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From Railways to Highways: Modi government’s big push for infrastructure in today’s Cabinet meet

From Railways to Highways: Modi government’s big push for infrastructure in today’s Cabinet meet

The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a number of significant decisions to boost infrastructure as well as nuclear energy scenario of the country.

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Cabinet approves coal supply policy for power plants

Cabinet approves coal supply policy for power plants

The government on Wednesday approved the coal supply policy from Coal India Ltd to power plants, sources said.

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Cabinet clears proposal to build ten atomic reactors

Cabinet clears proposal to build ten atomic reactors

To ramp up nuclear power generation in the country, the Union Cabinet today cleared a proposal to build ten indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors

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Government's decision to set up 10 atomic power plants to generate 33,400 jobs, Rs 70,000-crore opportunity

Government's decision to set up 10 atomic power plants to generate 33,400 jobs, Rs 70,000-crore opportunity

The government has approved a Rs 70,000-crore quantum leap in India's nuclear energy generation capacity and a new transparent policy for fuel supply to thermal power plants that reflects the country's swift progress from scarcity to sufficiency of domestic coal.

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Piyush Goyal wants no hindrance to possession of electricity connections

Piyush Goyal wants no hindrance to possession of electricity connections

Power Minister Piyush Goyal today endorsed the idea of providing electricity connection to consumers other than property owners like tenants and said it does not create any right over ownership.

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IIEST creates India's first smart grid project

IIEST creates India's first smart grid project

The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) has successfully created the country's first smart grid project, which will generate power from renewable sources of energy.

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Surana Solar, Indosolar sizzle on bourses on recent slide on solar power tariffs

Surana Solar, Indosolar sizzle on bourses on recent slide on solar power tariffs

Surana Solar Limited and Indosolar Limited on Wednesday’s trade are sizzling on the bourses, with gains as much as 6% and 8.8% respectively at around 1045 hours.

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Coal exporters should fret as China, India become policy-driven markets

Coal exporters should fret as China, India become policy-driven markets

Coal exporters may be feeling more comfortable about their future as they see both reasonable demand from Asia's top importers and prices which appear to be stabilising at levels that allow for decent profits.

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Wind energy’s unenviable situation

Wind energy’s unenviable situation

India may be emerging as a leading light in renewable energy capacity additions, but the pace of transformation is unsettling the stakeholders.

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Solar Energy Brings A Ray Of Hope To Salt Farmers In Gujarat

Solar Energy Brings A Ray Of Hope To Salt Farmers In Gujarat

A vast majority of India's salt comes from Gujarat's Little Rann of Kutch desert. Here, about 43,000 salt farmers, mostly women, work in brutal heat to produce salt from briny tidal water.

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IFC to invest $40 mn in Tata Cleantech

IFC to invest $40 mn in Tata Cleantech

International Finance Corporation plans to invest $40 million (Rs 260 crore) in Tata Cleantech Pvt. Ltd, the World Bank’s private-sector arm said in a disclosure.

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Centre aims at distributing three crore LED bulbs in TN:EESL

Centre aims at distributing three crore LED bulbs in TN:EESL

The Centre plans to distribute three crore LED bulbs besides tubelights and fans under UJALA scheme in Tamil Nadu, EESL, the implementing agency, said today

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India gets bonds to help tackle climate change

India gets bonds to help tackle climate change

More than $40 million in bonds are available to help India, one of the world's leading economies, address challenges from climate change, a bank said

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MRPL posts highest quarterly profit of Rs 1,942 cr

MRPL posts highest quarterly profit of Rs 1,942 cr

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd today reported its highest quarterly profit in the three month period ended March 31 after it reversed a foreign exchange provision.

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Oil prices rise in Asia in expectation of Aramco supply cut

Oil prices rise in Asia in expectation of Aramco supply cut

Oil futures rose in Asian trading on Wednesday after Reuters reported that Saudi Arabia would cut supplies to the region as OPEC battles against rising U.S. production that is threatening to derail its attempts to end a sustained global glut in crude.

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Gulf Petrochem Group Marks First-Ever Bunker Supply by Barge at Indian Port of Paradip in Odisa

Gulf Petrochem Group Marks First-Ever Bunker Supply by Barge at Indian Port of Paradip in Odisa

Gulf Petrochem Group, the UAE based global bunker supplier, has set another milestone in its operations with the successful execution of the first-ever bunker supply by barge at the non-conventional port of Paradip in Odisa, India’s east coast in a joint effort with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL).

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IOC to invest around Rs 20,000 in 2017-18 plans expansion, acquisitions

IOC to invest around Rs 20,000 in 2017-18 plans expansion, acquisitions

Continuing its capital expenditure plan, Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) said it will invest around Rs 20,000 crore in 2017-18. The company is also looking for acquisitions and plans to expand overseas.

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Iraq replaces Saudi as top oil supplier to India in April: Trade flow data

Iraq replaces Saudi as top oil supplier to India in April: Trade flow data

Iraq replaced Saudi Arabia as top crude supplier to India in April as refiners moved to boost their processing margins by purchasing the cheaper Basra Heavy oil grade, ship tracking and Thomson Reuters trade flow data showed.

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Explorer in Oldest Indian Coal Region Bets $1 Billion on Gas

Explorer in Oldest Indian Coal Region Bets $1 Billion on Gas

India’s first producer of natural gas from coal seams in the country’s oldest mining region will spend about $1 billion to look for some of the newest forms of energy

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German company says sanctions opened Iranian energy doors

German company says sanctions opened Iranian energy doors

A German industrial equipment company said it was set firmly in the Iranian oil and gas sector because of the easing of economic sanctions

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CCEA approves new rail tracks in Maharashtra, UP, AP

CCEA approves new rail tracks in Maharashtra, UP, AP

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the laying of rail tracks in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh to decongest busy routes.

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Railways goes corporate, will scrap Rs 30,000 cr social subsidy

Railways goes corporate, will scrap Rs 30,000 cr social subsidy

“Despite all this, our loading has increased from 1,104 million tonne in 2015-16 to 1,109 mt in 2016-17. We are also giving extra focus on non-fare revenue.

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Vizag cleanest of 75 most busy railway stations; Darbhanga dirtiest

Vizag cleanest of 75 most busy railway stations; Darbhanga dirtiest

The Visakhapatnam railway station is the cleanest, followed by Secunderabad, among the 75 most busy stations in the country.

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Centre to block one lakh mn acre water to Pak from river Ravi

Centre to block one lakh mn acre water to Pak from river Ravi

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today called upon the States of Northern Zonal Council (NZC) to take care of Kashmiri people including students and businessmen

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Char Dham Yatra sees record footfall, 2.21 lakh pilgrims visit Kedarnath

Char Dham Yatra sees record footfall, 2.21 lakh pilgrims visit Kedarnath

The number of pilgrims for the annual Char Dham Yatra has significantly increased in 2017, an official of the Uttarakhand government said on Wednesday.

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Railways speeds up plans to shift towards gas-fuelled locomotives

Railways speeds up plans to shift towards gas-fuelled locomotives

Indian Railways, India’s state-run transporter, has speeded up plans to shift towards gas-fuelled locomotives. This is part of a larger plan by the railways, that pays an energy bill of around Rs 30,000 crore per annum, to save Rs 41,000 crore on energy use over the next decad

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Israeli envoy meets Yogi Adityanath, talks of co-operation in agriculture

Israeli envoy meets Yogi Adityanath, talks of co-operation in agriculture

Uttar Pradesh expressed its interest in using the expertise of Israel in development of agriculture, irrigation, horticulture, energy, science and technology, smart cities and other sectors, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said in a meeting with Israeli ambassador Daniel Carmon here on Tuesday

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Iran, India stress implementation of Chabahar agreement

Iran, India stress implementation of Chabahar agreement

In a consultative-political session Tue. in Tehran, Iran and India called for implementation of cooperation in energy, trade and development of Chabahar port infrastructure

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Reliance Jio pushes Mukesh Ambani to No. 1 spot in Forbes' list of global gamechangers

Reliance Jio pushes Mukesh Ambani to No. 1 spot in Forbes' list of global gamechangers

The launch of Reliance Jio late last year has catapulted Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani to the top spot on the Forbes Global Gamechangers list.

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