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After Solar It's Wind Energy Powering India's Power Sector

After Solar It's Wind Energy Powering India's Power Sector

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal presided over the signing of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for purchase of 1050 MW of wind power under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)’s first Wind Auction Scheme on Friday.

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Mines Should Be Operationalised Faster After Auction: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed the progress of the India's flagship scheme--Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) for the operational and financial turnaround of state distribution companies and various aspects of mineral block auction at a high level meeting today.

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PM Narendra Modi Reviews Progress Of India's Flagship Scheme--UDAY As Also Mineral Block Auctions

PM Narendra Modi Reviews Progress Of India's Flagship Scheme--UDAY As Also Mineral Block Auctions

So far, 26 States and 1 UT have joined Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) for financial and operational turnaround of their DISCOMs. Out of Rs.3,75,430 crores debt of state owned power distribution utilities, as existing on 31-03-2015, UDAY States account for Rs.3,62,231 crores of debt.

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Siemens Retreats From Russian Energy After Crimean Scandal

Siemens Retreats From Russian Energy After Crimean Scandal

Germany's Siemens tried to distance itself from a Crimean sanctions scandal on Friday, halting deliveries of power equipment to Russian state-controlled customers and reviewing supply deals.

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Schneider Electric Eyes Rs 70 Crore Sales From Two New Products

Schneider Electric Eyes Rs 70 Crore Sales From Two New Products

Schneider Electric India is targeting Rs 70 crore sales by 2018-end from two new products that will help in energy saving up to 30 per cent in buildings, a top company official said.

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NDMC To Replace 2 Lakh Street Lights, Will Save Rs 50 Cr

NDMC To Replace 2 Lakh Street Lights, Will Save Rs 50 Cr

Over two lakh conventional street lights will be replaced with LEDs by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) in the next nine months, a move that will save Rs 50 crore of the civic body annually.

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SECI Scraps 950 Mw Of Solar Tenders In India - Report

SECI Scraps 950 Mw Of Solar Tenders In India - Report

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has cancelled tenders for 950 MW of solar capacity, some of which with battery storage, Mercom Capital said on Thursday.

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India’s First Wind Power Auction: Developers Sign PPAs For 550 Mw Capacity

India’s First Wind Power Auction: Developers Sign PPAs For 550 Mw Capacity

Major wind power developers including Adani and Mytrah Energy today signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Power Trading Corporation (PTC) for supply of 550 Mw power to states as part of India’s first wind power auctions scheme.

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‘India Is Looking At 30 % Carbon Emission Cut By 2030’

‘India Is Looking At 30 % Carbon Emission Cut By 2030’

The Union Government’s target of achieving 200 GW renewable energy production in the country by 2022 is humongous, but possible, said Chitra Rajagopal, Director General of Defence Research and Development Organisation (System Analysis and Programme).

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Eight Months After Signing, India-Japan Civil Nuclear Co-op Deal Comes Into Full Force

Eight Months After Signing, India-Japan Civil Nuclear Co-op Deal Comes Into Full Force

Eight months after it was sealed, a landmark civil nuclear cooperation deal between India and Japan came into force on Thursday. The deal provides for collaboration between their industries in the nuclear field.

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India Inc’s Growth Story Will Be Powered By Coal Energy

India Inc’s Growth Story Will Be Powered By Coal Energy

Globally, coal is heading towards a bleak future. This is primarily due to its negative impact on the environment and health. Many analysts believe that the future of coal is no different in India.

 

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India’s Power Pollution Cap Goal Set At Least 6 Years Too Early

India’s Power Pollution Cap Goal Set At Least 6 Years Too Early

India wanted to cap toxic emissions from power plants by December. It’s now discovering that target is at least 6 years from its reach.

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Can Clean Coal Technologies Help In Sustainable Development?

Can Clean Coal Technologies Help In Sustainable Development?

India is world’s third largest producer and fourth largest consumer of electricity. Though the share of renewable energy in overall power generation is steadily increasing, it will take many years before it surpasses the total capacity of coal-fired power generation.

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Conference Stresses Need To Tap Renewable Energy Sources More

Conference Stresses Need To Tap Renewable Energy Sources More

Efforts towards sustainable living in India is still a baby crawling, but India will be able to reduce carbon emissions up to 30% by 2030, and at the same time achieve 220GW renewable energy production by 2022, Chitra Rajagopal, director general, systems and modelling, Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) said.

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The Debt Threat Lurking Behind India’s Zombie Power Plants

The Debt Threat Lurking Behind India’s Zombie Power Plants

In the central Indian village of Raikheda, the construction of a thermal coal power plant once promised jobs and economic progress.

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India's Diplomacy Power Play Pays Off, Seoul Pulls Plug On Pok Projects

India's Diplomacy Power Play Pays Off, Seoul Pulls Plug On Pok Projects

India's diplomatic power play is paying off with countries rethinking and reviewing decisions to invest in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

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NASA Eyes Solar Eclipse To Understand Earth’s Energy System

NASA Eyes Solar Eclipse To Understand Earth’s Energy System

In a bid to learn more about Earth’s energy system, scientists at NASA are planning to explore the moon’s eclipse of the sun, the space agency said in a statement.

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Tax Dept Mulls Selling 22 Crore Shares Of UK's Cairn Energy

Tax Dept Mulls Selling 22 Crore Shares Of UK's Cairn Energy

In a first, the Income Tax Department is considering to sell off 22 crore shares of Cairn Energy to recover its dues after a long litigation process between the UK company and the Indian government, sources told CNBC-TV18.

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Possible Melted Fuel Seen For First Time At Fukushima Plant

Possible Melted Fuel Seen For First Time At Fukushima Plant

An underwater robot captured images of lava-like lumps inside a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear fuel that melted six years ago.

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Government To Engage Two Advisors To Manage Sale Of HPCL to ONGC

Government To Engage Two Advisors To Manage Sale Of HPCL to ONGC

The government has sought to engage two advisors to help manage the sale of its stake in Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) to Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC).

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10 Unbelievable Numbers From RIL's 40th AGM

10 Unbelievable Numbers From RIL's 40th AGM

An investment of Rs 1,000 in Reliance Industries shares in 1977 has now turned to over Rs 16.50 lakh in the past 40 years, Chairman of oil-to-telecom behemoth Mukesh Ambani said while addressing the 40th Annual General Meeting on Friday

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Reliance Industries Shares Surge Nearly 4 Percent Post Q1 Earnings

Shares of Reliance Industries today closed the day with nearly 4 per cent gains after the company reported its highest quarterly consolidated net profit of Rs 9,108 crore in three-months to June 30.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was Us$ 48.45 Per Bbl On 20.07.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was Us$ 48.45 Per Bbl On 20.07.2017

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$ 48.45 per barrel (bbl) on 20.07.2017.

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$6 BN JV With BP Highlight Of RIL’s Oil, Gas Year: Ambani

$6 BN JV With BP Highlight Of RIL’s Oil, Gas Year: Ambani

The recent Reliance Industries (RIL) and British energy major BP deal on joint investment of $6 billion across the entire energy value chain in India and starting commercial gas production from coal bed methane

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India’s Edible Oil Imports To Fall For First Time In Six Years

India’s Edible Oil Imports To Fall For First Time In Six Years

India’s edible oil imports are set to fall for the first time in six years as a surge in local oilseed output cuts into overseas purchases, but intake needs to fall further to fortify the health of the market, the head of a leading importer said.

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Will This Merger Fuel India’s Oil Industry?

Will This Merger Fuel India’s Oil Industry?

Decks are cleared for the ONGC-HPCL merger with the Cabinet giving the go-ahead on Wednesday. While the government mops up roughly Rs 26,000 crore, or 40 per cent of its FY18’s disinvestment target, ONGC-HPCL will now have presence in the entire value chain.

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Kovind's Term Will Be Written In Golden Words Dharmendra Pradhan

Kovind's Term Will Be Written In Golden Words Dharmendra Pradhan

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind for his victory in the presidential polls and said that his term would be written in golden words.

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Railways Lost Savings Of Rs 3,000 Crore On Account Of Delays: CAG

Railways Lost Savings Of Rs 3,000 Crore On Account Of Delays: CAG

Indian Railways lost savings to the tune of Rs 3,006 crore on account of delays in execution 21 projects out of 29 projects which were examined by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG).

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FISMI-SIDBI Suggest Measures To Railway Ministry To Facilitate Entry Of MSMEs In Railway Procurements

FISMI-SIDBI Suggest Measures To Railway Ministry To Facilitate Entry Of MSMEs In Railway Procurements

The top MSME body in the country, FISME, along with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has suggested measures like 100% development orders to new firms, reduction in registration fees from Rs. 25000 to Rs 15000 by RDSO etc.

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Railway Ministry Working With Companies Like Apple On Train Speeds

Railway Ministry Working With Companies Like Apple On Train Speeds

Eyeing trains speeds of 600 km per hour, the government is working with global technology firms like Apple to help take Indian railways to the next level, Union minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

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Minister of Railways Inaugurates Round Table Conference Ensuring Cyber Security on Indian Railways

Minister of Railways Inaugurates Round Table Conference Ensuring Cyber Security on Indian Railways

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated Round Table Conference on “Ensuring Cyber Security on Indian Railways”. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital and other Railway Board Members and senior officials were also present on the occasion.

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Now Board Goa-shirdi Train From Chandigarh

Now Board Goa-shirdi Train From Chandigarh

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched a 800 seater train Goa-Shirdi Yatra starting point to which would be Chandigarh.

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Cyber Security A Priority Area For Railways: Prabhu

Cyber Security A Priority Area For Railways: Prabhu

Ensuring cyber security in day to day operations is one of the priorities for railways which is moving in a big way towards technology driven operations, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

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Paradip To Be Made A Smart Port, Smart City : Gadkari

Paradip To Be Made A Smart Port, Smart City : Gadkari

Paradip would be developed into a smart port and smart city at an investment of Rs 40,000 crore as part of the Centre’s plan to bring about a speedy development of Odisha, Union minister Nitin Gadkari announced today.

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National Trade Facilitation Action Plan Gives A Time Bound Map: Jaitley

National Trade Facilitation Action Plan Gives A Time Bound Map: Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has released the National Trade Facilitation Action Plan and said this Action Plan gives a time bound map, not only for implementing Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), but also for India's initiatives for trade facilitation and ease of doing business which goes beyond TFA,

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Rail Service In Kashmir Suspended Yet Again

Rail Service In Kashmir Suspended Yet Again

Train service has again been suspended in the Kashmir valley today, when separatists had called for " United Nations Military Observers Office " in Srinagar challo in protest against alleged Human Rights (HR) violations by the security forces.

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NID To Design Signages For Metro Rail

NID To Design Signages For Metro Rail

Top-notch design institute, National Institute of Design (NID), has bagged Metro rail’s project to design signages on the entire stretch of the railway line, including stations which will connect Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.

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BPL Patients Get Free Cab Ride Service

BPL Patients Get Free Cab Ride Service

P Venkatesh, a 45-year-old patient suffering from oral cancer, was the first to have been picked up from the MNJ cancer centre by a cab and dropped at the Secunderabad Railway Station as part of an NGO's latest pilot 'Free cab services for BPL patients initiative'.

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