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November 17, 2018, Saturday

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Delhi records country's highest power demand

Delhi records country's highest power demand

With the mercury rising in the national capital, the peak power demand shot up to 6,361 MW this afternoon, the highest ever recorded in the city.

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Adani Power exploring options to sustain Mundra power plant

Adani Power exploring options to sustain Mundra power plant

The Adani Power Limited’s (APL) board meeting on June 6 would contemplate on measures to help sustain the 4,620-MW imported coal-based power plant in Mundra, Gujarat.

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10 lakh LED street lights to be installed in Gram Panchayats of 7 districts in State

10 lakh LED street lights to be installed in Gram Panchayats of 7 districts in State

Government of India, through the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under the Ministry of Power, would be retrofitting 10 lakh conventional street lights with LED lights in Gram Panchayats of 7 districts in Andhra Pradesh.

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BHEL to pay 79% Dividend for fiscal 2016-17 – Highest in the last three years

BHEL to pay 79% Dividend for fiscal 2016-17 – Highest in the last three years

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has proposed an equity dividend of 79% (including 40% interim dividend paid earlier) for fiscal 2016-17.

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Nepal signs mega hydro project deal with Chinese firm

Nepal signs mega hydro project deal with Chinese firm

Nepal has signed a major deal with a Chinese company to develop a 1,200 MW hydroelectric project, the biggest hydro project in the landlocked country that could resolve its perennial power crisis.

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GST rate on solar panel indicates grid parity: VP, Schneider

GST rate on solar panel indicates grid parity: VP, Schneider

In lieu of the tax rate on solar panels being fixed at five percent under the forthcoming Goods and Services Tax (GST), industry players believe that solar being placed at par with coal indicates that the country is moving towards grid parity.

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Smart Cities: Viable and Sustainable Solution to India's Energy Challenge

Smart Cities: Viable and Sustainable Solution to India's Energy Challenge

The country has been on a fast track growth path over the last few years. The faster the country’s development, the greater the strain on its resources and the higher the demand for energy, thereby sharpening the effects of climate change.

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Solar energy boom turns to bust for Indian manufacturers

Solar energy boom turns to bust for Indian manufacturers

Some of India's biggest solar equipment makers are facing financial collapse, priced out by Chinese competitors as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government prioritises cheap power over local manufacturing despite his 'Make in India' push.

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Power giant NTPC forays into electric vehicle charging stations

Power giant NTPC forays into electric vehicle charging stations

With the intention of promoting clean energy, power giant National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) forayed into the new business of setting up electric vehicle charging stations in Delhi and Noida.

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As solar energy booms, Indian manufacturers struggle to compete with China

As solar energy booms, Indian manufacturers struggle to compete with China

Some of India's biggest solar equipment makers are facing financial collapse, priced out by Chinese competitors as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government prioritises cheap power over local manufacturing despite his 'Make in India' push.

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Vallur thermal units down, Tamil Nadu relies on wind energy

Vallur thermal units down, Tamil Nadu relies on wind energy

Two units of Vallur thermal unit went out of action following a fire in the generator of unit 3. The total loss of power supply to Tamil Nadu owing to the problems in the two units is around 800MW.

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Gujarat's Solar Irrigation Cooperative has a solution for groundwater crisis

Gujarat's Solar Irrigation Cooperative has a solution for groundwater crisis

Phodabhai Parmar, a 72-year-old farmer, sits on a charpai sipping tea as solar panels gleam in the fields behind him.

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Solar bus starts 20-day trip in Delhi on Environment Day

Solar bus starts 20-day trip in Delhi on Environment Day

A solar bus -- lit up with LED bulbs and complete with a refrigerator and an air conditioner -- started a 20-day journey in the city today to demonstrate how solar power can run an entire household.

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Govt. to setup India's first 'Rural LED Street Lighting Project' in AP

Govt. to setup India's first 'Rural LED Street Lighting Project' in AP

In the first of a kind attempt, the Government of India, through the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under the Ministry of Power has announced retrofitting of 10 lakh conventional street lights with LED lights in Gram Panchayats of seven districts in Andhra Pradesh.

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Solar energy boom is fading for Indian manufacturers

Solar energy boom is fading for Indian manufacturers

Some of India's biggest solar equipment makers are facing financial collapse, priced out by Chinese competitors as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government prioritises cheap power over local manufacturing despite his 'Make in India' push.

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Softbank to facilitate use of renewable energy in India

Softbank to facilitate use of renewable energy in India

SoftBank Group is in talks with the Indian government to facilitate the use of renewable energy like solar to charge electric vehicles in the country, a senior executive at the Japanese group's local unit told Reuters.

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Gujarat's Solar Irrigation Cooperative Spice Has Solution For Groundwater Crisis

Gujarat's Solar Irrigation Cooperative Spice Has Solution For Groundwater Crisis

Phodabhai Parmar, a 72-year-old farmer, sits on a charpai sipping tea as solar panels gleam in the fields behind him. Parmar is one of six farmers who have formed the world's first solar irrigation cooperative in Dhundi village in Gujarat's Kheda district, about 90 km from Ahmedabad.

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Tata Power to distribute efficient ceiling fans in Mumbai

Tata Power to distribute efficient ceiling fans in Mumbai

Tata Power as part of its Demand Side Management initiatives, launched super-efficient ceiling fan programme for residential consumers in Mumbai.

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Adani Power to consider hiving off Mundra plant tomorrow

Adani Power to consider hiving off Mundra plant tomorrow

The board of Adani Power will meet tomorrow to consider hiving off its flagship Mundra power station to a new subsidiary in which the Gujarat government entity may take a majority stake.

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Oil Ministry forms 'super-board' to monitor ONGC, OIL performance

Oil Ministry forms 'super-board' to monitor ONGC, OIL performance

The oil ministry has formed all- powerful review committees to monitor performance of ONGC and Oil India, and will have power to relinquish any oil and gas field for auctioning to private firms.

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Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 48.53 per bbl on 02.06.2017

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 48.53 per bbl on 02.06.2017

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$ 48.53 per barrel (bbl) on 02.06.2017.

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Pipelines will supply oil and gas to Myanmar for domestic consumption

Pipelines will supply oil and gas to Myanmar for domestic consumption

Those oil and gas supply will support Myanmar’s economic growth and improve the livelihood of the people, it added.

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India's Petronet: No impact on Qatar LNG as Saudi, others cut ties

India's Petronet: No impact on Qatar LNG as Saudi, others cut ties

India's Petronet LNG said on Monday it did not expect any impact on gas supplies from Qatar after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed ties with the Gulf Arab state accusing it of supporting terrorism.

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Gas-rich Qatar's Dispute With Arab States Pushes Up Oil Prices

Gas-rich Qatar's Dispute With Arab States Pushes Up Oil Prices

Crude prices rose on Monday morning as Saudi Arabia and key allies on Monday cut ties with Qatar, the world's top seller of liquefied natural gas (LNG), accusing it of supporting extremism and sending shockwaves through the energy industry.

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India-Germany plan for a startup-exchange programme

India-Germany plan for a startup-exchange programme

It might soon get easier for Indian startups to get access to investors from Germany, thanks to an agreement that both the Indian and German governments are planning to sign for a startup exchange programme.

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Indian Railways now allows you transfer your train ticket to someone else; here’s how

Indian Railways now allows you transfer your train ticket to someone else; here’s how

Although the terms and conditions in the reservation inquiry state that customers cannot transfer a berth or seat reserved in the name of the respective person; some modifications to the rules have been announced.

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The Qatar-Gulf Arab nations conflict is not good news for India

The Qatar-Gulf Arab nations conflict is not good news for India

India would hope that the differences between Qatar and Gulf countries, which are home to 8 million Indians and vital to India’s energy supply, are sorted out amicably and as soon as possible.

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Tripura-Bangladesh

Envoy bats for Tripura-Bangladesh railway link

Indian high commissioner to Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla suggested that the Tripura government take the initiative to set up a railway link between Tripura and Bangladesh through Belonia in South Tripura

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Railways to run AC coaches on western line of Mumbai suburban railway

Railways to run AC coaches on western line of Mumbai suburban railway

The Indian Railways will run AC coaches on western line of Mumbai suburban railway by September this year.

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Railways to save Rs 300 crore on water bill

Railways to save Rs 300 crore on water bill

The Indian Railways will be saving Rs 300 crore a year through a concerted effort to conserve water and restore water bodies on rail land across the country, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

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Javadekar announces Green Campus competition for colleges

Javadekar announces Green Campus competition for colleges

Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar today announced Clean Campus, Green Campus, Smart Campus, a competition for colleges and universities on the occasion of Environment Day.

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Railways to reduce dependence on diesel

Railways to reduce dependence on diesel

Union Minister Suresh P. Prabhu on Monday said that the Indian Railways will reduce its dependence on conventional fuels such as diesel by further track electrification.

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China can help India upgrade rail network: Report

China can help India upgrade rail network: Report

India could accelerate its rail upgrading process and shorten the investment time if it cooperated with China, which has the world's most extensive rail network and advanced technology, a Chinese daily said today.

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