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November 20, 2018, Tuesday

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NTPC Ranked No. 1 IPP Globally by Platts

NTPC Ranked No. 1 IPP Globally by Platts

NTPC, the largest power utility of the country has been ranked No.1 Independent Power Producer and Trader Globally in the Platts Global Company rankings 2018. NTPC group has an installed capacity of 53651 MW and contributed 23% of total electricity

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MNRE Withdraws Recent Order on Registration Requirements for Solar Manufacturers

MNRE Withdraws Recent Order on Registration Requirements for Solar Manufacturers

In a major U-turn, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has temporarily withdrawn its latest order which specified the requirements for compulsory registration of solar module manufacturers in the country.

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ReNew Power and CII partner to jointly address stubble burning issue in Punjab

ReNew Power and CII partner to jointly address stubble burning issue in Punjab

Renewable energy generator ReNew Power today announced it has joined hands with industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to provide Punjab farmers equipment for alternative stubble management and cut pollution.

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Essar Steel lenders clear ArcelorMittal-Nippon Steel's resolution plan

Essar Steel lenders clear ArcelorMittal-Nippon Steel's resolution plan

Over 92 percent of Essar Steel’s committee of creditors (CoC) voted in favour of ArcelorMittal-Nippon Steel’s resolution plan, said people familiar with the matter. Under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC)

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We are targeting 24/7 power supply by March 2019: Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Power Secretary

We are targeting 24/7 power supply by March 2019: Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Power Secretary

A lot of analysts are praising the proposed changes in tariff policies as well as the legislation to amend the Electricity Act. Tells us about the proposed key reforms and when are will these get implemented?

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Tata Steel largely undeterred by global ‘tariff war’, says CEO TV Narendran

India’s Tata Steel has not seen much impact due to the global “tariff war”, Chief Executive T.V. Narendran said on Thursday.
The company expects to complete the deal to buy Usha Martin within the next six months

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MNRE Issues Requirements for Compulsory Registration of Solar Manufacturers

MNRE Issues Requirements for Compulsory Registration of Solar Manufacturers

Taking a step ahead after the recent quality control order, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now issued another order which specifies the requirements for compulsory registration of solar module manufacturers in the country.

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Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami writes to PM over Kerala proposal for new dam

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami writes to PM over Kerala proposal for new dam

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, opposing the Centre's nod to Kerala's proposal to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment Study for construction of a new dam in place of the existing Mullaperiyar reservoir.

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Solar power for all agriculture pumps by 2022, says state energy minister

Solar power for all agriculture pumps by 2022, says state energy minister

State Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Wednesday said all agriculture pumps in the state will switch over to solar power by 2022. “As many as 2,000 public water supply schemes will switch over to solar power this year,

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CIL to get 8 new coal blocks with 1.3 billion tonne reserves

CIL to get 8 new coal blocks with 1.3 billion tonne reserves

The government has identified eight new coal blocks with total reserves of around 1.3 billion tonnes that are likely to be allotted to Coal India. The allocation was recommended by a committee formed to identify additional coal and lignite blocks

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BHEL second quarter net profit up 60 per cent at Rs 185 crore

BHEL second quarter net profit up 60 per cent at Rs 185 crore

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, today posted a 60 per cent jump in net profit for the quarter ended September on the back of improved order flow in the power and industry segments.

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Indian coal imports rise at the fastest rate in 3-1/2 years

Indian coal imports rise at the fastest rate in 3-1/2 years

India's thermal coal imports rose at the fastest pace in three-and-a-half years in the September quarter, spurred by new demand and domestic infrastructure bottlenecks that are threatening government plans to cut foreign supplies.

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Solar Developers Win Four Project Commissioning Delay Cases in Telangana

Solar Developers Win Four Project Commissioning Delay Cases in Telangana

Project commissioning delays in India are handled strictly by government agencies often resulting in the encashment of performance bank guarantees. The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) however has provided relief to the developers of four grid-connected

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Dispute Over One Day Commissioning Delay Causes 30% Solar Tariff Reduction in Karnataka

Dispute Over One Day Commissioning Delay Causes 30% Solar Tariff Reduction in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has dismissed a petition filed by Emmvee Photovoltaic Power Private Limited and ES Sun Power Private Limited, stating that these two solar power developers

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Nepal’s dry session power import from India to go up

Nepal’s dry session power import from India to go up

Though rich in hydropower, crunched in production capacity, Himalayan country Nepal is going to increase its power import from India. While brightening Nepal’s dry winter time power profile, the trade will help India also in remaining as strong contender

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Kaiga Atomic Power Station sets world record for break-free power production

Kaiga Atomic Power Station sets world record for break-free power production

The indigenously developed Kaiga Atomic Power Station (KAPS) has set a new world record among pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWRs) with one of its units operating uninterrupted for more than 894 days as of Wednesday.

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No coal, Karnataka's thermal power plants on verge of shutting down

No coal, Karnataka's thermal power plants on verge of shutting down

A shortage of coal has affected power production in Raichur thermal power plant (RTPS) while the Bellary and Yeramarus plants have stock for six more days. With the chief minister and chief secretary’s letters to Union power and coal minister Piyush Goyal

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Shutters down, polluter Badarpur power plant to return in green avatar

Shutters down, polluter Badarpur power plant to return in green avatar

After years of being labelled with the polluting tag, the newly-closed Badarpur thermal power station is now looking at greener pastures. After generating electricity for over 40 years, the power plant is now proposed to be an ecological park,

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COLUMN-Iran's crude oil customers turn away, more cargoes being stored: Russell

COLUMN-Iran's crude oil customers turn away, more cargoes being stored: Russell

The crude oil market is still uncertain over the likely impact of the renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran, but two things seem to be becoming clearer: Iran is struggling to keep buyers, and much of the crude it is shipping is being stored.

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Explained: Changing from Bharat Stage (BS)-IV to BS-VI

Explained: Changing from Bharat Stage (BS)-IV to BS-VI

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court had announced that India will transit from the Bharat Stage (BS)-IV emission norms currently in place, to the BS-VI norms on April 1, 2020. No BS-IV vehicle shall be sold in the country from that date (only BS-VI compliant ones).

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Petrol prices at month’s low, gap with diesel narrows

Petrol prices at month’s low, gap with diesel narrows

As Brent crude oil prices keep falling, the price of petrol has now touched a month’s low of Rs 81.10 in Delhi and Rs 86.58 in Mumbai. State-run oil marketing companies dropped petrol prices by 15 paise and diesel prices by 5 paise per litre.

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Petrol, diesel prices drop again as crude oil prices recede

Petrol, diesel prices drop again as crude oil prices recede

Continuing the downward trend, petrol prices came down by around 15 paise per litre today and diesel fell by 5 paise per litre. Petrol prices have reduced for eighth day consecutively.

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More than ever, big oil exporters must diversify economies: IEA

More than ever, big oil exporters must diversify economies: IEA

The world's biggest oil and gas producers are under unprecedented pressure to cut their reliance on energy revenues, as advances in fuel efficiencies and electric vehicles threaten to undercut demand and erode their finances, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday.

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Delhi Metro: Pink Line’s Shiv Vihar–Trilokpuri Stretch Granted Safety Clearance, To Be Operationalised Soon

Delhi Metro: Pink Line’s Shiv Vihar–Trilokpuri Stretch Granted Safety Clearance, To Be Operationalised Soon

The safety clearance for opening Shiv Vihar – Trilokpuri section of the Delhi metro’s pink line has been issued to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation by the Commissioner for Metro Railway Safety (CMRS), Metro Rail News has reported.

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Railway Gets Its First Engine Wth "Aerodynamic And Ergonomic Design"

Railway Gets Its First Engine Wth "Aerodynamic And Ergonomic Design"

Railways has got its first engine with aerodynamic and ergonomic design. "With a speed potential of 200 kilometers per hours, this WAP-5 loco is energy efficient and stable for high speed operation," the Ministry of Railways tweeted.

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Local train derails near Kochi, no casualties

Local train derails near Kochi, no casualties

A mainline electric multiple unit (MEMU) train bound for Ernakulam from Palakkad, derailed at Kalamassery station near Kochi on Thursday. No one was injured and rail traffic was not disrupted, a Southern Railway spokesperson said.

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Opinion | Set up war rooms to effectively implement outcome-based plans

Opinion | Set up war rooms to effectively implement outcome-based plans

In the previous three articles, we introduced the concept of outcome-based planning, benchmarking for outcome-based planning and planning for future aspirations, calamities and technologies.

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Himachal Pradesh to get India’s first railway station inside a tunnel

Himachal Pradesh to get India’s first railway station inside a tunnel

Himachal Pradesh is set to become India’s first state to get a railway station inside a tunnel. The proposed station, Keylong Railway Station, will be built at a height of around 3000 m, and will be inside a 27 km long tunnel.

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Indian Railways’ Notice For Train Passengers; Know The Facilities

Indian Railways’ Notice For Train Passengers; Know The Facilities

Ministry of Railways is always concerned over the safety of railway passengers during their journey and even at the stations. In a notice, the Ministry stated that it is providing the First Aid emergency care and medical facilities

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Delhi Metro's Pink Line section with 18km stretch gets safety nod, to open around Diwali

Delhi Metro's Pink Line section with 18km stretch gets safety nod, to open around Diwali

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has a Diwali gift for Delhiites. The 17.8km Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri section of the Pink Line has got a safety go-ahead from the commissioner for Metro rail safety (CMRS) and is expected to begin operations by early next month.

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Work On Bengaluru - Chennai Industrial Corridor Gets Fast-Tracked, Project To Complete On Time

Work On Bengaluru - Chennai Industrial Corridor Gets Fast-Tracked, Project To Complete On Time

To take advantage of the economics of scale that will accompany the development of industrial corridor between South India’s two major cities, Karnataka’s Industries and Commerce Principal Secretary told Deccan Herald

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Chennai Metro Rail commissions solar power plant at Koyambedu depot

Chennai Metro Rail commissions solar power plant at Koyambedu depot

Keeping up with its promise of adopting green energy, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) commissioned a solar power plant with a capacity of 410 KWp at the maintenance depot in Koyambedu.

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