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July 22, 2018, Sunday

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Raise irrigated area to protect country from climate change risks: CEA

Raise irrigated area to protect country from climate change risks: CEA

There is a need to increase the percentage of irrigated land to protect the country from vulnerabilities of climate change, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian said.

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Tata Power commissions 100 MW solar park in Anthapuramu

Tata Power commissions 100 MW solar park in Anthapuramu

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned a 100 MW (50 MW x 2) solar capacity at Anthapuramu Solar Park, Andhra Pradesh.

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Conference of States Power Ministers to be Held at Shimla on July 3

Conference of States Power Ministers to be Held at Shimla on July 3

A conference of Ministers for Power, New & Renewable Energy of States & Union Territories will be held on July 3 at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

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SAIL - DSP substitutes import, despatches 1st consignment of Wheels for Kolkata Metro

SAIL - DSP substitutes import, despatches 1st consignment of Wheels for Kolkata Metro

Adding another feather to its cap in its endeavor to contribute and actively participate in ‘Make in India’, Steel Authority of India Ltd’s Durgapur Steel Plant despatched the first consignment of metro railway wheels for Kolkata Metro today.

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Hydropower Grows but Industry Is Changing

Hydropower Grows but Industry Is Changing

New hydropower capacity installed worldwide plunged 36% in 2017 compared to 2016, but the sector remains optimistic about its future despite a transitioning role for hydropower away from baseload power and toward flexible services.

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55% of consumer plaints pending at power dept

55% of consumer plaints pending at power dept

The Goa electricity department ranks 17th with an average of 55 % of pending consumer complaints in comparison to the all India average of 8.5 %.

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Cloudburst hits Munsiari's Balati, Seraghat Hydro Power Project damaged

Cloudburst hits Munsiari's Balati, Seraghat Hydro Power Project damaged

The Seraghat Hydro Power Project in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh suffered severe damage on Monday after a cloudburst hit nearby Balati in Munsiari area. The sources say that the cloudburst has damaged the hydro project's dam

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JM Financial, Clear Water may bid for 11 stressed power plants

JM Financial, Clear Water may bid for 11 stressed power plants

Clear Water, JM Financial and Piramal-Bain Capital are some of the private equity funds that have shown interest to take over the stressed power projects shortlisted under State Bank of India's (SBI) Samadhan project for restructuring and revival, according to bankers.

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India's FDI growth hit 5-year low in 2017-18

India's FDI growth hit 5-year low in 2017-18

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India seems to be petering out with the inflows growth rate recording a five-year low of 3 per cent at USD 44.85 billion in 2017-18.

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KTPS seventh phase power supply begins

KTPS seventh phase power supply begins

To make Telangana a power surplus state, TS Genco has commenced 800 MW power generation at the Kothagudem Thermal Power Station (KTPS) seventh phase on Saturday night.

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Soon, car charge stations every 35 km on Mumbai-Nagpur highway

Soon, car charge stations every 35 km on Mumbai-Nagpur highway

Drivers of electric vehicles may not have to worry about running out of charge on the 820-km Mumbai-Nagpur route—MSEDCL plans to set up 50 e-charging stations, one every 35km along the route.

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IndianOil revamps section on petrol, diesel prices on website

IndianOil revamps section on petrol, diesel prices on website

IndianOil Corporation (IOCL) has changed the way consumers could check for petrol and diesel prices on its website. The state-owned oil company is a key source for checking fuel prices.

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Will getting petrol & diesel under GST lower prices and the options before the government

Will getting petrol & diesel under GST lower prices and the options before the government

Petrol and diesel continue to be outside the ambit of GST and the general view is that getting it under the new indirect tax regime can significantly reduce prices. However, MS Mani, Partner, Deloitte India, believes that it may not be as straight forward as that.

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This Was Coming: Tehran Times Blasts India After New Delhi Goes Defensive Under Us Pressure

This Was Coming: Tehran Times Blasts India After New Delhi Goes Defensive Under Us Pressure

Days after India showed signs of bending its back under the Donald Trump Administration's pressure to cut trading ties with Iran -- its ally in West Asia - the latter's leading daily 'Tehran Times' lashed out at New Delhi, asking whether the US president is in charge of India's foreign policy.

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As Asia's economic growth stutters, the region's oil imports also slow

As Asia's economic growth stutters, the region's oil imports also slow

Asian demand for imported oil is set to slow for a second straight month in July, trade flow data showed on Monday, as economic growth starts to stutter amid an escalating trade dispute with the United State.

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Iran vows to foil US bid to block oil exports

Iran vows to foil US bid to block oil exports

Iran vowed Sunday to defeat US efforts to block its oil exports and warned rival producer Saudi Arabia it would never take Tehran's "place" on the international oil market.

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Importing LNG to Australia's southeast faces cost hurdles - government

Importing LNG to Australia's southeast faces cost hurdles - government

Plans to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Australia, the world's second largest LNG exporter, could help cap soaring local gas prices, although the economics might not work, the Australian government said on Monday.

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Petrol hiked by Rs 8; diesel by Rs 9 in 5 months

Petrol hiked by Rs 8; diesel by Rs 9 in 5 months

The price of petrol and diesel has been hiked by Rs 8 and Rs 9.14 per litre, respectively, in the past five months and the downward trend for the past 30 days has been small consolation.

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Oil falls as White House says Saudi king to raise output if needed

Oil falls as White House says Saudi king to raise output if needed

Oil prices fell early on Monday, following comments from the White House that the leader of Saudi Arabia promised President Donald Trump that he can raise oil production if needed.

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Owners of idle St. Croix oil refinery plan 2019 restart -sources

Owners of idle St. Croix oil refinery plan 2019 restart -sources

The owners of a long-closed oil refinery on St. Croix will disclose on Monday an agreement with the Caribbean island’s governor to restart the plant and begin producing fuels late next year, according to people familiar with the talks.

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Adani to raise 6,000cr via stake sales in group cos

Adani to raise 6,000cr via stake sales in group cos

The Gautam Adani-led Adani Group said on Sunday it plans to raise Rs 5,000-6,000 crore of equity through a combination of primary issuances and secondary monetisation of its stake in some of its subsidiaries.

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Railway Protection force to use drones for safety

Railway Protection force to use drones for safety

To enhance passenger safety, the Railway Protection Force of the South Western Railway (SWR) Zone has purchased a drone which will be deployed to conduct aerial surveillance of railway tracks. It has become the second among 17 railway zones in India to launch this facility.

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Now, mega blocks to clean garbage by Central Railway

Now, mega blocks to clean garbage by Central Railway

Now mega blocks are not just about maintaining tracks and overhead electric cables on suburban system. The Central Railway (CR) have started cleaning heaps of garbage - now that it isn't raining continuously - that are found next to stations. On their list are stations falling on the Harbour line namely Govandi, Mankhurd in the initial phase.

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RITES debuts at Rs 190, 2.7% premium over issue price

RITES debuts at Rs 190, 2.7% premium over issue price

State-owned railway consultancy firm RITES listed at Rs 190 on the NSE on Monday, a 2.7 per cent premium over the issue price of Rs 185. On the BSE too, the stock was listed at the same price.

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Central and Western Railways to re-position 210 CCTV Cameras

Central and Western Railways to re-position 210 CCTV Cameras

210 station cameras do not capture useful footage as their view is obstructed or they are not looking in right direction. They are now being re-positioned A review of video surveillance at railway stations has painted a grim picture: over 200 cameras are positioned so badly that they do not record any useful footage for security officials.

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Kerala Goes Ahead with Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line via Kodagu

Kerala Goes Ahead with Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line via Kodagu

Despite severe opposition from residents of Kodagu and Mysuru, elected representatives and environmentalists, the Government of Kerala is getting ready to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Thalassery-Mysuru Railway line that will pass through lush green forests in South Kodagu.

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174 VIPs want New Railway Zones, Divisions; Board Officials cite most of their demands are ‘politically motivated’

174 VIPs want New Railway Zones, Divisions; Board Officials cite most of their demands are ‘politically motivated’

In three years, there were demands by over 170 VIPs including Sachin Tendulkar, Shashi Tharoor, Nitin Gadkari and Yogi Adityanath for new railway zones and divisions in their constituencies that are under consideration of the railway board, according to railway ministry records.

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Rail Wheel Factory production dips over poor orders from Railways

Rail Wheel Factory production dips over poor orders from Railways

The country’s premier factory for the production of train wheels has had a major dip in its output, thanks to a dwindling demand from the Indian Railways. T

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Renovation of Visakhapatnam Railway Station on cards

Renovation of Visakhapatnam Railway Station on cards

Plans of renovating the Visakhapatnam Railway Station are in progress as the Railway board sanctions Rs 10 crore to the Waltair division of East Coast Railway (ECoR).

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