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October 20, 2018, Saturday

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

Power Regulator Approves NLC India's Application For Inter-state Trading Licence

Power Regulator Approves NLC India's Application For Inter-state Trading Licence

Power sector regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved state-run lignite miner NLC India Ltd's application for inter-state trading licence.

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Indian Army Inaugurates First Mega Solar Power Plant In Ambala Cantonment

Indian Army Inaugurates First Mega Solar Power Plant In Ambala Cantonment

Indian Army’s 1-Mega Watt (MW) solar power plant was inaugurated on Monday at the Ambala Cantonment. The plant has been established under the aegis of headquarters 2-Corps.

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Punjab Utility Hands Out Appointment Letters On Compassionate Grounds

Punjab Utility Hands Out Appointment Letters On Compassionate Grounds

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has revived the appointments on compassionate grounds upon the death of a serving employee which was discontinued quite sometime ago.

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Solar Continues To Power Renewable Energy Growth In Q1

Solar Continues To Power Renewable Energy Growth In Q1

New capacity addition in the renewables sector during the first quarter of this fiscal was higher at 1,541 MW when compared with the capacity addition of 1,059 MW in the year ago quarter.

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Solar Projects: Developers Appeal To UP Govt Not To Cancel Bids Post Auction

Solar Projects: Developers Appeal To UP Govt Not To Cancel Bids Post Auction

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), representing solar energy developers, has requested the Energy Minster of Uttar Pradesh to intervene and stop the possible cancelling of 1000-MW solar PV auction conducted last week by the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (Upneda).

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Punjab Govt Allows Pilot Project For Solar Energy Generation On Farm Land

Punjab Govt Allows Pilot Project For Solar Energy Generation On Farm Land

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today approved the launch a pilot project for solar energy generation on agricultural land on rental basis, besides allowing farmers to undertake high-value cultivation of fruits and vegetables.

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Amid Trade Tensions, IMF Marginally Cuts India's Growth Rate

Amid Trade Tensions, IMF Marginally Cuts India's Growth Rate

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday marginally cut India's growth projection for 2018 and 2019 to 7.3 per cent and 7.5 per cent respectively.

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India Keen To Join Russia In WTO Case Against US On Steel, Aluminium Duties

India Keen To Join Russia In WTO Case Against US On Steel, Aluminium Duties

India has expressed its willingness join the WTO dispute consultation requested by Russia as third party against the US decision to impose high customs duties on certain steel and aluminium products.

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DGTR Wants Duty Levied On Imported Solar Panels

DGTR Wants Duty Levied On Imported Solar Panels

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) on Monday recommended imposing a safeguard duty for two years on solar cells and modules imported from China and Malaysia, in a move that may impact India’s solar power generation plans.

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Could Russia Emerge As A Key Player For India's Energy Security?

Could Russia Emerge As A Key Player For India's Energy Security?

Energy security holds paramount importance to India’s progress towards becoming an economic powerhouse. PwC projects India to surpass the US to become the second largest economy in the world by 2050.

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Global corporate solar funding at $5.3 billion in first half of the year

Global corporate solar funding at $5.3 billion in first half of the year

Total global corporate funding in the solar sector touched $5.3 billion in the first half of this year, up 15% over last year, amid uncertainty in the industry owing to Trump tariffs and the Chinese subsidy pullback, global consulting firm Mercom Capital Group said.

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Oil Prices Fall But Market Wary Over Supply Outages

Oil Prices Fall But Market Wary Over Supply Outages

Oil prices fell sharply on Monday as concerns about supply disruptions eased and Libyan ports reopened while traders eyed potential supply increases by Russia and other producers.

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IMF Cuts India Growth Forecast A Touch On Higher Oil Prices

IMF Cuts India Growth Forecast A Touch On Higher Oil Prices

The International Monetary Fund has cut India’s growth forecast for fiscal year 2018-19 and 2019-20, citing the drag from higher oil prices and tighter monetary policy.

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India’s Oil Ministry Favors Ban On Petcoke Imports

India’s Oil Ministry Favors Ban On Petcoke Imports

The oil ministry of India is in favor of the country placing a ban on imports of petroleum coke, the government’s lawyer told the Supreme Court on Monday, as India aims to curb imports of the polluting oil refinery by-product in a bid to fight severe air pollution.

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Amid Threats Of US Sanctions, India And Iran Discuss Oil Trade

Amid Threats Of US Sanctions, India And Iran Discuss Oil Trade

India and Iran today deliberated on ways to deal with the possible impact on oil trade between the two countries due to the US sanctions on import of Iranian petroleum products.

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Search takes off at ONGC’s offshore asset

Search takes off at ONGC’s offshore asset

Natural gas exploration at the S1-Vasishta offshore project site of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) Eastern Offshore Asset (EOA) at Odalarevu near Amalapuram has begun as a low-key affair.

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Could Russia emerge as a key player for India's energy security?

Could Russia emerge as a key player for India's energy security?

Energy security holds paramount importance to India’s progress towards becoming an economic powerhouse. PwC projects India to surpass the US to become the second largest economy in the world by 2050.

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Railway Line To Be Constructed Along Nagpur-mumbai Super Express Way- Piyush Goyal

Railway Line To Be Constructed Along Nagpur-mumbai Super Express Way- Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways and MahaMetro (Metro Railway Project Company of Maharashtra) today signed an MoU for linking railway line to Metro coaches on broad gauge network & creating a Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) in Nagpur city.

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Nagpur To Mumbai In Just 5 Hours! Indian Railways Working On This Big Plan

Nagpur To Mumbai In Just 5 Hours! Indian Railways Working On This Big Plan

The Railways is working on a plan to connect Nagpur and Mumbai through a high-speed corridor which will reduce the travel time between the two cities to just five hours, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

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Indian Railways To Spend Massive Rs 40 Cr On Vijayawada Railway Station Makeover

Indian Railways To Spend Massive Rs 40 Cr On Vijayawada Railway Station Makeover

Indian Railways is planning to renovate the Vijayawada Railway station further this year. Railways is planning to invest Rs 40 crore for its development, reports Times of India.

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Loco Pilots Call For An All-india Protest

Loco Pilots Call For An All-india Protest

The loco pilots of Indian Railways have called for an all-India strike under the banner of All India Loco Running Staff Association.

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Drones To Be Deployed For Railway Operations Surveillance

Drones To Be Deployed For Railway Operations Surveillance

The North Central Railway (NCR) is all set to go the aerial way in a bid to better monitor various operations including maintaining its assets, crowd management and enhanced safety in train operations.

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Adani Logistics, NYK Arm Form Rail Logistics JV For Auto Sector

Adani Logistics, NYK Arm Form Rail Logistics JV For Auto Sector

Adani Logistics, an arm of Adani Ports and SEZ, today signed an agreement with NYK Auto Logistics India to form a joint venture that will specialise in transportation of finished vehicles using freight trains.

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No Awareness Drive On New Railway Ticket App UTS

No Awareness Drive On New Railway Ticket App UTS

South Central Railway’s (SCR) effort to reduce counter sales through a mobile application called ‘Paperless UTS Mobile Ticketing’, for booking general tickets for travel seems to have taken off on a wrong note.

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CBI Flip-flop Again In IRCTC Hotels Scam Case, Official Is Named Now

CBI Flip-flop Again In IRCTC Hotels Scam Case, Official Is Named Now

Once again, the CBI has done a flip-flop in the IRCTC hotels scam case.

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Major Accident Averted As Lucknow-delhi Shatabdi Runs Over Maintenance Equipment Left On Track

Major Accident Averted As Lucknow-delhi Shatabdi Runs Over Maintenance Equipment Left On Track

Passengers of the Lucknow-Delhi Swarn Shatabdi narrowly escaped an accident on Monday when the train ran over maintenance equipment that was left on the railway track.

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4 Special Trains Between Hyderabad, Jaipur

4 Special Trains Between Hyderabad, Jaipur

In order to clear extra rush of passengers, South Central Railway will run four special trains between Hyderabad and Jaipur.

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AFC Gates At Gurugram Metro Station Fail; Cause Overcrowding

AFC Gates At Gurugram Metro Station Fail; Cause Overcrowding

The AFC gates at the Huda City Centre metro station were not working for about 10 minutes on Monday morning due to a technical glitch, leading to overcrowding at the station, according to the DMRC.

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