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November 20, 2018, Tuesday

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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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Maharashtra to conduct energy audits of 1500 govt offices

Maharashtra to Conduct Energy Audits of 1500 Govt Offices

IN A bid to improve energy efficiency in Maharashtra, the state government would conduct energy audits in 1,500 government offices. The announcement was made on Monday by Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines.

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Government brings down losses in power transmission

Government Brings Down Losses in Power Transmission

Desperate to contain the growing losses in electricity supply, the state government has succeeded in bringing down the aggregate technical and commercial losses (AT&C) by 4-5%, which has accrued a benefit to the tune of Rs 1,800 crore.

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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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Bihar bets big on nuclear power; plans 3,000 MW plant

Bihar Bets Big on Nuclear Power; Plans 3,000 MW Plant

In its attempt to become power surplus and increase the share of renewable energy, the Bihar government has planned to set up a nuclear plant of around 3,000 MW capacity at Rajauli in Nawada district, a senior minister said today.

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NITI Aayog Proposes Break Up Of Coal India Into 7 Companies

NITI Aayog Proposes Break Up Of Coal India Into 7 Companies

India should split the seven units of state-controlled Coal India Ltd into independent companies to make it more competitive, the government's policy think-tank said on Tuesday in a draft of a new energy policy.

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BHEL bags EPC order for 15 MW Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant

BHEL bags EPC order for 15 MW Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured an order for setting up a 15 MW Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) Power Plant on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis, in Gujarat

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Inside World's Most Efficient Nuclear Reactor, Soon In India

Inside World's Most Efficient Nuclear Reactor, Soon In India

Till recently, the nuclear reactor Russia's Zarechny, a town in the Ural mountains, was out of bounds - with a reason. It is the world's only commercially operating Fast Breeder Reactor.

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BMTC’s cheaper, greener plan: Leased electric buses

BMTC’s Cheaper, Greener Plan: Leased Electric Buses

Cash-strapped BMTC may soon take the lease route to electric buses. With the cost of electric buses working out to at least three times more than that of AC buses, BMTC is looking to induct 150 buses into its fleet under the lease model.

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Second unit of Kudankulam nuclear plant likely to restart today

Second Unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant Likely to Restart Today

A senior official of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has said that the second 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) will restart generation soon.

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Clean energy: Maharashtra to rate industries by density of emissions

Clean Energy: Maharashtra to Rate Industries by Density of 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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'India should aim to get 40% electricity from n-power by 2050'

'India Should Aim to get 40% Electricity from N-power by 2050'

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, US committed to achieving full potential of nuclear

India, US Committed to Achieving full Potential of Nuclear

India and the US are committed to realising the full potential of their commercial civil nuclear cooperation and strengthen their relationship in the energy sector

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Indian renewable market to witness strong growth: Moody's

Indian Renewable Market to Witness Strong Growth: Moody's

As India is moving towards meeting its commitments under the Paris agreement on climate change, its renewable energy market is likely to witness a strong growth over many years, says Moody's Investors Service.

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Can the AIIB support Asia’s energy revolution?

Can the AIIB support Asia’s Energy Revolution?

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), headquartered in Beijing, held its second annual meeting on the Korean island of Jeju last week. Korea is currently positioning Jeju as a zero-carbon tourist destination so the choice of location must have seemed appropriate for a bank that is looking to promote a “clean” image.

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Donald Trump pushes ‘energy week’ and goal of exporting resources

Donald Trump Pushes ‘Energy Week’ and oal of Exporting Resources

With US exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the US is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources.

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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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Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 44.28* per bbl on 26.06.2017

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 44.28* per bbl on 26.06.2017

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$ 44.28* per barrel (bbl) on 26.06.2017.

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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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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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New Fuel Prices Every New Day: Who Gains? How Is It Better?

New Fuel Prices Every New Day: Who Gains? How Is It Better?

From June 16, 2017, the public-sector oil marketing companies started the system of daily price revision as against the previous system for auto fuel, where any revision would be taken fortnightly.

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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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Natural gas may be included in GST, to benefit ONGC

Natural Gas may be included in GST, to benefit ONGC

The GST Council may decide to include natural gas in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime as a measure to provide some relief to the oil and gas sector.

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Oil little changed after 3-day gain, supply glut weighs

Oil little changed after 3-day gain, supply glut weighs

Crude oil futures were largely unchanged on Tuesday as the market took a breather following three days of gains with a supply glut keeping a lid on prices.

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Brent oil to rise towards $50.99 in three months

Brent oil to rise towards $50.99 in three months

Brent oil may slide a bit more to $42.94 per barrel before reversing its downtrend and rising towards $50.99 in three months, as suggested by its wave pattern and a Fibonacci ratio analysis.

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Russian oil giant Rosneft hit by 'powerful' cyber attack

Russian Oil Giant Rosneft hit by 'Powerful' Cyber Attack

Russian state oil giant Rosneft said Tuesday that its servers had suffered a "powerful" cyber attack, but insisted that production had not been hit.

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Thirteen EU Nations Back Plan for Talks With Russia Over Pipeline

Thirteen EU Nations Back Plan for Talks With Russia Over Pipeline

Thirteen EU nations voiced support on Monday for a proposal to empower the bloc’s executive to negotiate with Russia over objections to a new Russian gas pipeline to Germany, despite opposition from Berlin.

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Suresh Prabhu lays foundation of survey work on Bilaspur-Manali-Leh Railway line in Leh

Suresh Prabhu lays foundation of survey work on Bilaspur-Manali-Leh Railway line in Leh

Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for the final location survey work of Bilaspur-Manali-Leh New Rail Line in Leh area of Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Cruise policy next month, India to attract 700 vessels:Gadkari

Cruise Policy next month, India to attract 700 vessels:Gadkari

Union minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari announced today that a cruise tourism policy is in the making and will be announced next month with an aim to tap India’s vast potential on this front and attract more vessels.

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Indian Railways to add 400 Megawatt solar power capacity current fiscal

Indian Railways to add 400 Megawatt solar power capacity current fiscal

The Indian railways, which is working on an ambitious plan to reduce its dependence on conventional fuels and cut down energy bill, is planning to award 400 Megawatt (Mw) of solar energy generation capacity in the current financial year.

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GST rollout: AC, first class train fares to become expensive after July 1

GST rollout: AC, first class train fares to become expensive after July 1

Soon after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) comes into effect on July 1, there are going to major changes in ticket prices and passengers will have to shell out a little more to travel in AC coaches and first class compartments.

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Heavy rains lash Mumbai; disrupt rail, road traffic

Heavy rains lash Mumbai; disrupt rail, road traffic

Heavy overnight rains lashed Mumbai and adjoining areas causing water logging in several low-lying areas here, resulting in slow movement of peak hour rail and vehicular traffic this morning.

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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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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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Larsen & Toubro Wins Aurangabad, MMRDA Orders Worth Rs 2,552 Cr

Larsen & Toubro Wins Aurangabad, MMRDA Orders Worth Rs 2,552 Cr

Construction major Larsen & Toubro said its transportation infrastructure and water effluent treatment businesses have jointly bagged an engineering, procurement and construction order worth Rs 1,223 cr from Aurangabad Industrial Township Limited (ATL).

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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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