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Petrol pumps to sell LED bulbs, tubelights, ceiling fans soon

Petrol pumps to sell LED bulbs, tubelights, ceiling fans soon

Consumers would soon be able to buy energy efficient LED bulbs, tubelights and ceiling fans at petrol pumps at much lower retail rates.

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International Solar Alliance to set up $300 bn fund

International Solar Alliance to set up $300 bn fund

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is proposing to set up a $300 billion fund to support clean energy projects in member countries over the next 10 years.

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Construction, mining sectors can help India reap demographic dividend

Construction, mining sectors can help India reap demographic dividend

The media has been full of reports of major information technology (IT) concerns shedding employees. It isn’t anecdotal or restricted to IT.

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Foreign suppliers urged to step up as government backs own nuclear design

Foreign suppliers urged to step up as government backs own nuclear design

India's plan to build 10 of its own nuclear reactors does not signal a pivot away from foreign suppliers, but to succeed their projects must be financially sound and based on proven technology, a top official told Reuters.

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A tricky path to India’s solar-powered future

A tricky path to India’s solar-powered future

A new tariff war is playing out in the Indian solar power space. Tariffs plunged to a new low of Rs2.44 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) last week during an auction for 500 megawatt (MW) capacity at the Bhadla solar park in Rajasthan.

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As Solar Energy Price Falls, Indian Manufacturers Lose to China

As Solar Energy Price Falls, Indian Manufacturers Lose to China

For the first time in India, the price of solar energy is lower than the price of thermal or nuclear energy. This is good news, but not yet for us consumers or Indian solar equipment manufacturers.

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UNHCR announces refugee camp with renewable energy

UNHCR announces refugee camp with renewable energy

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday switched on the solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp, making it the first refugee camp in the world to be powered by renewable energy.

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Kudankulam nuclear plant: GFA for units 5, 6 awaits PMO clearance

Kudankulam nuclear plant: GFA for units 5, 6 awaits PMO clearance

With barely a fortnight to go for a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a key pact on units five and six of Kudankulam nuclear plant awaits clearance from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

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IIEST designs 3-source electricity generator

IIEST designs 3-source electricity generator

At a time when the Centre's focus is on the generation of power through alternative resources, IIEST, Shibpur has designed a micro-grid, where energy from the sun, wind and bio-gas will be stored, ready to electrify areas that are yet to see the "light".

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Kaiga near Karwar to get two new indigenous N-plants

Kaiga near Karwar to get two new indigenous N-plants

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved setting up of 10 new indigenous nuclear power reactors of 700 MW capacity each, including two at Kaiga in Karnataka.

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ADB Issues Green Rupee-Linked Bond to Support Renewable Energy in India

ADB Issues Green Rupee-Linked Bond to Support Renewable Energy in India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised 3 billion Indian Rupees (INR), about $47 million, from a new issue of offshore Indian Rupee-linked bonds to help finance climate change mitigation and adaptation projects in India

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Indian cabinet approves plans to build 10 nuclear reactors

Indian cabinet approves plans to build 10 nuclear reactors

India’s cabinet approved plans on Wednesday to build 10 nuclear reactors with a combined capacity of 7,000 megawatts, more than the country’s entire current capacity, to try fast-track its domestic nuclear power programme.

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Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 50.78 per bbl on 17.05.2017

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 50.78 per bbl on 17.05.2017

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 50.78 per barrel (bbl) on 17.05.2017

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Global oil companies may get sops to set up production units in India

Global oil companies may get sops to set up production units in India

In its bid to streamline India’s energy sector, government think tank Niti Aayog is considering incentives for global oil majors to set up manufacturing and research and development facilities in the country.

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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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ONGC Tripura Power records 9-fold jump in annual profit

ONGC Tripura Power records 9-fold jump in annual profit

ONGC Tripura Power Co (OTPC) posted a 9-fold jump in its annual net profit in 2016-17 and also announced a maiden dividend within two years of commencement of full operations.

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Climate change: Many countries pin hopes on India, China as US likely to withdraw or play minimal role

Climate change: Many countries pin hopes on India, China as US likely to withdraw or play minimal role

Many countries are pinning their hopes on China and India to lead efforts to slow climate change amid a growing sense of resignation that US President Donald Trump will either withdraw from a global pact or stay and play a minimal role.

 

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First in India: 200 electric taxis to run on Maharashtra’s roads on May 26

First in India: 200 electric taxis to run on Maharashtra’s roads on May 26

Fancy taking a ride around Nagpur in an electric taxi sometime soon? As many as 200 of these taxis — the first of their kind in the country  will hit the city’s streets on May 26.

 

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Top 10 cleanest Railway stations in India: None of Mumbai’s suburban stations makes it to list

Top 10 cleanest Railway stations in India: None of Mumbai’s suburban stations makes it to list

Indian Railways conducted a third-party survey to prepare a list of 10 cleanest stations in India. However, none of the stations from Mumbai suburban section could manage to make it to the list.

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Sea change in shipping cargo at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

Sea change in shipping cargo at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

The customs department at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust near Mumbai is spearheading a sea change in the operations at one of the most congested, problematic ports in the region, in the process helping it convert into a flagbearer of the Modi government's motto of ease of doing business.

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Mulling ideas to improve railways' security: Suresh Prabhu

Mulling ideas to improve railways' security: Suresh Prabhu

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday stressed the need for safety and security on the Indian Railways and said it is mulling ideas from stakeholders for improving security across its network.

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Hit by derailments, Railways mulls imposing safety cess on train tickets

Hit by derailments, Railways mulls imposing safety cess on train tickets

Plagued by repeated derailments, the Railways is considering imposing safety cess on train tickets to be utilised for strengthening accident prevention measures.

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