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November 21, 2018, Wednesday

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Delhi's air quality deteriorates to 'very poor' category

Delhi's air quality deteriorates to 'very poor' category

Delhi's air quality for the first time this season deteriorated to 'very poor' category with several areas in the national capital nearing towards severe levels of pollution, according to authorities.

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Second Extension Given to SECI’s 160 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Tender with Storage

Second Extension Given to SECI’s 160 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Tender with Storage

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline yet again for 160 MW of solar-wind hybrid power project with battery energy storage system (BESS) at Ramagiri, located in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.

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ABB bags Rs 115 cr order from Indian Railways

ABB bags Rs 115 cr order from Indian Railways

Swiss power major ABB Wednesday said it has won an order worth Rs 115 crore from Indian Railways to supply traction transformers. The contract has been awarded by Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi, ABB said in a statement.

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Karna CM writes to Goyal on coal shortage in thermal plants

Karna CM writes to Goyal on coal shortage in thermal plants

Citing acute shortage of coal in thermal power plants in Karnataka, chief minister H D Kumaraswamy has urged Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal to ensure adequate supply to the state.

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AP conserving power worth Rs 1,000 cr annually by energy efficiency

AP conserving power worth Rs 1,000 cr annually by energy efficiency

The Andhra Pradesh government is conserving 2,000 million units (mu) of power and saving about Rs 1,000 crore annually by promoting energy efficiency initiatives for the last three years, according to a senior state government official.

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When will the sun shine on the residential rooftop solar in India?

When will the sun shine on the residential rooftop solar in India?

Jaipur is a city in the desert state of Rajasthan and is abundant with sunlight. Mr Toshniwal*, a city resident, is excited about adopting rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) for his house and potentially save on his electricity bills.

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JSW Energy's Himachal hydro plants unaffected by recent heavy rains

JSW Energy's Himachal hydro plants unaffected by recent heavy rains

The recent heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh and an abnormal rise in the Satluj river's silt levels -- forcing the temporary closure of major hydro projects -- has, however, not affected operations at both of JSW Energy's hydro plants in the state, company officials said.

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Banks back revised JSW offer for Bhushan Power and Steel

Banks back revised JSW offer for Bhushan Power and Steel

More than two-thirds of lenders to bankrupt Bhushan Power and Steel on Tuesday voted in favour of a revised offer by JSW Steel, turning on the heat in a contest for an asset that is being pursued by Tata Steel

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Tangedco breathes easy as imported coal arrives at port

Tangedco breathes easy as imported coal arrives at port

Due to increase in coal supply, power generation by Tangedco units has increased. It touched 3500MW on Monday evening. This has helped Tangedco meet a power demand of 13500MW.

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Solar Projects Facing Land Challenges in Rajasthan’s Bhadla Park

Solar Projects Facing Land Challenges in Rajasthan’s Bhadla Park

Solar projects aggregating 750 MW under development in Rajasthan’s Bhadla Solar Park are facing delays due to land procurement issues. According to Mercom’s India Solar PV Project Tracker, the entire 750 MW capacity

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1st stubble-to-coal plant misses deadline

1st stubble-to-coal plant misses deadline

The start of a biomass plant, which will convert paddy and wheat residue into bio-coal, has fallen four months behind schedule due to a delay in the shipment of a vital machinery from Europe.

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RIL Q2 results 2018: Highest-ever quarterly profit at Rs 9,516 crore, up 17% YoY; Jul-Sep revenue zooms 51%

RIL Q2 results 2018: Highest-ever quarterly profit at Rs 9,516 crore, up 17% YoY; Jul-Sep revenue zooms 51%

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, reported a 17.35 per cent rise in the consolidated net profit to Rs 9,516 crore in the July-September period of the financial year 2018-2019.

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India presses OPEC for responsible pricing of oil

India presses OPEC for responsible pricing of oil

India, the world's third-biggest oil consumer, Wednesday pressed OPEC to move to responsible pricing of oil and gas saying the recent spike in rates are far detached from market fundamentals and are hurting importing nations.

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Petrol pumps to remain closed in Delhi as dealers' association calls for one-day strike

Petrol pumps to remain closed in Delhi as dealers' association calls for one-day strike

The Delhi Petrol Dealers Association on Wednesday announced a one-day strike demanding a decrease in VAT over fuel prices. The association said that they will observe the strike from 6 am on 22 October to 5 am on 23 October.

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Saudi Arabia has assured OPEC there will be no crude shortage, says OPEC chief

Saudi Arabia has assured OPEC there will be no crude shortage, says OPEC chief

Saudi Arabia has assured OPEC that it is "committed, capable and willing" to ensure there will be no shortage in the oil market, OPEC's secretary-general said on Wednesday.

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Indian Oil Corp to invest Rs 8 bn in a greenfield ethanol plant in UP

Indian Oil Corp to invest Rs 8 bn in a greenfield ethanol plant in UP

Public sector oil marketing behemoth Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) will invest close to Rs 8 billion in a greenfield ethanol plant in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh.

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India, US won't allow Iran to destabilise Middle East: US Official

India, US won't allow Iran to destabilise Middle East: US Official

The US and India have a goal of denying Iran the money it needs to destabilise the Middle East, a top American official said after his visit to New Delhi for talks over slashing India's oil imports from Tehran ahead of the November 4 deadline.

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India hopes to invite bids to fill south Indian oil storage: executive

India hopes to invite bids to fill south Indian oil storage: executive

India hopes to invite bids in three to four months to fill a storage facility in southern India with 19 million barrels of oil, the chief executive of Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Ltd said on Wednesday.

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Rupee-oil problem: Will Saudi Arabia agree to this Iran mode for India

Rupee-oil problem: Will Saudi Arabia agree to this Iran mode for India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday warned oil producers like Saudi Arabia that high crude prices are hurting the global economy + , even as he pitched for a rupee payment mechanism to partly cushion India's oil import bill from the impact of the falling local currency.

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OPINION: Saudi Arabia's oil weapon doesn't work

OPINION: Saudi Arabia's oil weapon doesn't work

Saudi Arabia is unlikely to employ its so-called "oil weapon" in the diplomatic crisis over the disappearance of a journalist after visiting the country's consulate in Istanbul.

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India's H-Energy says to delay start of LNG terminal until 2019

India's H-Energy says to delay start of LNG terminal until 2019

India's H-Energy on Wednesday said it expected to delay the start-up of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the west of the country until the first quarter of next year. The terminal had been slated to start full commercial operations by the final quarter

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Adani, Total sign pact to develop Dhamra LNG project, fuel retail network

Adani, Total sign pact to develop Dhamra LNG project, fuel retail network

French energy giant Total S A has signed an agreement with Goutam Adani-led Adani Group to join hands for investing in downstream sector in India — including foray into fuel retail segment through 1500 outlets and developing various liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects.

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US working with nations to ensure their purchase of Iranian oil comes down to zero: Official

US working with nations to ensure their purchase of Iranian oil comes down to zero: Official

The Trump Administration is working with countries on a case by case basis to ensure that their purchase of oil from Iran comes down to zero as soon as possible, a top US official said.

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Bengaluru: Whitefield–Airport Commute To Get Easier As NHAI Accelerates Work On Satellite Town Ring Road

Bengaluru: Whitefield–Airport Commute To Get Easier As NHAI Accelerates Work On Satellite Town Ring Road

The commute time to the Bengaluru airport may get shorter for those living in Whitefield within three years as the National Highways Authority Of India (NHAI) is accelerating the construction of the Satellite Town Ring Road

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Wow! Indian Railways` Keylong Station in Himachal to be inside tunnel on Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line - Details

Wow! Indian Railways` Keylong Station in Himachal to be inside tunnel on Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line - Details

For the first time in India, a railway station will be built inside a tunnel at a height of 3,000 metres, on the strategic Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line close to the Sino-India border, a senior official told PTI.

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Railways proposes to declare rail line along Indo-China border as national project

Railways proposes to declare rail line along Indo-China border as national project

Railways has proposed to declare strategically significant Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line along the Indo-China border as a national project. It will be the world's highest railway track.

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Delhi Gets A Breather: Rani Jhansi Flyover Inaugurated, To Ease Commute For Five Lakh Travellers Daily

Delhi Gets A Breather: Rani Jhansi Flyover Inaugurated, To Ease Commute For Five Lakh Travellers Daily

Rani Jhansi Grade separator, an ambitious flyover project in north Delhi was thrown open to the public by Union Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, yesterday (16 October). The six-lane, 1.8-km grade separator will provide connectivity

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Buddhist circuit project to be completed by 2020: Nitin Gadkari

Buddhist circuit project to be completed by 2020: Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said the ongoing project to develop Buddhist circuit in the country will be completed by 2020. He said the project, which will connect the places of importance of Buddha's life, is being carried out at a cost of Rs 10,000 crore.

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New Farakka Express derailment: Preliminary enquiry indicates glitch in train’s guiding system

New Farakka Express derailment: Preliminary enquiry indicates glitch in train’s guiding system

A preliminary enquiry into the derailment of the New Farakka Express has indicated that it went off the tracks as a mechanical installation which guides trains from one track to the other had failed to respond, according to a report.

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India’s 200 miles-per-hour bullet train has starting trouble

India’s 200 miles-per-hour bullet train has starting trouble

India’s bullet train project is moving at the pace of a commuter train instead. A year after the project was kicked off, only 0.9 hectares of land have been acquired out of the 1,400 hectares needed, according 

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Mumbai's 'October heat' causes 60% rise in AC local ticket sales

Mumbai's 'October heat' causes 60% rise in AC local ticket sales

A rise in temperatures in Mumbai over the past few days, commonly referred to as "October heat" in the metropolis, has seen an increase in ticket sales of the sole air-conditioned suburban train, a Western Railway official said Tuesday.

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Rs 50,000 crore high-speed rail corridor being planned for Kerala

Rs 50,000 crore high-speed rail corridor being planned for Kerala

Indian Railways is planning a Rs 50,000 crore high-speed elevated rail corridor from Kasargod to Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, according to a Mint report. The 500-km corridor, which will run parallel to the coast across almost the length of the state

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