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November 20, 2018, Tuesday

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‘Super-efficient energy category to be new norm’

‘Super-efficient energy category to be new norm’

The recently-released Energy Conservation Building Codes can save as much as 50% of conventional energy consumption, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) director general Abhay Bakre said in an interview.

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Nuclear power infrastructure: Here is why Narendra Modi government adding 7000 MW to India’s Npower capacity is good news

Nuclear power infrastructure: Here is why Narendra Modi government adding 7000 MW to India’s Npower capacity is good news

The Union government’s approval last month for the construction of 10 nuclear power units with a cumulative capacity of 7,000 MW has reaffirmed India’s commitment to helping meet its energy needs through this environmentally safe resource.

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Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop

Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop

The world's biggest coal users China, the United States and India have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions.

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India's coal-run thermal power plants may be economically unviable in future, claims analyst

India's coal-run thermal power plants may be economically unviable in future, claims analyst

India's ultra thermal plants, designed to run on foreign coal, may no longer afford to do so economically in the future, says a top financial analyst with a leading US-based institute.

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Yes Bank, partners sign green finance charter for India

Yes Bank, partners sign green finance charter for India

India’s Yes Bank (BOM:532648) has signed a charter with three other lenders to finance renewable energy projects in the Asian country.

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Coal mining picks up pace in India, China, US, after global decline in 2016

Coal mining picks up pace in India, China, US, after global decline in 2016

The world's biggest coal users China, the United States and India have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions.

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India’s thermal plants may become economically unviable: Analyst

India’s thermal plants may become economically unviable: Analyst

India’s ultra thermal plants, designed to run on foreign coal, may no longer afford to do so economically in the future, says a top financial analyst with a leading US-based institute.

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Maharashtra starts rating industries by emissions

Maharashtra starts rating industries by emissions

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) launched a new Star Rating Programme for air pollution on June 5, 2017, World Environment Day.

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Apple Plans to Move to 100 Percent Renewable Energy in India, CEO Cook Tells PM Modi

Apple Plans to Move to 100 Percent Renewable Energy in India, CEO Cook Tells PM Modi

Apple plans to run all its business in India on 100 percent renewable energy in the next six months, Gadgets 360 has learned. According to sources, this was one of the things that the company told Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is presently on a tour of the United States.

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Pcra and IGL to Launch a Campaign for Good Health, Behaviour and Fuel Conservation for Drivers

Pcra and IGL to Launch a Campaign for Good Health, Behaviour and Fuel Conservation for Drivers

Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), the national government agency engaged in promoting energy efficiency in various sectors of economy and Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL).

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HPCL joins talks to buy stake in Russian oil fields

HPCL joins talks to buy stake in Russian oil fields

State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) has joined the Indian consortium negotiating buying a 49 per cent stake in Russia's Vankor Cluster oil fields in the Arctic region.

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ONGC turns to GSPC’s undersea infra for KG gas output

ONGC turns to GSPC’s undersea infra for KG gas output

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plans to use undersea infrastructure of Gujarat firm GSPC to produce gas from its own KG-basin fields in the Bay of Bengal.

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Refiners to hike spending on digital technologies to cut operational costs

Refiners to hike spending on digital technologies to cut operational costs

Nearly two-thirds of refiners plan to raise investments in digital technologies over the next three to five years, although digital is not one of the top plant investment areas for refiners today, according to research from Accenture.

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KG basin gas output: ONGC to use GSPC's undersea infra for some discoveries

KG basin gas output: ONGC to use GSPC's undersea infra for some discoveries

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plans to use undersea infrastructure of Gujarat firm GSPC to produce gas from its own KG-basin fields in the Bay of Bengal.

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HPCL joins consortium of Indian oil companies seeking stake in Russian oilfields

HPCL joins consortium of Indian oil companies seeking stake in Russian oilfields

State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation has joined the Indian consortium negotiating buying a 49% stake in Russia’s Vankor Cluster oilfields, PTI reported on Monday.

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You may have missed it, but petrol price has fallen Rs 3.2 per litre in just over 10 days

You may have missed it, but petrol price has fallen Rs 3.2 per litre in just over 10 days

Petrol and diesel prices are falling since the daily fuel price revision was implemented. But unlike earlier, when there would be significant noticeable changes every fortnight, this time, the prices have fallen by just a few paise everyday.

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Pakistan tanker blast toll reaches 154

Pakistan tanker blast toll reaches 154

The death toll from the horrific oil tanker explosion in Pakistan’s Punjab province has increased to 154, the media reported on Monday.

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Big deal with steel: Rs 5,000-cr JV between SAIL and ArcelorMittal may be closed next month

Big deal with steel: Rs 5,000-cr JV between SAIL and ArcelorMittal may be closed next month

The much delayed plans of the country's largest steel maker SAIL to set up a Rs 5,000-crore joint venture with ArcelorMittal seem to be coming to fruition.

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Infrastructure deficit: PM Narendra Modi government achieved major success in FY18

Infrastructure deficit: PM Narendra Modi government achieved major success in FY18

It may take several more years to bridge the country’s yawning infrastructure deficit, but there has been tangible progress on the ground in the last couple of years.

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Agriculture, horticulture to emerge as new sunrise sectors; Danfoss India President R Purushothaman explains why

Agriculture, horticulture to emerge as new sunrise sectors; Danfoss India President R Purushothaman explains why

I am meeting Ravichandran Purushothaman, the president of Danfoss Industries India, for an early dinner at the Avartana at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai.

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Railways growth: How Rail Wheel Factory has kept the machinery rolling, save nation billions of dollars

Railways growth: How Rail Wheel Factory has kept the machinery rolling, save nation billions of dollars

With over 12,000 locomotives of both electric and diesel types, 50,000 coaches and 2 lakh wagons, plenty of wheel-sets are needed to keep them rolling on Indian Railways’ 65,000-km network of steel rails.

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Rail-over-bridge works to be expedited at Kondayyapalem

Rail-over-bridge works to be expedited at Kondayyapalem

The long pending rail-over-bridge (RoB) at Kondayyapalem railway gate connecting Rama Rao Peta with Bhanugudi area (Sarada Maata temple junction) in Kakinada city would be a reality soon.

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Railways To Start Final Survey For Construction Of World’s Highest Track Connecting Leh And Manali

Railways To Start Final Survey For Construction Of World’s Highest Track Connecting Leh And Manali

To improve connectivity of Leh and adjoining areas in Jammu and Kashmir state with other parts of India, the Indian Railways has started work on its ambitious plan to link the cold desert of Ladakh with Manali in Himachal Pradesh with a high-elevation all-weather rail track at the height of 3,300 metres.

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Adani Ports eyes 20% container cargo growth in FY18

Adani Ports eyes 20% container cargo growth in FY18

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), the logistics and ports arm of the Adani Group, aims to achieve a 20 per cent growth in container cargo in FY18.

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Eye On China, India Plans Infrastructure Boos t In Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Eye On China, India Plans Infrastructure Boos t In Andaman And Nicobar Islands

India is pulling out all stops to develop infrastructure in Andaman and Nicobar islands, given the strategic importance of the islands.

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Alstom to set up Rs 20k-cr Bihar unit to make 800 high-power locomotives

Alstom to set up Rs 20k-cr Bihar unit to make 800 high-power locomotives

French mobility equipment manufacturer Alstom expects the first phase of its Rs 20,000-crore electric locomotive manufacturing facility.

 

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China’s fastest bullet train makes debut with a maximum speed of 400 kmph

China’s fastest bullet train makes debut with a maximum speed of 400 kmph

China’s indigenous next generation bullet train with a maximum speed of 400 kmph made its debut today on the country’s busiest Beijing-Shanghai line.

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