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November 20, 2018, Tuesday

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Govt Seeks Views On Amending Offshore Mineral Auction Rules

Govt Seeks Views On Amending Offshore Mineral Auction Rules

The government today said it has sought views of various stakeholders on the proposed bill to amend the Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act 2002, aimed at introducing transparent and effective mineral auction rules in offshore areas.

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Mizoram Becomes Third Power-surplus State In The North-east

Mizoram Becomes Third Power-surplus State In The North-east

Over two decades after it was conceptualised, the first unit of a 60 MW power plant in Mizorambegan generating electricity this week -- making it the third power-surplus state in northeastern India after Sikkim and Tripura.

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Coal India Says Will Generate Additional Annual Revenue Of Rs 527 Crore On Revised Charges

Coal India Says Will Generate Additional Annual Revenue Of Rs 527 Crore On Revised Charges

State-run miner Coal India Limited (CIL) on Friday announced it will garner additional annual revenue of Rs 527 crore on account of a slew of revised charges.

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Vedanta To Invest Rs 50,000 Crore On India Biz Expansion: Anil Agarwal

Vedanta To Invest Rs 50,000 Crore On India Biz Expansion: Anil Agarwal

Metals and mining conglomerate VedantaBSE 2.01 % Resources has plans to invest around Rs 50,000 crore on business expansion in India in coming years, its Chairman Anil Agarwal said today.

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Santosh Sharma Is The New Chairman And MD Of Hindustan Copper Ltd

Santosh Sharma Is The New Chairman And MD Of Hindustan Copper Ltd

Santosh Sharma has taken over as the new chairman and managing director of Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL), with effect from September 1, 2017. He replaces K D Diwan who retired from service on August 31, 20017.

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Delhi Discoms Pitch For Tariff Hike, Say Revenue Gap ‘huge’

Delhi Discoms Pitch For Tariff Hike, Say Revenue Gap ‘huge’

After the Delhi electricity regulator failed to hike energy charges for the third year in sucession, distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital on Friday strongly pitched for tariff revision, saying most other Indian states have raised power rates in the last few years.

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New Norms For Solar Equipment To Discourage Chinese Imports

New Norms For Solar Equipment To Discourage Chinese Imports

The ministry of new and renewable energy has redefined quality norms for photovoltaic (PV) cells and panels in order to contain cheap products from hampering the National Solar Mission.

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Technology And Renewables Transition Reduced India’s Carbon Footprint: Envt Secretary

Technology And Renewables Transition Reduced India’s Carbon Footprint: Envt Secretary

India has cut down its carbon footprint substantially with the help of technology in fossil fuel plants and rapid transition to renewables apart from improved forest cover, environment secretary Ajay Narayan Jha said.

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Gopal Singh Named Temporary Coal India Chairman

Gopal Singh Named Temporary Coal India Chairman

Gopal Singh, the chairman of Coal India subsidiary Central Coalfields has been made the temporary chairman of Coal India Ltd (CIL).

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Chhattisgarh's Solar-powered PHCs Show How Using Alternate Sources Of Energy Can Transform Healthcare In India

Chhattisgarh's Solar-powered PHCs Show How Using Alternate Sources Of Energy Can Transform Healthcare In India

More than 50 percent more patients were admitted and almost twice the number of babies were delivered in a month in solar-powered primary health centres (PHCs) in Chhattisgarh, compared to those without a solar system

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Awaiting Cabinet Nod For Due-diligence Of Vietnamese Tungsten

Awaiting Cabinet Nod For Due-diligence Of Vietnamese Tungsten

State-owned NMDC Limited is awaiting cabinet decision to conduct due diligence to acquire a minority stake in a Tungsten Mine in Vietnam, a senior official of the miner said here today.

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Centre Aiming To Install 175 Gigawatt Renewable Power By 2022

Centre Aiming To Install 175 Gigawatt Renewable Power By 2022

Minister of Science & Technology, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said the government is aiming to install 175 GW of renewable power capacity by the end of 2022.

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India Ready To Finance Carbon-capture Technology: Goyal

India Ready To Finance Carbon-capture Technology: Goyal

India is fully prepared to finance carbon-capture technology but the developed world's approach in this area leaves much to be desired, New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal has said.

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Saudi Oil Giant Aramco Explores Bengal Options

Saudi Oil Giant Aramco Explores Bengal Options

Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company that’s counted among the world’s largest petroleum and natural gas firms, is exploring investment opportunities in West Bengal.

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French Energy Giant Total To Expand LPG Infrastructure In India

French Energy Giant Total To Expand LPG Infrastructure In India

French oil and gas company Total SA plans to invest in expanding LPG infrastructure in India, including boosting storage capacity, import terminals and distribution network, its CEO Patrick Pouyanne said today.

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LPG Price Increased By Rs 7, Aviation Fuel Hiked By 4 Per Cent

LPG Price Increased By Rs 7, Aviation Fuel Hiked By 4 Per Cent

LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas) price on Friday was increased over Rs 7 per cylinder. With this, the orders of government are being followed which states the price of cooking gas should be increased per month so that subsidies would be hammered down by this fiscal-end.

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India Invites Total To Boost Investment In Oil, Gas Projects - Minister

India Invites Total To Boost Investment In Oil, Gas Projects - Minister

India has invited French oil major Total SA to invest in the country`s oil and gas infrastructure, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday.

 

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Royal Dutch Shell Eyes 1,500 Petrol Pumps In 10 Yrs In India

Royal Dutch Shell Eyes 1,500 Petrol Pumps In 10 Yrs In India

Royal Dutch Shell today said it plans to scale up number of petrol pumps in the country to 1,500 in next 10 years as the company looks to expand in world's third largest oil consuming nation.

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US Releases 1mn Barrels Of Strategic Petroleum Reserve

US Releases 1mn Barrels Of Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The US Department of Energy (DOE) released 1 million barrels of crude oil from the country’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve to avoid rising gasoline prices, as hurricane Harvey has shut down over 20 per cent of refinery capacity.

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Cheap Oil And Costly Fuel Rare Windfall From Harvey For Fuel Traders In Asia

Cheap Oil And Costly Fuel Rare Windfall From Harvey For Fuel Traders In Asia

The shutdown of almost a quarter of US crude refining capacity in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is presenting a rare opportunity for fuel traders in Asia.

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Centuryply Forms JV With Chinese Company To Produce Doors, Frames

Centuryply Forms JV With Chinese Company To Produce Doors, Frames

Plywood manufacturer Century Plyboards (India) Ltd has entered into a tie up with a Chinese door manufacturing company Goldea for making doors and frames.

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World Bank Safety Tips To India: Paint Trains Yellow, Have Powerful Lights

World Bank Safety Tips To India: Paint Trains Yellow, Have Powerful Lights

Yellow trains with powerful lights may avert accidents, the World Bank has told the Indian Railways.

 

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Railway Committee Draft Report Suggests Cutting Red Tape

Railway Committee Draft Report Suggests Cutting Red Tape

A railway committee is looking at cutting down red tape to ensure the speedy disposal of files and promote efficiency in the public sector behemoth, according to its draft report.

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Railway Panel To Consider Changes In Flexi-fares For Suburban Trains

Railway Panel To Consider Changes In Flexi-fares For Suburban Trains

With the festive season around, a railway committee is mulling flexibility in ticket pricing for suburban railways based on demand and competing facilities.

 

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Lucknow Metro Is A Green System

Lucknow Metro Is A Green System

The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) – one of the apex bodies in India to rate and certify a system as a ‘green’ system – has certified Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) a ‘green metro rail system’, awarding platinum certificate to all its eight Metro stations on the ‘priority corridor’ from Transport Nagar to Charbagh due for inauguration on September 5.

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Prabhu Meets French Minister, Discusses Cooperation In Railways

Prabhu Meets French Minister, Discusses Cooperation In Railways

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today met Brune Poirson, French Minister of State attached to the Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition, and discussed with her, various ways to increase cooperation in the Railway sector

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World Bank Gives Railway Safety Tips, Recommends Yellow Trains, High Visibility Clothing For Employees

World Bank Gives Railway Safety Tips, Recommends Yellow Trains, High Visibility Clothing For Employees

Paint the trains yellow, have a fire extinguisher on every train, ensure high-visibility clothing for employees and provide 4-hour weekly maintenance blocks on all main lines, these are some of the suggestions a World Bank report has made to the railways to ensu

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Swiss President To Take Part In 'Indo-Swiss Business And Innovation Dialogue' Today

Swiss President To Take Part In 'Indo-Swiss Business And Innovation Dialogue' Today

Swiss Confederation President Doris Leuthard is expected to take part in the Indo-Swiss Business and Innovation Dialogue on Digitalisation theme in New Delhi, on Friday.

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