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January 23, 2019, Wednesday

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Need policy framework to further promote solar energy in dairies: Minister

Need policy framework to further promote solar energy in dairies: Minister

Union Minister Raj Kumar Singh Wednesday pitched for creating a policy framework to further propagate the use of solar energy in the dairy cooperative network for benefit of farmers.

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Govt departments start buying electric cars for babus: EESL sets up 28 charging points

Govt departments start buying electric cars for babus: EESL sets up 28 charging points

The Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India has just signed an agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for the deployment of 15 electric vehicles for their officers.

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NDDB to promote use of solar irrigation pumps among farmers

NDDB to promote use of solar irrigation pumps among farmers

Just like it has helped create village-level dairy cooperatives across the country, the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has drawn up a plan to form solar farmers’ cooperatives in water-stressed states of the country.

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India’s renewable energy capacity addition to grow 50% this year on new tenders

India’s renewable energy capacity addition to grow 50% this year on new tenders

India’s total addition of new renewable energy generation capacity, including both solar and wind resources, is likely to grow by 50 per cent to 15,860 megawatt (Mw) in 2019 mainly on the back of improved tender activity.

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Renewable energy: 'Economic moats' to drive further growth

Renewable energy: 'Economic moats' to drive further growth

The renewable energy sector in India has been dynamic in the last two decades, and especially over the last few years, with ambitious targets. That said, recent bottlenecks the sector has faced suggest that businesses in the sector require

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Jharkhand coal mines function despite trade union strike

Jharkhand coal mines function despite trade union strike

Production and dispatch remained largely unaffected at all the 65 mines of Bharat Coking Coal (BCCL), Eastern Coalfields (ECL), SAIL and Tata Steel on the first day of the two-day nationwide general strike sponsored by central

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‘Renewed’ Energy Security: 15,860 MW Of Clean Energy Capacity To Be Added In 2019, 50 Per Cent Higher Than Last Year

‘Renewed’ Energy Security: 15,860 MW Of Clean Energy Capacity To Be Added In 2019, 50 Per Cent Higher Than Last Year

According to a new report, India is expected to add 15,860 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy capacity in the current year (2019), up by fifty per cent from last year, reports Mint.

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Government will take a call on power tariff: APERC chief

Government will take a call on power tariff: APERC chief

Chairman of the Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) Justice Bhavani Prasad on Tuesday said keeping in view the financial position of the DISCOMs and the report submitted to the Commission by the Energy Department

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Supreme Court clears the way to reopen Sterlite plant

Supreme Court clears the way to reopen Sterlite plant

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the decision of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to process the reopening of the Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi, which was ordered to be closed down due to environmental pollution.

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Power sector employees may go on indefinite strike: Power engineers' body

Power sector employees may go on indefinite strike: Power engineers' body

Power sector employees across the country are on a two-day strike which may become indefinite without any notice to the government on issues related to Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2018 and center's privitasation policies.

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Town planner wants power to illegal colonies snapped

Town planner wants power to illegal colonies snapped

Illegal colonies across 30 villages in the city are likely to be deprived of their power connections. The district town planner (enforcement) has written to Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN

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Government may widen subsidy net to cover all cooking fuels

Government may widen subsidy net to cover all cooking fuels

Government may widen its subsidy net to cover all cooking fuels including piped natural gas and bio-gas along with the existing subsidy on LPG and kerosene. Niti Aayog’s proposal for a comprehensive ‘cooking subsidy’

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Kolkata likely to get CNG stations by year-end

Kolkata likely to get CNG stations by year-end

The eastern metropolis is likely to get Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) by end of this year, which would facilitate vehicles running on greener fuel, an official said on Tuesday.

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Ethanol blending in petrol shows ‘encouraging’ results: ARAI

Ethanol blending in petrol shows ‘encouraging’ results: ARAI

The tests conducted by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) on 20 per cent blending of ethanol with petrol has shown “encouraging” results, prompting hope for reduced dependence on fuel, and a probable cleaner alternative.

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Sushma Swaraj holds talks with Iranian counterpart on key bilateral, regional issues

Sushma Swaraj holds talks with Iranian counterpart on key bilateral, regional issues

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Wednesday held talks with her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif on a range of key bilateral and regional issues, including the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

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Brent crude oil rises back to $60 per barrel

Brent crude oil rises back to $60 per barrel

Benchmark oil contract Brent North Sea crude climbed back to USD 60 per barrel on Wednesday, with OPEC cutting output and on easing concerns over weak demand growth.

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U.S. oil exports to Asia set to rise in second-quarter as freight costs fall

U.S. oil exports to Asia set to rise in second-quarter as freight costs fall

U.S. crude oil exports to Asia are set to rise in the second quarter as sellers cut prices following sharp drops in freight rates and expected weaker demand in the United States, trading and shipping sources said.

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Coming soon: Pay at petrol pumps in seconds using FASTags

Coming soon: Pay at petrol pumps in seconds using FASTags

Making payments at petrol pumps will speed up as fuel retailers may soon adopt FASTags, used at toll plazas, as a mode of payment. Three state-run oil marketing companies IOC, BPCL and HPCL have signed MoUs for sale of FASTags through petrol pumps.

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Petrol, diesel prices may go up soon as crude oil rates jump by 10% in a week

Petrol, diesel prices may go up soon as crude oil rates jump by 10% in a week

With the benchmark Brent crude oil showing signs of recovering from a bearish market in the short term, petrol and diesel prices may go up once again this week. In the last seven days, Brent has jumped by about 10% while fuel rates in India have gone down.

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Shell completes acquisition of Total's 26% stake in Hazira LNG

Shell completes acquisition of Total's 26% stake in Hazira LNG

Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday said it has completed the acquisition of French oil major Total SA's 26 percent stake in the company that operates 5 million tonnes per annum-Hazira LNG terminal in Gujarat.

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India should keep election politics out of energy policy

India should keep election politics out of energy policy

The 30% slide in international crude oil prices from four-year highs notched in early October could well benefit the chances of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in India's general elections, to be held in the spring.

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Oil prices: Crude climbs to 3-week high as trade talks fuel demand optimism

Oil prices: Crude climbs to 3-week high as trade talks fuel demand optimism

Oil closed at a three-week high as U.S. negotiators touted progress in trade talks with China and investors gained faith that OPEC will shrink output. Futures rose 2.6 percent to almost $50 a barrel in New York on Tuesday.

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Railways to include more space for catering facilities in Train 18

Railways to include more space for catering facilities in Train 18

The Indian Railways is all set to modify the state-of-the-art Train 18 to include adequate space for catering facilities which is not sufficient in its present version, sources said on January 9.

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Wait! Halt long term FD investment plan. Soon, NHAI Bharatmala Bonds may offer high interest rate for 10 years!

Wait! Halt long term FD investment plan. Soon, NHAI Bharatmala Bonds may offer high interest rate for 10 years!

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) plans to raise Rs 10,000 crore as per the draft document filed with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), for public issue of taxable, secured redeemable non-convertible bonds.

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Trains in scenic Northeast routes to get see-through ‘Vistadome’ coach

Trains in scenic Northeast routes to get see-through ‘Vistadome’ coach

In a bid to “better enjoy the scenic beauty that Northeast India is famous for”, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has given the go-ahead to introduce “Vistadome” coaches in trains running on specific tourist routes of the Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway.

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Bharat Bandh: Train services disrupted in Eastern Railway zone as strike enters day 2

Bharat Bandh: Train services disrupted in Eastern Railway zone as strike enters day 2

Train services in Eastern Railway zone were disrupted Wednesday after supporters of the two-day nationwide strike resorted to blockades at many places. The two-day nationwide strike, on January 8 and 9,

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‘Suspected bomb’ found on railway track at West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas, disposed off

‘Suspected bomb’ found on railway track at West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas, disposed off

Officials found a suspicious item was found on a railway track at North 24 Parganas in Ashok Nagar in West Bengal, on Wednesday morning. The item is suspected to be a bomb, Nikhil Kumar, CPRO Eastern Railway earlier said. “It's a suspected bomb.

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BEST strike brings Mumbai to standstill, Central Railway, Western Railway, MSRTC release extra buses, trains

BEST strike brings Mumbai to standstill, Central Railway, Western Railway, MSRTC release extra buses, trains

The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply Transport (BEST) bus employees strike continued to affect routine commuters on Wednesday. The Central Railway took a decision to run extra sub-services to cater to the demands of stranded

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