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April 19, 2019, Friday

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Coal secretary holds key review meet on coal blocks

Coal secretary holds key review meet on coal blocks

Sumant Choudhary, Secretary of Government of India's Coal Ministry, on Thursday chaired a review meeting for coal blocks allotted to public sector companies of state and progress of SECL's coal block.

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UP purchases 82,825 MU of power till Nov in FY19: Minister

UP purchases 82,825 MU of power till Nov in FY19: Minister

The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday said it has purchased a total of 82825.55 million units of power from various sources till November 2018 to meet its demand.

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Government Approves Scheme To Mandate Installation Of 12 GW Solar Power In PSUs Using Locally-Sourced Panels

Government Approves Scheme To Mandate Installation Of 12 GW Solar Power In PSUs Using Locally-Sourced Panels

The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday (6 January) approved a proposal to make it mandatory for central public sector units (CPSUs) to install 12 GW of solar power projects using locally-sourced solar panels.

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India unlikely to achieve 100 GW solar power target of 2022

India unlikely to achieve 100 GW solar power target of 2022

India is unlikely to achieve its target of 100 gigawatt (GW) solar electricity capacity as it faces short-term uncertainty due to imposition of various taxes, research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie said.

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Every single home in country will have energy access by April 2019: FM

Every single home in country will have energy access by April 2019: FM

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has said, by March-April this year, India will take energy access to every single home in this country, about a decade ahead of the deadline of the Strategic Development Goals 2030.

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UK firm keen to make electric SUV vehicles in Puducherry : Industries and Transport Minister

UK firm keen to make electric SUV vehicles in Puducherry : Industries and Transport Minister

London-based Laureti Automotive Corporation has evinced interest to set up its unit here to make electric SUV vehicles.

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Gujarat: District cooling system aimed at future energy needs: Experts

Gujarat: District cooling system aimed at future energy needs: Experts

The Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) jointly organized a workshop with International Solar Alliance on ‘Cooling Smart cities: The arrival of district energy in India” on Thursday. UN Environment India head Atul Bagai

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Renewables account for 22% of India's installed power in 2018

Renewables account for 22% of India's installed power in 2018

Renewables are India’s second largest power generation source in terms of installed capacity after coal, show statistics by consultancy Mercom Capital.

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BSES to hold Lok Adalats for power theft cases on February 9-10

BSES to hold Lok Adalats for power theft cases on February 9-10

The Delhi electricity distribution company (discom) BSES on Thursday announced that special Lok Adalats to settle power theft cases in areas under its jurisdiction will be held on February 9 and 10.

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Delhi: EDMC ties up with NTPC for waste-to-energy plant

Delhi: EDMC ties up with NTPC for waste-to-energy plant

East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) signed an MoU with the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) on Thursday to establish the first state-of-the-art integrated waste management plant in the city.

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Vikram Solar to develop 1MW floating PV project in Rajasthan

Vikram Solar to develop 1MW floating PV project in Rajasthan

Vikram Solar has secured the project order for a 1MW floating PV project that will be located at Ghosunda Dam, near Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, India.

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450 textile mills in Surat to implement energy efficiency measures

450 textile mills in Surat to implement energy efficiency measures

About 450 textile dyeing and printing mills located in the city and surrounding talukas of Surat district will be first in the country to implement energy efficiency measures to promote more cleaner and competitive MSME sector.

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India’s plan to raise natural gas share in energy basket to 15% looks increasingly ambitious: WoodMac

India’s plan to raise natural gas share in energy basket to 15% looks increasingly ambitious: WoodMac

India’s plan to increase the share of natural gas to 15 per cent of the country’s total energy mix by 2030, from 6 per cent currently, seems “increasingly ambitious”, research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie said today.

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Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals posts Rs 268 cr net loss in Q3

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals posts Rs 268 cr net loss in Q3

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Friday reported a net loss of Rs 268 crore in December quarter 2018 after refinery margins turned negative. The company logged a profit of Rs 970 crore in October-December 2017-18, as per a company statement.

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India’s Plan To Set Up A Gas Trading Hub Is Years Away

India’s Plan To Set Up A Gas Trading Hub Is Years Away

India plans to set up a gas trading hub to sell the fuel at market-determined prices as it looks to move away from dirtier alternatives. That still may take years.

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Oil prices slip on economy fears, but OPEC cuts provide backstop

Oil prices slip on economy fears, but OPEC cuts provide backstop

Oil markets fell on Friday, pulled down by worries over a global economic slowdown, although OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions against Venezuela provided crude with some support.

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Biodiesel: The Future Fuel of Automobiles in India

Biodiesel: The Future Fuel of Automobiles in India

Imagine a fuel with no harm to the environment and which is safe to burn. Yes, with biodiesel, this could be a reality. As an alternative fuel similar to petrol and fossil diesel, biodiesel is an advance form of biofuel produced from an animal or vegetable fat based renewable fuel.

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Bill allowing US to sue Opec for inflating oil prices clears key hurdle

Bill allowing US to sue Opec for inflating oil prices clears key hurdle

Legislation that would allow the US government to sue Opec for inflating oil prices cleared a key hurdle in the new session of Congress.

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BHEL flags off energy-efficient electric locomotive to Railways

BHEL flags off energy-efficient electric locomotive to Railways

State-run BHEL Friday said India’s first electric locomotive with a regenerative system developed by the PSU for Indian Railways has been flagged off from its Jhansi plant.

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Delhi to soon get another world-class railway station

Delhi to soon get another world-class railway station

Under the Railway Stations Re-development Program, Delhi's Bijwasan Railway Station - currently catering to local trains - would be redeveloped with state-of-the-art facilities. While its close proximity to the Indira Gandhi

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Indian Railways changes origin of this train: What you must know to avoid trouble

Indian Railways changes origin of this train: What you must know to avoid trouble

Indian Railways changed the origin of a Yeshwantpur-Kannur train on Monday night affecting the passengers travelling out of Bengaluru. Railways suddenly changed the origin of the train from Yeshwantpur to Banaswadi

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Indian Railways give free rides even on Maharajas' Express, Palace on Wheels! Panel frowns

Indian Railways give free rides even on Maharajas' Express, Palace on Wheels! Panel frowns

Complimentary travel on Indian Railways luxury trains is a wastage of public money, a parliamentary panel has said, recommending that the Railway ministry conduct a survey to analyse if railways was any way benefitting from the exercise.

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Indian Railways demands Rs 16.43 crore from Lok Sabha for operating canteens in Parliament; amount claimed as ‘establishment cost’

Indian Railways demands Rs 16.43 crore from Lok Sabha for operating canteens in Parliament; amount claimed as ‘establishment cost’

Northern Railway has demanded Rs 16.43 crore from the Lok Sabha secretariat for running four canteens in Parliament — where food prices are significantly low — during 2017-18, an RTI query has revealed. This amount was claimed as "subsidy claim and establishment cost".

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