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November 16, 2018, Friday

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UDAY Impact: UP Electricity Earnings Grow 28 Per Cent To Rs 7,822 Crore Current Fiscal

UDAY Impact: UP Electricity Earnings Grow 28 Per Cent To Rs 7,822 Crore Current Fiscal

A severe crackdown on electricity theft following the implementation of the centre's flagship scheme Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY).

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More Than 40 Hydro Projects Running Behind Schedule, Says Piyush Goyal

More Than 40 Hydro Projects Running Behind Schedule, Says Piyush Goyal

A total of 41 under-construction hydro electric projects (above 25 MW) with a combined capacity of 11,792.5 MW are running behind schedule, Parliament was informed on Monday.

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NHPC Scheduled To Generate 4458.69 MUs Additional Power From Parbati-II And Kishanganga Projects: Piyush Goyal

NHPC Scheduled To Generate 4458.69 MUs Additional Power From Parbati-II And Kishanganga Projects: Piyush Goyal

Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal said state-owned NHPC Ltd is scheduled to generate 4458.69 Million Units (MUs) additional power (based on design energy) from two of its present under construction hydro projects, viz.

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Reliance Power Posts 32% Fall In Q1 Profit

Reliance Power Posts 32% Fall In Q1 Profit

Reliance Power on Monday posted a 32% drop in fiscal first-quarter net profit, as operating income declined and finance cost increased.

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Australia's IFM Puts Two Gas-Fired Power Stations On The Block

Australia's IFM Puts Two Gas-Fired Power Stations On The Block

Australian infrastructure investor IFM is seeking to sell two gas-fired power plants, looking to exit the long-term investment amid uncertainty over Australia's climate and energy policy, two industry sources said.

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Clp Plans To Add Scale To India Arm Through Renewable Energy, Transmission Projects

CLP Plans To Add Scale To India Arm Through Renewable Energy, Transmission Projects

Hong Kong-headquartered utility CLP has plans to add scale to its India arm, driven by renewable energy and transmission projects, and list the company on bourses here in the next two to three years.

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Rajasthan Govt Approves New Policy For Power Connections To Small And Marginal Farmers

Rajasthan Govt Approves New Policy For Power Connections To Small And Marginal Farmers

Rajasthan government has approved agriculture connection policy-2017 for power connections to small and marginal farmers.

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Andhra Pradesh to set up LED lights in all villages: CM Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh To Set Up Led Lights In All Villages: CM Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh, which has emerged as a pioneer in providing LED street lighting in all the municipal areas in the state, is going to become the no. 1 state in the country in achieving LED street lighting in rural areas as well.

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Startups To Enable Citizen Participation In Public Governance With Data

Startups To Enable Citizen Participation In Public Governance With Data

Chandrapurdistrict in Maharashtra rich in natural resources of lime and coal boasts of one of Asia's largest thermal power plants and several cement factories.

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India, Pakistan May Hold Talks On 2 Projects Under Indus Waters Treaty This Week

India, Pakistan May Hold Talks On 2 Projects Under Indus Waters Treaty This Week

India and Pakistan are expected to hold talks on issues related to two of India’s hydroelectricity projects under the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) at the World Bank headquarters in Washington this week, a person familiar with the developments said.

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World Bank Assures 'neutrality' In Indo-pak Talks Over Indus Water Treaty

World Bank Assures 'Neutrality' In Indo-pak Talks Over Indus Water Treaty

The World Bankhas assured its continued neutrality and impartiality in helping India and Pakistanfind an "amicable way forward" during talks over issues related to two of India's hydroelectricity projects under Indus Waters Treaty.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket was US$ 50.32 per bbl on 28.07.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket was US$ 50.32 per bbl on 28.07.2017

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$ 50.32 per barrel (bbl) on 28.07.2017.

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Govt Orders LPG Prices To Be Hiked By Rs4 Per Month

Govt Orders LPG Prices To Be Hiked By Rs4 Per Month

The government has ordered state-run oil companies to raise subsidised cooking gas (LPG) prices by Rs4 per cylinder every month to eliminate all the subsidies by March next year, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday.

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Oil Retreats After Rising Above $50 For First Time Since May

Oil Retreats After Rising Above $50 For First Time Since May

Oil slid after briefly rising above $50 a barrel in New York and sparking concern that prices surpassing that key level will only bring on more shale supply.

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Farzad B Gas Field Row: Not Obligated To Give Deal To India, Says Iran

Farzad B Gas Field Row: Not Obligated To Give Deal To India, Says Iran

Despite India willing to invest as much as $11 billion to develop Iran’s Farzad B gas field, the war of words between the two countries has only intensified with Tehran now saying that it is under no obligation to award the contract to India.

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Asian Imports Of Iranian Oil Hit 14-month Low

Asian Imports Of Iranian Oil Hit 14-month Low

Imports of Iranian crude by major buyers in Asia fell for a second month in a row to a 14-month low in June, weighed down by sluggish purchases by Chinaand Japan.

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IOC’s New Concept Sas To Come Back To Company’s Priority List

IOC’s New Concept Sas To Come Back To Company’s Priority List

After remaining in low key for long, Indian Oil Corporation’s Servo Agro Spray( SAS) is coming back in priority planning of the company to penetrate deeper into Rs 10,000 crore sized national agro oil market.

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Here's How China And India Could Emerge As The Winners Of US Oil Sanctions On Venezuela

Here's How China And India Could Emerge As The Winners Of US Oil Sanctions On Venezuela

President Donald Trump vowed to take "strong and swift economic" action ahead of Venezuela's controversial election for a new Constituent Assembly.

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British-Dutch Oil Giant Shell Shutters Europe's Largest Refinery After Fire

British-Dutch Oil Giant Shell Shutters Europe's Largest Refinery After Fire

The British-Dutch oil giant Shell said it was temporarily shutting down Europe's biggest refinery after a pre-dawn fire broke out at a power station on the vast site on Sunday.

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Oil Skeptics Exit As Market Dispels Gloom To Flirt With $50

Oil Skeptics Exit As Market Dispels Gloom To Flirt With $50

As pessimism over oil dissipates and investors flirt with $50 a barrel again, short-sellers are getting out of the way.

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Infrastructure Output Grows 0.4 Per Cent Year-on-year In June

Infrastructure Output Grows 0.4 Per Cent Year-on-year In June

Reduced output of cement, electricity and coal slowed the pace of expansion of India’s eight infrastructure sectors in June to 0.4%. The core sector had expanded 4.1% in May and 7% in June last year.

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National Highway In Andhra Pradesh Cleared For IAF Flights Landing

National Highway In Andhra Pradesh Cleared For IAF Flights Landing

The Indian Air Force has cleared the Vijayawada-Rajahmundry National Highway for emergency landing of IAF flights.

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Railways Eyes Rs 26000 Cr Savings In Energy Costs Over 10 Years Through Electrification Of Major Rail Routes

Railways Eyes Rs 26000 Cr Savings In Energy Costs Over 10 Years Through Electrification Of Major Rail Routes

The Indian Railways has chalked out a blueprint to electrify its network over the next ten years that will result in an estimated total savings of Rs 26,400 crore on energy costs, a ministry official said.

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Delhi Metro Named As World’s First And Only 100% ‘green’ Metro System

Delhi Metro Named As World’s First And Only 100% ‘green’ Metro System

Here is a news Delhites would cherish. Delhi Metro Rail Service has been named as the only completely ‘green’ Metro system in the world for adhering to green building norms, IANS reported today.

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Modi Government To Block China’s Biggest Ever Acquisition In India, Fosun’s $1.3 Billion Takeover Of Gland Pharma

Modi Government To Block China’s Biggest Ever Acquisition In India, Fosun’s $1.3 Billion Takeover Of Gland Pharma

India is poised to reject Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co.’s proposed $1.3 billion takeover of an Indian drugmaker, according to people familiar with the matter, scuppering the biggest-ever Chinese acquisition in the country.

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E-Cars Pollute More Than Bs4 Vehicles: Roland Folger, Head Of Mercedes India

E-Cars Pollute More Than Bs4 Vehicles: Roland Folger, Head Of Mercedes India

Roland Folger, the head of Mercedes Benz in India, has raised doubts over the government's intention to entirely switch over to electric vehicles by 2030

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Traffic Growth: Rs 50,000 Crore A Year Required For Extra Laning

Traffic Growth: Rs 50,000 Crore A Year Required For Extra Laning

The present rate of vehicle growth will require construction of an additional lane on highways every year, which will cost government about Rs 50,000 crore.

 

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Indian Railways Working On Technology To Achieve Mission 41 K; Know What It Is

Indian Railways Working On Technology To Achieve Mission 41 K; Know What It Is

Indian Railways is working on technologies that will enable 40% substitution of diesel by compressed natural gas (CNG) in locomotives and nine-zoned solar panels on diesel electric multiple units (DEMUs).

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Big Relief To UP Builders, Yogi Adityanath Government Redefines Ongoing Projects

Big Relief To UP Builders, Yogi Adityanath Government Redefines Ongoing Projects

The Uttar Pradesh government’s real estate rules have amended the definition of an “ongoing project”, allowing a builder to be exempt from the purview of Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA) even if he has just applied for a licence or received a part-completion certificate before the Act was notified.

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Soon, Travel From Delhi To Chandigarh In Two Hours

Soon, Travel From Delhi To Chandigarh In Two Hours

The Indian Railways is going full steam to achieve the target of covering the 245-km long Delhi-Chandigarh distance in flat two hours despite many curves on the proposed semi-high speed route.

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In India’s Most Overflowing Trains, Bihar-Delhi-Bihar Is Track No. 1

In India’s Most Overflowing Trains, Bihar-Delhi-Bihar Is Track No. 1

Ten years ago, around 280 crore people used the Railways to travel an average of 229 km per year over long distances across cities.

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Metro-2B Corridor Work Hits A Roadblock

Metro-2B Corridor Work Hits A Roadblock

Seven months after floating bids for construction of DN Nagar-Mandale Metro-2B corridor, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has hit a roadblock with the corridor still lacking a crucial nod from the Airport Authority of India (AAI).

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Good News For Railways Passengers, Carrier Makeover Plan For Stations Well On Way; Know All About It

Good News For Railways Passengers, Carrier Makeover Plan For Stations Well On Way; Know All About It

In what comes as good news for those who have bemoaned the condition of railway stations in India, a recent review meeting on infrastructure projects.

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Repairing Rail Fractures: Central Railway Yet To Get Access To Track Safety Details

Repairing Rail Fractures: Central Railway Yet To Get Access To Track Safety Details

ONE YEAR after Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha directed that records on safety of railway tracks be shared with the Safety Directorate of the Railways.

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