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November 21, 2018, Wednesday

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Piyush Goyal Urges States To Clear Arrears Of Renewable Energy Companies

Piyush Goyal Urges States To Clear Arrears Of Renewable Energy Companies

The central government is persuading states to clear their arrears to renewable energy companies, which are faced with the challenge of repaying debt amid muted cash flows, power minister Piyush Goyal said

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Tata And Essar Plants In Gujarat Fit For Takeover: NTPC

Tata And Essar Plants In Gujarat Fit For Takeover: NTPC

The stressed imported-coal based power plants of Tata Power and Essar Power in Gujarat are fit to be taken over and can be operated without technical glitches, state-run NTPC has found in its technical assessment.

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The Energy Sector’s Success And Challenges

The Energy Sector’s Success And Challenges

The second turbine of 660MW was commissioned a few days back. While it is highly commendable that the energy crisis situation is about to end with the completion of many projects that are under implementation, there are challenges that remain and would have to be sorted out.

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No Nuclear Power For States That Oppose It: Power Minister

No Nuclear Power For States That Oppose It: Power Minister

States where governments or people oppose nuclear power projects are unlikely to get it, said Union power minister Piyush Goyal, toughening the Union government's stand against opposition to nuclear power reactors.

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UP nudges solar companies to cut power tariff on older pacts

UP nudges solar companies to cut power tariff on older pacts

Following a steep fall in solar tariffs in the last two years, Uttar Pradesh is pressuring solar power project developers to cut rates of electricity agreed upon in earlier contracts even though the pacts were signed when equipment prices were high.

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TN To Be Major Beneficiary Of Kudankulam 3&4 Units: Goyal

TN To Be Major Beneficiary Of Kudankulam 3&4 Units: Goyal

“We are drawing up a new power allotment formula under which maximum power from Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project 3 and 4 units will be for TN,” Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said.

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No Transfer Of Officers Probing Coal Scam Without Permission Says Supreme Court

No Transfer Of Officers Probing Coal Scam Without Permission Says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today directed that no CBI officer, who is investigating the coal scam cases or officials from SIT probing allegations of “abuse of authority” against former CBI director Ranjit Sinha, would be transferred without its prior permission.

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Shell Plans To Spend $1 Billion A Year On Clean Energy By 2020

Shell Plans To Spend $1 Billion A Year On Clean Energy By 2020

In some parts of the world we are beginning to see battery electric cars starting to gain consumer acceptance” while wind and solar costs are falling fast, Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden said in a speech in Istanbul on Monday.

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China Tops In Renewable Energy Production: BP Report

China Tops In Renewable Energy Production: BP Report

China surpassed the US as the top producer of renewable energy in 2016, according to the latest BP Statistical Review of World Energy released on Monday.

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Indian Assistant Prof And Solar Energy Expert Selected As ‘young Scientist’ To Address BRICS Meeting In China

Indian Assistant Prof And Solar Energy Expert Selected As ‘young Scientist’ To Address BRICS Meeting In China

An assistant professor of a city-based University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been selected as young scientist to participate in the second BRICS meeting, scheduled from July 11-15, at Hangzhou in China.

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A Primer On India’s Nuclear Energy Sector

A Primer On India’s Nuclear Energy Sector

Nuclear energy is undoubtedly most controversial, yet critical part for India’s future energy security.

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Global Crude Oil Price of Indian Basket Was US$ 46.12 per bbl on 07.07.2017

Global Crude Oil Price of Indian Basket Was US$ 46.12 per bbl on 07.07.2017

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$ 46.12 per barrel (bbl) on 07.07.2017.

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Oil Rises Slightly, But Growing Global Supply A Worry

Oil Rises Slightly, But Growing Global Supply A Worry

Oil prices rose modestly on Monday, but rising drilling activity in the United States and uncertainty over Libyan and Nigerian production cuts clouded the future supply outlook.

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BPCL Plans To Buy US Crude Oil For First Time Via 1-million-barrel Tender

BPCL Plans To Buy US Crude Oil For First Time Via 1-million-barrel Tender

Indian refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd plans to buy its first ever cargo of crude oil from the United States, a tender document showed on Monday.

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Oil Companies Build Petrochemicals Complexes To Tackle Future Energy Transition

Oil Companies Build Petrochemicals Complexes To Tackle Future Energy Transition

Indian refiners are hoping petrochemicals will save them if the tide of climate change and electric cars were to displace petrol and diesel as the key transportation fuel in future.

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Petrol Pump Dealers Defer Protest Against Daily Price Revision

Petrol Pump Dealers Defer Protest Against Daily Price Revision

Petrol pump dealers have deferred till month-end their planned 'no-purchase, no-sale' agitation against daily revision in fuel prices on expectations that oil companies will raise their sales commission.

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Ioc, Lanzatech Ink Rs 350-cr Pact To Build First Off Gas-to-bioethanol Unit

Ioc, Lanzatech Ink Rs 350-cr Pact To Build First Off Gas-to-bioethanol Unit

State-run Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) and LanzaTech, carbon recycling company, have signed a deal to build the world’s first refinery off gas-to-bioethanol production facility in India at an investment of Rs 350 crore.

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World’s Third Largest Oil Importer Secures Deal With U.S.

World’s Third Largest Oil Importer Secures Deal With U.S.

Indian Oil Corp. will take delivery of more than a million barrels of U.S. heavy crude in October—the first U.S. crude oil purchase by an Indian energy company, IOC’s finance chief told Reuters, and certainly not the last one.

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HPCL Forays Into International Bond Market Oversubscribed By 6x Times

HPCL Forays Into International Bond Market Oversubscribed By 6x Times

Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (“HPCL”) has announced that it has successfully raised 10-year fixed rate unsecured USD bond (Notes) amounting to USD 500 million from investors in Asia, Europe and Middle East.

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ONGC Videsh Gets 2-year Extension For Exploring Vietnamese Oil Block

ONGC Videsh Gets 2-year Extension For Exploring Vietnamese Oil Block

ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas arm of Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), has got a two-year extension to explore a Vietnamese oil block in the contested waters of the South China Sea.

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Changing Names Of Mumbai Railway Stations: Why It Is A Good Move

Changing Names Of Mumbai Railway Stations: Why It Is A Good Move

The recent changes in the names of two Mumbai railway stations has created a quite an uproar. First the name of Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) was changed to Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus 

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Manduadih-Rameswaram Weekly Express Tops India's Most-delayed Trains List

Manduadih-Rameswaram Weekly Express Tops India's Most-delayed Trains List

Indian Railways is notorious for its trains running behind schedule. However, which train in particular causes the most hardship for passengers?

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Annual Investment In Railways Has Doubled Since 2014, Says Suresh Prabhu

Annual Investment In Railways Has Doubled Since 2014, Says Suresh Prabhu

Indian Railways has been actively pursuing modernisation and expansion, and it has taken a number of reforms to improve transparency and efficiency.

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PM Narendra Modi To Meet State Chief Secretaries To Push Development Agenda

PM Narendra Modi To Meet State Chief Secretaries To Push Development Agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to meet all chief secretaries together — probably for the first time — on Monday to fast-track all-round development of states by taking a cohesive approach.

 

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Greenko To Raise $1 Billion Via Asia's Largest Green Bond

Greenko To Raise $1 Billion Via Asia's Largest Green Bond

Less than a year after its last offering, India’s leading clean energy company, Greenko, is raising around $1 billion via offshore dollar bonds — the largest green bond from a corporate entity in Asia till date.

 

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'GST to Help MSMEs to Compete With Cheap Imports From China, Others'

'GST to Help MSMEs to Compete With Cheap Imports From China, Others'

With the Goods and services tax (GST) comes into effect from 1 July, the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) would be able to compete with foreign competition coming from cheap cost centers such as China, Philippines, and Bangladesh, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) said on Sunday.

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Railways To Promote Small Entrepreneurs In Big Way

Railways To Promote Small Entrepreneurs In Big Way

The Indian Railways has taken a big step to promote micro and small enterprises by reserving 358 items including cleaning apparatus, stationery and leather items exclusively for procurement from the MSE sector.

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One Debt, One Road – The Silk Road to Debt Trap

One Debt, One Road – The Silk Road to Debt Trap

What immediately comes to our mind are those grand shows they put up on world stage. But, as they always say, devil is in the detail.

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Tatkal Booking, Cancellation Rules: Railways Issues Clarification

Tatkal Booking, Cancellation Rules: Railways Issues Clarification

Indian Railways has issued a clarification saying there has been no changes in Tatkal and other ticket reservation rules from July 1.

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New Gallery Opened at Chennai Rail Museum

New Gallery Opened at Chennai Rail Museum

The gallery showcases rail heritage photos, scale models and three tier running models of different coaches. Referring to former ICF chief I Hydari as a "combination of technical competence and great leadership", a senior ICF official spoke about his valuable contribution to the development of Indian Railways.

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7/11 Train Blasts: Mumbai’s Lifeline More Secure Now, Still A Long Way To Go

7/11 Train Blasts: Mumbai’s Lifeline More Secure Now, Still A Long Way To Go

AT 6.30 pm on a weekday evening, Churchgate railway station is witness to the usual chaos, with commuters rushing to catch the first train home.

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China Views Afghanistan-India Air Corridor As A Counter-balance To CPEC

China Views Afghanistan-India Air Corridor As A Counter-balance To CPEC

Chinese state-run daily Global Times on 25th June termed India’s efforts towards establishing trade linkages in the South Asian region as ‘geopolitical stubbornness’.

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Nabarangpur District Finds Place On Railway Map

Nabarangpur District Finds Place On Railway Map

With the Ministry of Railways sanctioning the new broad gauge (BG) line between Jeypore and Nabarangpur as per the announcement in the 2016-17 Railway Budget, Nabarangpur district will now come in the railway map of India.

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Indian Railways: Lower Berth In 3AC Coach To Be Reserved For Divyangs

Indian Railways: Lower Berth In 3AC Coach To Be Reserved For Divyangs

Indian Railways has been actively pursuing to provide world-class amenities to its passengers. In what is believed to be a historic move, the differently-abled passengers

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IPFT Supporters Block National Highway And Railway Tracks In Assam, Demand Separate State For Tribals

IPFT Supporters Block National Highway And Railway Tracks In Assam, Demand Separate State For Tribals

The Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) leaders and supporters today blocked the Assam-Agartala national highway (NH) and railway tracks at Khamthingbari in West Tripura district, to demand for a separate state for the tribal people.

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