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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Asia’s largest petrochemicals plant in Dahej

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Asia’s largest petrochemicals plant in Dahej

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to inaugurate Petro auditions Limited (OPal) in the industrial town of Dahej. The Prime Minister is to dedicate the Rs 30,000 crore petrochemicals plant to the people

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India eager to increase presence in US energy market: Oil minister Pradhan

India eager to increase presence in US energy market: Oil minister Pradhan

India is open to the idea of investing in America’s energy sector and acquiring assets if it gets a good deal, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday.

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Major divestment line up: BHEL, Oil India, EIL, NBCC, 9 rail PSUs to help fetch Rs 72,500 cr next FY

Major divestment line up: BHEL, Oil India, EIL, NBCC, 9 rail PSUs to help fetch Rs 72,500 cr next FY

he government is looking to raise close to Rs 9,000 crore by selling 10% equity stake each in the state-run companies Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd and Oil India Ltd as part of its plan to raise funds

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POWER/COAL/MINES/RE

Haryana government proposes lower fuel surcharge on electricity bills

Haryana government proposes lower fuel surcharge on electricity bills

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has proposed to lower fuel surcharge allowance (FSA) on power tariff by 50-60 paise per unit. He said this at the assembly on Monday.

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SOLAR ENERGY - now to catch the sun

SOLAR ENERGY - now to catch the sun

The recent tenders for setting up and operating solar and wind power generation farms show that the price of renewable power is now approaching that from greenfield coal-based power plants in India.

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Water Level of 91 major Reservoirs of the Country goes down by three per cent

Water Level of 91 major Reservoirs of the Country goes down by three per cent

In what could impact India’s hydro power generation, the water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on March 02, 2017 was 64.55 BCM, which is 41% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs.

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Why power-rich UP remains in thrall of a great darkness

Why power-rich UP remains in thrall of a great darkness

The irony does not escape Divya Devi, a homemaker, who has lived in a mud hut for the past 11 years of marriage, in the darkness of Chopan Gaon, one of many “partly electrified” villages in the district of Sonbhadra in eastern Uttar Pradesh (UP)

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13th Executive Committee Meeting of the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) inaugurated

13th Executive Committee Meeting of the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) inaugurated

The Ministry of Power, Government of India is hosting the 13th Executive Committee (ExCo) Meeting of the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) at POWERGRID Corporate Center, Gurugram.

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Pay less for power from April

Pay less for power from April

Providing respite to electricity consumers ahead of summer, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today announced a reduction in fuel surcharge adjustment (FSA) by between 50 and 60 paise from April 1, implying that power would cost less and indicating that rates could go down further over time.

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Ministers to brainstorm policy for an all-electric vehicle future

Ministers to brainstorm policy for an all-electric vehicle future

India’s dream of an all-electric vehicle fleet by 2030 will receive a fillip this week, with finance minister Arun Jaitley expected to chair a meeting that will be attended by other key ministers, to help formulate an electric vehicle (EV) policy, according to four people in the know.

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Coal India approves interim dividend of Rs 18.75 for FY17

Coal India approves interim dividend of Rs 18.75 for FY17

Coal India today said its board has approved an interim dividend of Rs 18.75 per share for 2016-17 financial year.

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NTPC meet on green power

NTPC meet on green power

NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA), the R&D wing of NTPC Ltd, will hold a conference on ‘green power challenges and innovation’ on June 8 and 9, at Noida

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Suzlon likely to bag 250 MW order from Sembcorp

Suzlon likely to bag 250 MW order from Sembcorp

As wind turbine manufacturers vie for a share of the 1,000 MW of capacity auctioned last month, the big buzz in the market is that Suzlon is likely to bag an order for 250 MW from Sembcorp.

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Kirron Kher inaugurates UJALA scheme in Chandigarh

Kirron Kher inaugurates UJALA scheme in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Mar 6 (PTI) BJP MP Kirron Kher today launched the Central governments UJALA scheme here and asked power consumers to use energy efficient appliances for a cleaner and greener environment.

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OIL AND GAS

Govt is planning to use LNG as transportation fuel: Dharmendra Pradhan

Govt is planning to use LNG as transportation fuel: Dharmendra Pradhan

While visiting Houstan to participate in the annual CERA week- International Conference on Oil and Gas, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan

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India open to investing in US energy market: Pradhan

India open to investing in US energy market: Pradhan

India is open to the idea of investing in America’s energy sector and acquiring assets if it gets a good deal, Union Oil and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said today.

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Oil Ministry orders detailed review of ONGC board of directors

Oil Ministry orders detailed review of ONGC board of directors

Oil & Natural Gas Corp is in for a shakedown with the petroleum ministry ordering a detailed review of its board of directors for a possible revamp of the functional heads, following prolonged delays in projects linked to output enhancement.

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PM Modi government’s strategic oil reserve move: 5 things you need to know about the pact between India and UAE

PM Modi government’s strategic oil reserve move: 5 things you need to know about the pact between India and UAE

PM Narendra Modi-led Union Cabinet has cleared numerous pacts including a Definitive Agreement on Oil Storage and Management between ISPRL and ADNOC of UAE

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I-T department lens on petrol pumps complicit in converting black money post demonetisation

I-T department lens on petrol pumps complicit in converting black money post demonetisation

Petrol pumps, which were allowed to accept old currency notes in payments towards refueling of vehicles after demonetisation

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TN Govt In Denial About Oil Spill Damage Despite IIT-M Warning

TN Govt In Denial About Oil Spill Damage Despite IIT-M Warning

When two ships collided near the Kamarajar Port in Ennore on 28 January, the port officials were in denial about the long-term consequences of the oil spill for days.

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INFRASTRUCTURE

India $44.9 Billion Smart Grid Market Forecasts & Opportunities 2017-2027 - Research and Markets

India $44.9 Billion Smart Grid Market Forecasts & Opportunities 2017-2027 - Research and Markets

India is projected to invest $44.9bn in smart metering, distribution automation, battery storage and other smart grid market segments over the next decade.

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India mulls local steel requirement for $59 billion infrastructure spend

India mulls local steel requirement for $59 billion infrastructure spend

India may soon mandate the use of local steel in government infrastructure projects worth billions of dollars, sources said, pitching it as a WTO-compliant protectionist measure aimed at further cutting cheap imports, mainly from China.

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India to outpace US to emerge as second largest economy by 2040, PwC says

India to outpace US to emerge as second largest economy by 2040, PwC says

India will outpace the United States to emerge as the second largest economy in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms by 2040, global management consultant PricewaterhouseCoopers has forecast in a report.

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PM Modi to inaugurate India’s longest cable-bridge in Bharuch; all you need to know

PM Modi to inaugurate India’s longest cable-bridge in Bharuch; all you need to know

After a long campaign for the Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has returned to Gujarat for a two-day trip.

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IDFC Bank puts in place Aadhaar pay infrastructure

IDFC Bank puts in place Aadhaar pay infrastructure

IDFC Bank today officially launched its Aadhaar pay infrastructure meant for those without any mobile phone to carry out cashless transactions.

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National Steel Policy may get Cabinet approval

National Steel Policy may get Cabinet approval

The Steel Ministry is likely to get Cabinet's approval on its proposed National Steel Policy, that will make it mandatory for all infrastructure and construction projects of the government to use locally manufactured steel.

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ATS probing Bhopal-Ujjain train explosion: MP CM Chouhan

ATS probing Bhopal-Ujjain train explosion: MP CM Chouhan

"The Superintendent of Police and collector are present at the spot. ATS and forensic teams are investigating under Director General (DG). I am also observing the situation personally," Chouhan told ANI.

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Rajdhani couplers to be replaced for jerk-free ride

Rajdhani couplers to be replaced for jerk-free ride

Railways will replace couplers of nearly 3,500 coaches of Rajdhani Express to make the train ride jerk-free and improve safety.

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States reject unified security command for Indian Railways!

States reject unified security command for Indian Railways!

States and Union Territories have shot down a proposal of the Union Government in the Ministry of Railways to amend the Railway Protection Force Act to provide for a single unified command and control system of security on Indian Railways.

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Road vs Rail: India Counters China's OBOR With Freight Train to Turkey via Iran

Road vs Rail: India Counters China's OBOR With Freight Train to Turkey via Iran

India has decided to run a trans-continental freight train from Bangladesh to Turkey as an answer to China’s efforts to cart its goods to Europe by train and the One Border One Road initiative.

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Will India finally be home to a carbon neutral town?

Will India finally be home to a carbon neutral town?

To know that, it is important to understand what ‘carbon neutrality’ means. It is basically a state where the net quantity of carbon dioxide or for that matter,

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