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July 23, 2018, Monday

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Facing slowdown, India's power grid manager eyes telecom, consultancy

Facing slowdown, India's power grid manager eyes telecom, consultancy

India’s state-owned power transmission behemoth and central transmission utility, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL), is bearing the brunt of the slowdown in power generation and now looking to expand in different business areas.

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Solar power firm FRV in talks with funds to sell India project

Solar power firm FRV in talks with funds to sell India project

Madrid-based developer of large-scale solar power plants, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), is in talks to sell its 100-MW power project in India in a deal worth Rs 500-600 crore, according to two people aware of the development.

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Reliance shuts power supply to 3250 consumers in slum for arrears of Rs 63 crore

Reliance shuts power supply to 3250 consumers in slum for arrears of Rs 63 crore

Reliance Energy has shut down power supply of 3,250 consumers of Siddharth colony slum in Chembur. The power cut continues for an hour now, and there is no untoward incident so far although residents have come out to discuss about the issue.

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India set to join European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

India set to join European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Monday unveiled plans for a first-of-its-kind conference in India to welcome the country as its newest member.

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Strong winds push wind power generation in Gujarat to 4,280 MW

Strong winds push wind power generation in Gujarat to 4,280 MW

High wind velocity in coastal areas of Saurashtra region has increased state’s wind power generation which reached a record level of 4,280MW Friday last. Electricity generation from wind remained above 3,500MW on Saturday and Sunday as well.

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Environmental Protection Agency shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

Environmental Protection Agency shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought.

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Govt admits coal shortage, asks power discoms to import

Govt admits coal shortage, asks power discoms to import

The power ministry has advised all state governments and private power distribution companies (discoms) to import coal as Coal India was unable to meet the growing demand.

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Coal India arm claims more supply but Maharashtra plants still low on coal

Coal India arm claims more supply but Maharashtra plants still low on coal

Even though Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) has claimed that coal supply to Mahagenco power plants has increased significantly in the past few months, coal stock in some of the plants continues to be alarming.

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OPINION: After decades of lithium ion imports, India can lay hands on the tech

OPINION: After decades of lithium ion imports, India can lay hands on the tech

When space agency Isro developed in-house technology for lithium ion cell production, it wasn’t for technology transfer to Indian companies to meet the fast growing consumer demand for lithium ion batteries.

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China blasts new US tariff threat, warns it will retaliate

China blasts new US tariff threat, warns it will retaliate

China warned Tuesday it will retaliate against President Donald Trump's latest tariff threat, fueling fears their escalating dispute could harm global trade and economic growth.

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Fly ash used to develop eco-friendly concrete

Fly ash used to develop eco-friendly concrete

Scientists have developed a material using fly ash - a byproduct of coal-fired power plants - that can replace cement in concrete, paving the way for greener buildings and structures in the future.

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Oil bonds issued by UPA being serviced: Piyush Goyal

Oil bonds issued by UPA being serviced: Piyush Goyal

Union Minister Piyush Goyal said Tuesday that oil bonds issued by the previous UPA government are being serviced currently by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) regime.

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Petrol prices cut after four days of pause

Petrol prices cut after four days of pause

After four days of pause Petrol prices were reduced today, while Diesel prices kept unchanged. Retail price for petrol in Delhi was 76.35 a litre, 8 paise down, according to rates available on Indian Oil's website.

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Petrol prices dip by Rs 2 in over two weeks

Petrol prices dip by Rs 2 in over two weeks

In a fortnight, the petrol prices have dipped by Rs 2.16 per litre. On Tuesday, petrol prices came down by 8 paise a litre. Diesel, on the other hand, remained unchanged for seventh day in a row.

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Find Out Today's Petrol, Diesel Rates In Your City

Find Out Today's Petrol, Diesel Rates In Your City

Petrol prices were marginally lowered on Tuesday, adding to the downward movement in fuel rates so far this month. Diesel prices were, however, kept steady.

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Will Opec meet end the long rally in global oil prices?

Will Opec meet end the long rally in global oil prices?

The big event to watch this week, apart from the football World Cup, is the Opec (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) meeting in Vienna on Friday.

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U.S. shale output seen rising to record 7.34 million bpd in July -EIA

U.S. shale output seen rising to record 7.34 million bpd in July -EIA

U.S. crude production from major shale formations is expected to rise 141,000 barrels per day (bpd) in July from the previous month to a record 7.34 million bpd, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a monthly productivity report on Monday.

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Commodities trader Cargill aims to cut shipping emissions 15 pct by 2020

Commodities trader Cargill aims to cut shipping emissions 15 pct by 2020

Cargill Inc aims to cut carbon emissions from its international shipping unit by as much as 15 percent by 2020, to meet U.N. regulations to reduce pollution and demands from some of its food manufacturer customers for more environmentally-friendly operations.

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India’s oil import bill swells 49 per cent to $115 billion in May

India’s oil import bill swells 49 per cent to $115 billion in May

The recent rally in global crude oil prices has led to India’s oil import bill swelling 49 per cent to $115 billion in May as compared to $76 billion recorded in the corresponding month a year ago. This has pushed the country’s merchandise trade deficit to $14.62 billion during the month.

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Indian Railways' Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to undergo revamp

Indian Railways' Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to undergo revamp

The UNESCO world heritage building of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) will undergo a revamp of Rs 43 crore. The authorities are planning to restore the station’s original look.

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50% of project-affected villages near Mumbai surveyed for bullet train land acquisition

50% of project-affected villages near Mumbai surveyed for bullet train land acquisition

Amid strong opposition from political parties and villagers alike, work for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train is in full swing.

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Sunday ‘Mega Blocks’ by Railways to Affect Train Schedules: All You Need To Know!

Sunday ‘Mega Blocks’ by Railways to Affect Train Schedules: All You Need To Know!

Planning a weekend getaway? You may need to put them on hold, as the Railways is planning a ‘Mega Block.’ A ‘Mega Block’ refers to a disruption of services by the national carrier, in order to carry out much-needed maintenance work

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Now at your fingertips: Indian Railways has close to 50 apps, one for each service it provides

Now at your fingertips: Indian Railways has close to 50 apps, one for each service it provides

It looks like Indian Railways is taking the Digital India campaign very seriously as they have developed apps for almost every passenger-specific service they provide, reports Mint.

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Internet, train services suspended in South Kashmir

Internet, train services suspended in South Kashmir

In occupied Kashmir, mobile Internet and train services were suspended in South Kashmir following the killing of a youth by Indian troops in Kulgam district.

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Railways mull Rs 6,250-cr 'airplane-like' replacement to flawed bio-toilets after already spending Rs 1,620 cr on upgrade

Railways mull Rs 6,250-cr 'airplane-like' replacement to flawed bio-toilets after already spending Rs 1,620 cr on upgrade

Having spent nearly Rs 1,370 crore on 136,985 railway bio-toilets–criticised for being "no better than septic tanks"–and after earmarking Rs 250 crore to install bio-toilets on remaining trains by March 2019, the railway ministry is now considering "upgraded" vacuum bio-toilets at a cost of Rs 6,250 crore.

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Jaipur Development Authority gets Rs 200 cr boost for Ring Road, but with rider

Jaipur Development Authority gets Rs 200 cr boost for Ring Road, but with rider

Land acquisition process for the 47km long southern corridor of the Ring Road will be completed in fixed time frame as Jaipur Development Authority

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Chennai-Salem highway: Environmentalist, actor among those arrested for opposing project

Chennai-Salem highway: Environmentalist, actor among those arrested for opposing project

As public opposition is emerging against Chennai-Salem Greenfield corridor, a pet project of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, state police on Monday arrested leading environmental activist Piyush Manush for his alleged role in organising people against the project.

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Bullet train extremely essential for country, says Railway Board chief

Bullet train extremely essential for country, says Railway Board chief

Describing the bullet train as an “extremely essential” for India, Railway Board chairman (CRB) Ashwani Lohani on Monday said that the public transporter looked at it as a project that would unleash technology-driven transportation in the country.

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