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November 21, 2018, Wednesday

Your Morning Newsletter In Energy And Infrastructure From Across The Media Space  

How Electricity Helped India Gain On Ease Of Doing Business Ranking

How Electricity Helped India Gain On Ease Of Doing Business Ranking

The reduced cost and time taken to get a power connection in the metro cities of Delhi and Mumbai over the past year is among the main reasons why India gained in the World Bank’s latest Ease of Doing Business ranking.

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Softbank Likely To Invest In Essel Group’s 500 MW Solar Plant

Softbank Likely To Invest In Essel Group’s 500 MW Solar Plant

SoftBank’s arm SB Energy is close to signing a pact to invest in a 500 megawatt solar power plant being developed by the Essel Group in Rajasthan, according to sources directly involved with the deal.

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PPAs For 1,900 MW Signed By Five States

PPAs For 1,900 MW Signed By Five States

Five states including Telangana, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have signed agreements to buy 1,900 MW of power at a discovered tariff of Rs 4.24 per unit for seven electricity generators, the government said Wednesday.

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Nitish To Declare 100% Household Electrification In Bihar On Nov 1

Nitish To Declare 100% Household Electrification In Bihar On Nov 1

Chief minister Nitish Kumar will officially announce 100% household electrification in the state on November 1.

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Amended Solar Policy To Be Out By November-end

Amended Solar Policy To Be Out By November-end

The amended solar policy will be notified by the end of November, the electricity department stated at the public hearing held by the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) on Tuesday.

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Sterlite Contests TNPCB’s Data On Reduced Pollution Levels After Plant Shutdown, Provides Own Findings

Sterlite Contests TNPCB’s Data On Reduced Pollution Levels After Plant Shutdown, Provides Own Findings

Sterlite Copper has accused the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) of presenting flawed data before the National Green Tribunal on Sunday (28 October).

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Will IL&FS Austerity Measures Aid Resolution In 9 Months?

Will IL&FS Austerity Measures Aid Resolution In 9 Months?

IL&FS has told a bankruptcy court that it aims to resolve the liquidity crisis within about nine months, seeking to improve its debt-laden capital structure through asset sales, restructuring of outstanding loans, and infusion of funds.

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Air Quality 'very Poor', Authorities Urge Delhiites To Use Public Transport For Next 10 Days

Air Quality 'very Poor', Authorities Urge Delhiites To Use Public Transport For Next 10 Days

As emergency measures to check pollution come into force from Thursday in Delhi-NCR, state pollution control bodies have been directed to initiate criminal prosecution against violators, while the Delhi government said it was fully prepared to implement odd-even scheme to regulate private vehicles when needed.

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India Must Expand Global Partnerships To Meet Nuclear Energy Target: WNA Head

India Must Expand Global Partnerships To Meet Nuclear Energy Target: WNA Head

India needs to expand international partnerships to expedite the development of its nuclear plants and meet the target of 63 GWe nuclear power capacity by 2032, the head of the World Nuclear Association (WNA) said on Wednesday.

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Rooftop Solar Commissioning Delay Causes 36% Tariff Reduction In Karnataka

Rooftop Solar Commissioning Delay Causes 36% Tariff Reduction In Karnataka

In another case involving delay in commissioning of a solar project, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has declared that the petitioner, a rooftop solar project installer, is not entitled to any of the reliefs sought for due to the delay in commissioning.

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Adani Power Net Profit Grows 22 Pc To Rs 387 Cr In Jul-Sep Qtr

Adani Power Net Profit Grows 22 Pc To Rs 387 Cr In Jul-Sep Qtr

Adani Power Ltd (ADL) said Wednesday its consolidated net profit rose by 22 per cent to Rs 386.89 crore in the quarter ended September 30, 2018.

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U.S. Supreme Court Mulls Pollution Dispute Over Power Plant In India

U.S. Supreme Court Mulls Pollution Dispute Over Power Plant In India

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared unlikely to revive a lawsuit by villagers in India seeking to hold a Washington-based international financial institution responsible for environmental damage they blame on a power plant it financed.

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Petrol Price Witness Dip Again, Costs Rs 79.37 In Delhi

Petrol Price Witness Dip Again, Costs Rs 79.37 In Delhi

The prices of fuel witnessed another dip on Thursday a day after remaining stagnant. The price of petrol in the national capital dipped to Rs 79.37 per litre and that in Mumbai is at Rs 84.86 per litre, both a decrease of 18 paise.

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Venezuela’s State-run PDVSA Ships $35 Mln Oil Cargo To Pay Dividends To ONGC: Report

Venezuela’s State-run PDVSA Ships $35 Mln Oil Cargo To Pay Dividends To ONGC: Report

Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA has shipped a crude cargo valued at $35 million as partial payment to Indian oil company ONGC Videsh Ltd for overdue dividends from a joint venture, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Enough Supply Of Petroleum For Countries To Cut Oil Import From Iran: Trump

Enough Supply Of Petroleum For Countries To Cut Oil Import From Iran: Trump

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday in a presidential memorandum that he had determined there was sufficient supply of petroleum and petroleum products for countries to "significantly" reduce their purchase of crude oil from Iran, which is going face US sanctions from November 5.

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Oil Prices Fall On Signs Of Rising Global Supply

Oil Prices Fall On Signs Of Rising Global Supply

Oil prices fell on Wednesday and posted the worst monthly performance since mid-2016 on evidence of rising global crude supply, but losses were limited by signs of strong U.S. demand for fuel.

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Subsidised LPG Price Hiked By Rs 2.94 Per Cylinder

Subsidised LPG Price Hiked By Rs 2.94 Per Cylinder

Oil Marketing Companies raised the prices of subsidised domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for customers by Rs 2.94 to Rs 505.34 per cylinder today.

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Crude Prices May Have Cooled, But Iran Sanctions A Big Worry

Crude Prices May Have Cooled, But Iran Sanctions A Big Worry

Crude prices tumbled last week, with WTI ending down 2.3 per cent and Brent 2.7 per cent.

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Equinor Seeks Oil, Gas, Renewable Investments In India: CEO

Equinor Seeks Oil, Gas, Renewable Investments In India: CEO

Norwegian energy firm Equinor is exploring investment opportunities in India, its chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday.

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HPCL Continues To Not Recognise ONGC As Its Promoter

HPCL Continues To Not Recognise ONGC As Its Promoter

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan's assertion notwithstanding, oil refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) continues not to recognise ONGC, its majority owner, as its promoter company.

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Indian Railways Announces Special Trains For Diwali And Chhath Puja

Indian Railways Announces Special Trains For Diwali And Chhath Puja

The Indian Railways has announced special trains on selected routes to facilitate the travel of its customers from Bihar and Jharkhand keeping in view the huge rush during Diwali and Chhath Puja.

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IRCTC Tatkal Reservation Compared To Premium Tatkal Ticket Booking

IRCTC Tatkal Reservation Compared To Premium Tatkal Ticket Booking

IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation), the online ticketing arm of Indian Railways, offers the quota of 'Tatkal' as well as 'Premium Tatkal' for passengers requiring to travel on a short notice.

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8.75% Increase In Freight Rates For Major Commodities

8.75% Increase In Freight Rates For Major Commodities

The Indian Railways on Wednesday rationalised its freight rates to ensure additional revenue generation across the network for improved passenger amenities.

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No Flexi-fares In 15 Trains, Lean Season Relief For 32 More

No Flexi-fares In 15 Trains, Lean Season Relief For 32 More

In a relief for passengers ahead of the Diwali and Chhat rush, railway and coal minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday paved the way for lowering fares in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duranto and Humsafar trains by tweaking the flexi-fare scheme.

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Now Travel On Brand New East-west Section Of Kolkata Metro: Corridor To Be Thrown Open Post Inspections

Now Travel On Brand New East-west Section Of Kolkata Metro: Corridor To Be Thrown Open Post Inspections

The East-West metro in Kolkata is all set for its penultimate inspection by Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) after which it can operationalise its services along the six km stretch.

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Railways Scraps Flexi Fare In Some Trains, Reduces Fares During Lean Season In Others

Railways Scraps Flexi Fare In Some Trains, Reduces Fares During Lean Season In Others

In a huge relief for passengers, railways has scrapped flexi-fare in 15 premium trains completely, while the scheme will no longer be applicable in 32 trains during lean periods.

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Railways Runs Special Train To Ferry 1,000 People From Varanasi To Gujarat For Unveiling Of Patel Statue

Railways Runs Special Train To Ferry 1,000 People From Varanasi To Gujarat For Unveiling Of Patel Statue

The railways ran a special "unity" train to ferry about 1,000 people from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Narmada district in Gujarat, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 182-metre-tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to mark the late leader's 143rd birth anniversary Wednesday, a senior official told .

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Unity Express For Sardar Patel’s Statue Of Unity: Special Train Service By Indian Railways! Check Details

Unity Express For Sardar Patel’s Statue Of Unity: Special Train Service By Indian Railways! Check Details

Special Tourist Train Sevice – Unity Express: Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is running a special train service between Rajkot and Shirdi on 31 October 2018, Wednesday. Called the Unity Express, the special train service will run from Rajkot in Gujarat to Rameshwaram, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Trivendrum, Tirupati, Shirdi and Shani Singnapur.

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Piyush Goyal's 'gift': Railways Takes On Airlines By Offering Discounts

Piyush Goyal's 'gift': Railways Takes On Airlines By Offering Discounts

To give airlines a run for their money, the Indian Railways plans to lure more passengers by revoking the Flexi-fare scheme in some trains and offering discounts to others.

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