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May 22, 2019, Wednesday

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Bengal Govt creates mega-plans for sustainable solar power

Bengal Govt creates mega-plans for sustainable solar power

To increase the share of sustainable energy in its total energy production, the state government has set up plans to produce a total of 120 megawatt (MW) of solar energy per year

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India to grow at 7.3% in 2019, 2020: Moody's

India to grow at 7.3% in 2019, 2020: Moody's

Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.3 per cent in calendar year 2019 and 2020, and the government spending announced ahead of elections this year which will support near-term growth, Moody's said on Friday.

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The big leap into a sustainable future

The big leap into a sustainable future

Only a handful of Delhiites know that the city’s rapidly growing metro system will meet about 90 per cent of its power needs through solar energy. The power will come from the Rewa Solar Power Project in Madhya Pradesh, one of the world’s largest single-site solar plants.

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Tamil Nadu asks Centre for more coal

Tamil Nadu asks Centre for more coal

Tamil Nadu government has asked the Centre to increase coal supply to Tangedco to enable the latter to meet the increasing power demand in the state, especially in the absence of wind power.

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How economic and environmental concerns are stalling mega power projects in TN

How economic and environmental concerns are stalling mega power projects in TN

It has been five years that a proposed 4,000 ultra mega power project (UMPP) in Tamil Nadu’s Cheyyur received an environment clearance but the construction of the plant has not begun yet.

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Kamalesh Das appointed as new Director-Engineering, R&D of BHEL

Kamalesh Das appointed as new Director-Engineering, R&D of BHEL

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), the country's largest power equipment manufacturer, today announced Kamalesh Das has assumed charge as Director-Engineering, R&D of the company post his appointment as director on the board of the public sector manufacturing enterprise.

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Vedanta's daily losses since smelter shutdown total ₹1380 crore

Vedanta's daily losses since smelter shutdown total ₹1380 crore

Vedanta Ltd told an Indian court it has been losing₹50 million ($706,000) a day ever since the closure of one of its copper smelters in May, after police fired on protesters against the plant and killed 13 people.

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Generating electricity for millions: Husk Power bolsters Modi's dream of power to all

Generating electricity for millions: Husk Power bolsters Modi's dream of power to all

Opportunity, they say, lies in adversity. Manoj Sinha, CEO of Husk Power Systems, could well vouch for this adage when he recalls how he abruptly had to quit his plush job in New York to take over the reins of the company he co-founded in 2008.

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Coal prices double as producers ignore non-power cos

Coal prices double as producers ignore non-power cos

As most of the coal producers in the country are paying heed only to power producers, other consumers are facing shortage of the commodity. It has also led to the price escalation of coal prices in last couple of months.

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ONGC, Vedanta, OIL among 14 firms selected for awarding 23 oil and gas blocks under DSF-II

ONGC, Vedanta, OIL among 14 firms selected for awarding 23 oil and gas blocks under DSF-II

The government today announced it has selected 14 companies for awarding 23 oil and gas blocks under the second round of bidding for rights to develop discovered small fields (DSF).

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ATF price hiked by 8.1 pc, still costs less than petrol, diesel

ATF price hiked by 8.1 pc, still costs less than petrol, diesel

Jet fuel price was hiked Friday by a steep 8.1 per cent to its costliest level this year as international oil prices rose, state-owned oil firms said.

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Investor rush for high dividend yield stocks lifts Bharat 22 ETF returns

Investor rush for high dividend yield stocks lifts Bharat 22 ETF returns

As investors chase dividend-paying stocks on Dalal Street in an uncertain market, it has spelt good times for Bharat 22 ETF, the exchange-traded fund that made news this past fortnight with record subscription to its third tranche offering.

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Natural gas networks to reach 70 per cent of India’s population: Pradhan

Natural gas networks to reach 70 per cent of India’s population: Pradhan

More than 70 per cent of India’s population will have access to natural gas services after the completion of projects awarded under the 10th round of city gas distribution bids.

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Petroleum minister distributes Letter of Intents to 12 successful entities under 10th CGD Bidding Round

Petroleum minister distributes Letter of Intents to 12 successful entities under 10th CGD Bidding Round

Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan today distributed the Letter of Intents (LOI) to 12 successful entities for 50 Geographical Areas (GAs) under the 10th CGD

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Companies plan mega investment in city gas business; 12 LoIs issued

Companies plan mega investment in city gas business; 12 LoIs issued

The government on Friday issued letters of intent to 12 companies which bagged 50 Geographical Areas (GAs) that were on offer under the tenth round of city gas distribution (CGD) bidding.

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Lenders make a beeline for IOC loan blockbuster

Lenders make a beeline for IOC loan blockbuster

State-owned Indian Oil Corporation bumped up its latest five-year borrowing to $1.7 billion, its largest offshore loan on record, following an overwhelming response from lenders despite seemingly tight pricing.

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India’s crude oil imports from Iran declined 6.5 per cent in January

India’s crude oil imports from Iran declined 6.5 per cent in January

India’s crude oil imports from Iran, which have been on a decline since November last year on the back of fresh US sanctions, suffered a 6.5 per cent fall to 1.56 Million Tonne (MT) in January as against 1.6 MT reported in the same month last year.

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Retail inflation for industrial workers up 6.6% in January

Retail inflation for industrial workers up 6.6% in January

Retail inflation for industrial workers rose to 6.6 per cent in Janurary 2019 on account of higher prices of certain food items. The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW (Consumer Price Index for industrial workers) stood at 5.11 per cent

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Petrol, diesel prices edge up again across major cities. Check rates here

Petrol, diesel prices edge up again across major cities. Check rates here

Petrol and diesel prices edged up on Friday across major cities, up by 8 paise and 12-13 paise, respectively. Petrol price in Mumbai stood at Rs 77.44 a litre while diesel was at Rs 70.31 per litre, at par with December 2018 levels.

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Madurai-Chennai Tejas Express flagged off! After Vande Bharat, it’s the swankiest Indian Railways train

Madurai-Chennai Tejas Express flagged off! After Vande Bharat, it’s the swankiest Indian Railways train

New trains 2019: Train No. 22672/22671 Tejas Express between Madurai and Chennai Egmore has been flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tamil Nadu today. Hailing the new Tejas Express train as a ‘Make in India’

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Soon, Six Lane National Highway In Delhi-NCR To Reduce Traffic Load In Ashram-Badarpur-Ballabhgarh Areas

Soon, Six Lane National Highway In Delhi-NCR To Reduce Traffic Load In Ashram-Badarpur-Ballabhgarh Areas

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, today (1 March) laid the foundation stone for a six-lane access-controlled NH project at Kalindi Kunj-Meethapur Road in Delhi.

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Cabinet approves railway zone at Vishakhapatnam

Cabinet approves railway zone at Vishakhapatnam

Union Cabinet on Thursday approved setting up of a Railway Zone at Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and a new division with headquarter at Rayagada in Odisha by reorganizing the existing South Central Railway and East Coast Railway.

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IRCTC is offering interesting Statue of Unity packages, details here

IRCTC is offering interesting Statue of Unity packages, details here

IRCTC is offering some amazing tour packages for the Statue of Unity, packages that you simply can’t ignore. The new Indian Railways package is more of a tribute to the ‘Iron Man of India’, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

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IRCTC food on trains to have bar codes! Indian Railways plans big step for passengers; here’s how

IRCTC food on trains to have bar codes! Indian Railways plans big step for passengers; here’s how

IRCTC food to have bar code on packets! Soon, Indian Railways passengers can enjoy improved food quality during train rides as the national transporter is all set to take another major step to enhance its catering service!

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India’s 1st vertical lift Pamban bridge, Indian Railways line to Ram Setu! PM Modi to lay foundation stones

India’s 1st vertical lift Pamban bridge, Indian Railways line to Ram Setu! PM Modi to lay foundation stones

Indian Railways link to Ram Setu! Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today lay the foundation stone of two very important Indian Railways projects in Tamil Nadu.

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