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November 14, 2018, Wednesday

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Azure Power Announces Early Commissioning of 95 MW Project in Gujarat

Azure Power Announces Early Commissioning of 95 MW Project in Gujarat

Azure Power one of India’s leading independent solar power producers, announced the early commissioning of a 95 MW solar power plant in Gujarat which was completed in record time for a ground mount project built

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Coal India eases fuel supply policy for small consumers

Coal India eases fuel supply policy for small consumers

Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Monday said it has relaxed norms governing supply of the dry fuel to small consumers, a move that would increase availability of coal for customers who need less than one million tonnes a year.

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RTPS generate power to full extend

RTPS generate power to full extend

Power generation in the sixth unit of Raichur Thermal Power Station (RTPS) commenced on Sunday evening.
The Unit which has the capacity to generate 210 MW power was stopped for annual maintenance

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India witnessed highest electricity trade in October; spot price up nearly 50 per cent

India witnessed highest electricity trade in October; spot price up nearly 50 per cent

India’s witnessed the highest monthly trade of electricity in the spot market in October with companies buying and selling a record 7,125 million units in the Day-Ahead and Term-Ahead markets combined.

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Average spot power price rises 45 pc at Rs 5.94/unit in October

Average spot power price rises 45 pc at Rs 5.94/unit in October

Average spot power price at Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) rose 45.5 per cent in October at Rs 5.94 per unit over Rs 4.08 per unit in the year-ago month. IEX witnessed highest ever sales volume of 7,125 million units (MU)

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Adityanath inaugurates 1230 KW solar power plant in Gorakhpur

Adityanath inaugurates 1230 KW solar power plant in Gorakhpur

“I have inaugurated 1.2-megawatt solar plant here. In reality, solar energy is a natural energy. If we use it in a better way we can reduce the consumption of petrol and diesel. Through it, we can save foreign currency by a big margin.

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Hyderabad water supply board to go solar to run reservoirs

Hyderabad water supply board to go solar to run reservoirs

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board has decided to use solar energy to power 56 of its reservoirs (10ml and above) in the city. The board has entrusted Telangana State Renewable Energy Corporation

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Govt exploring multiple options including sale of crisis-hit IL&FS: Official

Govt exploring multiple options including sale of crisis-hit IL&FS: Official

The government is mulling the sale of crisis-hit Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) as one of the options to resolve issues facing it, Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas said Monday. IL&FS

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Delhi's pollution level sharply spikes ahead of Diwali: Authorities

Delhi's pollution level sharply spikes ahead of Diwali: Authorities

Delhi's pollution level sharply spiked Monday as a thick haze engulfed the national capital ahead of Diwali due to high impact of stubble burning and pushed the air quality in the 'very poor' category, authorities said.

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Schools and Colleges are Going Solar and Leading India’s Energy Transformation

Schools and Colleges are Going Solar and Leading India’s Energy Transformation

Solar – not black coal – is beginning to power classrooms, dormitories and canteens of multitudes of educational institutions across the country. Solar power is heating water, helping run laboratories, shining auditoriums,

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Dahej plant already running at 110% capacity: Prabhat Singh, Petronet LNG

Dahej plant already running at 110% capacity: Prabhat Singh, Petronet LNG

By and large we have been able to maintain the plant well and we have been running Dahej at 110% capacity. We have continued to have good profits.

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Coal India's pit head stocks dip to 5-year low of 31 million tonnes

Coal India's pit head stocks dip to 5-year low of 31 million tonnes

Combined stocks at mine pit heads of Coal India and power plants have dwindled to a five-year low of about 31 million tonnes, just enough to supply thermal power plants for 18 days, because the company sold more than it produced under pressure to meet demand.

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How govt-RBI battle on Section 7 plays out could decide fate of power NPAs

How govt-RBI battle on Section 7 plays out could decide fate of power NPAs

The Supreme Court may have allowed India’s central electricity regulator to consider reopening the power supply contracts of the loss-making generating stations of Tata, Adani and Essar in Gujarat, but it does not mean

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NGT refuses to grant more time to oil companies to install vapour recovery devices at fuel stations

NGT refuses to grant more time to oil companies to install vapour recovery devices at fuel stations

The National Green Tribunal has refused to grant more time to state-owned oil firms to install vapour recovery devices at all fuel stations in the National Capital Region (NCR). A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel

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Indraprastha Gas second quarter net profit up 11 per cent on higher volume

Indraprastha Gas second quarter net profit up 11 per cent on higher volume

City gas distribution company Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) today posted a 11 per cent jump in net profit for the quarter ended September 2018 on higher volumes and other income during the period.

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Petrol price lowest since September. Check today’s petrol, diesel rates in top cities

Petrol price lowest since September. Check today’s petrol, diesel rates in top cities

As global crude oil rates continue to tumble, petrol and diesel prices were decreased once again today by 22 paise and 20 paise, respectively. After touching a record high last month, petrol prices are now at their lowest level since September.

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GAIL Q2 profit jumps 50% YoY to Rs 1,963 crore, beats analysts' estimates

GAIL Q2 profit jumps 50% YoY to Rs 1,963 crore, beats analysts' estimates

State-run GAIL on Monday reported a 49.89 per cent year-on-year rise in profit at Rs 1,962.96 crore for the September quarter. Analysts in an ET NOW poll had estimated the profit figure at Rs 1,473 crore.

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Oil market on alert as Iran sanctions hit

Oil market on alert as Iran sanctions hit

US sanctions against importers of Iranian oil threaten the crude oil market's precarious balance and risk surging prices, all under Saudi Arabia's watchful gaze, according to experts.

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Watch: India-Iran oil trade and politics of oil in changing times

Watch: India-Iran oil trade and politics of oil in changing times

As US decides to give India a waiver to buy oil from Iran while their toughest sanctions against the nation get invoked, there's a fast changing scenario in global oil politics. Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury explains the nuances and what could be the major strength of Indian geo-political strategy i

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Commodity outlook: Crude oil may turn soft on US oil waiver

Commodity outlook: Crude oil may turn soft on US oil waiver

Crude oil prices may show a weakening bias on Monday as the US allowed waiver to eight jurisdictions from Iran sanctions. Brent crude futures, the global benchmark, were at $72.41 per barrel on Monday, down over 0.50 per cent.

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Waste into wealth? A Delhi firm to convert 100 tons of used cooking oil a day into bio-diesel

Waste into wealth? A Delhi firm to convert 100 tons of used cooking oil a day into bio-diesel

Convert waste into wealth is truly put into practice by a Delhi firm, which plans to go big by converting used edible oil into bio-diesel, helping the government to save huge foreign exchange. This will also help the country go green and save people from health hazards.

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US sanctions on Iran, ‘toughest ever,’ take force

US sanctions on Iran, ‘toughest ever,’ take force

The United States is reimposing punitive measures targeting the Iranian oil and financial sectors in what US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called “the toughest sanctions ever placed” against Iran.

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UP govt to speed up land acquisition for Rs 100-bn Bundelkhand Expressway

UP govt to speed up land acquisition for Rs 100-bn Bundelkhand Expressway

Amid the high pitch Ram temple voices emanating from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dispensation in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government is gearing up to expedite land acquisition for the proposed Bundelkhand Expressway.

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Soon, travel via cable cars in cities; Uttarakhand, J&K, North East in focus

Soon, travel via cable cars in cities; Uttarakhand, J&K, North East in focus

State-owned Wapcos Ltd on November 5 signed an MoU with Indian arm of Austria-based Doppelmayr India Pvt Ltd to start passenger ropeways or cable cars in India. The move is expected to resolve traffic congestion and last mile connectivity issues in the country.

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Delhi Metro Phase IV: Cost of ambitious project slashed by Rs 10,000 crore ahead of nod from Delhi government

Delhi Metro Phase IV: Cost of ambitious project slashed by Rs 10,000 crore ahead of nod from Delhi government

The cost of the much-delayed Phase-IV project of Delhi Metro has been drastically reduced by Rs 10,000 crore in September, just around a month before the government of Delhi approved the project, according to an HT report.

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How Great Eastern and Shipping Corp stayed afloat amid global challenges

How Great Eastern and Shipping Corp stayed afloat amid global challenges

In many ways, there are similarities between Great Eastern Shipping (GE) and Shipping Corporation of India (SCI). Both are great survivors of the Indian shipping industry. Despite turbulent times in global markets

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IRCTC launches special air package to Shirdi, includes Goa too

IRCTC launches special air package to Shirdi, includes Goa too

This time Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has come with an exciting air package offer to Shirdi, which even includes Goa in the itinerary. The duration of this exclusive air package is five nights

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Indian Railways takes safety leap! Eliminates thousands of unmanned level crossings; only 77 left

Indian Railways takes safety leap! Eliminates thousands of unmanned level crossings; only 77 left

Unmanned level crossings: Big move towards safety Indian Railways! As part of its drive to enhance safety, Indian Railways has eliminated a large number of unmanned level crossings on the broad gauge network. As per the latest data, in the last seven months, as many as 3,402 unmanned level crossings had been eliminated. 

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Flexi-fares: When will Indian Railways passengers start benefiting from reduced train ticket prices? Find out

Flexi-fares: When will Indian Railways passengers start benefiting from reduced train ticket prices? Find out

Indian Railways revises flexi-fare scheme: Recently, a senior official of Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry said that railway passengers undertaking journeys in premium trains from March, next year will be the first to get advantage of lower ticket price

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You Can Now Buy Unreserved Railway Tickets Through The UTS App; Will Reduce Waiting Time Of Passengers

You Can Now Buy Unreserved Railway Tickets Through The UTS App; Will Reduce Waiting Time Of Passengers

The Railways’ UTS mobile application for buying unreserved tickets online would be available nationwide from Thursday (8 November), Economic Times has reported. Additionally the buying of unreserved tickets on all non-suburban

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Failure in power supply halts Metro service

Failure in power supply halts Metro service

The Kochi Metro services came to a brief halt on Sunday morning due to failure in power supply from Kalamassery substation. The Metro services stopped for about 15 minutes from 11.14am to 11.30am following the interruption.

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