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September 20, 2018, Thursday

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NTPC amongst top India’s Great Place to Work for in the Country

NTPC amongst top India’s Great Place to Work for in the Country

NTPC, India’s largest power generating company, has been ranked 25th in India’s Great Place to Work for 2018. NTPC is the only PSU among top 25 and has made a quantum leap from 38th position last year.

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Kalpataru Power shares gain 3 pc on new orders

Kalpataru Power shares gain 3 pc on new orders

Shares of Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited (KPTL) today rose by 3 per cent after the company secured new orders worth Rs 1,235 crore. The stock gained 3.08 per cent to close at Rs 400.35 on the BSE. During the day, it surged 4.99 per cent to Rs 407.80.

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Telangana becomes newest Indian state to unveil EV policy

Telangana becomes newest Indian state to unveil EV policy

The race to facilitate electric mobility in India is abuzz with all stakeholders announcing their intent towards facilitating green mobility.

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India to be centre of international solar power project: Prabhu

India to be centre of international solar power project: Prabhu

Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Friday that India's ongoing renewable energy capacity expansion programmes will make the country the centre of the International Solar Alliance Project.

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India’s Steel Imports At Worrying Levels, JSW Steel’s Seshagiri Rao Says

India’s Steel Imports At Worrying Levels, JSW Steel’s Seshagiri Rao Says

The Indian steel industry may already be in deep waters with imports rising above the normal levels—a situation that’s expected to worsen as countries retaliate to the U.S. steel tariffs, according to JSW Steel Ltd.’s Seshagiri Rao.

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ABB sees big potential in EV charging infrastructure in India

ABB sees big potential in EV charging infrastructure in India

Swiss engineering major ABB is bullish on the growth opportunity in India’s electric vehicle charging market. The company is also keen to harness its strong foothold in solar energy generation in India to provide not just EV chargers but a clean charging ecosystem altogether.

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5 states for buying 3,000 MW from power plants sans PPAs

5 states for buying 3,000 MW from power plants sans PPAs

Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bihar and Jharkhand together want to buy 3,000 MW of power under a government scheme to promote purchases from plants without PPAs.

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Price of non-solar RECs in India rises in June

Price of non-solar RECs in India rises in June

The price of non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) in India rose to INR 1,150 (USD 16.7/EUR 14.4) in the June 2018 trading session, which is 15% above the floor price per REC, Indian consultancy REConnect Energy said.

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China planning special emissions limits on firms in 80 cities

China planning special emissions limits on firms in 80 cities

China is likely to impose special emissions restrictions on industrial firms in 80 cities, extending the programme from the current 28, an environment ministry spokesman said on Friday.

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PFC sanctions Rs 2,626 cr to RRVUNL for upgradation of two plants

PFC sanctions Rs 2,626 cr to RRVUNL for upgradation of two plants

Government-owned power sector financer, Power Finance Corporation (PFC), on Friday announced extending Rs 2,626 crore of additional financial assistance to Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam (RRVUNL), the state government’s power generation company, for the purpose of environment upgradation works, PFC said.

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Sweden, Finland Developing Technology To Curb India's Pollution Woes

Sweden, Finland Developing Technology To Curb India's Pollution Woes

Sweden is exploring ways to come up with innovative technology to address the issue of stubble-burning in parts of north India that leads to pollution in Delhi-NCR, a Swedish diplomat said today.

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Nuclear, coal bailout worth any cost 'to keep America free' -US energy chief

Nuclear, coal bailout worth any cost 'to keep America free' -US energy chief

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Thursday that bailing out struggling coal and nuclear power plants is as important to national security as keeping the military strong, and that the cost to Americans should not be an issue.

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News in Numbers: Iranian oil accounts for 10.4% of India’s total oil import

News in Numbers: Iranian oil accounts for 10.4% of India’s total oil import

What is it? Iran’s share in India’s crude import by volumes in 2017-18. Why is it important? India has asked refiners to prepare for a drastic reduction (or zero) in Iranian oil imports from November

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Petrol, diesel prices in India today: Check city-wise revised fuel rates

Petrol, diesel prices in India today: Check city-wise revised fuel rates

Petrol, diesel prices in India today: Petrol price in Mumbai has been slashed and currently stands at Rs 83.06 down from yesterday’s Rs 83.12. Petrol price in Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai are Rs 75.55, Rs 78.23 and Rs 78.40 respectively, according to rates published on IOCL website.

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India Hunting for Shorter LNG Deals With Import Demand Doubling

India Hunting for Shorter LNG Deals With Import Demand Doubling

The good news for global natural gas exporters is that India’s largest utility is hunting for new supplies to import. The bad: It’s seeking shorter deals than have been traditional in the past.

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How will a weak rupee-dollar impact crude oil, gold and base metals?

How will a weak rupee-dollar impact crude oil, gold and base metals?

The rupee on Friday recovered from its all-time low of 69.09 per dollar it had touched on Thursday but continued to trade weak.

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Turkey will keep importing Iranian crude

Turkey will keep importing Iranian crude

Turkey will not heed the State Department’s call on US allies to stop importing Iranian crude oil by November 4, when the latest sanctions will kick in.

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How India can cope with cut in Iran oil imports

How India can cope with cut in Iran oil imports

Four months and a week from now, India may be on slippery ground with an oil problem. Starting November 4, India's hotline with Iran for oil imports may very well be dead,

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Why India is storing crude oil in underground caves, and who came up with the idea

Why India is storing crude oil in underground caves, and who came up with the idea

The Narendra Modi government has given in-principal approval for establishing underground crude oil storages in Odisha and Karnataka to increase emergency stockpile cover by 12 days to 22 days. The storage capacity of these two Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) facilities will be 6.5 Million Metric Tonne (MMT).

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Prime Minister appreciates progress of Rishikesh-Karnprayag Rail Line

Prime Minister appreciates progress of Rishikesh-Karnprayag Rail Line

The proposed Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail line is an initiative to connect the plains with the hills in the Garhwal range. Though the project was announced over two decades back, it could not materialise.

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Centre clear decks for preparation of DPR for 7 new Railway projects in Kerala

Centre clear decks for preparation of DPR for 7 new Railway projects in Kerala

Decks are getting cleared for the preparation of detailed project report (DPR) of the viable projects for the further development of railway corridor on a cost-sharing basis between Railways and State through Kerala Railway Development Corporation Ltd (KRDCL).

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Railways may hike fine for Ticketless Travel to Rs.1,000/-; Commando-style checks to make up Special Ops

Railways may hike fine for Ticketless Travel to Rs.1,000/-; Commando-style checks to make up Special Ops

Next time you are travelling in a train and it stops suddenly in the middle of nowhere and there is commotion, don’t panic fearing a train robbery. For, it may only be the railway checking personnel clambering onto the trains for a ‘mid-section ambush check’. Sounds incredible? Read on.

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SPV for Bengaluru Suburban Rail yet to take off as State Govt and Railways are yet finalise on Cost Sharing

SPV for Bengaluru Suburban Rail yet to take off as State Govt and Railways are yet finalise on Cost Sharing

The special purpose vehicle (SPV) to implement the suburban railway is yet to take off as the state government and railways are yet to see eye to eye on some pertinent issues.

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Special trains to clear additional surge during Ganpati Festival

Special trains to clear additional surge during Ganpati Festival

Special trains in coordination with the Central Railway have been introduced on Konkan Railway course to clear additional surge of travellers amid the 2018 Ganpati celebration. These have been introduced to ease travelling of a large number of touring passengers.

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Progress Rail Signs Contract With Canadian Pacific For 30 Modernised Locomotives

Progress Rail Signs Contract With Canadian Pacific For 30 Modernised Locomotives

Progress Rail, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., recently announced it has been chosen by Canadian Pacific to supply an order of 30 upgraded EMD SD70ACU locomotives – otherwise known as modernised versions of SD90MAC models.

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