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July 22, 2018, Sunday

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Smart Cities Mission: ABB inks clean energy based 'smart power distribution' MoU with IIT Roorkee

Smart Cities Mission: ABB inks clean energy based 'smart power distribution' MoU with IIT Roorkee

Contributing to the Indian government's Smart Cities Mission, technology leader ABB India today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR) for technical cooperation to construct an operational smart electricity distribution network and management system (SDNMS) in its campus.

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Short term power prices to hover between INR 3.75 and INR 4.25 per unit – India Rating

Short term power prices to hover between INR 3.75 and INR 4.25 per unit – India Rating

India Ratings has predicted short-term power prices will hover between INR 3.75 per unit and INR 4.25 per unit during 2018-19.

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China's ZNShine Solar wins 37.5-MW module order in India

China's ZNShine Solar wins 37.5-MW module order in India

Chinese solar power company ZNShine PV-Tech Co Ltd, or ZNShine Solar, has won an order for the supply of 37.5 MW of photovoltaic (PV) modules to India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (NSE:BHEL).

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Coal starved Mahagenco selling coal to private companies

Coal starved Mahagenco selling coal to private companies

Times of India reported that beggars can’t be choosers but they can be magnanimous donors if Mahagenco’s conduct is any example. The state-run power generation company that regularly complains of coal shortage is now selling its share of coal to private companies. Its own plants are generating at half load even as private companies are making hay.

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Green Climate Fund meeting 'disappointing', chief quits

Green Climate Fund meeting 'disappointing', chief quits

A Green Climate Fund (GCF) meant to channel billions of dollars to poor nations said it had had a “very difficult and disappointing” meeting ending on Wednesday, in a new setback after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out U.S. support last year.

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EESL to retro-fit energy efficient appliances in 400 Delhi schools

EESL to retro-fit energy efficient appliances in 400 Delhi schools

A joint venture of four state-run enterprises has joined hands with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation for retrofitting energy-efficient appliances in 400 schools maintained by the civic body.

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Coal India asks thermal plants not to limit intake to avert future crisis

Coal India asks thermal plants not to limit intake to avert future crisis

State-owned Coal India today said it has asked power plants not to restrict intake of coal during monsoon when electricity demand drops usually.

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Indian steel demand may double to 170 mt by 2025: BHP Billiton

Indian steel demand may double to 170 mt by 2025: BHP Billiton

Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton has forecast Indian steel demand will double by 2025, even as it termed the government’s steel production target of 300 million tonnes by 2030 as “aspirational”.

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Not just cars, Suzuki to bring in electric bikes

Not just cars, Suzuki to bring in electric bikes

Suzuki Motorcycle India, the local two-wheeler subsidiary of Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor Corp, is planning to bring in electric two-wheelers to the Indian market by 2020.

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Norway turns to power imports after dry spring hits hydropower reserves

Norway turns to power imports after dry spring hits hydropower reserves

Norway has become a net power importer from Denmark and Sweden this summer, after a warm and dry spring reduced the nation's hydropower reserves and drove up Norwegian power prices, the grid operator said on Wednesday.

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Japan nuclear agency urges measures to cut plutonium stocks

Japan nuclear agency urges measures to cut plutonium stocks

Japan's nuclear policy-setting body on Thursday endorsed a call for stricter management of its fuel recycling program to reduce its plutonium stockpile.

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As fossil fuel loses lustre, RIL shifts focus to oil-to-chemicals conversion

As fossil fuel loses lustre, RIL shifts focus to oil-to-chemicals conversion

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani wants to be ahead of the global shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy. At the 41st AGM on Thursday, he said RIL is exploring new value creation opportunity in an environment where growth in fossil fuel demand could stagnate in a few years.

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Delhi notifies list of fuels permissible for industrial use

Delhi notifies list of fuels permissible for industrial use

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has issued a notification with a list of fuels permissible for industrial use within the NCT of Delhi, a move which has been hailed by the Centre for Science and Environment.

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Full text: What Mukesh Ambani said at RIL AGM

Full text: What Mukesh Ambani said at RIL AGM

Reliance Industries Group Chairman Mukesh Ambani addressed shareholders at the company's 41st annual general meeting. He unveiled the much-awaited Jio GigaFiber and a high-end phone, JioPhone 2. Besides this, Ambani also announced plans to tap e-commerce market and an laid out ambitious plans for the energy sector.

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Petrol, Diesel Prices Raised After 36 Days. Check Revised Fuel Rates Here

Petrol, Diesel Prices Raised After 36 Days. Check Revised Fuel Rates Here

After over a month-long gap, petrol and diesel prices were raised again on Thursday. The fuel rates were revised upward today after a hiatus of 36 days, during which the petrol prices were slashed 22 times and the diesel prices on 18 occasions.

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Inventory Gains To The Rescue Of Oil Marketing Companies

Inventory Gains To The Rescue Of Oil Marketing Companies

Inventory gains due to higher crude oil prices could offset the negative impact of falling marketing margins and gross refining margins of the three state-owned oil fuel marketers in the quarter ended June.

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Industries given 90 days to switch to approved fuels

Industries given 90 days to switch to approved fuels

Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has notified the “approved” fuels in the capital, which include cleaner options like BS-VI petrol and diesel, CNG, LPG, aviation turbine fuel and biogas.

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HPCL may use mix of shares, cash and oil bonds to buy MRPL

HPCL may use mix of shares, cash and oil bonds to buy MRPL

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) may use a mix of shares, cash and oil bonds to pay for acquiring and merging Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) with itself, according to people familiar with the merger plan that’s in the works.

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ABB India plans expansion of factories to cater to railways' demands

ABB India plans expansion of factories to cater to railways' demands

Power and automation technology firm ABB India is looking to expand its facilities to cater to growing demands from railways and also increasing focus on renewable energy space, a top company official said today.

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Railways to accept Digital Aadhaar, Driving Licence as ID Proof from Govt’s DigiLocker

Railways to accept Digital Aadhaar, Driving Licence as ID Proof from Govt’s DigiLocker

Worried about losing your identity proofs while travelling by train? Worry no more! Indian Railways have now announced that it will accept soft copies of Aadhar and driving licence provided they are in your DigiLocker

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MahaGenco gets Nod to pick up 26% Equity in SPV floated by Chhattsigarh Govt, Indian Railways & SECL for 277 km Rail Line

MahaGenco gets Nod to pick up 26% Equity in SPV floated by Chhattsigarh Govt, Indian Railways & SECL for 277 km Rail Line

MahaGenco gets nod to pick up 26 per cent equity in special purpose vehicle floated by Chhattsigarh Government, Indian Railway and SECL for the 277 km rail route. The new line is meant to bring coal from Gare Palma sector-2 mine to State’s thermal power plants.

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Coal Shortage due to Heavy Congestion on Kalamna-Godhni single Rail section: MAHAGENCO

Coal Shortage due to Heavy Congestion on Kalamna-Godhni single Rail section: MAHAGENCO

Coal-starved Mahagenco’s decision to sell coal to private power companies came under fire from Nagpur bench of Bombay high court on Wednesday. It issued notice to the company and asked it to file reply within two weeks. Shrirang Bhandarkar, counsel for the petitioner Anil Wadpalliwar, had annexed media reports in the petition.

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Worried about overcharging by Railway Caterers? Not anymore with Railways new ‘Menu on Rails’ App

Worried about overcharging by Railway Caterers? Not anymore with Railways new ‘Menu on Rails’ App

Not anymore with Railway new 'Menu on Rail' App. Now passengers will be able to see what all food items are available.

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Why The Fancied Modern Trains May Not Roll Out In 2020

Why The Fancied Modern Trains May Not Roll Out In 2020

Indian Railways is likely to overshoot the 2020 deadline for rolling out aluminium-bodied modern TRAIN SETS that can run at an impressive speed of 160 kilometers per hour.

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Job creation in India: Nitin Gadkari says departments under him provided 1 crore jobs since 2014

Job creation in India: Nitin Gadkari says departments under him provided 1 crore jobs since 2014

Taking forward the Narendra Modi government’s claim of creating “lakhs of jobs”, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has asserted that the departments under him have provided employment to one crore youths since the NDA government came to power in May 2014.

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Railways must switch to Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel to shun any Infrastructure Collapse in future: ISSDA

Railways must switch to Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel to shun any Infrastructure Collapse in future: ISSDA

Collapse in the railways infrastructure is leading to significant disruptions and economic losses. The tragic pedestrian bridge collapse at the Andheri station, barely nine months after the railway bridge stampede causing 23 deaths at Elphinstone Road in Mumbai

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India needs inter-city high-speed rail: Mobility expert

India needs inter-city high-speed rail: Mobility expert

A mobility expert made a case for the construction of an inter-city high-speed rail (HSR) network for India here on Wednesday while acknowledging that it would not be without challenges.

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Jindal to Adani Logistics, Private Sector Bigwigs Join Railways Wagon Scheme

Jindal to Adani Logistics, Private Sector Bigwigs Join Railways Wagon Scheme

The opening up of private investment in general-purpose wagons (GPWS) by the railways has invoked interest from at least eight big companies. These are from cement, steel, iron ore and aluminium sectors.

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CRRC expected to deliver the first Maglev Train to its customer in June 2019

CRRC expected to deliver the first Maglev Train to its customer in June 2019

CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles is expected to deliver the first of its new generation magnetic-levitation train to its customer in June 2019.

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Adani-NMPT MOU: Rapid Coal Loading on Rail Wagons at 1 wagon/minute on a 3.60km length Rail Siding possible

Adani-NMPT MOU: Rapid Coal Loading on Rail Wagons at 1 wagon/minute on a 3.60km length Rail Siding possible

Adani owned UPCL, which is operating 2 units of 600 MW thermal power plant at Yellur village, signed and executed a concession agreement with New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) for additional land of 4.99 Hectares of NMPT for the purpose of UPCL’s project expansion.

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Divyangjan friendly toilets to be setup at all important Railway Stations

Divyangjan friendly toilets to be setup at all important Railway Stations

South Central Railway General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav advised the officials to focus on station cleanliness over the zone to reach highest possible standards.

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