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November 20, 2018, Tuesday

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ONGC may buy out government’s entire holding in HPCL

ONGC may buy out government’s entire holding in HPCL

The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) will shortly seek cabinet approval for Oil and Natural Gas Corp to buy the government’s entire stake in refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd in line with the oil ministry’s proposal of creating a domestic oil giant, people with direct knowledge of the matter told ET.

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Adani Green Energy no longer a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises

Adani Green Energy no longer a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises

Adani Enterprises today said Adani Green Energy Ltd is no longer its subsidiary as its stake has been diluted below 50 per cent in the arm.

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Kashmir: High alert around Uri power plant after intel inputs of possible terror plot

Kashmir: High alert around Uri power plant after intel inputs of possible terror plot

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has sounded a high alert in its two state-owned National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) in Kashmir. In the wake of increased infiltration bids by terrorists in the region of north Kashmir, security has been beefed up around the hydel power plants of Uri-I and Uri-II, close to Line of Control (LoC).

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GST to have marginally negative impact on new solar projects: ICRA

GST to have marginally negative impact on new solar projects: ICRA

The GST rate of five per cent on solar PV cells and modules is likely to have a marginally negative impact on new solar power projects, says ICRA.

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Adani gives final approval for coal mine project in Australia

Adani gives final approval for coal mine project in Australia

Indian conglomerate Adani Group today gave the final investment approval for its controversy- hit 21.7 billion dollars Carmichael coal mine project in australia which had hit several roadblocks over environmental concerns due to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Adani Power board approves slump sale of Mundra power business to subsidiary

Adani Power board approves slump sale of Mundra power business to subsidiary

Adani Power Ltd's board has approved slump sale of its flagship 4,620 Megawatt Mundra Power business to subsidiary Adani Power (Mundra) Ltd.

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Adani shares jump nearly 9% after nod to Australia’s Carmichael coal project

Adani shares jump nearly 9% after nod to Australia’s Carmichael coal project

Shares of Adani Enterprises on Tuesday closed up 8.63% after the Adani Group gave the final investment approval for its Carmichael coal mine project in Australia.

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India’s electricity requirement seen soaring 37% in 5 years

India’s electricity requirement seen soaring 37% in 5 years

Electrical energy requirement is expected to grow by 37% in five years, according to the 19th electric power survey (EPS) report released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

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Gujarat Government May Acquire Majority Stake In Adani’s Mundra Power Plant

Gujarat Government May Acquire Majority Stake In Adani’s Mundra Power Plant

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

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Adani to go ahead with $16.5-bn Australian mine project

Adani to go ahead with $16.5-bn Australian mine project

Defying activists from several quarters of Australia and India, Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani on Tuesday gave the "green light" for the $16.5 billion Carmichael mine and rail projects in Central Queensland, Australia.

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High costs turn farmers away from solar power

High costs turn farmers away from solar power

The concept of solar agriculture pumpset, the brain child of Energy Secretary Ajay Jain aimed at drastically bringing down the conventional thermal power consumption and make agricultural operations eco-friendly and independent

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Solar powered solution for groundwater crisis

Solar powered 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 Gujarats Kheda district, about 90 km from Ahmedabad.

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The reputation of India as a soft state is over

The reputation of India as a soft state is over

A huge difference is perceptible between the government led by prime minister Modi these last three years compared to earlier regimes.

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Coal India to offer coking coal to other consumers after meeting PSUs demand

Coal India to offer coking coal to other consumers after meeting PSUs demand

State-owned CIL will offer coking coal through auction route to other consumers only after it meets long-term supply commitments of the dry fuel to PSUs, including SAIL.

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Piyush Goyal: The harbinger of change in the power sector

Piyush Goyal: The harbinger of change in the power sector

Son of late Ved Prakash Goyal who had served as a Union Minister for shipping in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet, Piyush Goyal, the Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, has in the past three years completely transformed the power and energy scenario in the country.

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India’s electric cars plans to boost SoftBank solar goals

India’s electric cars plans to boost SoftBank solar goals

Japanese telecom giant SoftBank Group is in discussions with the Government of India for facilitating the use of solar energy for charging electric vehicles in India, a senior executive at the company’s local unit told a leading news agency.

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Rays Power Infra hires Rahul Mishra as CEO for new business initiatives

Rays Power Infra hires Rahul Mishra as CEO for new business initiatives

Leading integrated solar power company Rays Power Infra Pvt Ltd. on Tuesday announced appointment of Rahul Mishra as the CEO to lead their new business initiatives under Rays Future Energy.

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Harsh Vardhan-led Indian delegation participates in CEM8 in Beijing

Harsh Vardhan-led Indian delegation participates in CEM8 in Beijing

An Indian delegation led by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and environment, Forest & Climate Change will be participating in the Second Mission Innovation and eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) along with senior officials from the ministry starting from today in Beijing, China.

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India to surpass China as the largest growth market for energy

India to surpass China as the largest growth market for energy

India is likely to occupy number one position as the largest growth market for energy over the next 20 years and this depends upon the changes in policy, technology and the pace of the economy.

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Indian solar companies seek anti-dumping duty on products from China, Malaysia, Taiwan

Indian solar companies seek anti-dumping duty on products from China, Malaysia, Taiwan

Solar power companies in India have written to the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping (DGAD) seeking imposition of duty on imports of panels, modules and glass from China, Malaysia and Taiwan.

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pushes for compensation from power discoms for unscheduled power cuts

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pushes for compensation from power discoms for unscheduled power cuts

Delhiites may be compensated by power distribution companies for unscheduled power cuts if Lt Governor Anil Baijal approves the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s proposal.

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Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 48.58 per bbl on 05.06.2017

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 48.58 per bbl on 05.06.2017

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$ 48.58 per barrel (bbl) on 05.06.2017.

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Assam Gas submits EoI for Barauni-Guwahati pipeline

Assam Gas submits EoI for Barauni-Guwahati pipeline

A 750-km proposed natural gas pipeline will link the Northeast with the national grid to meet increasing fuel needs of households and factories in the region, as part of the Modi government’s plan to expand gas availability and double the gas pipeline network in the next few years.

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Petroleum Ministry direct oil PSUs to pay Rs 200 crore for building 182-metre tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Petroleum Ministry direct oil PSUs to pay Rs 200 crore for building 182-metre tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

In order to build a 182-metre-tall statue of Sardar Ballabhbhai Patel at the Sadhu Bet island, the Petroleum Ministry has instructed oil and gas Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) to pay at least Rs 200 cr.

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Qatar's dispute with Arab neighbours likely to impact India's oil import bill

Qatar's dispute with Arab neighbours likely to impact India's oil import bill

Qatar's dispute with its Arab neighbours will not immediately affect India's gas imports from that country, but rising crude is likely to impact pricing and affect New Delhi's oil import bill if tensions continue for long.

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India is mum on Saudi-Qatar row, but has a reason to smile

India is mum on Saudi-Qatar row, but has a reason to smile

Will the decision of Saudi Arabia and six other Gulf nations to severe ties with Qatar impact the domestic economy or Dalal Street?

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Gulf-Qatar rift: What it means for India and the global oil market

Gulf-Qatar rift: What it means for India and the global oil market

To get a sense of some of the developments about Qatar look at this piece of statistic plus a bit of news. According to the US Energy Information Administration, production of shale oil in USA is expected to reach 5.4 million barrels a day in June, its highest level in more than a year.

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'India First' policy shuts China bidders out of Gail pipeline projects worth Rs 3,000 crore

'India First' policy shuts China bidders out of Gail pipeline projects worth Rs 3,000 crore

The government’s ‘India first’ policy for official procurement has ejected Chinese companies from pipeline projects worth Rs 3,000 crore being built by state-run Gail India Ltd, giving a big boost to domestic steel firms and carrying forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ‘Make in India’ mission. 

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Hyderabad's Railway stations to be under close surveillance

Hyderabad's Railway stations to be under close surveillance

In an apparent attempt to beef up security, the high level committee on improving the safety, security and convenience of Railway passengers on Monday decided to install as many as 218 CCTV cameras in the three main railway stations in the city.

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Three Years of Energy, Education and Technology Under Narendra Modi

Three Years of Energy, Education and Technology Under Narendra Modi

Three years, while well past the halfway mark in one tenure of the Government in India, is actually a short span in the history of nations.

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India’s first ‘private’ railway station Habibganj to come up near Bhopal

India’s first ‘private’ railway station Habibganj to come up near Bhopal

If all goes according to plan, Habibganj in the suburbs of Bhopal will redefine the concept of a railway station in India.

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Govt under fire over jobs, Modi to review progress of stalled infra projects

Govt under fire over jobs, Modi to review progress of stalled infra projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will later this month ask the country’s top officials for an update on all the decisions taken over the last two years to push public projects.

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Bengaluru leads as green city: Survey

Bengaluru leads as green city: Survey

Bengaluru has been ranked as the top green city and environmentally responsible city owing to the spike in demand for solar as well as garden products, a survey has showed.

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New bridge on Mumbai-Goa highway: All you want to know

New bridge on Mumbai-Goa highway: All you want to know

Union minister Nitin Gadkari along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated a bridge on Mumbai-Goa Highway yesterday.

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Railways to Launch Overnight Service for Business Travellers

Railways to Launch Overnight Service for Business Travellers

The Railways will soon launch an overnight double-decker train service equipped with modern facilities to attract business travellers.

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Essar Ports, Shapoorji Pallonji keen to join bid for Odisha riverine port

Essar Ports, Shapoorji Pallonji keen to join bid for Odisha riverine port

Essar Ports and Shapoorji Pallonji are among the corporate entities that have evinced interest in developing a riverine port planned in Odisha.

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