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November 16, 2018, Friday

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PM Launches Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana “Saubhagya”

PM Launches Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana “Saubhagya”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a new scheme Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas here today.

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PM Modi Launches Saubhagya Yojana, Promises Free Electricity Connections To 4 Cr Rural Households

PM Modi Launches Saubhagya Yojana, Promises Free Electricity Connections To 4 Cr Rural Households

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana ‘Saubhagya’, the scheme for easy electricity to every household.

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Saubhagya Scheme: All You Need To Know About PM Modi's Initiative To Light Up India

Saubhagya Scheme: All You Need To Know About PM Modi's Initiative To Light Up India

PM Modi today announced the "Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Ghar Yojana - Saubhagya" for electrification of households across the country.

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New Turbine Can Harness Electricity From Ocean Currents

New Turbine Can Harness Electricity From Ocean Currents

Scientists have developed a new turbine that can harness energy from ocean currents to produce low-cost and sustainable electricity.

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Iran ‘Goes Green’ With UK-Backed €500 Solar Project

Iran ‘Goes Green’ With UK-Backed €500 Solar Project

The renewable energy investment company Quercus Investment Partners signed a deal worth more than £440 million ($594 million) to build and operate a 600 megawatt (MW) solar farm in Iran.

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Gearing Up For New Solar Module Standards: Do We Have Enough Labs?

Gearing Up For New Solar Module Standards: Do We Have Enough Labs?

In order to eliminate the substandard solar modules flooded in India, the Ministry of New Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued new set of quality norms and standards for all solar equipments this month.

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New AI Software Can Detect Electricity Theft

New AI Software Can Detect Electricity Theft

Scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system that can detect electricity theft and meter misreadings – a common problem in developing countries.

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Former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi Takes Over As CAG Of India

Former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi Takes Over As CAG Of India

Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi took over as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India today.

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Wind Turbine Firms Face Headwinds With Weak Visibility On Orders

Wind Turbine Firms Face Headwinds With Weak Visibility On Orders

India's wind energy capacity addition in the current financial year remains adversely impacted due to migration from feed-in tariff to bid tariff route and with a very limited progress seen in tie-up of incremental wind energy Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) through bidding route so far, research and ratings agency ICRA said.

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Coal Exhausted, Bathinda Plant Set For Closure

Coal Exhausted, Bathinda Plant Set For Closure

With Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) deciding not to place any fresh orders for coal supplies for Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant, it appears that all is set for its closure.

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India’s Azure Power Commissions 50-MW Solar Park

India’s Azure Power Commissions 50-MW Solar Park

Indian solar power producer Azure Power Global Ltd (NYSE:AZRE) said on Friday it has brought online the final phase of a 50-MW solar park in Uttar Pradesh.

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India Starts Dumping Probe Of Select Steel Bar, Rod Import

India Starts Dumping Probe Of Select Steel Bar, Rod Import

The government has initiated an anti-dumping probe on imports of straight length bars and rods of alloy steel from China following complaints from the domestic industry.

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2000 LED Street Lights Save Agra Municipal Corporation Rs 14 Lakh/month

2000 LED Street Lights Save Agra Municipal Corporation Rs 14 Lakh/month

After installing energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) street lamps, civic body has managed to cut down on both power consumption for illuminating city roads by 400 kilowatt and also reduce monthly bills by more than Rs 14 lakh a month.

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Cities Must Lead The Clean Energy Drive, Says Report

Cities Must Lead The Clean Energy Drive, Says Report

Cities must lead access to clean, affordable and uninterrupted energy since urban growth and living standards intensify per capita energy use in developing countries, says a new report.

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Power Grid Corp Aims To Boost Energy Supply To Northern States

Power Grid Corp Aims To Boost Energy Supply To Northern States

State owned Power Grid Corp will soon begin commercial operations of 1,500 MW second pole of Champa-Kurukshetra high voltage direct current line, which is likely to improve power supplies to Northern India, industry sources said.

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Telangana Weighs Incentive Package To Woo Electric Vehicle Players

Telangana Weighs Incentive Package To Woo Electric Vehicle Players

The Telangana government is currently weighing the incentive options as it plans to woo players in the electric vehicles (EV) segment.

 

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 55.77 Per Bbl On 22.09.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 55.77 Per Bbl On 22.09.2017

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$ 55.77 per barrel (bbl) on 22.09.2017.

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India's Refining Capacity Expansions Lags Growth In Fuel Demand

India's Refining Capacity Expansions Lags Growth In Fuel Demand

India may export fewer fuels in the next four years as growth in the demand for oil products is rising faster than new refining to produce them is being added, an Essar Oil company executive said on Monday.

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Indian Oil, HPCL, BPCL Look To Increase Business In Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicles

Indian Oil, HPCL, BPCL Look To Increase Business In Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicles

Indian Oil Corp, HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited) and BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited) are planning to expand their business by increasing their presence in the renewable energy space, Mint reported.

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Oil Holds Gains As Producers Say Market Rebalancing

Oil Holds Gains As Producers Say Market Rebalancing

Oil prices came under pressure from a strong dollar, but kept most of their gains from the previous session as major producers meeting in Vienna said the market was well on its way towards rebalancing.

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RIL Becomes Worlds 3rd Largest Energy Firm

RIL Becomes Worlds 3rd Largest Energy Firm

Reliance Industries ltd has jumped five places to rank as the worlds third-biggest energy company behind Russian gas firm Gazrpom and German utility E.ON, according to Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings.

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'GST On Petro Products After States' Consent'

'GST On Petro Products After States' Consent'

Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said here on Sunday that prices of petroleum products could be stabilized through imposition of GST.

 

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PM Modi To Inaugurate ONGC's New Office: Here's A Quick Look At The 'Green' Building

PM Modi To Inaugurate ONGC's New Office: Here's A Quick Look At The 'Green' Building

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)'s new corporate office in Vasant Kunj area of Delhi on Monday.

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Assam Petrochemicals Limited Plans INR 1337 Crore Investment In Namrup

Assam Petrochemicals Limited Plans INR 1337 Crore Investment In Namrup

Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL) is planning invest about INR 1337 crore to set up second unit for producing methanol and Formalin.

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Indian Oil, HPCL, BPCL Eyeing Electric Vehicles, Renewables Business

Indian Oil, HPCL, BPCL Eyeing Electric Vehicles, Renewables Business

Wary of being left behind in the race for renewables and electric vehicles, oil marketing companies are quietly drawing up plans to expand their modest presence in renewable energy space.

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Railway Protection Force To Implement Its Child Rescue Campaign In 47 Additional Railway Stations Taking Total To 82 Railway Stations

Railway Protection Force To Implement Its Child Rescue Campaign In 47 Additional Railway Stations Taking Total To 82 Railway Stations

RPF conferred with the service of excellence award by the Ministry of Home Affairs for its successful efforts in Child rescue drive.

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Nitin Gadkari To Inaugurate/lay Foundation Stone For Nh Projects Worth Rs 4468 Crore In Andhra Pradesh On 3rd Oct 2017

Nitin Gadkari To Inaugurate/lay Foundation Stone For Nh Projects Worth Rs 4468 Crore In Andhra Pradesh On 3rd Oct 2017

The Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate National Highways projects worth Rs 1928.46 crores and lay the foundation stone for projects worth Rs 2539.08 crores in Andhra Pradesh on 3rd October 2017.

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India's Bullet Train Project Reignites Debate On Land For 'public Purpose'

India's Bullet Train Project Reignites Debate On Land For 'public Purpose'

Plans for India's first bullet train, a $17-billion-dollar project, have sparked a debate on the definition of "public purpose" for land acquisitions which have become increasingly contentious.

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Railway Line Connecting India, Nepal To Become Functional From Next Year

Railway Line Connecting India, Nepal To Become Functional From Next Year

After remaining non-functional for the last three years the Janakpur-Jayanagar Railway line Connecting Nepal and India is expected to become functional by 2018.

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PM Modi To Launch Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana Today

PM Modi To Launch Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana Today

In what is being billed as a major announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to unveil 'Saubhagya - Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana' in Delhi on Monday.

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Piyush Goyal Reiterates Electricity-For-All Promise Ahead Of Initiative Launch

Piyush Goyal Reiterates Electricity-For-All Promise Ahead Of Initiative Launch

The central government is all set to roll out 'Saubhagya - Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana', a programme focused on the government's stated intent to provide power to all by May 2018.

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18-Coach Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani To Run At 150 Kmph, Cover 1,377 Kms In Less Than 13 Hrs 30 Mins

18-Coach Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani To Run At 150 Kmph, Cover 1,377 Kms In Less Than 13 Hrs 30 Mins

As a Diwali gift to its passengers, the Indian Railways is planning to run a faster Rajdhani Express on the Delhi-Mumbai line that will cover the distance of 1,377 kms in less than 13 hours and 30 minutes.

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500 Trains To Be Sped Up, Running Time Shortened Under Indian Railways’ Revised Plan

500 Trains To Be Sped Up, Running Time Shortened Under Indian Railways’ Revised Plan

From an innovative travel timetable to a cut-down on the running time of long-distance trains, the Railways ministry headed by Piyush Goyal is all set for a major revamp with an extensively revised programme.

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Kazakhstan, India Expand Horizons Of Cooperation And Increase Volumes Of Goods Turnover

Kazakhstan, India Expand Horizons Of Cooperation And Increase Volumes Of Goods Turnover

The 13th meeting of the Kazakh-Indian Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) on trade and economic, scientific, technical, industrial and cultural cooperation was completed recently in Astana, Kazalkstan.

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Exports Of Petrol, Diesel Cars Can Continue, Hints Gadkari

Exports Of Petrol, Diesel Cars Can Continue, Hints Gadkari

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday hinted that automobile industry could continue exports of petrol and diesel cars even as government will go ahead with its plan to transition India to all-electric mobility by 2030.

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High-Speed Rail Travel: The Criticism Is Never-Ending

High-Speed Rail Travel: The Criticism Is Never-Ending

It is true that the questions on high-speed rail (HSR) will end, only when it becomes operational and starts getting more than enough patronage from the public and becomes financially viable, making others to clamour for HSR in their regions too. 

 

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MMRDA Plans To Rent Out Space On Monorail Piers

MMRDA Plans To Rent Out Space On Monorail Piers

Even as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is yet to make the second phase of the monorail between Wadala and Jacob Circle operational,

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South Central Railway General Manager Bats For Swachhta Hi Seva

South Central Railway General Manager Bats For Swachhta Hi Seva

Vinod Kumar Yadav, general manager, South Central Railway (SCR) participated in ‘Shramdaan’ programme as part of the observance of nationwide ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ drive.

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Smart Governance For Railways With Cutting-Edge Cloud Tech

Smart Governance For Railways With Cutting-Edge Cloud Tech

Over the coming days, logging on to the South Central Railways' website to get the train schedule or any other information will be a better experience.

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L&T Technology Services Sets Up Development Center For Vestas

L&T Technology Services Sets Up Development Center For Vestas

L&T Technology Services announced the formal establishment of a design center in Chennai, India dedicated for Vestas.

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How ‘Pythons’ Are Helping Railways Deliver

How ‘Pythons’ Are Helping Railways Deliver

Snaking through the country, several 'Pythons' and 'Anacondas' are helping deliver a small revolution for the railways.

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