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Cab Panel Reconstituted; Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan In Key Committees

Cab Panel Reconstituted; Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan In Key Committees

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan have become members of key cabinet committees reconstituted after the September 3 reshuffle.

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NTPC Commissions 40MW Of Rojmal Wind Energy Project

NTPC Commissions 40MW Of Rojmal Wind Energy Project

NTPC announced that 40 MW out of 50 MW of Rojmal Wind Energy Project of NTPC in Gujarat has been commissioned.

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Renew Power Launches ‘Sumant Sinha Renew Centre Of Excellence For Energy & Environment In Collaboration With Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT), Delhi

Renew Power Launches ‘Sumant Sinha Renew Centre Of Excellence For Energy & Environment In Collaboration With Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT), Delhi

ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd. (“ReNew Power”), India’s leading renewable energy company, today announced the launch of the ‘Sumant Sinha ReNew Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Energy & Environment’ at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.

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Will Finish Acquisition Of Chhabra Power Plant In A Month Or Two: NTPC

Will Finish Acquisition Of Chhabra Power Plant In A Month Or Two: NTPC

Power generation major NTPC Ltd will complete the takeover of the first phase of Chhabra Thermal Power Plant (1,000 MW) of Rajasthan government in 'a month or two' at an estimated cost of Rs 4,000 crore, a top company official said on Tuesday.

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Force Motors Gains; To Form JV With Rolls-royal Power To Produce Engines

Force Motors Gains; To Form JV With Rolls-Royal Power To Produce Engines

Force Motors has moved higher by 5% to Rs 4,300 on BSE in noon deals after the company said it has entered into a non-binding term sheet

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Ensure Power To All Villages By June 2018: Odisha CM To Officials

Ensure Power To All Villages By June 2018: Odisha CM To Officials

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today issued a direction to officials to provide electricity to all villages in Odisha by June, 2018, official sources said.

 

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Only 477 Villages Left To Be Electrified In Bihar

Only 477 Villages Left To Be Electrified In Bihar

As part of Nitish Kumar government's resolve to provide free electricity connection to every household by end of this year, 38,596 villages out of a total of 39,073 villages have been electrified and work is on to accomplish the task on time.

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Karnataka’s Energy Department To Install 20 Solar Pumpsets In Bandipur National Park

Karnataka’s Energy Department To Install 20 Solar Pumpsets In Bandipur National Park

In the summer of 2018, water woes of the Bandipur national park may not be as serious as previous years. In a bid to ensure that wild animals will not die due to the water crisis in each summer, state energy department has decided to install 20 solar pumpsets in the national park. 

 

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India To Conduct Wind Power Auction Next Tuesday

India To Conduct Wind Power Auction Next Tuesday

India will conduct the much-awaited auction to award 1 gigawatt (GW) of wind power contracts next Tuesday.

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Hybrid Street Lighting Systems Market New Innovations And Technology Growth 2017

Hybrid Street Lighting Systems Market New Innovations And Technology Growth 2017

Global Hybrid Street Lighting Systems Market Research Report 2017 to 2022 presents an in-depth assessment of the Hybrid Street Lighting Systems Market including enabling technologies

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India: JSW Group In Talks With China’s Zhejiang Geely For Electric Vehicles JV

India: JSW Group In Talks With China’s Zhejiang Geely For Electric Vehicles JV

JSW Group is in talks with China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. for a partnership to make electric vehicles (EVs).

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Rs 221-Crore Rural Electrification Project Shelved

Rs 221-Crore Rural Electrification Project Shelved

The government has stalled the Rs 221-crore project sanctioned for electrification in rural Kashmir.

 

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Innovation In Solar Panels, Batteries, EVs May Not Have Big Impact, But Here Is What Makes Them Disruptive

Innovation In Solar Panels, Batteries, EVs May Not Have Big Impact, But Here Is What Makes Them Disruptive

Globally, innovations and start-ups are challenging and disrupting the business-as-usual approaches. Post the Paris Agreement in 2016, the global economy is rapidly moving towards cleaner energy options for sustainable development.

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Tripping Access To Solar Power

There is an increasing opportunity to innovate in solar markets in India thanks to the rapidly declining price of photovoltaics (PV). While large-scale ground-mounted solar parks are seeing tremendous growth, an area that still remains largely untapped is open access (OA) for the sector.

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Say Goodbye To Gasoline: China’s Going Electric

Say Goodbye To Gasoline: China’s Going Electric

Say goodbye to gasoline. The world’s slow drift toward electric cars is about to enter full flood.China, one-third of the world’s car market, is working on a timetable to end sales of fossil-fuel-based vehicles.

 

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Cabinet Nod To Rs 3000 Crore Project For Oil, Gas Reserves Appraisal

Cabinet Nod To Rs 3000 Crore Project For Oil, Gas Reserves Appraisal

The Union Cabinet today approved a Rs 3,000 crore project to acquire seismic data for prospecting of oil and natural gas reserves.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 52.73 Per Bbl On 11.09.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 52.73 Per Bbl On 11.09.2017

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$ 52.73 per barrel (bbl) on 11.09.2017.

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Mahanagar Gas Zooms 128% Since Listing

Mahanagar Gas Zooms 128% Since Listing

Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) hit a new high of Rs 1,184 on Tuesday, has been more than doubled since its listing in July last year.

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GAIL Swaps 60% Of US LNG Volumes: Chairman Tripathi

GAIL Swaps 60% Of US LNG Volumes: Chairman Tripathi

State-owned GAIL India today said it has swapped 60 per cent of the 5.8 million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas (LNG) it has contracted from the US as it rejigs supply portfolio in line with domestic demand.

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India's Fuel Demand Falls 6.1 Percent In August

India's Fuel Demand Falls 6.1 Percent In August

India`s fuel demand fell 6.1 percent in August compared with the same month last year.

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Petronet LNG’s Contract Re-Negotiation With Exxonmobil May Bring Down Your Fuel Bill

Petronet LNG’s Contract Re-Negotiation With Exxonmobil May Bring Down Your Fuel Bill

After Petronet LNG successfully re-negotiated a deal with ExxonMobil, in what could potentially save up to Rs 10,000 crores, Jal Irani of Edelweiss Financial Services believes that the end consumer is the ultimate beneficiary.

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Oil Rises As U.S. Refineries Restart, Irma Wanes

Oil Rises As U.S. Refineries Restart, Irma Wanes

Oil prices rose on Monday as key U.S. refineries began restarts following Hurricane Harvey, which may help revive crude oil processing, while fuel prices fell as Hurricane Irma is likely to clip demand for gasoline and diesel.

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Finance Ministry Rules Out Cut In Excise Duty On Petrol, Diesel

Consumers will continue to pay higher taxes on petrol and diesel as the government has no plans to lower the excise duty on fuel.

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Tata Motors In Talks With IOCL, PLL For Infra Project

Tata Motors In Talks With IOCL, PLL For Infra Project

Mumbai-based Tata Motors is in talks with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC) and Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL) for developing related infrastructure for its LNG buses along the high-density Delhi-Mumbai and Kolkata-Bengaluru corridors.

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Largest U.S. Refinery Restarts Production After Harvey

Largest U.S. Refinery Restarts Production After Harvey

The largest U.S. refinery was restarting production on Monday for the first time since being shut nearly two weeks ago by Hurricane Harvey, said sources familiar with plant operations.

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Iraq Halts Plan To Switch Asian Oil Pricing In Jan -Letter

Iraq Halts Plan To Switch Asian Oil Pricing In Jan -Letter

Iraq's Oil Marketing Company (SOMO) postponed its plan to switch its price benchmark for Basra crude in Asia to DME Oman futures from January 2018, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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Doubling Of Daund-Manmad Railway Line For Promoting Speedy, Reliable & Safe Service

Doubling Of Daund-Manmad Railway Line For Promoting Speedy, Reliable & Safe Service

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for the Daund-Manmad doubling project of 247.5 km.

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Barabanki-Akbarpur Doubling Project For Promoting Speedy, Reliable & Safe Service

Barabanki-Akbarpur Doubling Project For Promoting Speedy, Reliable & Safe Service

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved the 161 km long Barabanki-Akbarpur doubling project at a completion cost of Rs. 1,310.23 crore and is likely to be completed by 2021-22.

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Did You Know? The World’s Oldest Working Steam Loco Is Right Here In India?

Did You Know? The World’s Oldest Working Steam Loco Is Right Here In India?

The name ‘EIR 21 Express’ was given to the loco by its creators, Kitson, Thompson & Hewitson of England, who built it in 1855.

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Supreme Court Bans Entry Of Firecrackers In Delhi-NCR For Dussehra And Diwali

Supreme Court Bans Entry Of Firecrackers In Delhi-NCR For Dussehra And Diwali

The Supreme Court on Tuesday banned transportation of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR for Dussehra and Diwali, with an emphasis on "health of children should be of foremost concern in this regard."

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5 Things To Know About 1st High Speed Mumbai-ahmedabd Bullet Train

5 Things To Know About 1st High Speed Mumbai-Ahmedabd Bullet Train

Piyush Goyal, new Railway Minister inducted into the Union Cabinet in last week's reshuffle, has said work on India's first high speed train popularly known as bullet train will kickstart on September 14

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Railways To Opt For Reverse Bidding To Reduce Procurement Expenditure

Railways To Opt For Reverse Bidding To Reduce Procurement Expenditure

Aiming at increasing competition and reducing expenditure on procurement, the Indian Railways will adopt a reverse bidding process for high-value items like rolling stock parts, track equipment and cement among other purchases.

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Piyush Goyal Confident Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train Project Will Be Ready One Year Before Schedule

Piyush Goyal Confident Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train Project Will Be Ready One Year Before Schedule

Ahead of the ground-breaking ceremony of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project, railway minister Piyush Goyal on Monday exuded confidence that the project would be completed one year before the schedule.

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ECR Launches Awareness Drive To Check Accidents

ECR Launches Awareness Drive To Check Accidents

Following new railway minister Piyush Goel's recent directive to different zones to check railway accidents at any cost, the East Central Railway (ECR) has launched an awareness drive to check accidents at level crossings and replace old coaches and tracks.

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A Pond, Temple & Portuguese-era Railway Station

A Pond, Temple & Portuguese-era Railway Station

Calem, also known as Kalem or Kalay, is home to natural diversity and man-made marvels. Housing a population of around 5,000 persons, Calem lies at a distance of 64.2km from Panaji, on the Curchorem-Ponda route, and is situated in Sanguem taluka.

 

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‘Faulty Planning’ By NHAI Gives Jitters To Traffic Dept

‘Faulty Planning’ By NHAI Gives Jitters To Traffic Dept

The faulty planning of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on NH-8 (Jaipur-Ajmer) is giving sleepless nights to traffic department.

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