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No Dearth of Coal at Rajmahal OCP to Supply Power Stations of NTPC Ltd, Clarifies Govt

No Dearth of Coal at Rajmahal OCP to Supply Power Stations of NTPC Ltd, Clarifies Govt

The government clarified on Friday that there was no dearth of coal at Rajmahal OCP to supply Kahalgaon and Farakka Power Stations of NTPC Ltd.

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‘No royalty holiday for Adani’s coal mine in Australia’

‘No royalty holiday for Adani’s coal mine in Australia’

The Queensland government today decided not to grant a royalty holiday to Adani’s controversy-hit Carmichael mine project in Australia, a setback to the Indian energy giant which said it would review the Cabinet’s decision.

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Effective coal prices to fall by Rs 100-150 under GST

Effective coal prices to fall by Rs 100-150 under GST

The effective price of coal for consumers is likely to decrease by Rs 100-150, as the country heads moves to a uniform tax regime under the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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Made-in-IIT solar plant powers thousands of rural homes

Made-in-IIT solar plant powers thousands of rural homes

A solar plant of the size and cost of a centre table on your rooftop can insure your home against power cuts and halve your electricity bill. IIT Madras has invented such a solar rooftop installation -- smaller and cheaper than present installations.

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ACME Group looking to raise capital by listing solar assets through InvIT

ACME Group looking to raise capital by listing solar assets through InvIT

Delhi-based renewable energy and telecom solutions company ACME Group is planning to raise capital by listing its solar assets through infrastructure investment trust (InvIT) listing, said three people directly familiar with the matter.

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India's bold vision in scaling up solar

India's bold vision in scaling up solar

A year-and-a-half ago, India led from the front at the Conference of Parties (COP 21) by making a commitment to install 100 GW of solar power capacity by 2022.

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Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10 Million Worldwide

Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10 Million Worldwide

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released a report on Wednesday, providing the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour market.

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India to set up plants to cut down emissions from 122 Gigawatt coal-fired power projects

India to set up plants to cut down emissions from 122 Gigawatt coal-fired power projects

The government is planning to cut down harmful emissions at coal-fired power projects by setting up de-sulphurizing plants at their locations across the country.

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Hindustan Power plans to raise around Rs 6,000 crore in next two years

Hindustan Power plans to raise around Rs 6,000 crore in next two years

Hindustan Power is targeting to raise around Rs 6,000 crore over the next two years to add 5 -6 GW of solar power capacity.

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Coal cancellations and PV records mark India’s energy transformation

Coal cancellations and PV records mark India’s energy transformation

At least 13.7GW of planned coal-fired power plants have been cancelled in India this month, while solar prices have tumbled to new lows, showing that India’s energy transformation is in full swing.

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NTPC at the forefront of India's role in global energy transition: IEEFA

NTPC at the forefront of India's role in global energy transition: IEEFA

NTPC, the country's largest thermal power producer, is poised to facilitate India’s drive toward ambitious national renewable energy targets and is leading the global energy transition, a report said.

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Four in race for CMD's post at Coal India

Four in race for CMD's post at Coal India

The bosses of four subsidiaries of Coal India are in the race to bag the top job in the mother company, as Sutirtha Bhattacharya, chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of Coal India, heads towards retirement in August this year.

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Mining companies need innovation to catch up: Survey

Mining companies need innovation to catch up: Survey

The beleaguered mining industry is banking on “disruptive innovation” to achieve the government's vision of self sufficiency and this burden lies on the companies.

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Sliding tariffs mean more power, but is the trend sustainable?

Sliding tariffs mean more power, but is the trend sustainable?

In 2013, Rahul Munjal, chairman and MD of Hero Future Energies, part of the Hero Group, was talking to the India team of one of the largest consulting firms in the world to give them a mandate.

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Solar juggernaut to keep rolling despite higher taxes in India

Solar juggernaut to keep rolling despite higher taxes in India

The government’s surprise announcement that solar photovoltaic cells and modules will attract a levy of 18 per cent under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime that comes into force on July 1 caught the industry unawares, but experts said it was unlikely to have any lasting impact on the rapid growth of India’s solar energy sector.

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India 'thinking big', 'moving big' in race against China: US lawmakers told

India 'thinking big', 'moving big' in race against China: US lawmakers told

India is "thinking big and moving big" to catch up fast in development as it lags behind its giant neighbour China, offering tremendous opportunities to a country like the US, American lawmakers have been told.

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Pradhan Discusses Hydrocarbon Engagement With Visiting Prime Minister of Mauritius

Pradhan Discusses Hydrocarbon Engagement With Visiting Prime Minister of Mauritius

Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday met Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth of Mauritius, who is on a two day visit to India for bilateral meeting.

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ONGC fourth quarter net profit down 6.54 per cent on account of higher expenses

ONGC fourth quarter net profit down 6.54 per cent on account of higher expenses

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, the state-owned oil and gas explorer, recorded a 6.54 percent drop in net profit at Rs 4,340 crore for the quarter ended March 2017 on account of higher expenses which rose a whopping 47 percent.

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HPCL Q4 net up 31% at Rs 1,819 cr on higher throughput, better sales

HPCL Q4 net up 31% at Rs 1,819 cr on higher throughput, better sales

State-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) has reported a 31 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 1,818.79 crore in the fourth quarter (Q) of the financial year (FY) 2016-17, as against Rs 1,387.91 crore during the same period in FY16.

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Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 52.73 per bbl on 25.05.2017

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 52.73 per bbl on 25.05.2017

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$ 52.73 per barrel (bbl) on 25.05.2017.

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'Petrol prices could go as low as Rs 30 in future'

'Petrol prices could go as low as Rs 30 in future'

Technology may come as the answer to the fuel woes of humanity and turn the tables around in a matter of few years. According to futurist Tony Seba, technological advancements will lessen our dependency on petroleum products to fuel vehicles, bringing down the demand for the same.

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Iran Could Consider Russian Deal For Farzad-B Block

Iran Could Consider Russian Deal For Farzad-B Block

If India backs out of the Farzad-B natural gas block deal, Russian companies could be stepping in to fill the vacuum, according to remarks by Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh on Thursday.

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OPEC oil cut extension renews Asia's crude oil supply worries

OPEC oil cut extension renews Asia's crude oil supply worries

The OPEC-led decision to extend a production cut to March 2018 disappointed financial investors, prompting an exit from oil futures markets

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Green writing on wall: Opec agrees to India plan for joint study

Green writing on wall: Opec agrees to India plan for joint study

Opec, the grouping of oil exporting countries, has agreed to India's proposal for setting up a joint working group to asses future scenarios for the oil industry as energy mix in major economies undergo rapid changes due to expansion in renewable sources, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan told TOI on Thursday.

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Larsen arm ties up with ICT to build ethanol plants

Larsen arm ties up with ICT to build ethanol plants

L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering has signed an agreement with the Institute of Chemical Technology to build ethanol plants based on indigenous technology.

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Oil languishes after OPEC fails to deepen supply cuts, Asia stocks retreat

Oil languishes after OPEC fails to deepen supply cuts, Asia stocks retreat

Crude prices remained subdued early on Friday after an agreement by OPEC to extend existing supply curbs disappointed many who had hoped for larger cuts.

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Dhola-Sadiya bridge: India’s longest river overpass in Assam to boost defence against China; here’s why

Dhola-Sadiya bridge: India’s longest river overpass in Assam to boost defence against China; here’s why

Dhola-Sadiya Bridge: India’s longest Dhola-Sadiya bridge, situated in Assam, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

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Embracing an infra boom, but still a lot to do

Embracing an infra boom, but still a lot to do

Infrastructure has emerged as one of the prominent focus areas for the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre. In the last three years, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has ventured into several new projects spanning diverse ministries.

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Narendra Modi Highlights: We Should Aim For 'Evergreen Revolution', PM In Assam

Narendra Modi Highlights: We Should Aim For 'Evergreen Revolution', PM In Assam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone for Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in Assam's Lakhimpur soon after inaugurating Dhola-Sadiya bridge - India's longest bridge in Tinsukia district.

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Book on PM's popular radio talk show 'Mann Ki Baat' released; President hails Modi as 'effective communicator'

Book on PM's popular radio talk show 'Mann Ki Baat' released; President hails Modi as 'effective communicator'

Two books 'Mann Ki Baat: A Social Revolution on Radio' and 'Marching with a Billion- Analysing Narendra Modi's Government at Midterm' was released by President Pranab Mukherjee during a gala event at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Friday.

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PM most effective communicator;gave new direction to economy: Pranab Mukherjee

PM most effective communicator;gave new direction to economy: Pranab Mukherjee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one the most effective communicators and has given new direction to India's economy, President Pranab Mukherjee said today.

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Bhupen Hazarika Setu launched by Modi today to help Army keep China at bay

Bhupen Hazarika Setu launched by Modi today to help Army keep China at bay

The Dhola-Sadiya Bridge, the country's longest river bridge, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Assam on Friday, will provide a big boost to the Indian Army as it protects the nation's Northeast region against China.

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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu: Finances under stress, safety cess on passenger fare a possibility

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu: Finances under stress, safety cess on passenger fare a possibility

In the past three years since the NDA government took charge, the ministry of railways has committed and initiated various projects to enhance passenger amenities and augment freight.

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Nitin Gadkari hails Narendra Modi, says Rs 1.5 lakh crore will be invested in Assam’s roadways and inland waterways

Nitin Gadkari hails Narendra Modi, says Rs 1.5 lakh crore will be invested in Assam’s roadways and inland waterways

Union minister Nitin Gadkari addressing a gathering after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s longest, Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam, praised the premier for taking initiatives to develop North-East India.

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3 years of Modi govt: Rural roads take 124 days to build from UPA's 474

3 years of Modi govt: Rural roads take 124 days to build from UPA's 474

On May 22, 2017, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tweeted it had ratcheted the pace of rural road construction under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) to 133 km a day over the three years to 2016-17, up from 69.35 km a day in 2013-14.

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