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What CEOs Across The World Think Of PM Narendra Modi

What CEOs Across The World Think Of PM Narendra Modi

A 2018 global survey by research group Gallup International shows that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the most popular leaders in the world. He is also one of the most followed personalities on Twitter.

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India’s Economy Is Elephant That’s Starting To Run, IMF Says

India’s Economy Is Elephant That’s Starting To Run, IMF Says

India is on track to hold its position as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies as reforms start to pay off, according to the International Monetary Fund.

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Upgrading power projects may lead to savings of $3 bn: GE

Upgrading power projects may lead to savings of $3 bn: GE

New capacity addition in India’s thermal power sector may be hurt by the problems in the beleaguered sector but there is a huge opportunity in upgrading existing projects, which could potentially lead to savings of $3 billion in power bills and reduce emissions, Andrew DeLeone, managing director of engineering major GE’s India power business told ET.

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Thermal plants may miss the deadline for emission norms compliance: GE Power MD

ALSO READ: Thermal plants may miss the deadline for emission norms compliance: GE Power MD

Most power plants are likely to miss the revised deadlines for complying with stricter air pollution emission norms, said Andrew DeLeone, Managing Director, GE Power India.

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Govt to bid out 25 GW solar capacities in Ladakh

Govt to bid out 25 GW solar capacities in Ladakh

The government will come out with a single bid for setting up 25 GW of solar capacity in Ladakh, Power Minister RK Singh said today, and asserted that renewable energy is a must for sustainable development.

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With 4 years to go, just 6% of solar rooftop target installed

With 4 years to go, just 6% of solar rooftop target installed

With less than four years left to meet its target of installing 40,000 megawatt (MW) of rooftop solar power capacity by 2022, India has installed just about 2,538 MW as of March 2018, a full 94 per cent short of target.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews the household electrification scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews the household electrification scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reviewed the progress of household electrification under the 'Saubhagya' scheme, focusing on last mile connectivity and distribution of power in urban and rural areas, a PMO statement said.

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India's water crisis: Power sector may account for over 90% addnl water withdrawal and consumption b/w 2010-2035: Study

India's water crisis: Power sector may account for over 90% addnl water withdrawal and consumption b/w 2010-2035: Study

With India’s power sector expected to account for 98 per cent of additional water withdrawals and 95 per cent of additional consumption between 2010 and 2035, reuse of treated water is essential for sustainable water management, suggested a recent ASSOCHAM-KPMG joint study.

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Panel proposes Rs 510-cr transmission projects for wind power plants

The national committee on transmission has recommended projects worth Rs 510 crore across Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, the two most coveted states for wind power developers.

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Subhasgram power line hope for Bhangar project

Subhasgram power line hope for Bhangar project

Fast-track completion of the Subhasgram-Sonakhali 132/32KV high-tension line is holding out hope for Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd’s Bhangar sub-station project.

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Power supply boost for Gujarat farmers

Power supply boost for Gujarat farmers

Worried by the rain deficit, the state government has decided to increase power supply to the agriculture sector from eight hours to 10 hours. “Because of the increase in power supply,

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High Court to hear insolvency cases in power sector, says Supreme Court

High Court to hear insolvency cases in power sector, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court did not agree to a plea for staying the hearing, scheduled for this Thursday, in the Allahabad High Court (HC) on the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) bankruptcy proceedings on stressed power sector assets.

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Are environmental issues finally an important part of India's election discourse?

Are environmental issues finally an important part of India's election discourse?

Will environmental issues finally bask in the electoral limelight? If events across some of the major Indian cities in the past few years are to go by, it is definitely the time for green issues to shine.

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Unions’ focus on coal jobs hampers plans for renewable energy future

Unions’ focus on coal jobs hampers plans for renewable energy future

If not managed properly, the vital political debate in SA over the role of solar and wind technologies in the future energy mix has the potential to be stymied by load-shedding at the behest of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa).

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PM Modi reviews performance of key infrastructure sectors of Energy, Mining

PM Modi reviews performance of key infrastructure sectors of Energy, Mining

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reviewed the progress of key infrastructure sectors of power, renewable energy, petroleum and natural gas, coal, and mining.

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Fire breaks out at Bharat Petroleum plant in Mumbai's Mahul, many injured

Fire breaks out at Bharat Petroleum plant in Mumbai's Mahul, many injured

A major fire broke out at Bharat Petroleum plant in Mahul, Chembur on Wednesday afternoon. Even as the fire caused explosions in the plant, fire brigade was deployed to douse off the fire. At least 34 persons have injured in the incident. Eight injured persons have been sent to Sushrut hospital for further treatment.

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Pradhan to launch DSF-II bid round tomorrow

Pradhan to launch DSF-II bid round tomorrow

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will tomorrow open the second round of bidding for discovered oil and gas fields with 26 areas on offer, an official statement said. In the first round of bidding for Discovered Small Fields (DSF) last year, 134 bids were received for 34 blocks out of 46 on offer.

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Indian Oil buys U.S. crude to part replace Iran cargoes

Indian Oil buys U.S. crude to part replace Iran cargoes

Indian Oil Corp has bought 6 million barrels of U.S. crude for delivery in November to January, a company official said, as the nation's top refiner scouts for alternatives to Iranian oil ahead of impending U.S. sanctions.

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Oil corp visits STP to explore possibilities to convert methane into CNG

Oil corp visits STP to explore possibilities to convert methane into CNG

A team of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Tuesday visited Bhattian sewerage treatment plant to look for possibilities to convert methane into compressed natural gas (CNG).

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Shell, BP move to acquire 2 petroleum firms in Rwanda

Shell, BP move to acquire 2 petroleum firms in Rwanda

Two renowned global oil and gas firms, Shell and BP Plc, are in the process of acquiring leading petroleum dealers in Rwanda in two separate deals.

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Petrol, Diesel Prices: Check Out Fuel Rates In Metro Cities Today

Petrol, Diesel Prices: Check Out Fuel Rates In Metro Cities Today

After hiking petrol and diesel rates for six straight days, fuel retailers on Wednesday, kept the rates unchanged across metros. A litre of petrol was being sold in New Delhi for Rs. 77.06, in Kolkata for Rs. 80, in Mumbai for Rs. 84.50, and in Chennai for Rs. 80.05.

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IOCL gets nod to expand Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG pipeline in Odisha

IOCL gets nod to expand Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG pipeline in Odisha

Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) has got clearance from the Odisha Pollution Control Board for expansion of its Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG pipeline (PHDPL).

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Hry BPL families to get gas connections by Oct 2: Minister

Hry BPL families to get gas connections by Oct 2: Minister

All the work related to issuing gas connections to BPL families in the state would be completed by October 2 this year, Haryana Minister Karan Dev Kamboj today said.

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NHAI suffers Rs 400 cr loss on non-recovery of damages from builders

NHAI suffers Rs 400 cr loss on non-recovery of damages from builders

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) suffered losses of about Rs 400 crore on various counts including undue favour to developers by not recovering damages for project delays, government auditor CAG has said.

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Clearing roadblocks: Ministry's final push to rescue 14 highway projects

Clearing roadblocks: Ministry's final push to rescue 14 highway projects

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, in a last-ditch attempt, has come up with another mechanism for saving the 14 remaining projects, though with riders.

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NHAI offers eight roads under Toll-Operate-Transfer bidding for Rs 5,362 crore

NHAI offers eight roads under Toll-Operate-Transfer bidding for Rs 5,362 crore

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has come up with second Toll-Operate-Transfer (TOT) Request For Proposal (RFP) with an aim to generate a minimum of Rs 5,362 crore from eight road assets in four states.

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Will fix potholes on Mumbai-Goa highway by Sept 5: Govt, NHAI

Will fix potholes on Mumbai-Goa highway by Sept 5: Govt, NHAI

The state government and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Tuesday filed affidavits before the Bombay High Court, giving assurance that they would fix the potholes on the Mumbai-Goa National Highway by September 5.

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80,000 autos off Chennai roads in protest against Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill

A majority of the commercial vehicles including private buses, taxis, autorickshaws will stay off the road in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday as part of the nationwide one-day strike organised by the All India Motor Transport Organisation.

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