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May 22, 2019, Wednesday

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NHPC temporarily shuts down Chamera-111 Power Station in Himachal Pradesh

NHPC temporarily shuts down Chamera-111 Power Station in Himachal Pradesh

NHPC announced that Chamera-111 Power Station (231 MW) in Himachal Pradesh has been under complete shutdown w.e.f. 06 January 2019 to 14 January 2019 (tentative) for "Repair and restoration work of U#1 GIS Bay".

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India to bid out 500 GW renewable energy capacity by 2028

India to bid out 500 GW renewable energy capacity by 2028

India is planning to bid out 500 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy generation capacity by 2028 to achieve its goal of 40 per cent electricity generation from non-fossil fuels by 2030, said Anand Kumar,

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Power shift: The answer is blowing in the wind

Power shift: The answer is blowing in the wind

While countries like Japan are exiting the Paris Climate Accord, emerging economies such as India are now becoming part of the G20. A sign that India has a larger role to play in the world.

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CERC Charts Plan to Redesign India’s Power Market

CERC Charts Plan to Redesign India’s Power Market

In a recent discussion paper titled Market Based Economic Dispatch of Electricity: Re-designing of Day-Ahead Market (DAM) in India, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has analyzed India’s power market

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Andhra Pradesh’s New Solar Policy Targets 5 GW of Projects in Five Years

Andhra Pradesh’s New Solar Policy Targets 5 GW of Projects in Five Years

Andhra Pradesh has come up with a new solar with the aim to promote widespread usage of solar power and targets a minimum total solar power capacity addition of 5,000 MW in the next five years in the state.

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Govt diverted Kolkata-sized forest land for projects including hydro, wind in past 3 yrs

Govt diverted Kolkata-sized forest land for projects including hydro, wind in past 3 yrs

The Indian government has diverted over 20,000 hectares (the size of Kolkata) of forest area for developmental activities such as mining, thermal power plants, dams, road, railways and irrigation projects in the past three years (2015-18) across India.

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Tata Power expects pick-up in distribution bids after 2019 general elections

Tata Power expects pick-up in distribution bids after 2019 general elections

Tata Power is in focus after Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) extended the power purchase agreement (PPA) with the company. Praveer Sinha, MD & CEO of Tata Power, spoke to CNBC-TV18 about the agreement and cost structure.

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Open Acreage Licensing Programme Bid Round-II launched

Open Acreage Licensing Programme Bid Round-II launched

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday launched NIO and MRSC for Open Acreage Licensing Programme (OALP) Bid Round-II.

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Govt allows ONGC, OIL to induct foreign partner; special incentives for difficult finds

Govt allows ONGC, OIL to induct foreign partner; special incentives for difficult finds

Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan Monday said the government will allow state-owned ONGC and Oil India to induct private and foreign partners in oilfields to raise output and also give special incentive to make their discoveries in difficult areas viable.

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EAC recommends environmental clearance for RIL’s Jamnagar refinery expansion project

EAC recommends environmental clearance for RIL’s Jamnagar refinery expansion project

The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has recommended granting environmental clearance to Reliance Industries' proposal of expanding the production capacity of its Special Economic Zone (SEZ)

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India offering 23 areas in new oil, gas exploration auction -oil secretary

India offering 23 areas in new oil, gas exploration auction -oil secretary

India will auction 23 blocks in a third round of offerings under the open acreage licensing programme for oil and gas exploration concessions, the country’s oil secretary, M.M. Kutty, said on Monday

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FASTags At A Petrol Bunk Near You: Transport Ministry Allows Purchase Of Tags At Fuel Outlets, First Phase In NCR

FASTags At A Petrol Bunk Near You: Transport Ministry Allows Purchase Of Tags At Fuel Outlets, First Phase In NCR

The Union Transport Ministry has stated that customers will soon be able to purchase FASTags at petrol pumps operated by state-run oil firms across the country, reports Financial Express (FE).

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India hopes to launch next round of auctions for oil exploration in few weeks: govt

India hopes to launch next round of auctions for oil exploration in few weeks: govt

India expects to launch a third round of auctions for the exploration of oil blocks under its open acreage licensing programme within next few weeks, according to a government statement

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Essar Global repays all debt to Indian and foreign lenders

Essar Global repays all debt to Indian and foreign lenders

Essar Global Fund Ltd (Essar Global), the holding company of the Essar Group of companies, on Monday reached yet another milestone in deleveraging by repaying the last tranche of debt of Rs 12,000 crore (US$1.75 billion) to its various Indian and foreign lenders.

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Poor families can avail deposit free LPG connections under Extended ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’

Poor families can avail deposit free LPG connections under Extended 'Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana'

MoP&NG, Govt. of India introduced ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ (PMUY) for which budgetary provision of Rs.12,800 crore has been provided for releasing 5 Crores LPG connections to women member of BPL households

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Better riding comfort! Indian Railways to replace coaches on all long-distance trains with modern LHBs

Better riding comfort! Indian Railways to replace coaches on all long-distance trains with modern LHBs

Indian Railways eyes modern coaches for all trains! Soon, you will be able to enjoy several modern benefits while travelling in Indian Railways trains, with plans to replace ageing ICF coaches with modern Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) ones.

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Indian Railways develops first ‘Make in India’ 8 wheeler underslung diesel-electric tower car; what it means

Indian Railways develops first ‘Make in India’ 8 wheeler underslung diesel-electric tower car; what it means

Diesel-electric tower car for Indian Railways: For the very first time in the history of Diesel-Loco Modernisation Works (DMW) Patiala, located in Punjab, an 8 Wheeler Underslung Diesel Electric Tower Car has been manufactured.

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IL&FS Transportation Networks defaults on dividend payment of Rs 7.12 crore

IL&FS Transportation Networks defaults on dividend payment of Rs 7.12 crore

IL&FS Transportation Networks, a group company of the troubled IL&FS group, Monday said it has defaulted on dividend payment of Rs 7.12 crore due on redemption of cumulative non-convertible redeemable preference shares.

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Kumbh Mela: Railways launch mobile app to help devotees, tourists navigate through Allahabad

Kumbh Mela: Railways launch mobile app to help devotees, tourists navigate through Allahabad

The North Central Railway (NCR) has launched a mobile application that will help those arriving in Allahabad for the Kumbh Mela starting from January 15 to navigate through the city and the mela grounds, an official said.

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Gadkari inaugurates, lays foundation stones for road projects worth Rs 6,000 cr in Jodhpur

Gadkari inaugurates, lays foundation stones for road projects worth Rs 6,000 cr in Jodhpur

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday laid foundation stone for and inaugurated six road projects worth Rs 6,000 crore in border areas in Jodhpur and claimed none of them will have any pothole for next 150-200 years.

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Mumbai Metro: Inside the first underground train of this overcrowded city

Mumbai Metro: Inside the first underground train of this overcrowded city

One of the most challenging projects in the world is being attempted beneath one of its most densely packed cities. If it works, Mumbai will become the planet’s most crowded metropolis to build an underground subway.

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