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November 20, 2018, Tuesday

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Narendra Modi Cabinet Decisions: From Bonus For Railway Staff To Revamped Khelo India; All You Need To Know

Narendra Modi Cabinet Decisions: From Bonus For Railway Staff To Revamped Khelo India; All You Need To Know

Narendra Modi Cabinet took a number of decisions today. The Cabinet decisions were announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Health Minister JP Nadda and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore.

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ThyssenKrupp, Tata In 50:50 JV To Form Europe's Second-largest Steel Firm

ThyssenKrupp, Tata In 50:50 JV To Form Europe's Second-largest Steel Firm

German steel maker ThyssenKrupp and Tata Steel have agreed to form an equal joint venture that would create Europe’s second-largest steel firm, after ArcelorMittal.

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Chabahar Port To Be Operational By 2018-end, Says Nitin Gadkari

Chabahar Port To Be Operational By 2018-End, Says Nitin Gadkari

The government is hopeful that the strategic Chabahar Port in Iran will be operational by the end of 2018, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.

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Abraaj Group Has Joined Hands With ENGIE To Set Up A Wind Energy Platform In India

Abraaj Group Has Joined Hands With ENGIE To Set Up A Wind Energy Platform In India

Dubai-based emerging markets buyout fund Abraaj Group has joined hands with ENGIE, a multinational utility company and global independent power producer to set up a wind energy platform in India.

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NTPC To Focus On Clean Energy, EV Charging Infrastructure

NTPC To Focus On Clean Energy, EV Charging Infrastructure

State-run power giant NTPC will add 32 GW of clean energy by 2032, in addition to its plan to create 15 GW of solar capacity under National Solar Mission, a top company official said today.

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France’s Engie, Dubai’s Abraaj To Set Up Wind Energy Platform In India

France’s Engie, Dubai’s Abraaj To Set Up Wind Energy Platform In India

Attracted by India’s emerging green economy, French energy company Engie SA and Dubai’s private equity firm Abraaj Group on Wednesday 

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Developers, Jharkhand Government Resolve Solar Power Pricing Deadlock

Developers, Jharkhand Government Resolve Solar Power Pricing Deadlock

Solar developers and the Jharkhand government have resolved an 18-month long deadlock over the price of solar power, with the developers agreeing to a reduced tariff of Rs 4.95 per kwH.

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Coal Imports By Indian Power Utilities Over Apr-Aug Fall 20% On Year

Coal Imports By Indian Power Utilities Over Apr-Aug Fall 20% On Year

Indian power utilities imported around 23.2 million mt of thermal coal over April-August, down 20% year on year, according to latest Central Electricity Authority data seen by S&P Global Platts Wednesday.

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Panel Suggests Coal Linkage To NTPC's Project In MP

Panel Suggests Coal Linkage To NTPC's Project In MP

A high-level panel has recommended to provide fuel linkage to NTPC's Vindhyachal project in Madhya Pradesh if the plant is delinked from any coal mine alloted to the power producer, a government official has said.

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Flisom, Company Backed By Tata Industries, Launches Next-gen Flexible Solar Panels

Flisom, Company Backed By Tata Industries, Launches Next-gen Flexible Solar Panels

Flisom AG, an innovative and specialized solar technology company, backed by Tata Industries, a group of Swiss investors and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa), declared today that they were open for global orders at an exclusive roll out event for customers and partners in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Enphase Energy And Waree Announce Partnership For Smart Solar Modules

Enphase Energy And Waree Announce Partnership For Smart Solar Modules

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company and supplier of solar microinverters, today announced it has partnered with Mumbai-based solar panel manufacturer Waaree Energies Ltd to produce AC solar modules (ACMs) for the Indian market.

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Status Of Coal Despatch By Coal India Limited (Cil) To Power Sector As On 18th September 2017

Status Of Coal Despatch By Coal India Limited (Cil) To Power Sector As On 18th September 2017

On 18thSeptember 2017, the total daily coal despatch of Coal India Limited was 1.31 MT. Out of the total daily coal despatch, despatch to power sector was about 1.05MT& rest 0.26MTwas despatched to non regulated sector.

 

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GIPCL Bags 75MW Solar Power Project

GIPCL Bags 75MW Solar Power Project

Energy major, Gujarat Industries Power Company Limitedannounced on Wednesday that the company has bagged a 75MW Solar Power Project from Gujarat government.

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UAE’s Abraaj Partners With Engie For Indian Wind Power Projects

UAE’s Abraaj Partners With Engie For Indian Wind Power Projects

UAE-based investment firm Abraaj Group has announced a partnership with French multinational Engie to pursue wind power projects in India.

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Gujarat Solar Auction Sees Winning Tariff Of Rs 2.65/unit

Gujarat Solar Auction Sees Winning Tariff Of Rs 2.65/unit

A reverse auction of 500 MW of solar projects held by the Gujarat government on Tuesday saw the lowest winning bid at Rs 2.65 per kwH

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Scrap Mandatory Approval From Power-Telecom Panel: Solar Companies

Scrap Mandatory Approval From Power-Telecom Panel: Solar Companies

Solar developers have petitioned the Ministry of Power, pointing out that setting up projects within the timelines set for them would be a lot easier if they were not mandatorily required to seek consent from one of the ministry’s arms, the Power and Telecom Coordination Committee (PTCC).

 

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Wind Energy: Sectoral Headwinds Blowing Away Jobs

Wind Energy: Sectoral Headwinds Blowing Away Jobs

The renewable energy sector, one of the big-thrust areas of the government, is witnessing a wave of layoffs. Wind gear supplier Suzlon Energy Ltd and turbine maker ReGen Powertech are learnt to have retrenched over 1,600 employees over the past six months, while equipment maker Inox Wind Ltd has not paid salaries to sections of its staff over the previous two months.

 

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Two Adani Power Companies Secure Over 1/3rd Of CIL Coal

Two Adani Power Companies Secure Over 1/3rd Of CIL Coal

Two Adani Power companies managed to secure a shade over one third of the total coal auctioned by Coal India under the Shakti scheme by offering discounts ranging between 1paise per unit and 3 paise per unit over their existing tariffs.

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Petroleum Minister Visits Kazakhstan For Co-Chairing The 13th Inter-Governmental Commission Meeting

Petroleum Minister Visits Kazakhstan For Co-Chairing The 13th Inter-Governmental Commission Meeting

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, led a delegation to Astana, Kazakhstan from 19-20 September 2017 to co-chair the 13th meeting of the India-Kazakhstan Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC).

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 54.76 Per Bbl On 19.09.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 54.76 Per Bbl On 19.09.2017

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$ 54.76 per barrel (bbl) on 19.09.2017.

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Reliance Industries Plans Major Expansion At World's Largest Oil Refinery Complex

Reliance Industries Plans Major Expansion At World's Largest Oil Refinery Complex

Reliance Industries, operator of the world's largest refining complex, is considering expanding its oil processing capacity by over 40 percent by 2030, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

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ONGC Makes Oil Discovery In Arabian Sea

ONGC Makes Oil Discovery In Arabian Sea

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has made a significant oil discovery to the west of its prime Mumbai High fields in the Arabian sea, a senior official said today.

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Oil Set For Strongest Q3 Since 2004, Iraq Hints At OPEC Extension

Oil Set For Strongest Q3 Since 2004, Iraq Hints At OPEC Extension

Oil rose on Wednesday, set for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years, after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening supply cuts to erode an existing global surplus.

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ONGC Likely To Relinquish CBM Block In West Bengal

ONGC Likely To Relinquish CBM Block In West Bengal

Oil and Natural Gas Corp plans to relinquish its coal bed methane (CBM) block in Raniganj, West Bengal, but is on course to produce gas from another CBM block in Bokaro in February, a senior executive said.

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Offshore Wind, Hydro Projects May Get Green Energy Tag

Offshore Wind, Hydro Projects May Get Green Energy Tag

The government plans to bring offshore wind energy and large hydro-electricity projects under the ambit of renewable energy, which will scale up the target of 175 gigawatts of green power capacity by 2022.

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Cairn Energy Says Final Hearing Of India Tax Dispute Pushed To August 2018

Cairn Energy Says Final Hearing Of India Tax Dispute Pushed To August 2018

British oil explorer Cairn Energy on Wednesday said final hearing in the international arbitration it has initiated against a Rs10,247 crore retrospective tax demand raised by India, has been pushed back by about six months to August 2018.

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Australia Watchdog Takes Aim At LNG Exporters

Australia Watchdog Takes Aim At LNG Exporters

Australia's competition watchdog said on Wednesday the country's east coast gas exporters have not done enough to shore up local supply, in a warning shot ahead of a decision by the government on whether to curb LNG exports in 2018.

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ONGC Strikes 'Good' Offshore Oil, Gas Find: Sources

ONGC Strikes 'Good' Offshore Oil, Gas Find: Sources

The latest discovery of India's largest oil explorer, Oil and Natural Gas Corp , to the west of its Mumbai High offshore fields is estimated to hold in-place reserves of about 20 million tonnes, sources with knowledge of the matter said. 

 

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Ministry Wants ONGC Chief For Just A Year, With Quarterly Review

In a departure from past norms and guidelines, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has proposed that Shashi Shanker, selected to head India’s biggest oil and gas producer Oil & Natural Gas Corp, be initially appointed for one year — instead of five years — during which his performance would be reviewed every quarter instead of after the first year.

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Who Owns Manipur's Natural Resources? News Of Oil Exploration Revives Old Debate In The State

Majabung Gangmei was agitated. “Let them try and do it,” he said. “You ask the minister how he plans to.”

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States Against Govt Plan To Levy GST On Petro Products

States Against Govt Plan To Levy GST On Petro Products

States have refused the central government’s appeal to bring petroleum products under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST) even as prices of petrol and diesel continue to skyrocket in contrast to global standards.

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Tax Benefits For Those Who Gift LPG Connection This Diwali

Tax Benefits For Those Who Gift LPG Connection This Diwali

With Diwali just round the corner, the Narendra Modi government has plans to make poor women happy by gifting clean cooking fuel.

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Good News: Railways Food Must Carry Details Of Quantity, Supplier, Says Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Good News: Railways Food Must Carry Details Of Quantity, Supplier, Says Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has asked officials to ensure that meals served on board trains carry information about quantity and the contractor supplying it, as the national carrier continues efforts to improve catering services.

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Indian Railways Announces Bonus For Employees Ahead Of Dussehra

Indian Railways Announces Bonus For Employees Ahead Of Dussehra

Ahead of the festive season, the Indian Railways has announced to give bonus to its employees. Around 12.3 lakh railway employees will be benefited by this announcement.

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Varanasi-Vadodara Mahamana Express: 7 Facts About This Made In India Train

Varanasi-Vadodara Mahamana Express: 7 Facts About This Made In India Train

The Indian Railways is starting a new train from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Vadodara in his home state Gujarat.

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Will Bring Down Commute Time So People Choose Trains Over Flights’

Will Bring Down Commute Time So People Choose Trains Over Flights’

PASSENGERS WILL be encouraged to choose Railways over airlines to travel between Mumbai and Delhi, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.

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Railways Honours Ranchi Braveheart In Kolkata

Railways Honours Ranchi Braveheart In Kolkata

Rakesh Kumar, a health inspector at the Ranchi railway station, was among five railway employees felicitated by South Eastern Railway (SER) general manager S N Agrawal in Kolkata on Monday for his dedication towards duty.

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Indian Railways To Run Special Trains This Diwali And Dasara

Indian Railways To Run Special Trains This Diwali And Dasara

The South Central Railway on Wednesday announced that 18 Dasara special trains would run between Kachiguda and Tata Nagar.

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Over 50% Train Tickets Bought In Cash: Survey

Over 50% Train Tickets Bought In Cash: Survey

Despite the government’s digital push, more than half of the train tickets in India are purchased in cash – thanks to the penalty on digital transactions, a survey revealed on Tuesday, reports IANS.

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SGNP’s Toy Train To Be Back On Track In A Week

SGNP’s Toy Train To Be Back On Track In A Week

Tourists visiting Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) will have to wait for at least a week more to take a ride on the toy train, which is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the tourism area of the park.

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IRCTC Special Menu During Durga Puja Includes These Delicacies

IRCTC Special Menu During Durga Puja Includes These Delicacies

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has planned a special menu for the passengers at all the food plazas at major railway stations in the east during Durga Puja.

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Tejas Loses Its Shine For Passengers, Demand Dips

Tejas Loses Its Shine For Passengers, Demand Dips

In May, the Central Railway authorities were excited about launching the premier Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express in the hope that it would be their gravy train, but the country's first semi-high speed train seems to have quickly run out of steam.

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Improving Mumbai Suburban Train Services Top Of My Agenda: Piyush Goyal

Improving Mumbai Suburban Train Services Top Of My Agenda: Piyush Goyal

Praising the job done by his predecessor Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Coal and Railways Piyush Goyal claimed that Mumbai city was his priority in terms of scaling of railway infrastructure.

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Narendra Modi To Flag Off Varanasi-vadodara Mahamana Express On September 22

Narendra Modi To Flag Off Varanasi-vadodara Mahamana Express On September 22

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the country's third Mahamana Express from his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi on September 22, senior railway officials said on Tuesday.

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Utkal Express Accident: Note On Tracks Was ‘tampered’

Utkal Express Accident: Note On Tracks Was ‘tampered’

The Commissioner of Railway Safety probing the derailment of the Utkal Express that killed 20 people on August 19 has put on record evidence that was allegedly tampered with, records investigated.

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Indian Railways’ Move To Reconsider Diesel Loco Is Not Good; Here’s Why

Indian Railways’ Move To Reconsider Diesel Loco Is Not Good; Here’s Why

Indian Railways’ reported move to reconsider the Marhowra diesel locomotive project, awarded to General Electric (GE) in 2015, may not spell good for the transporter.

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