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February 23, 2019, Saturday

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Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy to be released in a week: Energy secretary

Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy to be released in a week: Energy secretary

Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy will be released in a week’s time, said energy secretary Md Nasimuddin on Thursday. Participating in a debate held as part of the Global Investors Meet here, Nasimuddin said the state was planning to generate 8,884 MW solar power by 2022.

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Meghalaya mine collapse: Body of one miner taken out

Meghalaya mine collapse: Body of one miner taken out

A Navy team on Thursday pulled out a body from a 370 feet deep flooded coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district where 14 miners still remain trapped since December 13.

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SC to resume hearing on Vedanta's Sterlite copper plant plea on January 29

SC to resume hearing on Vedanta's Sterlite copper plant plea on January 29

The Supreme Court on January 24 said that it will resume the hearing on Vedanta's plea regarding Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu on January 29. The apex court, however, asked the Tamil Nadu government to immediately provide electricity supply

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Delhi Commission Directs DISCOM to Sign PPA for Waste to Energy Project

Delhi Commission Directs DISCOM to Sign PPA for Waste to Energy Project

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has ordered the distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the national capital to enter into power purchase agreements (PPAs) for procuring power from Tehkhand Waste to Electricity Project.

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Budget 2019: Govt should lay out paradigm of energy security, sustainability policies for business models

Budget 2019: Govt should lay out paradigm of energy security, sustainability policies for business models

The annual budget exercise over past years has witnessed several ‘aha’ moments for the energy sector. Roll out of the Hydrocarbon Licensing Policy to replace New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) and make way for uniform and open-acreage licensing policy

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Solving India's power sector problems through net-metered solar pumps

Solving India's power sector problems through net-metered solar pumps

India’s power sector is at an interesting crossroads. Perhaps for the first time in the history of any nation, the country is moving towards meeting the electricity aspirations of its population through an ambitious renewable energy expansion.

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CBI files FIR in Kochhar case, raids Videocon, NuPower Renewables offices

CBI files FIR in Kochhar case, raids Videocon, NuPower Renewables offices

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the allegation of alleged ‘quid-pro-quo’ in the loan granted to Videocon by ICICI Bank whose former CEO and MD was Chanda Kochhar, registered an FIR in the case.

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GE to digitise Tata Power’s thermal and renewable power assets in India

GE to digitise Tata Power’s thermal and renewable power assets in India

American industrial giant, GE, today said it has implemented the first Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) solution in India for Tata Power’s thermal business.

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National honour to official for drafting solar policy to power small looms

National honour to official for drafting solar policy to power small looms

A policy drafted by a textile department official from the region on providing solar power to small power looms has earned a national-level honour.

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MSEDCL to appoint 23,000 'power managers' in Maharashtra village

MSEDCL to appoint 23,000 'power managers' in Maharashtra village

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL) will appoint 'power managers' in 23,000 villages to attend to the complaints related to electricity and its theft, an official release said on Wednesday.

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Load Shedding To Become A Costly Affair: Union Government To Penalise Discoms For Unscheduled Power Cuts

Load Shedding To Become A Costly Affair: Union Government To Penalise Discoms For Unscheduled Power Cuts

The Union government is soon expected to approve a proposal to impose penalties on power distribution companies (discoms) for unscheduled power cuts, reports Press Trust of India (PTI).

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GAIL’s tariff proposal for KG-basin natural gas pipeline faces resistance from stakeholders

GAIL’s tariff proposal for KG-basin natural gas pipeline faces resistance from stakeholders

A proposal by state-owned natural gas utility, GAIL, for transportation tariff for a major KG-basin natural gas pipeline has faced opposition from stakeholders including GMR group, H-Energy, and Gujarat State Petronet Limited (GSPL).

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U.S. Ban May Offer China and India Feast of Cheap Venezuelan Oil

U.S. Ban May Offer China and India Feast of Cheap Venezuelan Oil

A possible move by Donald Trump to hurt Venezuela’s oil industry could prove a shot in the arm for the Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi administrations.

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We are planning to invest Rs 55,000-60,000 cr in India over 3 years: Anil Agarwal, Vedanta Group

We are planning to invest Rs 55,000-60,000 cr in India over 3 years: Anil Agarwal, Vedanta Group

In Goa, nothing happened. Over last eight, nine months, the people are suffering like anything. The prime minister, the centre, the state, everybody is worried. I am sure the people on the ground will go to the judiciary and talk to them.

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India's crude oil production declines 4.3% in December 2018

India's crude oil production declines 4.3% in December 2018

India's crude oil production declined 4.3% to 2.86 million tonnes (mt) in December 2018 over December 2017. Crude oil output of ONGC fell 5.4% to 1.76 mt, while that of Oil India declined 4.7% to 0.27 mt.

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Fuel prices on 24 January 2019: Petrol, diesel cost remain same after Wednesday’ rise

Fuel prices on 24 January 2019: Petrol, diesel cost remain same after Wednesday’ rise

Since June 16, 2017, petrol prices in India get revised everyday 6 am in the morning. Before this, petrol prices used to change on a fortnightly basis. Then, a change in petrol rates could occur on the first and 16th day of the month

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US sanctions on Venezuela likely to reroute crude oil to China, india

US sanctions on Venezuela likely to reroute crude oil to China, india

Potential U.S. sanctions on Venezuela's crude oil exports would cut off the nation from Gulf Coast refiners that are among its biggest customers, likely forcing it to send more crude to China, India or other Asian countries, traders said on Wednesday.

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Talking to Reliance, Tata, IOC, GAIL on investments, says Canada's oil minister

Talking to Reliance, Tata, IOC, GAIL on investments, says Canada's oil minister

Talking about doing business with India, Jay Khosla, Deputy Minister-Energy Sector of Canada, said that discussions have been taking place over the years with leading Indian players for investment in the country.

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Tamil Nadu Global Investors Meet 2019: Adani, IOC commit to over ₹28,000 crore investments

Tamil Nadu Global Investors Meet 2019: Adani, IOC commit to over ₹28,000 crore investments

The Adani Group and the Indian Oil Corporation Limited on Wednesday committed to a total investment of over ₹28,000 crore in the State, on the inaugural day of the Global Investors Meet (GIM) 2019.

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Noida Aqua Metro Line launch tomorrow: Route, ticket prices, and everything you need to know

Noida Aqua Metro Line launch tomorrow: Route, ticket prices, and everything you need to know

Transit woes for the residents of Noida and Greater Noida will be resolved a great deal as the Noida Aqua Line becomes operational on Friday. Called the Noida-Greater Noida Metro Rail Corridor, the network by Noida Metro Rai

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First build safe animal passages, then lay bullet train lines: Wildlife board

First build safe animal passages, then lay bullet train lines: Wildlife board

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project moved a step closer to reality, after the National Board for Wildlife

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Preventing rail accidents at stations: Indian Railways installs dead-end buffers to stop trains; how they help

Preventing rail accidents at stations: Indian Railways installs dead-end buffers to stop trains; how they help

New step by Indian Railways to protect rolling stock and passengers! To avoid accidents due to brake failure or human errors at stations, the Western Railway zone of the national transporter has installed state-of-the-art

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Road monetisation attracting low bids due to lending curbs

Road monetisation attracting low bids due to lending curbs

RBI's decision to put half of public sector banks (PSBs) under prompt corrective action (PCA) framework has put highway projects in a spot of bother. A report in Business Standard pointed out the reason why road monetisation

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How Indian Railways has given its Jaipur station an ‘airport-like’ feel; beautiful images of makeover

How Indian Railways has given its Jaipur station an ‘airport-like’ feel; beautiful images of makeover

Indian Railways turns Jaipur Junction railway station into ‘airport-standard’! Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry is upgrading several railway stations and giving them facelifts.

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No toll plazas on national highways? Here what NHAI is planning

No toll plazas on national highways? Here what NHAI is planning

Soon you might not have to deal with any toll plazas on National Highways! According to a Dainik Bhaskar report, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is planning to eliminate toll plazas on National Highways

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