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October 20, 2018, Saturday

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Leap Green Energy to expand renewable power capacity to 2 GW by 2020

Leap Green Energy to expand renewable power capacity to 2 GW by 2020

Clean energy generation firm Leap Green Energy Thursday said it looks to increase its power capacity to 2 GW from existing operational 751 MW and also plans fund infusion of USD 300 million.

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India needs stringent steps to maximise efficiency of coal plants: Report

India needs stringent steps to maximise efficiency of coal plants: Report

India requires stringent steps to ensure maximising the efficiency of its existing coal-fired power plants to achieve nationally determined contributions under the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement, a report said on Thursday.

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5 firms interested in Monnet Power

5 firms interested in Monnet Power

Monnet Power, which is facing bankruptcy proceedings, has received expressions of interest from five companies, said two senior officials. Jindal Steel, ACB India, Sterlite Power Transmission,

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Coal India’s low volume growth in August is no reason for concern

Coal India’s low volume growth in August is no reason for concern

For Coal India Ltd, August marked the slowest production and offtake growth so far in this fiscal year. While production increased 3.2% year-on-year, sales volume went up by 3.5%. The miner accounts for more than 80% of the country’s coal output.

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REC set to register ARC for stressed power assets

REC set to register ARC for stressed power assets

State-run Rural Electrification Corp will begin the process to register an asset reconstruction company (ARC) to house stressed operational power assets, as power minister RK Singh on Wednesday gave his go-ahead to the proposal.

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MNRE proposes shortening commissioning period for solar projects

MNRE proposes shortening commissioning period for solar projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed shortening the period for commissioning for solar power projects, to speed up the pace of solar capacity addition in view of the target of 100,000 MW of solar capacity to be achieved by 2022.

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Union Bank expects Rs 2,000 crore recovery from resolution of stressed power projects

Union Bank expects Rs 2,000 crore recovery from resolution of stressed power projects

State-owned Union Bank of India hopes to recover Rs 2,000 crore from the resolution of three stressed thermal power units as there has been interest from other operators in these projects.

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ONGC $1.6 billion stake sale likely to face subsidy hurdle

ONGC $1.6 billion stake sale likely to face subsidy hurdle

India’s efforts to sell a $1.6 billion stake in Oil & Natural Gas Corp. has run into concerns that government policies on fuel pricing would weigh on the state-run explorer’s share price, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

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Amitabh Kant bats for oil import cut, switch to electric, shared vehicles

Amitabh Kant bats for oil import cut, switch to electric, shared vehicles

Stressing on the Centre’s focus towards “urban mobility”, NITI Aayog chief executive officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant said on Thursday that India needs to cut down on oil imports and switch towards electric mobility.

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India to have 10,000 CNG stations in next 10 years, on track to adapt cleaner fuels: Dharmendra Pradhan

India to have 10,000 CNG stations in next 10 years, on track to adapt cleaner fuels: Dharmendra Pradhan

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said the country was on its way to construct more than 10,000 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in the coming decade. He was speaking at an event held by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.

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Delhi likely to get new fuel variant cleaner than CNG. Check details

Delhi likely to get new fuel variant cleaner than CNG. Check details

The national capital may soon get a cleaner version of the compressed natural gas (CNG), which was introduced a decade ago to reduce pollution caused due to petrol and diesel. It seems Delhiites will now be introduced to H-CNG or hydrogen-CNG, later in the month, reported TOI.

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Rupee a hostage to oil as India's crude import bill jumps 76 %

Rupee a hostage to oil as India's crude import bill jumps 76 %

Forget Turkey and Argentina. The Indian rupee’s real bugbear is the price of oil. India’s currency had its worst month in three years in August as crude rallied on speculation sanctions on Iran will shrink global supplies.

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Delhi to roll out hydrogen-enriched CNG buses next year

Delhi to roll out hydrogen-enriched CNG buses next year

Delhi will be the first city in India to roll out hydrogen-enriched CNG (HCNG) buses for public transport next year onwards. The Delhi government has tied up with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

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Indian Railways to introduce Singapore, Malaysia tour packages

Indian Railways to introduce Singapore, Malaysia tour packages

It is time to rejoice for travellers as the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has decided to introduce international tour packages for Singapore and Malaysia.

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Indian Railways plans 'gold standard' revamp with in-coach WiFi, CCTVs, plush interiors

Indian Railways plans 'gold standard' revamp with in-coach WiFi, CCTVs, plush interiors

Indian Railways is working on a slew of steps to enhance passenger experience during travel while ensuring higher safety, security and better hygiene. The northern railway has been entrusted with the task of launching most of these new initiatives on its trains,

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Passenger safety under threat, feel Indian Railways loco pilots protesting long working hours

Passenger safety under threat, feel Indian Railways loco pilots protesting long working hours

While urging the Railway Board to minimise long working hours, loco pilots of Indian Railways recently stated that long duty hours, as well as continuous night shifts without any rest, stress them out and also pose a threat to the safety of Indian Railways passengers.

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Govt to infuse Rs 8000 cr to boost infra development

Govt to infuse Rs 8000 cr to boost infra development

With a view to providing fillip to the developmental activities across the State, the State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of the Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved an amount of Rs 8000 crores

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Swanky Pantry And More: All You Need To Know About India’s First Engine-Less Train

Swanky Pantry And More: All You Need To Know About India’s First Engine-Less Train

Indian Railways’ first engine-less train, Train 18, for inter-city travel, will not only mark a big technological boost for the national transporter but also have a better pantry for food offered on-board, reports Financial Express.

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