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March 21, 2019, Thursday

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Cabinet approves investment approval for 1320 MW Buxar Thermal Power Project in Bihar

Cabinet approves investment approval for 1320 MW Buxar Thermal Power Project in Bihar

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for investment approval for 2×660 MW Buxar Thermal Power Project (Buxar TPP) in District Buxar of Bihar.

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Govt approves Rs 31,560-crore investments for power projects

Govt approves Rs 31,560-crore investments for power projects

The government on Thursday cleared investment proposals worth over Rs 31,560 crore in power projects, including two coal-based thermal plants and a hydro project on river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Azure Power Wins 300 MW in 1.2 GW ISTS SECI Solar Auction

Azure Power Wins 300 MW in 1.2 GW ISTS SECI Solar Auction

With this win, Azure has 1.2 GW of Inter State Transmission System sovereign credit off-take projects in pipeline Azure has confirmed Letter of Awards and interconnection approvals in place for over 1.2 GW projects.

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Cabinet approves renewable status for large hydro power projects

Cabinet approves renewable status for large hydro power projects

To boost hydro power generation, the government Thursday approved a slew of measures including providing renewable energy status for large hydel projects and new funding provisions.

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Cabinet approves NHPC’s acquisition of Lanco’s Teesta hydro-electric project; check details

Cabinet approves NHPC’s acquisition of Lanco’s Teesta hydro-electric project; check details

The government Thursday approved a proposal for state-run hydro power giant NHPC to take over debt-laden Lanco’s 500 MW Teesta hydro-electric power project in Sikkim.

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Stressed power plants to get coal linkages; Cabinet okays these relief measures

Stressed power plants to get coal linkages; Cabinet okays these relief measures

The Union Cabinet Thursday approved recommendations of a group of ministers (GoM) relating to stressed power projects including grant of coal linkage for short-term power purchase agreements (PPAs). The decision was taken by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).

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Viability, implementation risks constrain outlook for wind energy sector; capacity addition to rise to 16 GW by 2023: Crisil

Viability, implementation risks constrain outlook for wind energy sector; capacity addition to rise to 16 GW by 2023: Crisil

The country's wind energy sector is likely to see a slow growth with regard to capacity addition over the next five years, CRISIL Research said on Wednesday.

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Is power truly democratic?

Is power truly democratic?

There are some points about solar photovoltaic (PV) technology that instantly endear us to the idea. Most of us have been dependent on supply of grid power throughout our life. I remember even about five to 10 years back, daily power failure in a place like Mumbai was the norm.

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Kerala State Electricity Board seeks regulator’s nod to pay Rs 168 crore

Kerala State Electricity Board seeks regulator’s nod to pay Rs 168 crore

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has approached the power regulator seeking permission to utilize around Rs 168 crore for meeting compensation claims of landowners in the Edamon-Kochi sector,

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No takers for Gujarat's 1k-MW solar auction

No takers for Gujarat's 1k-MW solar auction

In a setback for Gujarat’s renewable energy drive, its latest solar auction of 1000 MW got no bids at all because developers felt the ceiling tariff it had set was too low.

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ONGC wins back Chinnewala Tibba gas field; contracts signed for 23 oil & gas fields under DSF-II

ONGC wins back Chinnewala Tibba gas field; contracts signed for 23 oil & gas fields under DSF-II

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Thursday signed a contract for the prolific Chinnewala Tibba gas field in Rajasthan, which it had discovered around 15 years ago but was taken away and auctioned by the government.

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20 districts of Rajasthan to get gas through pipes

20 districts of Rajasthan to get gas through pipes

Piped gas is no longer a dream for Rajasthan. A total of 20 districts of the state were granted authorization for the development of city gas distribution (CGD) system to various entities.

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India wants to keep Iran oil purchases at 300,000 bpd in extended waiver: Sources

India wants to keep Iran oil purchases at 300,000 bpd in extended waiver: Sources

India wants to keep buying Iranian oil at its current level of about 300,000 barrels per day (bpd), as it negotiates with the Washington about extending a sanctions waiver past early May, two sources in India with knowledge of the matter said.

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ICICI Bank UK sues Assam Oil for $73.5 million

ICICI Bank UK sues Assam Oil for $73.5 million

ICICI Bank UK is suing Assam Oil, the parent company of India’s oldest tea company, for $73.5 million (Rs 520 crore) in the London high court for damages for breach of contract for defaulting on loans.

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World's biggest election to offer vote of support for oil market

World's biggest election to offer vote of support for oil market

The largest democratic exercise on Earth is set to give the oil market a shot in the arm. About 875 million Indians will go to polls over the next three months to elect their leader, dwarfing the 158 million Americans who registered to vote in the 2016 US presidential elections

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Oil edges up on OPEC cuts, US sanctions against Venezuela and Iran

Oil edges up on OPEC cuts, US sanctions against Venezuela and Iran

Oil edged up on Thursday amid ongoing OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions against exporters Venezuela and Iran, although prices were prevented from rising further by record U.S. crude output and rising commercial fuel inventories.

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Petrol, diesel prices stable for 2nd day; Check rates here

Petrol, diesel prices stable for 2nd day; Check rates here

Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged across major cities on Thursday. Petrol price in Mumbai stood at Rs 77.87 a litre while diesel was at Rs 70.86 per litre, at par with December 2018 levels.

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Delhi-Meerut rapid rail corridor: PM Modi to lay foundation stone for India’s 1st rapid network; details here

Delhi-Meerut rapid rail corridor: PM Modi to lay foundation stone for India’s 1st rapid network; details here

Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System: The Delhi-Meerut rapid rail corridor project is on fast track! In a big development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the Delhi-Meerut rapid rail project.

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Delhi Metro Phase IV: Modi Cabinet approves 3 new corridors! Check details of route, stations

Delhi Metro Phase IV: Modi Cabinet approves 3 new corridors! Check details of route, stations

Delhi Metro Phase IV: Big cheer for Delhiites! Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union Cabinet has approved the Phase IV project of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in its latest cabinet decision.

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One Nation One Card: All you need to know about the National Common Mobility Card launched by PM Modi

One Nation One Card: All you need to know about the National Common Mobility Card launched by PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the One Nation One Card in association with the State Bank of India (SBI). It is the first National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) with which you will be able to make multiple kinds of payments such as transport charges

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Coaches of Panchvati Express separate from engine near Maharashtra’s Kalyan

Coaches of Panchvati Express separate from engine near Maharashtra’s Kalyan

Three coaches of the Panchvati Express were separated from the engine on Thursday near Kalyan of Maharashtra’s Thane district, officials said.

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Forget flights! Indian Railways upgrades train travel for common man, unreserved & premium passengers; 5 facts

Forget flights! Indian Railways upgrades train travel for common man, unreserved & premium passengers; 5 facts

Forget flights, board Indian Railways trains! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways says it is redefining train travel experience, like never before. With the introduction of smart, passenger-friendly trains, travellers, Indian Railways is raising the bar on the comfort and entertainment quotient.

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How to cancel and get refund for your reserved Indian Railways e-tickets? Here is a complete guide

How to cancel and get refund for your reserved Indian Railways e-tickets? Here is a complete guide

The Indian Railways reserves seat seats, berths, compartments, or carriage in accordance with the rules and conditions published in the Coaching Tariff. A passenger seeking reservation of berth or seats should purchase tickets from the Railway Reservation Offices/Authorised Travel Agency only.

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Shimla-Kalka toy train journey: Free Wi-Fi, 'hop-on hop-off' service for passengers - details inside

Shimla-Kalka toy train journey: Free Wi-Fi, 'hop-on hop-off' service for passengers - details inside

All major railways station on the Shimla-Kalka heritage route will get free Wi-Fi, officials said on Wednesday. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched the free Wi-Fi facility along with the 'hop-on hop-off'

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