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Half Of 1,396-mw Rooftop Solar Capacity Added In Fy17

Half Of 1,396-mw Rooftop Solar Capacity Added In Fy17

India had a rooftop solar capacity of 1,396 MW at the end March 2017, of which almost half was added in the previous financial year, according to a research report.

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GST Impact On Business: New Tax Regime To Help Make Economy Strong, Successful, Honest, Says Piyush Goyal

GST Impact On Business: New Tax Regime To Help Make Economy Strong, Successful, Honest, Says Piyush Goyal

Union Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines Minster Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that there has been a lot of wrong interpretations about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of ‘One Nation One Tax.

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Hindustan Power Expands Presence In Japan, Acquires 15 Solar Plants

Hindustan Power Expands Presence In Japan, Acquires 15 Solar Plants

One of the leading independent power producers in the country, Hindustan Power has acquired 15 solar power projects in Japan with a combined capacity of 150 Mw.

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5th Round Of Captive Coal Block Auctions Deferred Indefinitely

5th Round Of Captive Coal Block Auctions Deferred Indefinitely

The coal ministry has deferred indefinitely the fifth round of captive coal block auctions citing lack of demand from steel makers, despite a request from the steel ministry to continue the bidding for interested firms.

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NMDC Produces 8.52 Mt Iron Ore In April-june

NMDC Produces 8.52 Mt Iron Ore In April-june

DELHI: India's largest iron ore miner NMDC today said it produced 8.52 million tonne ore in the April-June quarter.

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Centre to Revamp Energy Mission to go Beyond Paris Treaty Goals

Centre to Revamp Energy Mission to go Beyond Paris Treaty Goals

The Centre is set to revamp a national energy efficiency mission started by the UPA to meet 40% of energy needs from renewable sources by 2030, as promised at the Paris climate treaty.

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JSW Energy Looks at New Opportunities in Renewables

JSW Energy Looks at New Opportunities in Renewables

Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Energy is exploring new opportunities in renewable energy space and transmission and distribution segment, the company said in its annual report 2016-17.

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Kongsberg Group Enters Into MoU With India's PTC

Kongsberg Group Enters Into MoU With India's PTC

A part of the 200 year-old Kongsberg group, Kongsberg Digital AS of Norway has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India's largest power trading organisation, the Power Trading Corporation of India (PTC) recently.

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JSW Energy March

JSW Energy Will Continue Consolidation In Power Space: Jindal

Backed by strong balance-sheet, JSW Energy will continue consolidation in the domestic power sector and look at buying stressed assets, its Chairman Sajjan Jindal said.

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Indian Tax Reform Uncertainty Concerns Energy Storage Industry

Indian Tax Reform Uncertainty Concerns Energy Storage Industry

A lack of clarity around India’s recently enforced Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill has caused a PV tender delay in the state of Gujarat and prompted the nation’s energy storage alliance industry group to write a letter of appeal to the government.

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Government to Form Panel to Monitor National Energy Policy

Government to Form Panel to Monitor National Energy Policy

The government will soon constitute a committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to oversee implementation of the proposed National Energy Policy which aims to promote energy independence.

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DMIDC Starts Commercial Operations of 1MW Solar Plant in Rajasthan

DMIDC Starts Commercial Operations of 1MW Solar Plant in Rajasthan

Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Corporation (DMIDC) today said its 1 MW smart micro grid solar power plant in Rajasthan has started commercial operations.

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Tata Steel Commissions Mine Air Cooling System at Digwadih Colliery

Tata Steel Commissions Mine Air Cooling System at Digwadih Colliery

Private steel major Tata Steel has commissioned a mine air cooling system, first of its kind in the Eastern India, at its Digwadih colliery in Dhanbad district to rescue the miners working in a depth of more than 400 meters.

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Boosting Rooftop 'parks' Can Help India Achieve Solar Energy Goal

Boosting Rooftop 'parks' Can Help India Achieve Solar Energy Goal

Recent newspaper articles have highlighted the rooftop photovoltaic (RTPV) sector's sluggish growth in India. The articles claim that based on the present outlook, the 40 GW target for 2021-22 will not be achieved.

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Indian Coal Demand To Remain Tepid: India-Ratings

Indian Coal Demand To Remain Tepid: India-Ratings

India Ratingsexpects domestic coalconsumption growth in India to remain tepid on account of subdued demand from thermal power plants, with an expectation of power plant capacity utilisation remaining sub-65% in the medium term.

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Enercon To Cooperate With Local Service Providers In India

Enercon To Cooperate With Local Service Providers In India

As Enercon announces, the manufacturer supplies original spare parts to the three service partners and provides them with comprehensive technical support as well as training for their engineers.

 

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Online Monitoring: NGT Notice To 35 Thermal Plants

Online Monitoring: NGT Notice To 35 Thermal Plants

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) today moved the National Green Tribunal, alleging that 35 thermal power plants across the country have failed to install online effluent and emission monitoring system, despite its direction

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Coal Scam Case: SC Bars Accused To Challenge Special Court Orders During Trial

Coal Scam Case: SC Bars Accused To Challenge Special Court Orders During Trial

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued an order that bars the five accused in the coal allocation scam case to challenge any special court order before the Delhi High Court during the trial of the case.

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HPCL Rallies Over 10% In Two Days After Merger Buzz With ONGC

HPCL Rallies Over 10% In Two Days After Merger Buzz With ONGC

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) rallied 6% to Rs 382 in intra-day trade, extending its Wednesday’s 5% gain on the BSE, after the media report suggested that the merger of the company with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is likely to take place soon.

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RIL Up 9% In Nifty's 350-point July Rally. SBI Gains 5%, Tata Motors Up 7%

RIL Up 9% In Nifty's 350-point July Rally. SBI Gains 5%, Tata Motors Up 7%

The Nifty50 index rallied over 350 points or nearly 4% in July so far with Reliance Industries contributing most in the gains.

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Larsen & Toubro, BPCL Trade Ex-bonus

Larsen & Toubro, BPCL Trade Ex-bonus

Shares of two Nifty 50 companies, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) are trading at their adjusted price of 1:2 bonus shares.

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Oil Dips On Glut Concerns, But Strong China Imports Support

Oil Dips On Glut Concerns, But Strong China Imports Support

Oil dipped on Thursday on persistent worries about oversupply, but strong Chinese imports and signs that U.S. storage tanks are gradually being drained offered some support to prices.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was Us$ 46.95 Per Bbl On 12.07.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was Us$ 46.95 Per Bbl On 12.07.2017

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$ 46.95 per barrel (bbl) on 12.07.2017

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Energy Consumption in India to Double by 2035: Pradhan

Energy Consumption in India to Double by 2035: Pradhan

Energy consumption in India is expected to double by 2035 and the demand will continue to rise for more than a decade, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday.

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Reliance Infra Q1 Net Profit Down 39% To Rs 1.8 Crore

Reliance Infra Q1 Net Profit Down 39% To Rs 1.8 Crore

Reliance Industrial Infrastructure Ltd (RIIL) on Thursday reported a decline of 39.1 per cent in its net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017-18.

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Government To Double/triple 16,500 Km Rail Tracks: Suresh Prabhu

Government To Double/triple 16,500 Km Rail Tracks: Suresh Prabhu

To fast-track creation of a robust infrastructure, the government has sanctioned plans for doubling and tripling of 16,500 km of railway tracks in few years as against only 22,000 km in last 70 years, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

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Odisha Requests Centre To Enhance Cargo Handling At Ports

Odisha Requests Centre To Enhance Cargo Handling At Ports

The Odisha government on Thursday requested the Centre to enhance cargo handling infrastructure in the existing ports of the state.

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GVK exits Bengaluru airport, sells residual 10% stake to Fairfax

GVK exits Bengaluru airport, sells residual 10% stake to Fairfax

GVK Power & Infrastructure today exited the Bengaluru airport by selling its residual 10 per cent stake to Canadian NRI businessman Prem Watsa's Fairfax India Holdings Corporation for Rs 1,290 crore.

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Indian Railways Launches New Train Services From Bhubaneswar And Bhopal

Indian Railways Launches New Train Services From Bhubaneswar And Bhopal

The weekly 'Humsafar Express' was pressed into service from Bhubaneswar for Krishnarajapuram and daily 'Intercity Express' was launched between Bhopal and Khajuraho by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu through videoconferencing in Delhi.

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Need To Lower Logistics Costs To Compete Globally: Gadkari

Need To Lower Logistics Costs To Compete Globally: Gadkari

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday stressed the need to reduce infrastructure logistics cost of ports, railways freight and roadways by 4-6 percent to compete in the international market.

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Govt Plans To Introduce Luxury Public Transport Buses

Govt Plans To Introduce Luxury Public Transport Buses

The government is looking to revamp public transport through introduction of double decker luxury buses run on alternative fuels, with an aim to curb private vehicle use, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.

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Railways Ministry to Improve Infrastructural Pace: Suresh Prabhu

Railways Ministry to Improve Infrastructural Pace: Suresh Prabhu

Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said that the Railway Ministry is focusing more on improving the infrastructure of Indian Railways to create a proper logistics and seamless movement of traffic.

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SASEC Road Connectivity Program Will Open Opportunities For NE MSMEs

SASEC Road Connectivity Program Will Open Opportunities For NE MSMEs

The Cabinet’s nod for upgradation of the Imphal-Moreh section of the road route NH-39 in Manipur, might open up new market for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the region.

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Four-laning Of Jalandhar-kapurthala Highway: Ministry Asks PWD To Submit Proposal Again

Four-laning Of Jalandhar-kapurthala Highway: Ministry Asks PWD To Submit Proposal Again

The four-laning project of National Highway 703-A, connecting Jalandhar with Kapurthala, which has been lying unattended since last year, is expected to see the light of day soon.

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New Design Wagons To Carry More Goods Soon

New Design Wagons To Carry More Goods Soon

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today reached out to private players for the creation of new design wagons to cater to market demands.

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Railways Gets Stiff target from PMO: 20 MT of cargo to be diverted from road to rail

Railways Gets Stiff target from PMO: 20 MT of cargo to be diverted from road to rail

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has given stiff targets to Indian Railways to augment the freight business of the carrier, including redirecting 20 million tonne (MT) of additional cargo from road to rail by the end of financial year 2017-18.

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Now, holding up Trains is ‘Anti-National’, According to Railways

Now, holding up Trains is ‘Anti-National’, According to Railways

CALLING their act “anti-national,” the Pune division of the Central Railways on Wednesday initiated action against passengers who had held up the Deccan Queen at the Pune Railway Station for about an hour on Monday.

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Central Railway to Run 60 More Special Trains During Ganpati Festival

Central Railway to Run 60 More Special Trains During Ganpati Festival

The Central Railway will run 60 more special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers during Ganpati Festival. It was directed by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in addition to 142 specials already announced.

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Bomb Scare at Mumbai’s Churchgate Station, Search Operations Underway

Bomb Scare at Mumbai’s Churchgate Station, Search Operations Underway

A bomb scare at the Churchgate Station in Mumbai left the security officials in a tizzy on Thursday. According to latest reports, the bomb scare was received in the morning.

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NGT Recommends Measures For Ganga Clean Up, Including Rs 50k Fine For Dumping Waste

NGT Recommends Measures For Ganga Clean Up, Including Rs 50k Fine For Dumping Waste

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday recommended a slew of measures to clean up the Ganges, including a fine of Rs 50,000 for dumping waste in the Haridwar-Unnao stretch of the river, ANI reported.

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