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May 22, 2019, Wednesday

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GE T&D India bags Rs 150 crore order for Rajasthan grid modernization

GE T&D India bags Rs 150 crore order for Rajasthan grid modernization

GE T&D India Ltd, part of GE’s grid solutions business in India, today announced it has bagged a Rs 150 crore order from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (RRVPNL) for modernisation of its power grid network.

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Rooftop solar scheme: Govt approves spending Rs 11,814 crore under second phase

Rooftop solar scheme: Govt approves spending Rs 11,814 crore under second phase

A central financial support of Rs 11,814 crore for second phase of the rooftop solar scheme has been approved by the government, according to a Ministry of New and Renewable Energy order issued last week. This amount would be spent over a period of four years, it added.

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SC rejects Meghalaya miners’ plea on coal transportation

SC rejects Meghalaya miners’ plea on coal transportation

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a set of pleas by coal miners in Meghalaya to let trucks move coal in transit before a transportation ban came into effect.

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Bengaluru: Over 17,000 Bescom meters in Tumakuru to go smart

Bengaluru: Over 17,000 Bescom meters in Tumakuru to go smart

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) will soon start work on the advanced metering infrastructure project, wherein 17,615 domestic and commercial meters in Tumakuru city will go smart.

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Dr A K Mohanty appointed BARC director

Dr A K Mohanty appointed BARC director

Dr AK Mohanty, a well-known scientist, has been appointed the new director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). Dr Mohanty has taken over the charge from KN Vyas, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, and Secretary, to the Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)

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Telangana Launches 31 MW Rooftop Solar RESCO Tender with Net Metering

Telangana Launches 31 MW Rooftop Solar RESCO Tender with Net Metering

The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) has issued a tender for 31.12 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects under the RESCO model.

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Coal imports by state power plants up in FY19

Coal imports by state power plants up in FY19

Coal imports by state government-run power producers were up 2.6-fold in the first 10 months of the current fiscal as domestic supply dwindled, but overseas purchases by private generators and central entities declined 2.5% during the period.

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How new crude oil dynamics will hit India; rising prices cast shadow on inflation, fisc

How new crude oil dynamics will hit India; rising prices cast shadow on inflation, fisc

Rising crude oil price will likely widen India’s fiscal deficit and stoke inflation. Given this, there seems to be a strong case for India to take concrete measures to reduce its high dependence on imported crude oil and diversify its sources of energy.

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Oil regulator hikes tariff of pipeline transporting Reliance gas by 37%, half of sought

Oil regulator hikes tariff of pipeline transporting Reliance gas by 37%, half of sought

Oil regulator PNGRB has approved a 37 per cent rise in tariff from April 1 for the pipeline that transports Reliance Industries' eastern offshore KG-D6 gas to customers.

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Fuel price trends may upset poll prediction

Fuel price trends may upset poll prediction

It may not be smooth running for the ruling BJP-led NDA government in the coming elections if one measures electoral fortunes of political formations based on public perception built over rising fuel prices.

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Asian jet fuel profit margins hit over eight-month low on weak demand

Asian jet fuel profit margins hit over eight-month low on weak demand

Asian refining margins for jet fuel dropped for a second straight session on Wednesday to their lowest levels in more than eight months, as crude prices firmed and demand for the distillate fuel remained weak.

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Iran hunts for more ships to keep its oil flowing

Iran hunts for more ships to keep its oil flowing

Iran is discreetly scouring the globe for second-hand oil tankers to replace its ageing fleet and keep crucial crude exports flowing as U.S. sanctions start to bite, Iranian and Western sources said.

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Iran warns of firm response if Israel acts against its oil sales

Iran warns of firm response if Israel acts against its oil sales

Iran will firmly respond if Israel's navy acts against its oil sales, Iranian minister of defense said on Wednesday, a week after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the navy could act against Iranian oil "smuggling" despite U.S. sanctions.

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India Continues Talks With US on Waiver From Iran Oil Sanctions

India Continues Talks With US on Waiver From Iran Oil Sanctions

India is continuing talks with the US in a bid to ensure the extension of exemptions from Washington's sanctions targeting countries importing Iranian oil, the Indian Petroleum secretary has told Sputnik.

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Oil prices rise on OPEC supply cuts, U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela

Oil prices rise on OPEC supply cuts, U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela

Oil prices rose on Wednesday, pushed up by ongoing supply cuts from producer cartel OPEC and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela. International Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were at $66.85 a barrel at 0341 GMT, up 18 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last close.

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Surat Metro rail to be a reality soon! Modi government approves project; check details of corridors, stations

Surat Metro rail to be a reality soon! Modi government approves project; check details of corridors, stations

Surat metro rail is soon going to become a thing of reality! Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government has recently cleared the decks for the Surat metro train project.

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Soon, you can watch movies on Mumbai local trains! Indian Railways to provide hotspots for free infotainment

Soon, you can watch movies on Mumbai local trains! Indian Railways to provide hotspots for free infotainment

Mumbaikars, here is some big news for you all! Soon, you will be able to enjoy movies and music for free during your journey on the Mumbai local train. In a first of its kind initiative, the Central Railway zone of Indian Railways is all set to offer infotainment to suburban railway commuters,

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How to Book Local Train Tickets Online Using the UTS App

How to Book Local Train Tickets Online Using the UTS App

If you live in any city in India that has a suburban train network, such as Chennai, or Mumbai, you know the pain of standing in queue to book tickets. Indian Railways has tried various alternatives to allow people to avoid long queues, but none of these are as convenient as using a smartphone app to book local train tickets.

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Bullet train boom in India with 10 new routes in the offing

Bullet train boom in India with 10 new routes in the offing

Bullet trains in India are going to be commonplace, or so it seems. After the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor, the Indian Railways is planning to introduce 10 more bullet train routes covering a total of 6000 km.

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Mumbai civic body asks BEST to run minibuses, integrate with Metro, Monorail

Mumbai civic body asks BEST to run minibuses, integrate with Metro, Monorail

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has suggested that Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) introduce a point-to-point minibus service and integrate its services with Metro and Monorail networks.

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Tatkal train ticket charges: Check rates, rules here; for bookings visit IRCTC website irctc.co.in or any Indian Railways counter

Tatkal train ticket charges: Check rates, rules here; for bookings visit IRCTC website irctc.co.in or any Indian Railways counter

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility of booking a tatkal ticket, which is meant for passengers who do not have reserved accommodation and are looking to travel on short notice.

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Railway passengers can enjoy 6-day IRCTC air package to Karnataka: Tour details and price

Railway passengers can enjoy 6-day IRCTC air package to Karnataka: Tour details and price

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the ticketing arm of Indian Railways is offering a 6-day Karnataka air package for travellers. The Package named Essence of Karnataka will begin from June 7.

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