermal power producer, is planning a power despatch schedule wherein cheaper power will be loaded first. The move aims to reduce the cost of power for state-owned power distribution companies (discoms) that are facing financial difficulties.

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Japan's SoftBank to invest up to $100 billion in India solar power project - NHK

Japan's SoftBank to invest up to $100 billion in India solar power project - NHK

SoftBank Group Corp has decided to invest $60 billion-$100 billion in a solar power project in India, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday.

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Germany turns former coal mines into vast lakeside resorts

Germany turns former coal mines into vast lakeside resorts

As the sun beats down on a small vineyard by the rippling waters of Grossraeschen Lake, there's little sign of the vast wound that lies beneath.

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Iran oil payment route to be blocked from November

Iran oil payment route to be blocked from November

India will from November not be able to use European banks for making payments for crude oil it buys from Iran as US sanctions against the Persian Gulf nation take effect, senior officials said today.

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Higher oil,GST may boost states revenue by Rs 37,400cr in Fy19

Higher oil,GST may boost states revenue by Rs 37,400cr in Fy19

States are likely to gain an additional Rs 37,426 crore in revenue in the current fiscal on the back of surge in oil prices and better tax collection due to the GST, says a report. According to SBI Research, the impact of GST on tax revenue is minimal except in a few states.

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Dharmendra Pradhan asks OPEC to price oil responsibly

Dharmendra Pradhan asks OPEC to price oil responsibly

India today voiced its concern over high international oil prices with oil producers cartel OPEC and nudged it to move to responsible pricing that balances interests of both producers and consumers.

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India stares at Iranian oil supply hit as SBI stops payments

India stares at Iranian oil supply hit as SBI stops payments

India's oil imports from Iran will be affected from end-August as the State Bank of India has informed India's refiners it will not handle oil deal payments from November, the finance head of Indian Oil Corp said on Friday.

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CNG cabs to hit Bengaluru roads this month-end

CNG cabs to hit Bengaluru roads this month-end

After long delays, the environment-friendly compressed natural gas (CNG) cabs will finally hit city roads this month-end.

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Oil holds a narrow range as OPEC meeting looms

Oil holds a narrow range as OPEC meeting looms

Oil prices were little changed in early Asian trade on Friday, as investors eyed a key OPEC meeting in Vienna and Saudi Arabia and Russia, architects of a producer deal to cut output, indicated they want production to rise.

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Petrol prices cut by 8 paise per liter, no change in diesel rates

Petrol prices cut by 8 paise per liter, no change in diesel rates

Petrol prices were slashed by 8 paise today after the rates were unchanged for the last two days. Petrol will now cost Rs 76.35 a litre in Delhi, down from Rs 76.43, showed the data on Indian Oil's website.

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Telangana has got Rs 1,813 cr allocation for Rly projects this

Telangana has got Rs 1,813 cr allocation for Rly projects this

Telangana has been provided Rs 1,813 crore project allocations this year, up from an average of Rs 258 crore it used to receive annually, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

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Indian Railways' Maharajas Express: 5 Things To Know About Suite Bookings

Indian Railways' Maharajas Express: 5 Things To Know About Suite Bookings

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) operated Maharajas Express train is offering different tour packages for passengers. The packages available are- The Indian Splendour, The Heritage of India, Treasures of India, Gems of India, The Indian Panorama, Southern Sojourn and Southern Jewels.

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Only larger stations now to have escalators: Railways reverses decision

Only larger stations now to have escalators: Railways reverses decision

Heeding a PMO directive, Indian Railways has changed its earlier decision to provide escalators at a large number of stations. These will now only be provided at stations with minimum footfall of 100,000 passengers per day instead of 25,000 as previously envisaged.

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Railway Minister to Flag off Extension of Kacheguda-Nizamabad Passenger up to Karimnagar

Railway Minister to Flag off Extension of Kacheguda-Nizamabad Passenger up to Karimnagar

Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Coal, Finance and Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India will flag off the extension of Train No. 57601/57602 Kacheguda-Nizamabad-Kacheguda Passenger up to Karimnagar at a function to be held at Secunderabad Railway Station on 15th June, 2018.

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Indian Railways reinforces Medical Facilities on Trains, Stations

Indian Railways reinforces Medical Facilities on Trains, Stations

As many as 88 life-saving equipment, medicines and injections will now be available on all trains and stations, replacing the basic first aid box that is usually found on railway premises, a senior official said today.

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These Trains will not run for 42 Days; Ticket cancellation refunds on offer – check list here

These Trains will not run for 42 Days; Ticket cancellation refunds on offer – check list here

In a bid to improve infrastructure under its ongoing exercise to facilitate smooth services, Indian Railways has cancelled over 30 trains on different routes for about 42 days.

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Centre targeting to complete 300 highway projects by March 2019: Gadkari

Centre targeting to complete 300 highway projects by March 2019: Gadkari

Union road minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that his ministry is targeting to complete some 300 highways projects by March 2019, just ahead of the general elections.

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