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November 16, 2018, Friday

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India Is Leading The World To Cleaner Energy To Eliminate Global Warm

India is investing at an extraordinary rate in green and tidy energy, specifically solar energy. Indian PM Narendra Modi formed International Solar Alliance, where more than 120 countries participated consisting of China, objective to change solar power production and modification future of energy.

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Gujarat Power Plant Losses: Tata, Adani, Essar Stare At Huge Writedowns

Gujarat Power Plant Losses: Tata, Adani, Essar Stare At Huge Writedowns

With their Gujarat-based power plants incurring hefty losses, the Adani, Tata and Essar groups are staring at write-downs in the thousands of crores of rupees.

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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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India Approves Kudankulam Concrete Pouring

India Approves Kudankulam Concrete Pouring

Excavation of the main plant area for the two new units has already been completed and is ready for construction activities, the AERB said.

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Thermal Power Plant Posits Ecosystem In Sunderbans At Stake

Thermal Power Plant Posits Ecosystem In Sunderbans At Stake

The environment around is already deteriorating and nature can always take revenge for our selfishness. The beautiful Sunderbans mangrove forests are the barriers of deadly cyclones of Bay of Bengal.

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What The U.S. Can Learn From India On Climate Change And Energy Access

What The U.S. Can Learn From India On Climate Change And Energy Access

When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with President Donald Trump this week in Washington, it will be a telling encounter – not only for the U.S.-India relationship, but for the future of global action on climate change and renewable energy.

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India Should Aim To Get 40% Electricity From Nuclear Power By 2050: M R Srinivasan, Former AEC Chief

India Should Aim To Get 40% Electricity From Nuclear Power By 2050: M R Srinivasan, Former AEC Chief

Indigenous manufacturing of major components and ensuring a strong participation from the domestic industry are the major challenges before the Indian nuclear power programme now, says former Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chief M R Srinivasan.

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India Plans To Expand Coverage Of Clean Energy Scheme PMUY

India Plans To Expand Coverage Of Clean Energy Scheme PMUY

The NDA Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is aiming for greater impetus to the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) and planning to expand the coverage of clean energy scheme PMUY to rural women.

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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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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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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.

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Reliance Industries Seeks Shareholders’ Nod To Raise Rs25,000 Crore Via Debt

Reliance Industries Seeks Shareholders’ Nod To Raise Rs25,000 Crore Via Debt

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has sought shareholders’ approval to raise as much as Rs25,000 crore through debt to meet capital expenditure, the firm said in a stock exchange notice.

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Govt To Kick Off New Energy Exploration Round On July 1

Govt To Kick Off New Energy Exploration Round On July 1

The government will on July 1 commence the first bidding round for oil and gas through an open acreage licensing policy (OALP), allowing bidders to select where they want to drill.

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From July 1, Oil Companies To Carve Out Their Own Exploration Areas

From July 1, Oil Companies To Carve Out Their Own Exploration Areas

July 1 will not only be about the biggest indirect direct tax reform — the Goods and Services Tax — but also about a new kid on the block in India’s hydrocarbon space: Open Acreage Licensing, which allows companies to cherry-pick their own areas for exploration.

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Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) Joins Talks To Buy Stake In Russian Oil Fields

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (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 Infrastructure For KG-basin Gas Output

ONGC Turns To GSPC's Undersea Infrastructure For KG-basin 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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Oil Edges Higher; Growing U.S. Supply Limits Gains

Oil Edges Higher; Growing U.S. Supply Limits Gains

Oil prices crept higher on Monday in quiet trade that featured bargain hunting after prices slid last week and hit seven-month lows, but gains were limited by rising crude supply in the United States and other countries.

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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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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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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

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Global Petrochemicals Demand Estimated To Cross Market Value Of Us$1075 Bln By 2023

Global Petrochemicals Demand Estimated To Cross Market Value Of Us$1075 Bln By 2023

Growing demand of petrochemicals from key industries including construction, transportation, packaging, textile, transportation, plastics, healthcare coupled with favorable operating conditions anticipated to drive global market growth for petroleum market.

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Vedanta Capacity Expansion: Anil Agarwal Details $6-7-bn Investment Plan

Vedanta Capacity Expansion: Anil Agarwal Details $6-7-bn Investment Plan

Working on creating a natural resources giant anchored in India, Vedanta's dream has only just begun and it will invest $6-7 billion in expanding overall capacity in 3-4 years, metals and mining baron Anil Agarwal said.

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Kochi Metro To Resolve Housing Issues Of Its Transgender Employees

Kochi Metro To Resolve Housing Issues Of Its Transgender Employees

On Friday, Nidheesh MK reported for Livemint a story which shook many who were lauding the Kochi Metro’s initiative to employ 23 transgender persons as their ground staff.

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Centre Mulling Special Force To Protect National Highways

Centre Mulling Special Force To Protect National Highways

With National Highways (NHs) becoming the favourite spot of protest, the Centre is now considering setting up a special force to meet the challenges relating to crime-related issues, traffic control and rescue operations.

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Indian Railways To Upgrade Service, On-board Entertainment On Rajdhani And Shatabdi Trains For Festive Season

Indian Railways To Upgrade Service, On-board Entertainment On Rajdhani And Shatabdi Trains For Festive Season

Trolley service for catering, polite uniformed staff and on-board entertainment are some of the changes slated to be introduced in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains from October 2017.

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Indian Railways: Aadhaar Mandatory To Avail Any Concession On Railway Tickets From July 1

Indian Railways: Aadhaar Mandatory To Avail Any Concession On Railway Tickets From July 1

To plug the scope of misuse of the concession facilities offered by the Indian Railways, Aadhaar Card or Unique Identification (UID) card will be made mandatory from July 1 to avail concession on railway tickets.

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Woes Mount For ABG Shipyard

Woes Mount For ABG Shipyard

This comes as another serious setback to the Shipyard after it was listed as non-performing asset (NPA) accounts by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for fast resolution under the insolvency law.

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What Is Delhi Metro’s Driverless Trains? Everything You Need To Know

What Is Delhi Metro’s Driverless Trains? Everything You Need To Know

Delhi Metro is set to partially open its Magenta Line which runs from Janakpuri West station to Botanical Garden, later this year.

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China's Fastest Bullet Train With A Speed Of 400 Kmph Debuts On Beijing-shanghai Route

China's Fastest Bullet Train With A Speed Of 400 Kmph Debuts On Beijing-shanghai Route

China debuted service of its new indigenous bullet train with a maximum speed of 400 kmph made on the country's busiest Beijing-Shanghai line.

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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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