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September 20, 2018, Thursday

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

China To Reduce Tariffs On 8,549 Types Of Goods From India, 4 Other Asian Countries

China To Reduce Tariffs On 8,549 Types Of Goods From India, 4 Other Asian Countries

China plans to reduce tariffs on more than 8,500 goods, including chemicals, farm products and metals from India and some other Asian countries in what is seen as a part of its ongoing trade war with the US.

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India Most Vulnerable To Climate Change, Adair Turner Says

India Most Vulnerable To Climate Change, Adair Turner Says

India is one of the most vulnerable nations in the world to the long-term impact of climate change due to its geographical location, according to Adair Turner, chairman of Institute for New Economic Thinking.

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India Has Embarked Upon An Ambitious Plan To Install 227 GW Of Renewable Energy By 2022

India Has Embarked Upon An Ambitious Plan To Install 227 GW Of Renewable Energy By 2022

India has embarked upon an ambitious plan to install 227 GW of renewable energy by 2022. Solar energy forms more than 65% of this 227 GW dream. I call these targets ambitious since, as of today

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Coal-fired Power Plants Set To Get Renewed Push

Coal-fired Power Plants Set To Get Renewed Push

Coal-fired power plants, often regarded as polluting relics in an era of clean energy, are making a comeback in the government’s thinking as an official study says the rapid growth in solar projects needs to be matched with new investment in steady, 24x7 electricity supply from thermal projects.

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End Of Road For India's EVs? Babus Say No To Electric Cars Made By Mahindra, Tata Motors

End Of Road For India's EVs? Babus Say No To Electric Cars Made By Mahindra, Tata Motors

less than a year after state-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) floated a tender for 10,000 electric cars amid much fanfare, India's EV growth story seems to be headed in a wrong direction.

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Amazon Installs 1,000 Kw Rooftop Solar Panels At Hyderabad Centre

Amazon Installs 1,000 Kw Rooftop Solar Panels At Hyderabad Centre

Amazon India plans to generate clean energy by installing solar panels on the roof of its fulfilment centres and sorting sites in India.

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China, Pakistan Show Interest In Joining Solar Alliance

China, Pakistan Show Interest In Joining Solar Alliance

China and Pakistan have shown interest in becoming members of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), potentially adding heft to the first treaty-based international government organization based in India.

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Delhi Staring At Power Blackout, Coal Shortage 'extremely Critical': AAP Govt To Centre

Delhi Staring At Power Blackout, Coal Shortage 'extremely Critical': AAP Govt To Centre

The AAP government has written to Union Power Minister R K Singh that Delhi was staring at a power blackout due to the fast depleting coal stockpiles at power plants in the city and has urged him to take up the issue with the Railways which transports coal to the national capital.

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Bangladesh Gets $500-million ADB Loan For Power Plant

Bangladesh Gets $500-million ADB Loan For Power Plant

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide Bangladesh a $500-million loan to set up an 800-megawatt (Mw) power plant in the south western region of Khulna, an ADB official said on Wednesday.

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In Race For The Biggest Electric Vehicle Battery Plant, BYD Steals A March

In Race For The Biggest Electric Vehicle Battery Plant, BYD Steals A March

BYD is building what would become the world’s largest vehicle-battery factory next year in an effort by the Chinese electric-car maker to increase capacity and help revive earnings growth.

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Niti Aayog In Talks With UP Over Distribution Of 20k Methanol Stoves: Saraswat

Niti Aayog In Talks With UP Over Distribution Of 20k Methanol Stoves: Saraswat

Niti Aayog is in talks with the Uttar Pradesh governent for the state's plans to distribute 20,000 gas stoves powered by methanol, its member V K Saraswat said today.

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No Waiver On Iran Business, US Tells India

No Waiver On Iran Business, US Tells India

If India believed that just like the first round of Iran sanctions, it could negotiate a softer deal with the US, those hopes were dashed.

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It's Important India Cuts Dependence On Iranian Oil: Nikki Haley To Narendra Modi

It's Important India Cuts Dependence On Iranian Oil: Nikki Haley To Narendra Modi

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday it was important India cut its dependence on Iranian oil and said the United States would work to allow India to use an Iranian port as corridor to Afghanistan.

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Methanol-powered Mercedes-benz Buses To Run In Assam, Maha

Methanol-powered Mercedes-benz Buses To Run In Assam, Maha

The government plans to launch two pilot projects in Assam and Maharashtra wherein it would operate a total of 20 Mercedes-Benz buses fuelled by methanol as part of efforts to promote alternative fuels, a top official said today.

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State-run Oil Firms Eye US Crude In The Wake Of Sanctions On Iran

State-run Oil Firms Eye US Crude In The Wake Of Sanctions On Iran

State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) plan to firm up long-term crude supply contracts and increase spot purchase of crude oil from the United States, said sources from these companies.

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Oil Explorers In India Can Now Tap Finds Outside Contracted Areas

Oil Explorers In India Can Now Tap Finds Outside Contracted Areas

India will allow explorers to appraise for oil and gas in areas adjacent to their contracted blocks, where a discovery has been made, according to a notification on the oil ministry’s website.

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Us Crude Surges 3.2% On Supply Concerns, Settling At $72.76, Best Closing Price Since Nov 2014

US Crude Surges 3.2% On Supply Concerns, Settling At $72.76, Best Closing Price Since Nov 2014

Oil prices rose to their highest level since November 2014 on Wednesday after a bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude stockpiles added to a rally fueled by a major Canadian supply outage

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Government Hikes Ethanol Price By Rs 2.85/litre To Rs 43.70 For 2018-19

Government Hikes Ethanol Price By Rs 2.85/litre To Rs 43.70 For 2018-19

The government on Wednesday hiked the price of ethanol produced from C-molasses by Rs 2.85 per litre to Rs 43.70 for the new season starting December 2018, according to sources.

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Petrobras Board Approves Veteran CFO As New Financial Chief

Petrobras Board Approves Veteran CFO As New Financial Chief

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro said on Tuesday its board has approved Rafael Salvador Grisolia to serve as chief financial officer (CFO), replacing Ivan Monteiro, who took the helm of the company earlier this month.

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Shell Hands Over Iraq's Majnoon Oilfield: Officials

Shell Hands Over Iraq's Majnoon Oilfield: Officials

Royal Dutch Shell has exited the Majnoon oilfield in southern Iraq and handed over its operations to the state-run Basra Oil, two Iraqi oil officials close to the deal said on Wednesday.

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Gujarat Seeks Israel's Technical Support To Set Up Desalination Plants, Smart Cities

Gujarat Seeks Israel's Technical Support To Set Up Desalination Plants, Smart Cities

Gujarat today sought Israel's technical assistance in setting up ten desalination plants along its 1600-km-long coast line as a part of its plan to become water-sufficient by 2050.

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Indian Railway Officials In Tizzy After Officer Warns Of Al Qaeda Threat Based On Old Intelligence Input

Indian Railway Officials In Tizzy After Officer Warns Of Al Qaeda Threat Based On Old Intelligence Input

A letter issued "inadvertently" by Northern Railways quoting a month-old advisory about an intelligence input received by CRPF on al Qaeda's plans to derail trains has sent senior railway officials in the capital into a tizzy.

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Israeli Technology To Change The Face Of Indian Railways

Israeli Technology To Change The Face Of Indian Railways

The Indian Railways will use technology used by Israel to keep their perimeters safe. Thane and Kalyan stations have been selected for this pilot project.

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Bengaluru Metro Still Has ‘last Miles’ To Go

Bengaluru Metro Still Has ‘last Miles’ To Go

On a cloudy weekday, Siddachara waited at the back entrance of Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Railway station (KSR) while carrying heavy luggage.

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Central Railway Plans To Remove Garbage From Tracks During Mega Block

Central Railway Plans To Remove Garbage From Tracks During Mega Block

HE Central Railway (CR) plans to remove garbage on railway tracks during the mega block on Sunday.

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Railway Keymen, Incharge Of Detecting Track Defects, Want Shorter ‘beat Length’

Railway Keymen, Incharge Of Detecting Track Defects, Want Shorter ‘beat Length’

Railways keymen, who walk 8 km everyday inspecting every crack and every nut and bolt to detect defects on tracks and ensure their repair in time for trains to pass, have pleaded with the railway board to reduce their ‘beat length’ to 3 km, which, they say, will improve safety.

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Whatsapp Message Suggesting Changes In Rules Of Indian Railways Found To Be Fake

Whatsapp Message Suggesting Changes In Rules Of Indian Railways Found To Be Fake

The message, which is being widely circulated on social media and WhatsApp, claimed that Indian Railways is going to introduce changes to ten of its rules

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Cabinet Apprised Of India-indonesia MoU On Tech Coop In Rail Sector

Cabinet Apprised Of India-indonesia MoU On Tech Coop In Rail Sector

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Indonesia on technical cooperation in the railway sector.

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IRCTC TDR Filing Of RAC Tickets Timing Slashed By Indian Railways; All Details About Big Relief Here

IRCTC TDR Filing Of RAC Tickets Timing Slashed By Indian Railways; All Details About Big Relief Here

IRCTC TDR filing of RAC tickets: Indian Railways has brought in greater flexibility for train passengers with this move.

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Indian Railways Trains Rescheduled; Extreme Weather To Be Blamed

Indian Railways Trains Rescheduled; Extreme Weather To Be Blamed

With rains persisting over various parts of the country, some regions have become extremely vulnerable to weather's extremes and this has caused Indian Railways to reschedule trains, much to the disappointment of travellers.

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Letter Issued 'inadvertently' Quoting Al Qaeda Threat To Trains Sends Railways Into Tizzy

Letter Issued 'inadvertently' Quoting Al Qaeda Threat To Trains Sends Railways Into Tizzy

A letter issued "inadvertently" by Northern Railways quoting a month-old advisory about an intelligence input received by CRPF on al Qaeda's plans to derail trains has sent senior railway officials in the capital into a tizzy.

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