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July 23, 2018, Monday

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Ease Of Doing Business: Andhra Pradesh Tops Rankings, Gujarat At 5th Place

Ease Of Doing Business: Andhra Pradesh Tops Rankings, Gujarat At 5th Place

Andhra Pradesh has topped the list of states in ease of doing business for the second year in a row followed by Telangana, Haryana and Jharkhand.

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Global Innovation Index Ranks India The 57th Most Innovative Nation

Global Innovation Index Ranks India The 57th Most Innovative Nation

The Global Innovation Index (GII) has ranked India as the 57thmost innovative nation in the world. The country has improved its ranking from 60th position last year.

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Vedanta May Partner Anglo American To Bid For Coal Mines In India: Anil Agarwal

Vedanta May Partner Anglo American To Bid For Coal Mines In India: Anil Agarwal

Diversified metals and mining group Vedanta will team up with international miner Anglo American to bid for coal mines in India for the next auctions, chairman Anil Agarwal told ET in an interaction on Monday.

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Thermal Power Plants, Not Sterlite Major Source For SO2 Emissions In Tuticorin

Thermal Power Plants, Not Sterlite Major Source For SO2 Emissions In Tuticorin

The Tamil Nadu government had ordered closure of Sterlite’s copper smelter in Tuticorin on the issue of pollution.

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India Witnessed Fewer, Shorter-duration Power Cuts This Summer

India Witnessed Fewer, Shorter-duration Power Cuts This Summer

The increase in power generation capacity, along with the reduction in transmission losses helped the country reduce its average duration of power cuts during the summer season this year compared to the last three years.

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India’s Smart Cities And Solar Energy

India’s Smart Cities And Solar Energy

Reports from the last week suggest that Diu has become the first Union Territory in India to be 100 per cent solar powered.

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Trump Trade War - Aluminium Association Of India Demands Higher Import Duty On Aluminium Scrap

Trump Trade War - Aluminium Association Of India Demands Higher Import Duty On Aluminium Scrap

PTI reported that the Aluminium Association of India (AAI) has urged the government to increase the duty on imports of aluminium scrap as the domestic sector may become a victim of escalating trade war between the US and China.

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Gujarat Govt Sets Up Rescue Team For Tata, Adani, Essar Power Projects

Gujarat Govt Sets Up Rescue Team For Tata, Adani, Essar Power Projects

The Gujarat government has set up a panel to suggest within two months a rescue plan for three large generation projects belonging to the Tata, Adani and Essar groups in the state, with combined PPA (power purchase agreements) for over 8,000 MW and outstanding debts in excess of Rs 22,000 crore.

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Humidity Soars, Delhi Power Demand At New High

Humidity Soars, Delhi Power Demand At New High

Hot and humid weather pushed Delhi’s power demand to an all time high of 7,016 MW on Tuesday, even as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that relief is on the way with rain expected over the next two days.

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Fitch Says Tata Steel’s Leverage Will Eat Into Its European Gains

Fitch Says Tata Steel’s Leverage Will Eat Into Its European Gains

Tata Steel Ltd.’s business profile could improve as a result of its joint venture with Germany’s Thyssenkrupp AG in Europe. Yet, these gains could be offset by high levels of borrowing.

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Seminar On Business Opportunities In India's Solar Sector Held In China

Seminar On Business Opportunities In India's Solar Sector Held In China

More than 110 Chinese companies attended a seminar here on business opportunities in the solar sector in India aimed at wooing Chinese manufacturers to invest in India, an embassy statement said today.

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India To Cut Emission Levels Of Old Power Plants

India To Cut Emission Levels Of Old Power Plants

Starting next year, India has planned to bring down emission levels of all old power plants to national standards by 2022, a top Environment Ministry official has said.

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MNRE Issues Guidelines For Conducting Lab Tests On Solar PV Modules

MNRE Issues Guidelines For Conducting Lab Tests On Solar PV Modules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a series of guidelines for conducting tests on solar photovoltaic (SPV) modules (crystalline and thin film, including bifacial type).

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World Bank Approves $19.95 Million For Renewable Energy Expansion In Solomon Islands

World Bank Approves $19.95 Million For Renewable Energy Expansion In Solomon Islands

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a $19.95 million project for the electricity access and renewable energy expansion for Solomon Islands.

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Tata Power Distribution Company To Begin Installation Of Smart Meters In Delhi

Tata Power Distribution Company To Begin Installation Of Smart Meters In Delhi

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), a power distribution company (DISCOM), will soon start its ambitious project to install smart meters covering all its 1,600,000 consumers in Delhi.

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SECI’s 2 GW Wind Tender Receives Damp Response, Undersubscribed By 800 MW

SECI’s 2 GW Wind Tender Receives Damp Response, Undersubscribed By 800 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s 2 GW Tranche-V wind tender has been undersubscribed by 800 MW.

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India Hits 24.5 GW Solar Capacity In FY 2017/18

India Hits 24.5 GW Solar Capacity In FY 2017/18

India’s total solar power generation capacity hit 24.5 GW by March 31, 2018, when its fiscal 2017/18 ended, of which 87% is utility-scale solar and the rest is rooftop and off-grid systems.

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Exclusive: Dutch Impact Investor DOEN Backs Energy Venture SELCO India

Exclusive: Dutch Impact Investor DOEN Backs Energy Venture SELCO India

SELCO Solar Light Pvt. Ltd, a for-profit social enterprise founded by Magsaysay award winner Harish Hande, has received an undisclosed amount in funding from Dutch impact investor DOEN Participaties.

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India Sees Slower Shift To Electric Vehicles

India Sees Slower Shift To Electric Vehicles

India’s shift to electric vehicles (EV) has to be “gradual,” a government adviser said, signaling that the country may have further watered down its ambitions of having green vehicles comprise about a third of its fleet by 2030.

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Bangladesh-india Joint Venture Company To Construct Railway Linking Nuclear Power Plant

Bangladesh-india Joint Venture Company To Construct Railway Linking Nuclear Power Plant

A Bangladesh-India joint venture company will construct a railway linking the country's first under-construction Rooppur nuclear power plant with a nearest most railway junction.

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Ninth City-gas Round: OMCs, Adani Bid For Key Cities, Ril-bp Pulls Out

Ninth City-gas Round: OMCs, Adani Bid For Key Cities, RIL-BP Pulls Out

The country’s oil marketing companies Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, state-run gas marketer GAIL India

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Shell shuts down Norway's Knarr oil and gas field due to strike

Shell shuts down Norway's Knarr oil and gas field due to strike

Royal Dutch Shell is shutting down production at its Knarr field in the North Sea after workers walked out on strike on Tuesday, the company said.

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Stung by backlash, India says it will take ‘considerate view’ on oil imports from Iran

Stung by backlash, India says it will take ‘considerate view’ on oil imports from Iran

India’s Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in an interview with a leading Indian daily said India sees U.S. sanctions on Iran as a “challenge” given its close ties with both the countries. His comments came a week before the scheduled visit of a U.S. delegation to India to discuss the issue.

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Petrol, Diesel Prices Rise On Escalating Concerns Over Global Oil Supply

Petrol, Diesel Prices Rise On Escalating Concerns Over Global Oil Supply

Petrol price per litre was up by an average of 17 paise to Rs 76.53 in Delhi, Rs 83.91 in Mumbai, Rs 79.20 in Kolkata and Rs 79.43 in Chennai. Diesel price per litre, on the other hand, was increased by 16 paise on an average to Rs 68.23 in Delhi, Rs 72.40 in Mumbai, Rs 70.78 in Kolkata and Rs 72.03 in Chennai.

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Iran Vows To Sell As Much Oil As It Can In Face Of US Sanctions

Iran Vows To Sell As Much Oil As It Can In Face Of US Sanctions

Iran's vice president acknowledged on Tuesday that US sanctions would hurt the economy, but promised to "sell as much oil as we can" and protect banking.

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Video: US Calls On India To Reduce Its Oil Imports From Iran From 27 Mt To Nil

Eighteen companies have raised over Rs 23,000 crore via IPOs in the first half of this calendar so far

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NDRF Rescues Close To 2000 Passengers Stranded In Mumbai-bound Trains

NDRF Rescues Close To 2000 Passengers Stranded In Mumbai-bound Trains

Around 2,000 passengers of two Mumbai-bound trains, that got stuck between Nallasopara and Vasai stations of the Western Railway due to water-logging this morning, were rescued by the NDRF and the police on Tuesday.

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Mumbai Bridge Collapse: Indian Railways May Use Stainless Steel To Build Overbridges

Mumbai Bridge Collapse: Indian Railways May Use Stainless Steel To Build Overbridges

Following the collapse of a part of Gokhale bridge in Andheri, Mumbai, a big decision has been taken by Indian Railways for the safety of infrastructure.

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Mumbai Rains Wreck Havoc On Western Railway: See Full List Of Cancelled Trains

Mumbai Rains Wreck Havoc On Western Railway: See Full List Of Cancelled Trains

Train services continue to be hit for a third day due to heavy rains in Mumbai.

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Tori-shivpur Rail Link Will Speed Up Coal Evacuation From Jharkhand Mines

Tori-shivpur Rail Link Will Speed Up Coal Evacuation From Jharkhand Mines

Domestic thermal coal availability will improve significantly in the second half of the year with the completion of the 45-km Tori-Shivpur rail link, in Jharkhand, helping evacuation of at least 10 rakes (of 3,800 tonne each) daily from the vast Magadh and Amrapali reserves.

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Railway Ministry Set To Launch Shri Ramayana Express From November 14

Railway Ministry Set To Launch Shri Ramayana Express From November 14

The Railways will run a unique pilgrim train, Shri Ramayana Express, from November 14 on the Ramayana circuit to cover the major destinations related to the Hindu epic, the Railway Ministry announced today.

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