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November 14, 2018, Wednesday

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Power Ministry Forms Committee To Woo Private Participation In Hydropower Sector

Power Ministry Forms Committee To Woo Private Participation In Hydropower Sector

In a bid to seek more private sector participation in the hydropower sector, the ministry of power has formed a committee under Central Electricity Authority of India (CEA) to propose recommendations to the ministry.

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Work Towards Achieving Goal Of 'Clean India' By Oct 2 : Vice President Naidus

Work Towards Achieving Goal Of 'Clean India' By Oct 2 : Vice President Naidus

Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday urged the people to work towards ending open defecation and join the "public movement" to achieve the goal of a 'Clean India' by October 2, 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Anil Ambani

Rpower US$ 1 Billion Bangladesh Project To Achieve Financial Closure In The Current Fiscal

Anil D. Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Power while addressing the 23rd Annual General Meeting of Reliance Power informed the shareholders that Reliance Power’s 750 MW LNG based power project in Bangladesh being implemented with an investment outlay of US$ 1 Billion is expected to achieve financial closure in the current financial year itself.

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PM Narendra Modi Reseizes Development-governance Initiative With Launch Of ‘Saubhagya’

PM Narendra Modi Reseizes Development-governance Initiative With Launch Of ‘Saubhagya’

The launch of the ‘Saubhagya’ scheme to provide 24x7 electricity to every home in the country, including that last hut in that far corner of India, saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again going for the jugular.

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Scheme To Promote Waste-To-Energy Projects On The Cards

Scheme To Promote Waste-To-Energy Projects On The Cards

Taking a dim view of the recent collapse of the Ghazipur landfill, Power Minister R K Singh today promised that a scheme will be worked out to encourage waste-to-energy projects in all cities and towns across India.

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Government Weighs Measures To Ensure 24x7 Power

Government Weighs Measures To Ensure 24x7 Power

The government is considering ways to bind power distribution companies to supply electricity round the clock, without resorting to load shedding.

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Report On Multi-Crore Solar Scam Submitted To Kerala CM

Report On Multi-Crore Solar Scam Submitted To Kerala CM

The report into a multi-crore solar energy investment fraud, which rocked the Oommen Chandy government in 2013, was submitted to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday.

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JBM Enters Waste-To-Energy Biz, Signs MoU With Haryana Govt

JBM Enters Waste-To-Energy Biz, Signs MoU With Haryana Govt

JBM Group today said it has signed a concession agreement with the Haryana government to build and operate a 5 MW power plant that will treat 500 tonne of municipal waste per day, marking its foray into the waste to energy sector.

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TN Signs Agreement With Cos To Set Up Solar Power Plants

TN Signs Agreement With Cos To Set Up Solar Power Plants

Tamil Nadu government today signed agreements with 16 companies that would invest Rs 9,000 crore for setting up solar power plants to generate 1,500 MW solar energy in the state.

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Fiji, Niger And Tuvalu Deposited Instrument Of Ratification Of The Framework Agreement Of The International Solar Alliance

Fiji, Niger And Tuvalu Deposited Instrument Of Ratification Of The Framework Agreement Of The International Solar Alliance

Fiji, Niger and Tuvalu deposited instrument of ratification of the Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in the 5th meeting of International Steering Committee (ISC) of the ISA that was held in New Delhi yesterday .

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Siemens Gamesa Wins India's First Large Commercial Level Renewable Energy Hybrid Project (WiSH - Wind Solar Hybrid)

Siemens Gamesa Wins India's First Large Commercial Level Renewable Energy Hybrid Project (WiSH - Wind Solar Hybrid)

Strengthening its presence in India, Siemens Gamesa, the renewable energy leader in the country has won India's first large commercial level renewable hybrid project from one of the leading Independent Power Producers in the country.

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Reliance Power’s $1bn Bangladesh Project To Achieve Financial Closure This Fiscal: Anil Ambani

Reliance Power’s $1bn Bangladesh Project To Achieve Financial Closure This Fiscal: Anil Ambani

Private powergenerator Reliance Powertoday announced its 750 Mega Watt (MW) power project being built at the cost of $1 billion in Bangladesh is expected to achieve financial closure in the current financial year, Chairman Anil Dhirubhai Ambani said today at the company’s 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM).

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Siemens Technology Is Helping Achieve Smooth Grid Integration Of Renewables: Prashant Jain, Siemens Ltd

Siemens Technology Is Helping Achieve Smooth Grid Integration Of Renewables: Prashant Jain, Siemens Ltd

German manufacturing and electronics conglomerate Siemens today announced it has commissioned India’s first project based on Primary Frequency Control Technology for power plants at NTPC Dadri in UP.

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Modi’s Electrifying Promise Is Simply Impossible To Implement

Modi’s Electrifying Promise Is Simply Impossible To Implement

Before Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at a BJP meeting in New Delhi on Monday evening, expectations were he’d announce measures to haul India’s sickly economy back on its feet.

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Siemens Gamesa Eyes India Hybrid

Siemens Gamesa Eyes India Hybrid

Siemens Gamesa is to develop a 78.8MW wind-solar hybrid project in the state of Karnataka in India.

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India To Overachieve On 175 Gigawatt Renewable Energy Target, Claims Govt Official

India To Overachieve On 175 Gigawatt Renewable Energy Target, Claims Govt Official

A high-ranking official at India’s Ministry of New & Renewable Energy recently claimed that the country will surpass its target to have 175 gigawatts of operational renewable energy capacity by March 2022.

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India’s Largest Power Generator Plans 100 Waste-To-Energy Projects

India’s Largest Power Generator Plans 100 Waste-To-Energy Projects

NTPC Limited, India’s largest power generation company, has invited interested domestic and international developers to construct 100 waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities in the country under the Swatch Bharat Mission of the government of India.

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Green Bond Sales Double To Record $3 Billion This Year

Green Bond Sales Double To Record $3 Billion This Year

India's focus on renewables has pushed green bond sales to a record high of $3 billion this year, doubling from the year ago, as investors with dedicated funds prefer India over China, where funds aimed at green power have less strict norms of use.

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Indian Solar Capacity To Hit 20 Gigawatts By March 2017

Indian Solar Capacity To Hit 20 Gigawatts By March 2017

According to a report released by consulting firm Bridge to India, India is expected to reach an installed solar capacity of 20 gigawatts by the end of the present financial year (2017-18).

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Opinion: PM’s Pro-Poor Pitch On Power Holds Promise

Opinion: PM’s Pro-Poor Pitch On Power Holds Promise

Power flows from the barrel of the gun, said Mao Zedong. Prime Minister Narendra Modi would appear to believe that political power for a second term of his government would flow from the power grid.

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PM Launches Pradhan Mantri Saubhagya Yojana; Dedicates Deendayal Urja Bhawan To The Nation

PM Launches Pradhan Mantri Saubhagya Yojana; Dedicates Deendayal Urja Bhawan To The Nation

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, or Saubhagya, at New Delhi. The aim of this scheme is to provide power to all homes.

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India And South Korea Review Progress Of CEPA

India And South Korea Review Progress Of CEPA

India and South Korea have reviewed the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) during the visit of Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu Seoul, official sources said on Monday.

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Government Tender For Electric Cars Revised To Include More Companies

Government Tender For Electric Cars Revised To Include More Companies

The government has revised its tender seeking to buy electric cars for the use of the state, following objections by some companies that the specifications initially put out were tailored to suit a certain manufacturer.

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India Ponders How To Mandate Storage With Large-Scale Solar And Wind

India Ponders How To Mandate Storage With Large-Scale Solar And Wind

India’s Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is debating how and whether to introduce a mandate for solar and wind projects above a certain size to be coupled with energy storage.

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India Plans Legal Route For Power Sector Reforms

India Plans Legal Route For Power Sector Reforms

After launching the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana for universalizing electricity access, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is readying a raft of power sector structural reforms including legal provisions to drive electricity demand

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Strong Growth In Fuel Demand Accelerates Oil Market Rebalancing

Strong Growth In Fuel Demand Accelerates Oil Market Rebalancing

Strong oil demand growth in emerging economies led by China and India but also from Europe is drawing down oil stockpiles faster than expected, putting the global market firmly on track to rebalance, senior industry executives said on Tuesday.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 56.42 Per Bbl On 25.09.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 56.42 Per Bbl On 25.09.2017

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$ 56.42 per barrel (bbl) on 25.09.2017.

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Oil Near 26-Month High As Turkey Threatens To Cut Kurdish Exports

Oil Near 26-Month High As Turkey Threatens To Cut Kurdish Exports

Brent oil prices hovered near 26-month highs on Tuesday, supported by Turkey's threat to cut crude exports from Iraq's Kurdistan region and signs of quicker market rebalancing.

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Taxes On Petro Products Fetch Government Rs 2.67 Lakh Crore

Taxes On Petro Products Fetch Government Rs 2.67 Lakh Crore

Crude oil prices in the international market have come substantially down, but surprisingly the prices of petroleum products in India are on the rise, pinching the common man’s pocket.

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ONGC Gets A Big Challenge From PM Narendra Modi. This Will Impact Your Life Too

ONGC Gets A Big Challenge From PM Narendra Modi. This Will Impact Your Life Too

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to take up a big challenge.

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India Energy Minister, Secretary General Of OPEC And President And CEO Of Saudi Aramco Will Be Among Speakers At Inaugural India Energy Forum By CERAweek In New Delhi

India Energy Minister, Secretary General Of OPEC And President And CEO Of Saudi Aramco Will Be Among Speakers At Inaugural India Energy Forum By CERAweek In New Delhi

India’s minister of petroleum and natural gas and skill development and entrepreneurship, H.E. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, the secretary general of OPEC, H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo and the president and CEO of Saudi Aramco

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Gas Utility GAIL Plans To Set Up Petrochemical Complex In Andhra Pradesh

Gas Utility GAIL Plans To Set Up Petrochemical Complex In Andhra Pradesh

State-owned GAIL Limited has approached the ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for setting up a 1-million-tonne per annum capacity Greenfield Petrochemical Complex in East Godavari of Andhra Pradesh.

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Indian Oil Corp Board Clears Rs 27,000 Crore Refinery Of Its Unit CPCL

Indian Oil Corp Board Clears Rs 27,000 Crore Refinery Of Its Unit CPCL

Indian Oil Corp (IOC) today said its board has given approval to setting up of a Rs 27,460 crore refinery by its subsidiary, Chennai Petroleum Corp Ltd.

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Shashi Shankar Appointed Chairman And Managing Director Of ONGC

Shashi Shankar Appointed Chairman And Managing Director Of ONGC

Shashi Shanker was today appointed as the chairman and managing director (CMD) of India's biggest oil and gas producer ONGC.

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ONGC To Fund Solar Electric Stove Project: Dharmendra Pradhan

ONGC To Fund Solar Electric Stove Project: Dharmendra Pradhan

The union government on Monday said energy major ONGC will fund and encourage startups to carry out research and innovation for the development of advanced electric household stoves which can be powered using solar power.

 

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APPEC: OPEC Seeks Firmer Ties In Demand-Thirsty Asia, Amid Growing Competition

APPEC: OPEC Seeks Firmer Ties In Demand-Thirsty Asia, Amid Growing Competition

With Asia expected to contribute some 70% of global demand growth in the coming years, OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo on Monday said his organization welcomes more opportunities to engage with buyers from the region.

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Railway Hotel Tender Case: CBI Summons Lalu Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav

Railway Hotel Tender Case: CBI Summons Lalu Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday summoned Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejashwi Yadav in regard with the Railway hotel tender case.

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Now, RPF Personnel Cannot Check Your Train Tickets

Now, RPF Personnel Cannot Check Your Train Tickets

Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel will not check tickets of passengers, RPF Director General Dharmendra Kumar has said.

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Work Towards Achieving Goal Of 'Clean India' By October 2, 2019: VP

Work Towards Achieving Goal Of 'Clean India' By October 2, 2019: VP

Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday urged the people to work towards ending open defecation and join the "public movement" to achieve the goal of a 'Clean India' by October 2, 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Narendra Modi's 16,000 Cr Saubhagya Scheme For Households: 10 Highlights

Narendra Modi's 16,000 Cr Saubhagya Scheme For Households: 10 Highlights

Reiterating his commitment to deliver on the poll promise of electricity for all, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday unveiled a flagship programme called “Saubhagya Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana” to provide power to all households in the country by December 2018.

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GE Warns India About Massive Risks To Changing $2.5 Bn Railways Deal

GE Warns India About Massive Risks To Changing $2.5 Bn Railways Deal

General Electric Co. warned Indian officials that walking away from a multibillion-dollar locomotive contract would harm job creation and have a chilling effect on investment.

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Three Express Trains Come on Same Track Near Allahabad, Major Accident Averted

Three Express Trains Come on Same Track Near Allahabad, Major Accident Averted

A major accident was averted after Railway officials who spotted three trains on the same track near Allahabad.

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Taps, Hand Showers, Carpets Stolen On Maiden Journey Of Vadodara-Varanasi Mahamana Express

Taps, Hand Showers, Carpets Stolen On Maiden Journey Of Vadodara-Varanasi Mahamana Express

The newly launched Varanasi-Vadodara Mahamana Express is in a bad shape after wrapping up its first trip on Sunday. A number of amenities were reportedly stolen from the train, officials said.

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NMDC Plans To Sell Nearly 49% Stake In Its Chhattisgarh Steel Plant

NMDC Plans To Sell Nearly 49% Stake In Its Chhattisgarh Steel Plant

India’s top iron ore miner NMDC Ltd. is looking to sell a stake of at least 49% in its Chhattisgarh steel plant, as it prepares to begin production at the 3-million-ton facility in three to six months, according to a company official.

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After Niti Aayog, Modi Now Sets Up Economic Advisory Council

After Niti Aayog, Modi Now Sets Up Economic Advisory Council

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday constituted an Economic Advisory Council, nearly three years after the economic think tank NITI Aayog he set up only helped to bring in reforms without growth.

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Fourth Partner Energy Aims Rs 300 Cr Revenue Target This Financial Year

Fourth Partner Energy Aims Rs 300 Cr Revenue Target This Financial Year

Fourth Partner Energy, distributed solar company focused on financing, building and servicing rooftop solar projects, aims to reach a revenue target of Rs 250-300 crore this year and Rs 1,000 crore in the next two years.

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Big Setback For Delhi Metro Passengers; This Is The Big Punishing Step DMRC Is Set To Take From October 3

Big Setback For Delhi Metro Passengers; This Is The Big Punishing Step DMRC Is Set To Take From October 3

It is nothing but a big setback for Delhi Metro passengers. Travelling in Delhi Metro is likely to get a more expensive for commuters as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is all set to kick in the second phase of its fare hike from October 1.

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With Limited Options To Save Bleeding Economy, Modi Is Fighting A Tough Battle With His Hands Tied

With Limited Options To Save Bleeding Economy, Modi Is Fighting A Tough Battle With His Hands Tied

Growth in Asia’s third-largest economy has been slowing for the past five quarters, thanks largely to the chaotic roll out of the goods and services tax and a surprise ban on currency notes to pin down tax evaders.

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