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Railways Minister Piyush Goyal Announces Key Decisions To Transform Indian Railways

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal Announces Key Decisions To Transform Indian Railways

Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal of making Railways the engine that fuels our vikasyatra(development journey) towards New India, Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal announced various decisions taken by Ministry of Railways for Transformation of Indian Railways today i.e.28th September, 2017 in Rail Bhavan.

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Space Technology To Be Used To Make Train Travel Safer: Piyush Goyal

Space Technology To Be Used To Make Train Travel Safer: Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said passenger safety in the Indian Railways is a pressing and urgent need for the government and that the use of space technology is actively being considered for the same.

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NLC India Is Said To Offer Lower Tariffs To Save Power Plants

NLC India Is Said To Offer Lower Tariffs To Save Power Plants

State-run generator NLC India Ltd is offering to reduce tariffs from two of its power plants after its main buyer asked the company to lower prices or shelve the projects.

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Azure Power Wins 20 MW Solar Rooftop Contract For Indian Railways

Azure Power Wins 20 MW Solar Rooftop Contract For Indian Railways

Indian renewable energy developer Azure Power has announced this week that it has won a contract to deliver 20 MW of solar rooftop installations for Indian Railways.

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Schneider Electric Sees Promise In Indias Digital Domain

Schneider Electric Sees Promise In Indias Digital Domain

Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management and automation, is plugging into India play in a big way as it sees the electrification and digital space of the country offering plenty of opportunities.

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Telangana Surpasses Gujarat To Become Top Producer Of Solar Energy In The Country

Telangana Surpasses Gujarat To Become Top Producer Of Solar Energy In The Country

Telangana has surpassed Gujarat to become the largest generator of solar energy in India, The New India Express reported quoting Special Chief Secretary Ajay Misra on Thursday.

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These 4 Electrical Manufacturers May Benefit From The Govt's 'Saubhagya' Scheme

These 4 Electrical Manufacturers May Benefit From The Govt's 'Saubhagya' Scheme

In a series of announcements aimed at pump-priming stressed sectors, the government, this week, announced a ‘Saubhagya’ scheme for the power sector.

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ADB Expands Clean Energy Project In India With AIIB Cofinancing

ADB Expands Clean Energy Project In India With AIIB Cofinancing

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to finance additional power transmission network components with cofinancing from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

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Power Grid Begins Operations Of Pole II Champa-Kurukshetra Terminal

Power Grid Begins Operations Of Pole II Champa-Kurukshetra Terminal

Power Grid Corporation has informed through a BSE filing that Pole-II of the 800kV Champa- Kurukshetra HVDC Terminals along with associated bays under “WR-NR HVDC Interconnector for IPP projects in Chhattisgarh” has been put into commercial operation with effect from 16 September, 2017.

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Greenko In Talks With Bankers For Rs3,000 Crore Bond Offering

Greenko In Talks With Bankers For Rs3,000 Crore Bond Offering

Greenko Group is in talks with bankers to raise Rs3,000 crore through selling bonds in domestic market as it looks to refinance debt of solar power projects, according to three people familiar with the development.

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Telangana Trounces Gujarat To Become Largest Producer Of Solar Power In India

Telangana Trounces Gujarat To Become Largest Producer Of Solar Power In India

Telangana is now the largest producer of solar energy in the country, after toppling its role model Gujarat.

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Gujarat Ignites Aim To Be Electric-Vehicles Hub

Gujarat Ignites Aim To Be Electric-Vehicles Hub

After having made its mark on India's auto manufacturing map, Gujarat is now hoping to emerge as the preferred destination for the production of electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Norway's Statkraft Divests Renewable Energy Assets In Four Markets

Norway's Statkraft Divests Renewable Energy Assets In Four Markets

Norway's Statkraftswapped its hydropower units in Panama, Laos, Philippines and Zambia with other renewable energy assets in South America

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 56.75 Per Bbl On 27.09.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 56.75 Per Bbl On 27.09.2017

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$ 56.75 per barrel (bbl) on 27.09.2017.

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There Can’t Be Total Ban On Charcoal As Fuel: Government To NGT

There Can’t Be Total Ban On Charcoal As Fuel: Government To NGT

There cannot be a complete ban on the use of charcoal as fuel by the industries, the Environment Ministry has told the National Green Tribunal.

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Shareholders Authorised Us To Borrow 25k Cr To Fund HPCL Deal: Dk Sarraf, ONGC

Shareholders Authorised Us To Borrow 25k Cr To Fund HPCL Deal: Dk Sarraf, ONGC

Talking to ET Now, DK Sarraf , CMD, ONGC , says other than raising Rs 25000 crore, it has Rs 10,000 crore in liquid cash.

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Producers To Boost Australia Natural Gas Supply After Export Cap Threat

Producers To Boost Australia Natural Gas Supply After Export Cap Threat

Major gas producers in Australiaagreed to boost domestic supplies to help arrest a looming power crisis after the government threatened to slap them with export restrictions.

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ONGC May Sell IOC, GAIL Stakes To Fund HPCL Acquisition

ONGC May Sell IOC, GAIL Stakes To Fund HPCL Acquisition

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp may sell some of its stake in Indian Oil Corp and gas utility GAIL India to part fund its over Rs 32,000 crore acquisition of refiner HPCL, Chairman DK Sarraf said.

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Reliance Industries Outbids GAIL To Buy All Its Own CBM Gas

Reliance Industries Outbids GAIL To Buy All Its Own CBM Gas

Reliance Industries has outbid rivals, including state-owned GAIL India, to buy the entire volume of natural gas from its own coal seam blocks until March 2021.

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Plan To Sell Stakes In ONGC, Oil Fields To Hit State Explorers' Profit

Plan To Sell Stakes In ONGC, Oil Fields To Hit State Explorers' Profit

The government is making the decision after failing to draw investment from global oil majors in new fields.

 

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IOC Looks To Use Total’s Bangladesh LPG Terminal, May Open Office There

IOC Looks To Use Total’s Bangladesh LPG Terminal, May Open Office There

To expand its business in Bangladesh, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) is looking to utilise global energy giant Total’s liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) terminal in Chittagong to supply cooking gas to the north-eastern part of India.

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IMC 2017: Internet Provides Great Opportunity To All, Says Piyush Goel

IMC 2017: Internet Provides Great Opportunity To All, Says Piyush Goel

Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan Thursday said that the government has asked all mobile service providers to come up with a comprehensive security policy in order to ward off any threat on telecom networks.

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First Driverless Train Arrives For $6.5bn Sydney Metro Northwest Project

First Driverless Train Arrives For $6.5bn Sydney Metro Northwest Project

The first train for the A$8.3bn ($6.5bn) Sydney Metro Northwest project in Australia has arrived at the Rouse Hill facility from India.

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Railways Set To Embrace Technology & Automation, Reduce Hiring

Railways Set To Embrace Technology & Automation, Reduce Hiring

The Indian Railways has decided to increase the use of technology, especially to ensure safety, and cut down on hiring people in the face of growing criticism over train accidents blamed on human error.

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South Central Railway Inks Pact With Orient Cements

South Central Railway Inks Pact With Orient Cements

The South Central Railway (SCR) has entered into an agreement with Orient Cements Ltd on Thursday for transporting cement for five years.

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Indian Railways Starts Installation Of CCTV Cameras On Premium Trains But Data Suggests Implementation Remains A Challenge

Indian Railways Starts Installation Of CCTV Cameras On Premium Trains But Data Suggests Implementation Remains A Challenge

From October onwards, you can sleep peacefully and not worry about your belongings while travelling in trains. Keeping in mind the lack of security in trains, Indian Railways has now started expediting the process of installing CCTV surveillance cameras in premium trains.

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Railway Infrastructure Equipments Market Growth Analysis 2017 To 2022

Railway Infrastructure Equipments Market Growth Analysis 2017 To 2022

“Railway Infrastructure Equipments Market Research Report 2017” report are to analyze the Railway Infrastructure Equipments market, along with its statistics from 2017 to 2022.

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Railways To Review Dynamic Pricing For Premium Trains; Train Fares Will Not Go Up

Railways To Review Dynamic Pricing For Premium Trains; Train Fares Will Not Go Up

Union minister Piyush Goyal today said the flexi fare scheme of the Railways, which helped it earn an additional Rs 540 crore in less than a year, may be amended to ensure that it brings in revenues without taxing passengers.

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French Firms Aim At More In India

French Firms Aim At More In India

French companies would create more jobs in India in sectors such as manufacturing, information technology (IT), the industrial internet of things (IoT) and smart city projects, says France's largest employer federation, Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF).

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PM Reviews 9 Large Infrastructure Projects In Transportation, Energy Sectors

PM Reviews 9 Large Infrastructure Projects In Transportation, Energy Sectors

The Prime Minister has reviewed the progress of nine infrastructure projects worth over 37 thousand crore rupees in railway, road, power, coal and gas pipeline sectors spread over several states.

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Tightrope Walk For Gadkari As Ganga Rejuvenation, Inland Waterways Clash

Tightrope Walk For Gadkari As Ganga Rejuvenation, Inland Waterways Clash

Union minister Nitin Gadkari’s ambitious plan of starting a 'water taxi' service from the national capital suffered a setback last month when the National Green Tribunal (NGT) sent a notice to the government over the project.

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Smart City Isn’t Only About Hard Infrastructure, It’s About Smart People, Says Amitabh Kant

Smart City Isn’t Only About Hard Infrastructure, It’s About Smart People, Says Amitabh Kant

NITI Aayog CEO says India will urbanise more in the next five decades than it has in the last 5,000 years and the challenge is to ensure sustainable and innovative urbanisation.

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Alert Loco Pilot Averts Possible Train Accident In TN

Alert Loco Pilot Averts Possible Train Accident In TN

A possible trainaccident was averted after the loco pilot of a goods train spotted a fracture on the upline near Vaniyambadi railway station in Tamil Nadu in the early hours of Thursday.

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Piyush Goyal Says Railways Is Committed To Ensure Safety Of Passengers

Piyush Goyal Says Railways Is Committed To Ensure Safety Of Passengers

Union Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal today announced various decisions taken by Ministry of Railways for Transformation of Indian Railways.

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Indian Government To Seed Mass Adoption Of Electric Vehicles With 10,000 E-Buses, 50,000 E-Rickshaws

Indian Government To Seed Mass Adoption Of Electric Vehicles With 10,000 E-Buses, 50,000 E-Rickshaws

In a step towards mass adoption of electric vehicles in India, the central government plans to introduce 10,000 electric buses and 50,000 electric rickshaws.

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Safety In Indian Railways A Very Pressing, Urgent Need: Piyush Goyal

Safety In Indian Railways A Very Pressing, Urgent Need: Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said safety in Indian Railways is a very pressing and an urgent need. Speaking at an event in New Delhi today, the railway minister said.

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Piyush Goyal Says Work On GE’s Locomotive Factory On Track

Piyush Goyal Says Work On GE’s Locomotive Factory On Track

US firm General Electric’s plan to build a diesel locomotive factory in eastern India is on track, the railways minister said on Thursday.

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India Set To Leapfrog Learning Stages Towards Digital Transformation: Piyush Goyal

India Set To Leapfrog Learning Stages Towards Digital Transformation: Piyush Goyal

With the kind of technology, talent and innovation which are currently available in the country, India will leapfrog the learning stages the developed countries have to go through towards realising their digital goals.

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Is Japan’s Bullet Train Loan The Best Deal India Has Ever Had?

Is Japan’s Bullet Train Loan The Best Deal India Has Ever Had?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the fact that Japan had offered India a 50-year loan at just 0.1% interest to fund the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train link when he inaugurated the project with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in the Gujarat city earlier this month.

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Terminating Rail Project In Bihar Will Hit Jobs, Make In India, GE Warns Govt

Terminating Rail Project In Bihar Will Hit Jobs, Make In India, GE Warns Govt

Indian Railways plans to scrap the upcoming diesel locomotive manufacturing unit in Marhaura, Bihar, but it won’t be easy.

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Bullet Train: Final Survey For Stretch To Begin Soon

Bullet Train: Final Survey For Stretch To Begin Soon

The final survey for the Vadodara stretch of the ambitious Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project will begin in the next couple of days.

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In A First, Railways To Float Global Tender To Buy Rails As SAIL Can’t Keep Up With Demand

In A First, Railways To Float Global Tender To Buy Rails As SAIL Can’t Keep Up With Demand

For the first time, Indian Railways will float global tenders to buy rails, as Steel Authority of India (SAIL), its sole supplier, can’t meet the transporter’s increased demand.

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Snapping Ge Deal May Cost Railways Rs 1,300 Crore In Penalty

Snapping Ge Deal May Cost Railways Rs 1,300 Crore In Penalty

The government is keen to ensure that it reaches an accord with General Electric over the diesel locomotive project that the US conglomerate is setting up.

 

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