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Piyush Goyal Launches The Merit App And E-bidding Portal For Utilization Of Domestic Coal In IPP Power Stations For Reducing The Cost Of Power Generation

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal launched here today the ‘MERIT app (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency).

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Merit App Will Ensure Transparency, Curb Corruption: Piyush Goyal

Merit App Will Ensure Transparency, Curb Corruption: Piyush Goyal

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said here on Tuesday that the new Merit Order Dispatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of income and Transparency, or 'Merit' App launched today, will enable a greater degree of monitoring on the electricity and power sector, adding that it will increase transparency and help in curtailing corruption.

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States Issue Rs 2.32 Lakh Cr Bonds Under UDAY

States Issue Rs 2.32 Lakh Cr Bonds Under UDAY

New Delhi, Jun 30 () States have issued bonds worth Rs 2.32 lakh crore under the UDAY scheme meant for revival of discoms.

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Rays Power Infra Commissions 5.5 MWp Solar PV project In Karnataka

Rays Power Infra Commissions 5.5 MWp Solar PV Project In Karnataka

AIming to enhance the solar power market in Karnataka, Rays Power Infra on Wednesday announced the completion of its 5.5 MWp Solar PV equity project in the state.

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Discoms Can Save Rs 20,000 cr a Year With Better Scheduling’

Discoms Can Save Rs 20,000 cr a Year With Better Scheduling’

Indian electricity distribution companies (discoms) struggling with huge debts can together expect to save up to Rs 20,000 crore per annum with better scheduling of power, thanks to an app developed by the government that provides information on sourcing cheaper electricity, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday.

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NTPC Bets $10 Billion On Coal Power Despite Surplus, Green Concerns

NTPC Bets $10 Billion On Coal Power Despite Surplus, Green Concerns

NTPC plans to invest $10 billion in new coal-fired power stations over the next five years despite the electricity regulator’s assessment that thermal plants now under construction will be able to meet demand until 2027.

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Solar Tariffs In Tamil Nadu: State Discovers Rs 3.47 Per Unit Rate In Revenue Auctions

Solar Tariffs In Tamil Nadu: State Discovers Rs 3.47 Per Unit Rate In Revenue Auctions

Tariffs for solar power in Tamil Nadu touched as low as Rs 3.47/unit in reverse-auctions held over the weekend. The biddings were done for 1,500 MW solar plants.

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Conventional Electricity Generation Rises 7.2 Pc In May

Conventional Electricity Generation Rises 7.2 Pc In May

Electricity production from conventional energy sources increased by 7.2 per cent in May from the same month last year. Latest data from the Central Electricity Authority show that 107 billion units (BU) of electricity was produced from conventional sources in May this year. Electricity generation in Sikkim went up by 126 per cent to 820 million units.

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Plan To Make Varanasi Clean City With Renewable Energy

Plan To Make Varanasi Clean City With Renewable Energy

The Centre is considering an ambitious plan to make PM Narendra Modi's constituency, Varanasi, a "clean electricity city" where only renewable energy would be used.

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Neo Solar Power’s Project Arm Sells First 14.68mw Solar Farm In Fukushima

Neo Solar Power’s Project Arm Sells First 14.68mw Solar Farm In Fukushima

Taiwan-based cell and module producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) said its downstream PV project subsidiary General Energy Solutions (GES) had sold a 14.68MW project in Fukushima, Japan and was the first time a Taiwanese company had completed and sold a utility-scale plant in Japan.

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France Provides €80m Credit To India For Two Hydropower Projects

France Provides €80m Credit To India For Two Hydropower Projects

French development agency AFD has provided an €80m credit for the development of two hydroelectric plants (HEP) in Himachal Pradesh, India.

 

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Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 48.62 per bbl on 04.07.2

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 48.62 per bbl on 04.07.2

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$ 48.62 per barrel (bbl) on 04.07.2017.

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Free LPG Gas Cylinder Scheme: Narendra Modi Government May Launch Ujjwala Plus on Independence Day

Free LPG Gas Cylinder Scheme: Narendra Modi Government May Launch Ujjwala Plus on Independence Day

The NDA government is likely to announce the launch of Ujjwala Plus, which is meant to increase the coverage of its scheme for free LPG connection to the poor on the upcoming Independence Day.

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ONGC Rescinds Pacts With Schlumberger, Halliburton

ONGC Rescinds Pacts With Schlumberger, Halliburton

State-run ONGC has rescinded the initial pacts for outsourcing production from its ageing fields in Gujarat and Assam to international service providers Schlumberger and Halliburton after the oil ministry objected to the contract being handed over without bidding.

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Fuel Dealers To Get Better Rates

Fuel Dealers To Get Better Rates

The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is expected to announce an increase in margins for petrol and diesel dealers by the end of this month, industry representatives said on Tuesday.

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Diesel Imports Intensify, May Be Curbed By Monsoon

Diesel Imports Intensify, May Be Curbed By Monsoon

India's diesel imports have intensified with state-owned refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) entering the spot market on Tuesday to seek its seventh cargo of the fuel for July, trade sources said. But imports could slow as monsoon season starts in India, they added.

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India Increases Energy Import From US per Trump’s Suggestion

India Increases Energy Import From US per Trump’s Suggestion

Indian Oil intends to receive the sour crude from North American sellers at Paradip port between September 25 and October 4 or at Vadinar refinery in the western part of the country during the first week of October.

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The Destabilizing Effect Of Cheap Oil

The Destabilizing Effect Of Cheap Oil

The low cost of oil may be welcomed by many economies, but it is creating a great deal of political and social volatility in numerous producer countries.

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Can G19 Hold Firm Against Donald Trump's G1?

Can G19 Hold Firm Against Donald Trump's G1?

Can a motley crew of countries grouping climate champions Germany and France with oil giants Russia and Saudi Arabia muster a joint defence of the Paris Agreement against Donald Trump?

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Indian Railways to Diversify its Freight Basket: Minister Suresh Prabhu

Indian Railways to Diversify its Freight Basket: Minister Suresh Prabhu

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu today said the Railways need to diversify its freight basket over a period of time and that private-public partnership (PPP) initiatives are the best to accommodate smaller quantities of cargo.

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Indian Railways: Water Coolers Installed At 1418 Railway Stations To Make Affordable Drinking Water Available For Passengers

Indian Railways: Water Coolers Installed At 1418 Railway Stations To Make Affordable Drinking Water Available For Passengers

To further improve the availability of potable and affordable drinking water for commuters during their journey, Indian Railways has installed water coolers at railway stations which deal with 1000 passengers or more.

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Traffic Violations To Attract Penalty Points From August 1

Traffic Violations To Attract Penalty Points From August 1

Come August 1, traffic violations would accrue penalty points that would eventually result in licence suspension, the police informed here on Tuesday.

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Fact Check: Have Modi Government’s Reforms Really Transformed India?

Fact Check: Have Modi Government’s Reforms Really Transformed India?

In a Forbes magazine article that caused a happy stir in right-wing social media, Harry G. Broadman argued that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “governing prowess” had “boosted India’s GDP growth” and “produced sizeable increases of inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI)”.

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Infrastructure: Now Tourism Gets Attention; Rs 1500 cr Plan For Cruise Terminals at Mumbai, Goa, Chennai

Infrastructure: Now Tourism Gets Attention; Rs 1500 cr Plan For Cruise Terminals at Mumbai, Goa, Chennai

After GST, States are allowed to collect ONLY electricity duty, mandi fee, property tax, and stamp duties . Goodbye “check post raj”.

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Waste-To-Energy Plant Will be a New Problem For Gurgaon, Say Greens And RWAs

Waste-To-Energy Plant Will be a New Problem For Gurgaon, Say Greens And RWAs

Environmentalists and members of the civil society have declared their opposition to the state government's decision of installing a waste-to-energy plant in Bandhwari, saying the model is unsuited to Indian cities.

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National Rail Academy For Training In Rail Security

National Rail Academy For Training In Rail Security

A national academy for training in railway security will soon be set up by the government keeping in mind the threat to the public transporter.

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AIIB Lends $329 Million To Build Roads To 4,000 Villages In Gujarat, India

AIIB Lends $329 Million To Build Roads To 4,000 Villages In Gujarat, India

The Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a loan of US$329 million to build access roads to approximately 4,000 villages in the Indian state of Gujarat.

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How Southeast Asia Can Leverage China’s New Silk Road

How Southeast Asia Can Leverage China’s New Silk Road

In the deep valleys of northern Laos, the Nam Khan River – a major tributary of the mighty Mekong – slices through extraordinary scenery. Towering, mist-covered mountain ranges; a sublimely preserved Unesco heritage-listed city that was once a royal capital; rippling rice paddies and fishing villages are just some of the dreamy scenes along its banks.

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Mapped: The World’s Largest CO2 Importers And Exporters

Mapped: The World’s Largest CO2 Importers And Exporters

While the US and many European countries have reduced their domestic emissions over recent decades, some of this reduction has been offset by increasing imports from countries, such as China, that have a more carbon-intensive energy mix.

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Japan Develops Bullet Train With 360 kph Speed

Japan Develops Bullet Train With 360 kph Speed

Japanese railway company JR East will start testing a new model of the Shinkansen bullet train capable of reaching speeds up to 360 km/hour by 2019.

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