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November 14, 2018, Wednesday

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India Permitted To Construct Kishanganga, Ratle Projects Under Indus Water Treaty: World Bank

India Permitted To Construct Kishanganga, Ratle Projects Under Indus Water Treaty: World Bank

India is allowed to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restrictions under the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), the World Bank has said.

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Cabinet apprised of MOU between India and Spain on India-Spain cooperation in renewable energy

Cabinet apprised of MOU between India and Spain on India-Spain cooperation in renewable energy

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised of the recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Spain on India-Spain Cooperation in renewable energy.

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Internet Connectivity To Become Reality Soon In Remote Punjab

Internet Connectivity To Become Reality Soon In Remote Punjab

Charging mobile handsets and connecting to internet might soon be easy in remote areas of Punjab which lack grid connectivity.

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A Building That Would Generate Electricity

Can you think of a building that would generate, store and supply electricity? It sounds unbelievable, right. But that is the goal of Indian and British researchers working together on a solar project in India.

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Turning Indian Villages Into Solar Power Stations: £7 Million Award For Swansea-led Project

Turning Indian Villages Into Solar Power Stations: £7 Million Award For Swansea-led Project

Villages in India will benefit from Swansea University expertise in creating buildings that work as power stations, generating, storing and releasing their own power, thanks to £7 million of UK government funding.

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Jakson Commissions 200 KW Solar Rooftop Plant, Installs 669 Solar Modules

Jakson Commissions 200 KW Solar Rooftop Plant, Installs 669 Solar Modules

Union Minister of State for Law and Justice and Electronics and IT, P.P. Chaudhary on Tuesday inaugurated a 200 KW solar rooftop PV power plant at the Electronics Niketan Building here, installed and commissioned by Jakson Group.

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Goldman, Tennenbaum Buy Singapore-based Solar Power Company Conergy

Goldman, Tennenbaum Buy Singapore-based Solar Power Company Conergy

U.S. private equity funds Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC (TCP) and Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) have bought solar energy company Conergy Asia & ME Pte Ltd and its subsidiaries, Conergy said on Wednesday.

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Institutional Buyers Ensure Hindustan Copper OFS Will Sail Through

Institutional Buyers Ensure Hindustan Copper OFS Will Sail Through

The government's four per cent disinvestment in Hindustan Copper is guaranteed to sail through on the back of huge demand from institutional investors.

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CIL E-Auction Sales Jump 32 Pc In Q1

CIL E-Auction Sales Jump 32 Pc In Q1

State owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) has sold 32 per cent more coal through e-auction during the April-June quarter compared to the same period last year.

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'Solar Tariffs At Rs 3 A Unit May Be The New Normal'

'Solar Tariffs At Rs 3 A Unit May Be The New Normal'

NTPC chairman Gurdeep Singh said Rs 3-3.20 a unit tariff for solar power may be the new normal and can be achieved without the support of “cheap funds or cheap panels“, which have been a concern for the industry.

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"We Are Planning To Add Renewable As Fast As Possible," NTPC CMD Gurdeep Singh

"We Are Planning To Add Renewable As Fast As Possible," NTPC CMD Gurdeep Singh

NTPC is increasing its bets on solar power as tariffs keep falling on the back of decline in prices of cells and modules in the global market. The shift in business strategy of India’s largest coal-fired generator cannot be ignored.

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Ratish Kumar Director (Projects) Gets Additional Interim Charge Of NHPC CMD

Ratish Kumar Director (Projects) Gets Additional Interim Charge Of NHPC CMD

With K M Singh attaining the age of superannuation, state-owned NHPC Ltd has entrusted the additional charge of the post of CMD, NHPC to Ratish Kumar, Director (Projects) for a period of three months from August 1, 2017.

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BSF Replaces Sodium Floodlights With LEDs Along The Indo-Pak Border

BSF Replaces Sodium Floodlights With LEDs Along The Indo-Pak Border

The Border Security Force (BSF) which is currently replacing the sodium floodlights along the international border adjoining Pakistan will be saving 50 per cent by way of electricity bills.

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Schneider Electric, WWF Install Solar-storage Mini-grids On Diminishing Islands In India’s Threatened Sundarbans

Schneider Electric, WWF Install Solar-storage Mini-grids On Diminishing Islands In India’s Threatened Sundarbans

Stretching across the Bay of Bengal from on to offshore the coasts of northeast India and Bangladesh, the Sundarbans is the world’s largest remaining mangrove ecosystem.

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European Oil Majors Seek To Harness U.S. Offshore Wind

European Oil Majors Seek To Harness U.S. Offshore Wind

Some European oil majors have made inroads into the emerging U.S. offshore wind energy market, aiming to leverage their experience of deepwater development and the crowded offshore wind arena at home.

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Coal-fired Locomotive Yet To Hit NMR Track

Coal-fired Locomotive Yet To Hit NMR Track

The only surviving old coal-fired loco, which was brought to Coonoor loco shed for maintenance last February, is simply stationed there even after it has been readied for operation.

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IOC Wants To Source At Least 10 Pc Crude From Own Assets

IOC Wants To Source At Least 10 Pc Crude From Own Assets

Indian Oil is looking at sourcing at least 10 per cent of its crude oil requirement from its own assets, a signal that the state-owned refiner might focus on increasing its portfolio of producing hydrocarbon assets within India and abroad.

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GAIL Commences 100% Construction Work In Kerala Stretch Of KKMBPL Project

GAIL Commences 100% Construction Work In Kerala Stretch Of KKMBPL Project

State owned GAIL India Ltd said on Wednesday that it has started its foray into the state of Kerala with Kochi – Koottanad – Mangaluru-Bengaluru Pipeline with a total project cost of Rs 3,263 crores

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BP In Talks With Electric Carmakers On Service Station Chargers

BP In Talks With Electric Carmakers On Service Station Chargers

BP is in talks with electric vehicle makers on partnering to offer battery re-charging docks at its global network of fuel service stations as it seeks to benefit from the move away from diesel and petrol cars, Chief Executive Bob Dudley told Reuters on Tuesday.

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BPCL's Plans To Diversify Oil Imports; Makes Firstever Purchase Of Crude From The US

BPCL's Plans To Diversify Oil Imports; Makes Firstever Purchase Of Crude From The US

Bharat Petroleum has made the first-ever purchase of the US crude oil as it pursues a strategy to diversify import sourcing after Opec and non-Opec suppliers cut their output to jack up prices.

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Crude Oil Below $52 Hits Saudi Petchems In Otherwise Upbeat Region

Crude Oil Below $52 Hits Saudi Petchems In Otherwise Upbeat Region

Stock markets in the Gulf were mixed on Wednesday, with Saudi Arabia dragged down by a drop in crude oil prices while blue chips led gains the United Arab Emirates and Qatar higher.

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India BPCLl Buys 1 Mln BBL Of WTI Midland Oil

India BPCL Buys 1 Mln BBL Of WTI Midland Oil

State-run Bharat Petroleum Corp has bought 1 million barrels of low sulphur WTI Midland grade, the first purchase of the U.S. grade by an Indian company, through a tender, an industry source with knowledge of the deal said.

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China Defends Oil And Gas Activity In East China Sea After Japan Protests; Says Work Happening In Its Jurisdiction

China Defends Oil And Gas Activity In East China Sea After Japan Protests; Says Work Happening In Its Jurisdiction

China today defended its oil and gas activity in the East China Sea as occurring in areas "indisputably" under its jurisdiction, after Japanese protests stirred a longstanding dispute over the region.

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Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 51.24 per bbl on 01.08.2017

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 51.24 per bbl on 01.08.2017

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$ 51.24 per barrel (bbl) on 01.08.2017.

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BP Profits Hit By Angola Write-Off; CEO Says It's Preparing For 'New Oil Price Environment'

BP Profits Hit By Angola Write-Off; CEO Says It's Preparing For 'New Oil Price Environment'

BP beat analyst expectations on Tuesday, despite profits more than halving from the first three months of the year after a hefty charge from an unsuccessful project in Angola.

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ONGC Moves Closer To Acquiring GSPC's Stakes In KG Block

ONGC Moves Closer To Acquiring GSPC's Stakes In KG Block

ONGC has moved a step further in its bid to acquire Gujarat State Petroleum Corp's 80 per cent stakes in Deen Dayal West (DDW) gas field in the KG basin. It will have to shell out Rs 7,738 crore for the asset.

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New Initiative By Railways; Passengers Can Book Tatkal Tickets Now And Pay Later

New Initiative By Railways; Passengers Can Book Tatkal Tickets Now And Pay Later

People can now pay later for tickets booked under the tatkal quota on the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp (IRCTC) website, it was announced on Wednesday.

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CCEA approves construction of major railway line projects worth Rs 4,000 crore for increasing power flow to Tamil Nadu and Kerala

CCEA approves construction of major railway line projects worth Rs 4,000 crore for increasing power flow to Tamil Nadu and Kerala

In what will provide a major boost to the railway network in various parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the Cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval to three major railway line projects worth nearly Rs 4,000 crore.

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CCEA approves construction of doubling of railway line with electrification between Madurai-Vanchi and Maniyachchi-Tuticorin

CCEA approves construction of doubling of railway line with electrification between Madurai-Vanchi and Maniyachchi-Tuticorin

The move to double the electrification capacity of the transmission line follows demands for introduction of additional trains for this area to serve the local people, the ever increasing tourists desiring to visit the area and the traffic originating to/from Ports.

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Cabinet approves construction of doubling of railway line with electrification between Vanchi-Maniyachchi- Nagercoil via Tirunelveli

Cabinet approves construction of doubling of railway line with electrification between Vanchi-Maniyachchi- Nagercoil via Tirunelveli

Considering the increase in future demand in the southern end of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the Centre on Wednesday approved a Rs 1000 crore project for doubling the railway line capacity between Vanchi-Maniyachchi- Nagercoil via Tirunelveli.

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Despite Floods, Railways' July Freight And Passenger Biz Up

Despite Floods, Railways' July Freight And Passenger Biz Up

The railways, which has been losing business to the roadways, seems to be gaining ground with both its freight and passenger traffic showing an upward trend in July, which is generally considered a lean month

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L&T Bags Rs 3375-Crore Mauritius Metro Order

L&T Bags Rs 3375-Crore Mauritius Metro Order

Engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro on Wednesday announced a Rs 3,375 crore-worth metro order from the Mauritius government

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Post GST, Multi-modal Transport Key To Seamless Cargo Movement

Post GST, Multi-modal Transport Key To Seamless Cargo Movement

After the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), seamless movement of trade could get another boost from multi-modal transportation.

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Goods Train Derails In Bihar, Traffic Disrupted On Mughalsarai-Howrah Route

Goods Train Derails In Bihar, Traffic Disrupted On Mughalsarai-Howrah Route

Train movement on the Howrah-Delhi Grand Chord section was affected after around 16 empty wagons of a goods train derailed between Karmnasa-Dhanichha stations under Mughalsarai railway station of East Central Railway (ECR) in the wee hours on Wednesday.

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Railways Mulls Land-pooling With States To Boost Station Re-Development

Railways Mulls Land-pooling With States To Boost Station Re-Development

Indian Railways' ambitious plan for the re-development of 400 stations for commercial use at an investment of about Rs 1 lakh crore is set to get a fresh lease of life as state governments are joining the initiative through a unique land-pooling method.

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CPEC a Master Plan For Deep Chinese Penetration Of Pakistan's Economy

CPEC a Master Plan For Deep Chinese Penetration Of Pakistan's Economy

The over USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project appears is a master plan for deep Chinese penetration into Pakistan`s economy, many businessmen in Pakistan have told the Hong Kong-based Asia Times.

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