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November 20, 2018, Tuesday

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Coal India Steps In With Increased Supplies To Support TPPs

Coal India Steps In With Increased Supplies To Support TPPs

During the month of August 2017 as the country was reeling under energy crunch with growth in hydro, nuclear and others sources plunging down by 12%, 36% and 7% respectively, the demand for electricity from thermal power plants went up substantially, which, in fact generated 17% more power compared to August 2016.

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Young India Set To Replace China As Growth Engine Of Asia: Report

Young India Set To Replace China As Growth Engine Of Asia: Report

India is poised to emerge as an economic superpower, driven in part by its young population, while China and the Asian Tigers age rapidly, according to Deloitte LLP.

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Coal India To Ask Pithead Plants To Use Road Network

Coal India To Ask Pithead Plants To Use Road Network

Coal India will ask power plants at short distances from coal mines to use trucks so that railway rakes are available for plants further away.

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Mytrah Energy Raises Rs 1,800 Crore From Piramal Firms

Mytrah Energy Raises Rs 1,800 Crore From Piramal Firms

Hyderabad-based renewal power producer Mytrah Energy raised Rs 1,800 crore from Piramal Group's financial services companies.

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India To Be Number One In Power Generation, Consumption: Union Minister R K Singh

India To Be Number One In Power Generation, Consumption: Union Minister R K Singh

Union minister R K Singh today said that the Centre proposes to make India the number one country in both generation and consumption of power but set no time-frame to achieve the goal.

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NTPC, Power Grid And JSW Energy React After Credit Suisse’s Views On Utilities

NTPC, Power Grid And JSW Energy React After Credit Suisse’s Views On Utilities

Shares of utility companies were in focus after a global research firm gave its views on the sector. Credit Suisse said that overall power demand remains weak. 

 

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Over 100 Stakeholders Converge At New Delhi To Deliberate On Solar Energy Roadmap

Over 100 Stakeholders Converge At New Delhi To Deliberate On Solar Energy Roadmap

Over 100 stakeholders in the solar segment came together in New Delhi to deliberate on India’s renewable energy roadmap.

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Clean Cooking Push Suffers From "Shocking" Lack Of Funding

Clean Cooking Push Suffers From "Shocking" Lack Of Funding

Funding to boost the numbers of people with access to electric power and clean cooking is too low to meet the global goal for everyone to have modern, reliable and affordable energy by 2030, international organisations said on Monday.

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Protesters Set To Rally Against Australia's Biggest Coal Mining Project

Protesters Set To Rally Against Australia's Biggest Coal Mining Project

Environmental activists are due to start a week of protests against a major coal mining project they say will damage Australia's Great Barrier Reef and contribute to global warming.

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Second Wind Power Auction FOr 1 GW On 4 October, 2017

Second Wind Power Auction FOr 1 GW On 4 October, 2017

The government has decided to postpone second wind power auction for 1 GW capacities which was scheduled for 19 September, 2017 to 4 October, 2017 in view of some issues about transmission connectivity between states.

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India To Roll Out Nearly 1,00,000 Battery-powered Buses And Autorickshaws In Coming Weeks

India To Roll Out Nearly 1,00,000 Battery-Powered Buses And Autorickshaws In Coming Weeks

India will roll out nearly 100,000 battery-powered buses and autorickshaws onto its sulphurous city streets in the coming weeks, setting it on the bumpy road to making new vehicle sales all-electric by 2030.

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Petrol, Diesel Prices Set To Fall? Rates May Come Down By Diwali, Says Dharmendra Pradhan

Petrol, Diesel Prices Set To Fall? Rates May Come Down By Diwali, Says Dharmendra Pradhan

Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today that fuel prices may come down by Diwali, which falls next month.

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A​zerbaijan Government Announce​s Extension Of ​Giant ​ACG ​Fields ​PSA To 2049 With ONGC Videsh ​Ltd And Others​

A​zerbaijan Government Announce​s Extension Of ​Giant ​ACG ​Fields ​PSA To 2049 With ONGC Videsh ​Ltd And Others​

ONGC Videsh Limited announced ​on Monday ​that the Consortium partners of the giant ACG Fields in Azerbaijan have entered into an agreement with Azerbaijan Government and State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) for extension of duration of the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) for Azeri-Chirag-Deep water portion of Gunashli (ACG) oil fields until December 31, 2049.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 54.58 Per bbl on 15.09.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 54.58 Per bbl on 15.09.2017

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$ 54.58 per barrel (bbl) on 15.09.2017.

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High Petrol, Diesel Prices: States May Protest, But Govt Needs To Quickly Bring Fuel Products Under GST

High Petrol, Diesel Prices: States May Protest, But Govt Needs To Quickly Bring Fuel Products Under GST

Dharmendra Pradhan, the petroleum minister, has tweeted that the answer to the spiraling fuel prices could lie in bringing petroleum products under the GST regime.

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U.S. Oil Poised To Break Resistance At $50.43

U.S. Oil Poised To Break Resistance At $50.43

U.S. oil is poised to break resistance at $50.43 per barrel, as suggested by an inverted head-and-shoulders, the wave pattern and a Fibonacci projection analysis.

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Shell Restarting Deer Park, Texas, Joint-Venture Refinery -Sources

Shell Restarting Deer Park, Texas, Joint-Venture Refinery -Sources

Royal Dutch Shell Plc began restarting its 325,700-barrel-per-day (bpd) joint-venture Deer Park, Texas, refinery on Sunday for the first time since it was shut three weeks ago by Tropical Storm Harvey, said sources familiar with plant operations.

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SE Rly Doubles Platform Ticket Rate To Rs 20 Till Oct 31

SE Rly Doubles Platform Ticket Rate To Rs 20 Till Oct 31

Platform tickets at all stations under South Eastern Railway will be doubled temporarily from Rs 10 to Rs 20 to prevent extra rush of people for security reasons during the ensuing festive season.

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When App Glitch Turned Punjab Mail Into A Bullet Train

When App Glitch Turned Punjab Mail Into A Bullet Train

A week before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe announced the launch of the 320kmph Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, a glitch in the railways app for travellers inadvertently declared the Mumbai-Ferozepur Punjab Mail a close contender.

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Good News! Railways Ministry To Give Jobs To 1 Lakh People

Good News! Railways Ministry To Give Jobs To 1 Lakh People

It is good news for railway job aspirants and passengers as well! Indian Railways has decided to recruit one lakh people in the safety category (popularly known as sanraksha shreynee), according to a report published in Dainik Jagran’s local edition in UP’s Allahabad.

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Mumbai-Delhi Route May Soon Get New, Faster Rajdhani Express Train

Mumbai-Delhi Route May Soon Get New, Faster Rajdhani Express Train

The railways is planning to introduce a brand new and faster Rajdhani Express on the Mumbai-Delhi line, the third Rajdhani train on the route, in the next few months, senior officials said today.

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Rs 300,000 Cr Road Sector Loans Saved From Turning NPAs: Nitin Gadkari

Rs 300,000 Cr Road Sector Loans Saved From Turning NPAs: Nitin Gadkari

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has managed to save bank loans worth Rs 300,000 crore to the road sector from turning into non-performing assets (NPAs), Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari said here on Monday.

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Government Aims To Start Bullet Train On August 15, 2022: Official

Government Aims To Start Bullet Train On August 15, 2022: Official

The Centre is confident of starting the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train on August 15, 2022 to commemorate the 75th year of India’s Independence, a year ahead of its schedule, a senior official of the railway ministry said today.

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Gadkari Awaits FinMin Nod Over Plans To Take NHAI Public

Gadkari Awaits FinMin Nod Over Plans To Take NHAI Public

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said government wants to take the National Highways Authority (NHAI) public and is working on the same.

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Maersk Line India Aims To Expand Supply Chain Solutions

Maersk Line India Aims To Expand Supply Chain Solutions

The India unit of Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping company, is expanding its cargo-shipping role in the country to establish itself as a provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions that would include doorstep delivery.

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Vistadome Coach Now In Mumbai-Madgaon Shatabdi Express. Fares, Other Details

Vistadome Coach Now In Mumbai-Madgaon Shatabdi Express. Fares, Other Details

Indian Railways on Monday introduced a Vistadome coach on the Mumbai-Madgaon Janshatabdi Express train.

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China Opens Dual-Use Highway To Nepal Via Tibet

China Opens Dual-Use Highway To Nepal Via Tibet

China has opened a strategic highway in Tibet to the Nepal border which could be used for civilian and defence purposes, a move that Chinese experts say will enable Beijing to make forays into South Asia, according to a media report today.

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South Central Railway To Run Special Trains

South Central Railway To Run Special Trains

In order to clear extra rush of passengers in view of Brahmotsavams at Tirumala and Dasara festival, the South Central Railway (SCR) will run four special trains between Tirupati- Kakinada Town.

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Railways Conduct Cleanliness Drive

Railways Conduct Cleanliness Drive

South Central Railway Vijayawada Divisional Manager R Dhananjayulu, ADRM K Venugopal Rao, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Shifali, Incharge PRO JVRK Rajasekhar with other officials and Railway hospital staff participated in the cleanliness drive at the hospital in Vijayawada on Sunday.

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From Tokyo To Ahmedabad: The World Of Bullet Trains

From Tokyo To Ahmedabad: The World Of Bullet Trains

What is a high-speed railway? While there is no standard definition, a railway system designed for speeds above 250 kmph is generally called high speed.

 

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Unmanned Railway Crossing To Be Abolished

Unmanned Railway Crossing To Be Abolished

The Railway Ministry on Sunday decided to take measures to eliminate all unmanned level crossings in the country within a year.

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9 Workers Rescued From Collapsed Tunnel In China

9 Workers Rescued From Collapsed Tunnel In China

Nine construction workers were rescued today after they were trapped for two days in a collapsed railway tunnel in southwest Chinas Yunnan province.

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