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Switching to clean energy may save 11mn life years in India: Study

Switching to clean energy may save 11mn life years in India: Study

India could save an estimated 11 million life years annually by replacing coal-fired powerplants with clean, renewable energy, according to a Harvard study. The 2.7 billion people who live in India and China

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Second Nuclear power unit at Kudankulam shut for maintenance

Second Nuclear power unit at Kudankulam shut for maintenance

The second 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) was shut down on Thursday for maintenance work, according to the Power System Operation Corporation Limited. The unit's restart date was however, not mentioned.

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Mrs. Geeta Kapur Appointed Director (Personnel), SJVN

Mrs. Geeta Kapur Appointed Director (Personnel), SJVN

Mrs. Geeta Kapur has been appointed Director (Personnel) of Mini Ratna Schedule ‘A’ Public Sector Undertaking SJVN Limited by Govt. of India. Prior to this Mrs. Kapur was holding the post of General Manger (HR) in SJVN.

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Electricity-generating 'fusion power plants' can be paradigm in mankind

Electricity-generating 'fusion power plants' can be paradigm in mankind

Electricity-generating fusion power plants -- one of the biggest inventions in history -- might be safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally responsible. But, how far are we from turning science fiction into reality

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Tata Steel, JSPL considering joining JVs between Indian and global steel plant equipment firms: Steel minister

Tata Steel and Jindal Steel & Power Ltd are considering signing joint venture agreements with Indian and international global steel plant equipment makers and technology providers like BHEL, HEC Ltd, Primetals Technologies

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Gurdeep Singh assumes additional charge as DVC chairman

Gurdeep Singh assumes additional charge as DVC chairman

The government has given NTPC Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Gurdeep Singh the additional charge of Chairman, Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC). DVC is a power utility jointly owned by the center and the state governments

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MERC Directs Reduction in Tariff for Solar Agricultural Feeder Program in Maharashtra

MERC Directs Reduction in Tariff for Solar Agricultural Feeder Program in Maharashtra

Expressing its disagreement with the solar tariff of ₹3.15 (~$0.043), the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited

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How far away are we from commercial fusion energy?

How far away are we from commercial fusion energy?

Electricity-generating fusion power plants -one of the biggest inventions in history -- might be safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally responsible. But, how far are we from turning science fiction into realit

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Karnataka Proposes Reduction in BESCOM’S RPO Target from 13% to 12%

Karnataka Proposes Reduction in BESCOM’S RPO Target from 13% to 12%

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed changes to the regulations passed in 2011 with regards to the procurement of energy from renewable sources.

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India and Tanzania Likely to Develop Solar Power Projects Together

India and Tanzania Likely to Develop Solar Power Projects Together

India and Tanzania have agreed to develop solar power projects together in the future as members of International Solar Alliance (ISA). The decision was made during the ninth India-Tanzania Joint Commission on Trade

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SECI Issues Clarification on its 150 MW Rihand Dam Floating Solar Tender

SECI Issues Clarification on its 150 MW Rihand Dam Floating Solar Tender

Answering some of the questions raised by bidders during the pre-bid meeting for floating solar projects at Rihand Dam, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has stated that the solar power developers will have to get the required transmission

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RIL: Forced price cut has no impact on oil retailing plans

RIL: Forced price cut has no impact on oil retailing plans

The government move to make auto fuels cheaper by asking state-run oil companies take a hit will not impact Reliance Industries’ retail fuel expansion plans, a top official has said. The official also denied notions of the company going slow on fuel retailing side.

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With few buyers, Iranian oil armada heads to China ahead of US sanctions

An unprecedented volume of Iranian crude oil is set to arrive at China's northeast Dalian port this month and in early November before US sanctions on Iran take effect, data on Refinitiv Eikon showed on Thursday.

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Oil companies cut petrol, diesel prices

Oil companies cut petrol, diesel prices

Petrol and diesel prices Thursday were reduced for the first time in over two months because of a drop in the cost of production, according to state-owned oil firms. Petrol price was cut by 21 paise per litre and diesel by 11 paise

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75 % of Indo-Nepal pipeline construction complete: NOC

75 % of Indo-Nepal pipeline construction complete: NOC

About seventy-five per cent of the petroleum pipeline jointly being constructed by India and Nepal has been completed, the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) stated. Speaking to ANI, Sushil Bhattarai, the acting managing director of the NOC

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ONGC, Bharat Petroleum offer to desilt water channels

ONGC, Bharat Petroleum offer to desilt water channels

Oil and Natural Gas Organisation (ONGC) and Bharat Petroleum have offered to fund desilting 213 km of irrigation channelsin Papanasam, Kumbakonam and Thirvidai Maruthu taluks in the district under their corporate social responsibility initiatives.

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Here is why crude oil prices continue to rise even when global growth forecasts are cut

Here is why crude oil prices continue to rise even when global growth forecasts are cut

Crude oil prices have kept rising since the beginning of the year, even managing to reach record highs that were last seen in November 2014. What is surprising is that the rise continues despite the International Monetary Fund’

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Bengaluru’s Namma Metro Becomes Dasara Jumbo Savari, Sees Record Ridership Of 4.5 Lakh

Bengaluru’s Namma Metro Becomes Dasara Jumbo Savari, Sees Record Ridership Of 4.5 Lakh

Namma Metro recorded its highest daily ridership at 4.49 lakh on Wednesday (17 October). The previous highest ridership record was 4.36 lakh recorded on 9 September, reports Deccan Herald.

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Delhi Cabinet approves proposal for 10% discount on using metro card in DTC buses

Delhi Cabinet approves proposal for 10% discount on using metro card in DTC buses

To encourage use of public transport among commuters amid rising air pollution levels in the city, the Delhi Cabinet Thursday approved a proposal by which one can avail 10 per cent discount on using common mobility card

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Indian Railways Reaches New Heights: Plans Worlds Highest Manali-Leh Line At 5,360 Meters

Indian Railways Reaches New Heights: Plans Worlds Highest Manali-Leh Line At 5,360 Meters

The rail link between Manali and Leh, which is proposed at the height of 5,360 meters, will be the world highest once built. India’s first railway station inside a tunnel will come up in Himachal Pradesh.

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Starting trouble for India's 200 mph bullet train

Starting trouble for India's 200 mph bullet train

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,

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Indian Railways is building world's highest rail lines in Ladakh | 10 things you should know

Indian Railways is building world's highest rail lines in Ladakh | 10 things you should know

Indian Railways is moving fast to connect Ladakh with New Delhi through rail lines with it work on the strategically significant Bilaspur-Manali-Leh broad-gauge rail line. The final location survey of the first phase is complete now.

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Rajdhani Express derailment: 2 coaches of Delhi-bound train derail after hit by the truck in Madhya Pradesh

Rajdhani Express derailment: 2 coaches of Delhi-bound train derail after hit by the truck in Madhya Pradesh

Two coaches of a Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express derailed in Madhya Pradesh this morning after it was hit by a truck near Thandla in Madhya Pradesh. The incident took place at around 6.44 AM

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Indian Railways begins electrification of Villupuram-Thanjavur line

Indian Railways begins electrification of Villupuram-Thanjavur line

Eight years after completion of gauge conversion works, electrification of the 192-km Villupuram-Thanjavur main line and the 38.5-km Mayiladuthurai-Tiruvarur branch line has commenced recently.

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Mumbai Metro To Get Bigger: Contract For 378 Coaches To Be Finalised By October End

Mumbai Metro To Get Bigger: Contract For 378 Coaches To Be Finalised By October End

Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) will finalise the contract for 378 coaches by the end of October, Metro Rail News has reported. These coaches will cater to the needs of three metro lines.

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No more choking and stinking! Indian Railways plans new move for train toilets

No more choking and stinking! Indian Railways plans new move for train toilets

Using Indian Railways train toilets can be a pain – it’s quite difficult to bear the stink? And sometimes, the toilets are choked! For choking problem, which sometimes also causes stink, Indian Railways has found a solution.

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Indian Railways' project for Diesel Locomotive works in Varanasi bagged by ABB

Indian Railways' project for Diesel Locomotive works in Varanasi bagged by ABB

Technology company ABB has added another feather in its cap by winning an order worth Rs 115 crore from Indian Railways' Diesel Locomotive works, Varanasi to supply traction transformers.

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