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January 19, 2019, Saturday

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Solar goals stymied in India as investors shun chance to build

Solar goals stymied in India as investors shun chance to build

India’s effort to spur its own solar power equipment industry seems to be failing, with only one company so far bidding for the nation’s tender to set up a factory.The tender, which had already been downsized and delayed for months,

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14 million street lights to be replaced by energy efficient LEDs in India

14 million street lights to be replaced by energy efficient LEDs in India

India’s most prominent trade fair that leads the way in setting new trends for innovative LED and lighting technologies, LED Expo 2018 was inaugurated today at Greater Noida. The 19th edition of LED Expo 2018

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India, China's coal consumption rise, global emissions may hit record high

India, China's coal consumption rise, global emissions may hit record high

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will rise in 2018 with a new record from fossil fuels and industry for the second consecutive year, a leading scientific study released in this Polish city on Wednesday said, naming India and China

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India's wind power potential declining due to warming: Study

India's wind power potential declining due to warming: Study

The warming of the Indian Ocean due to global climate change may be causing a slow decline in India's wind power potential, according to a study. India, the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the U

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IL&FS Investment Managers’ board appoints 2 new additional directors

IL&FS Investment Managers’ board appoints 2 new additional directors

IL&FS Investment Managers, part of the debt-laden IL&FS group, Thursday said its board has approved appointment of Nand Kishore and Kaushik Modak as additional directors in the company. K

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Over 70% of India's thermal-power units likely to spar for water in 12 yrs

Over 70% of India's thermal-power units likely to spar for water in 12 yrs

The world’s leaders have come to recognise water and the climate as major global risks. However, significant actions to tackle them haven’t been taken, according to a new report by China Water Risk (CWR)

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UDAY scheme’s progress shows few hits, many misses

UDAY scheme’s progress shows few hits, many misses

In November 2015, the government launched an ambitious scheme, Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), to improve the financial health and operational efficiency of India’s debt-ridden power distribution companies (discoms).

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Solar Tender and Auction Activity Declined in November with 1.4 GW and 61 MW Respectively

Solar Tender and Auction Activity Declined in November with 1.4 GW and 61 MW Respectively

Over 1.4 GW of solar projects were tendered in the month of November, which is nearly half the capacity compared to October, according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker. This is the lowest capacity tendered in the last three months.

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India inks pact with Iran to pay crude bill in rupee

India inks pact with Iran to pay crude bill in rupee

India has signed an agreement with Iran to pay for crude oil it imports from the Persian Gulf nation in rupees, sources in know of the development said.

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Ujjwala scheme: Experts, govt officials mum on LPG cylinder refills

Ujjwala scheme: Experts, govt officials mum on LPG cylinder refills

Household air pollution is responsible for 40 per cent of air pollution deaths in India, says a study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal. Indoor air pollution is mainly caused by burning solid fuels for cooking and to some

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Opec seeking 'sufficient cut' to balance oil market: Saudi Arabia

Opec seeking 'sufficient cut' to balance oil market: Saudi Arabia

Opec is looking for a "sufficient" cut in oil production among its members in order to prop up plunging crude prices, Saudi Arabia's oil minister said on Thursday.

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OPEC, non-OPEC oil cuts deal should be agreed for at least 6 months-Saudi Energy Minister

OPEC, non-OPEC oil cuts deal should be agreed for at least 6 months-Saudi Energy Minister

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Falih said on Thursday that the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC producers' deal on oil production cuts should be agreed for at least six months or more, .

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India Seen Emulating China Growth in LNG Use to Fight Pollution

India Seen Emulating China Growth in LNG Use to Fight Pollution

China’s dramatic increase in liquefied natural gas imports over the past two years may have hogged the headlines, but India may well emulate its neighbor in switching to the cleanest and fastest-growing fossil fuel.

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India to import Iranian oil using rupee payment mechanism: source

India to import Iranian oil using rupee payment mechanism: source

India will import crude oil from Iran using a rupee-based payment mechanism, an industry source involved in discussions told Reuters on Thursday, adding that 50 percent of those payments will be used for exporting items to Tehran.

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Crude oil futures slide 1.79% on cautious cues, all eyes on OPEC meet

Crude oil futures slide 1.79% on cautious cues, all eyes on OPEC meet

Crude oil softened by 1.79 per cent to Rs 3,734 per barrel in futures trade Thursday as speculators trimmed positions amid weak global cues. Besides, profit-booking at current levels weighed on crude oil prices.

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To curb pollution, India may pick natural gas over fuel like china

To curb pollution, India may pick natural gas over fuel like china

China’s dramatic increase in liquefied natural gas imports over the past two years may have hogged the headlines, but India may well emulate its neighbour in switching to the cleanest and fastest-growing fossil fuel.

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Petrol, diesel prices could increase again from next week if OPEC cuts crude oil supply

Petrol, diesel prices could increase again from next week if OPEC cuts crude oil supply

Petrol, diesel prices could increase again from next week if OPEC cuts crude oil supply

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IOCL’s Rs 31 Billion Paradip Unit to Start Production

IOCL’s Rs 31 Billion Paradip Unit to Start Production

Oil marketing major Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) plans to start production from its polypropylene unit at Paradip by December end this year. “The 15 million tonne refinery is already producing diesel, petrol,

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Alstom to double metro coach building capacity in India as order book grows

Alstom to double metro coach building capacity in India as order book grows

Alstom is planning to double its metro coach manufacturing capacity at Sri City as its order book for both domestic and export orders is growing. The facility will also be executing the Rs 25-billion order for the Mumbai metro.

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Uttar Pradesh Government Approves 15 KM Metro Line Connecting Noida Sector 71-Greater Noida West

Uttar Pradesh Government Approves 15 KM Metro Line Connecting Noida Sector 71-Greater Noida West

The proposed 15 km metro link connecting Noida’s sector 71 with Greater Noida west’s sector Knowledge park V was approved by the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday (4 November), Hindustan Times has reported.

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World-record for Indian Railways! Diesel locomotive converted to electric; crores saved under unique project

World-record for Indian Railways! Diesel locomotive converted to electric; crores saved under unique project

Indian Railways creates world history! In a first of its kind notable initiative, Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has decided to convert its diesel locomotives to electric traction during their midlife rehabilitation.

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Amritsar train tragedy: Magisterial probe clears Navjot Sidhu, wife in Dussehra accident, indicts Congress councillor’s son

Amritsar train tragedy: Magisterial probe clears Navjot Sidhu, wife in Dussehra accident, indicts Congress councillor’s son

A magistrate probe into the Amritsar train tragedy that left over 60 dead on Dussehra evening, has given a clean-chit to Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife Navjot Kaur, a report in The Indian Express said.

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IRCTC Indian Railways Train 18: India’s fastest train launch date, speed, route, images, coach, and features

IRCTC Indian Railways Train 18: India’s fastest train launch date, speed, route, images, coach, and features

IRCTC Indian Railways Train 18: Train 18, India’s first engine less-train, also became the fastest train in the country when crossed the 180 kilometers per hour (kmph) mark during a trial run in the Kota-Sawai Madhopur section

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Say goodbye to jerky train rides! By January 2019, Indian Railways to offer a new experience on these trains

Say goodbye to jerky train rides! By January 2019, Indian Railways to offer a new experience on these trains

Indian Railways passengers can now look forward to jerk-free smooth rides on Shatabdi and Rajdhani Express trains. As part of its plan to upgrade premium services, Indian Railways is undertaking the exercise of replacing couplers in these trains.

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After Train 18, Railways launches swank Tejas coaches: See pics

After Train 18, Railways launches swank Tejas coaches: See pics

The new and improved version of the Tejas train will run between Chennai and Madurai. The coaches of the fully air-conditioned train, which is equipped with a modern entertainment system, modular toilets, smart windows and a GPS

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Delhi trains go off radar, services on Blue Line Metro affected

Delhi trains go off radar, services on Blue Line Metro affected

Commuters travelling on the Blue Line of Delhi Metro — which is one of the busiest routes — faced a harrowing time on Wednesday, after a ‘rare’ technical snag hit the services of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

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Slow land reforms posing downside risk for infrastructure projects: Study

Slow land reforms posing downside risk for infrastructure projects: Study

The slow pace of land reforms will continue to result in project delays and rising costs, posing a downside risk for the road and rail sectors, Fitch Solutions said Wednesday.

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