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Faqeer Khera village in Uttar Pradesh electrified 69 years after Independence

Faqeer Khera village in Uttar Pradesh electrified 69 years after Independence

Power reached Majra Faqeer Khera village in Mohanlaganj area of state capital 69 years after independence. Villagers danced when the first bulb was switched on in the house of a villager Bechan.

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Prashant Jain, who shone at JSW Steel, is new Jt MD & CEO at JSW Energy

Prashant Jain, who shone at JSW Steel, is new Jt MD & CEO at JSW Energy

JSW Energy on Tuesday appointed Prashant Jain as its joint managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO), effective June 16, 2017.

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Competition Commission dismisses complaint against Singareni Collieries

Competition Commission dismisses complaint against Singareni Collieries

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has rejected a complaint alleging abuse of dominant position by Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) with regard to sale of non-coking coal.

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GE's new CEO to review portfolio 'with no constraint'

GE's new CEO to review portfolio 'with no constraint'

General Electric Co's incoming chief executive said on Monday he will conduct a swift review of the business portfolio, and signalled its strategy of selling software-related services across its many divisions will remain the heart of GE for decades.

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Time for India to build an ecosystem of electric vehicles: MoS Aviation Jayant Sinha

Time for India to build an ecosystem of electric vehicles: MoS Aviation Jayant Sinha

Minister of State for civil aviation Jayant Sinha posed three sets of challenges that businesses and research agencies could surmount in the next few years.

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Govt to assess impact of CSR activities undertaken by PSUs

Govt to assess impact of CSR activities undertaken by PSUs

For the first time, the NDA government is planning to conduct a study for assessing the impact of corporate social responsibility projects undertaken by various public sector firms.

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Global energy demand stumbles for third year - BP

Global energy demand stumbles for third year - BP

Global energy demand continued its sluggish rise last year as growth in Chinese consumption fell to its lowest in nearly two decades, while renewables flourished, BP said in a report on Tuesday.

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Career planning: Renewable energy field has great potential for jobs of the future

Career planning: Renewable energy field has great potential for jobs of the future

Ted Sargent is an award-winning professor of nanotechnology, a renowned author, and University of Toronto’s (UofT) vice president global.

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Govt willing to provide protection to domestic pipe manufacturers against unfair trade practices: Official

Govt willing to provide protection to domestic pipe manufacturers against unfair trade practices: Official

Union Government has categorically stated that though it is willing to provide protection to domestic pipe manufacturers against unfair trade practices, the industry must also act responsibly, a top steel ministry official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi.

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Helsinki Airport goes solar energy – Finavia supports the international climate agreement through its climate programme

Helsinki Airport goes solar energy – Finavia supports the international climate agreement through its climate programme

Finavia, the operator of Helsinki Airport, has decided to speed up its ambitious climate programme. 

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Vikram Solar planning to double manufacturing capacity in over three years

Vikram Solar planning to double manufacturing capacity in over three years

Vikram Solar, the Delhi-based solar energy solutions provider, today announced it will double manufacturing capacity to 2,000 Megawatt (Mw) by 2020.

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SAIL plant in Kandori to go operational in a month

SAIL plant in Kandori to go operational in a month

 Union minister of steel, Birender Singh on Saturday has assured that the Rs 70-crore steel plant of Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) in the Kandrori area of Kangra district would be operational in a month.

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Energy

Government has thrown down the gauntlet by pushing EVs

India which aims to go 100% electric vehicles by 2030, has its tasks cut out as this target is an ambitious one. 

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Adani commissions 50 MW solar PV plant in Uttar Pradesh

Adani commissions 50 MW solar PV plant in Uttar Pradesh

The Adani Group, a global integrated infrastructure conglomerate, on Tuesday announced the commissioning of a 50 megawatt solar PV plant in Mahoba district, Uttar Pradesh, under the National Solar Mission Scheme.

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Power Stations

Coal India to supply domestic fuel to non-power consumers

State-owned Coal India will continue to offer domestic coal to non-power sectors in lieu of 50 per cent of the import component in the ongoing fiscal.

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India Invests in Renewables, But Can It Keep Paris Accord Promises?

India Invests in Renewables, But Can It Keep Paris Accord Promises?

India saw nearly $10 billion invested, both in 2015 and in 2016, in renewable energy projects. Last year, $1.9 billion of green bonds were issued. 

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Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 47.23 per bbl on 12.06.2017

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 47.23 per bbl on 12.06.2017

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$ 47.23 per barrel (bbl) on 12.06.2017.

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Oil retailers to formalise plans to make world’s largest refinery complex: Govt

Oil retailers to formalise plans to make world’s largest refinery complex: Govt

The government on Tuesday said the three state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) will formalise plans to set up the world’s largest refinery-cum-petrochemicals complex located on the country’s west coast.

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H-Energy signs FSRU Agreement with ENGIE for its LNG Re-Gasification Project in Maharashtra

H-Energy signs FSRU Agreement with ENGIE for its LNG Re-Gasification Project in Maharashtra

 H-Energy Gateway Private Ltd. on Monday announced signing of an agreement with Engie for chartering its Floating Storage Re-gasification Unit (FSRU) GDF SUEZ Cape Ann.

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Gulf standoff could hit gas prices, but Petronet LNG has plenty going for it

Gulf standoff could hit gas prices, but Petronet LNG has plenty going for it

Saudi Arabia and its closest allies have now ganged up on their wealthy neighbour, Qatar, for being a fountainhead of “terror”.

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Now, get daily fuel prices on your phone app

Now, get daily fuel prices on your phone app

India's largest fuel retailer Indian Oil said on Monday that consumers would be able to see updated prices of petrol and diesel in all cities through the company's mobile app — Fuel@IOC — once the daily price revision kicks in from Friday.

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Daily fuel price change: IOC steps up effort to placate dealers

Daily fuel price change: IOC steps up effort to placate dealers

As more petrol pump dealers decided to strike on Friday, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) today stepped up efforts to explain implementation of the daily revision in petrol and diesel prices.

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Here's how to view daily revised petrol, diesel prices starting June 16

Here's how to view daily revised petrol, diesel prices starting June 16

Starting Friday, motorists will be paying different prices every day for petrol or diesel at gas stations across the country, in sync with international rates as it happens in most advanced markets.

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Petrol, diesel daily price revision row: Delhi dealers to support ‘No Purchase No Sale’ call by FAIPT on June 16

Petrol, diesel daily price revision row: Delhi dealers to support ‘No Purchase No Sale’ call by FAIPT on June 16

Petrol, diesel daily price revision row: In protest against the daily retail price revision of petrol and diesel, the Delhi Petrol Dealers Association has decided to support ‘No Purchase No Sale’ call by Federation of All India Petroleum Traders, reports news agency ANI.

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Indian Railways works for better toilets and facilities for disabled

Indian Railways works for better toilets and facilities for disabled

The Indian Railways has been focusing much on improving services. This time, its eyes are on the dismal state of toilets and facilities for the differently-abled.

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Sri Lankan railway authorities announced a crackdown on selfies on Tuesday after a 12-year-old boy was decapitated and two other men also died on coastal track during selfies

Sri Lankan railway authorities announced a crackdown on selfies on Tuesday after a 12-year-old boy was decapitated and two other men also died on coastal track during selfies

Sri Lankan railway authorities announced a crackdown on selfies on Tuesday after a 12-year-old boy was decapitated and two other men also died while snapping themselves on a on a coastal track.

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Railways to spend Rs 15,000 crore on overhaul of coaches

Railways to spend Rs 15,000 crore on overhaul of coaches

The Indian Railways will invest Rs 15,000 crore in retrofitment of coaches over the six years starting the current financial year.

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Railways on a hiring spree as over 225,000 posts remain vacant

Railways on a hiring spree as over 225,000 posts remain vacant

At least 25,000 new employees are set to join the ranks of Indian Railways this financial year. This is at a time when the national transporter is staring at a shortage of over 225,000 employees.

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Chardham highway project strategically important: BRO to NGT

Chardham highway project strategically important: BRO to NGT

The Chardham highway project connecting four pilgrimage towns of Uttarakhand is extremely important from a strategic point of view as it is close to the China border, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has told the National Green Tribunal.

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Railway stations to soon have Jan Aushadhi centres to provide generic drugs

Railway stations to soon have Jan Aushadhi centres to provide generic drugs

The Indian Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday said that an in-principle decision has been taken to open Jan Aushadhi Kendras at railway stations and other railway establishments to provide affordable and quality generic drugs to people.

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India's first ever bullet trains will have breastfeeding rooms, baby toilets and luxurious seating

India's first ever bullet trains will have breastfeeding rooms, baby toilets and luxurious seating

India's first ever bullet train project will have the E5 Shinkansen series of trains and it is all set to begin! The Indian public transport will be redefined with the help of the luxurious seating arrangement and other such unique features that are rarely seen in travelling modes.

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