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500 Long-Distance Trains To Run Quicker From Next Month

500 Long-Distance Trains To Run Quicker From Next Month

The Indian Railways will soon cut short the running time of over 500 long-distance trains by up to two hours, a senior railway official said on Friday.

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Why Coal Demand Has Spiralled Since August, And What The Government Is Doing About It

Why Coal Demand Has Spiralled Since August, And What The Government Is Doing About It

The sudden spiralling coal demand in the country since August this year on the back of poor monsoon and reduced hydel generation saw power prices peak to Rs 10.8 per unit on the power exchange on 16 October.

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In Crude Oil Producing Iran, Renewable Energy Is Booming

In Crude Oil Producing Iran, Renewable Energy Is Booming

Renewable energy is booming in Iran, where installed capacity is expected to grow at least sevenfold over the next five years, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's more confrontational attitude towards Tehran.

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Union Oil Ministe Dharmendra Pradhan Launchs Commencement Of PNG Supply In Bhubaneswar

Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship today launched the commencement of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) supply to residents of Bhubaneswar.

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India’s Switch To Electric Vehicles Can Be A Global Role Model For Climate Actions

Transportation minister Nitin Gadkari made an announcement recently that India will switch completely to electric vehicles by 2030.

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Fuel Demand

India's Fuel Demand Up 10% In Sept

India's fuel demand surged 9.9 per cent in September, the biggest expansion in more than one year, after petrol and diesel consumption soared.

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Supreme Court Decision On Coal Cost To Lift L&T's Return On Equity

Supreme Court Decision On Coal Cost To Lift L&T's Return On Equity

The return on equity at Larsen & Toubro (L&T) should climb in the next three years as India's biggest infrastructure company exits non-core businesses, and enhances the financial performance at a northern power plant for which it has just secured a commercially favourable ruling.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was Us$56.07 Per bbl On 19.10.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was Us$56.07 Per bbl On 19.10.2017

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$ 56.07 per barrel (bbl) on 19.10.2017.

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Majority Of S.Koreans Support Building 2 New Nuclear Reactors -survey

Majority Of S.Koreans Support Building 2 New Nuclear Reactors -Survey

A South Korean government-organised committee is recommending Seoul resume the stalled construction of two new nuclear reactors after an opinion survey it set up found nearly 60 percent of respondents said they were in favour of the move.

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Vestas To Build First Large-scale Battery Storage Project For Wind, Solar

Vestas To Build First Large-Scale Battery Storage Project For Wind, Solar

Denmark's Vestas will help to build the world's first utility-scale project that uses battery technology to store power from both wind and solar sources, it said on Thursday.

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Know About Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana ‘Saubhagya’

Know About Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana ‘Saubhagya’

Recently, the central government launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (or Saubhagya). The scheme seeks to ensure universal household electrification (in both rural and urban areas) by providing last mile connectivity.

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Renewable Energy Integration With Smart Grid Market Size Estimated To Observe Significant Growth During 2016 – 2023

Renewable Energy Integration With Smart Grid Market Size Estimated To Observe Significant Growth During 2016 – 2023

Network of sub stations, transformers and electrical transmission lines constitutes a conventional electric grid which delivery electricity to domestic and industrial needs.

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NASA Extends Dawn Mission At Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA Extends Dawn Mission At Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA has approved a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, allowing the spacecraft to get a closer look at the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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DNA Edit: Coal Crisis

DNA Edit: Coal Crisis

The more things change, the more they remain the same. This truism hits a little too close to home for the BJP government as 20 power plants across India are running at a super-critical level and another seven are at a critical stage due to an acute shortage of coal.

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Maharashtra Plan: Government Buildings To Go Green, Save Rs 119 Crore Per Year

Maharashtra Plan: Government Buildings To Go Green, Save Rs 119 Crore Per Year

Faced with a cash crunch, the Maharashtra government has decided to go green in a big way. It has set its sights on achieving an estimated Rs 119 crore annual savings, by making all existing government buildings energy efficient.

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Solar, Tariff

Solar Installers Press Homeowners To Buy Ahead Of Tariff

U.S. home solar companies, believing President Donald Trump will soon slap tariffs on imported panels and make their systems more expensive, are using that threat to juice their slowing sales.

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Turkey's Nuclear Plant

Turkey's First Nuclear Plant Gets Initial Approval

Turkey's first nuclear power plant, to be built by the Turkish unit of Russia's Rosatom, has been granted initial construction permission and the full licence is expected in the first half of 2018, the Ankara-based company said on Friday.

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World’s Biggest Science Project Feels The Heat From Renewables

World’s Biggest Science Project Feels The Heat From Renewables

The world’s biggest scientific experiment is on course to become the most expensive source of surplus power.

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ONGC Hopeful Of 10 Pct Import Reduction By 2022

ONGC Hopeful Of 10 Pct Import Reduction By 2022

Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of ONGC, Shashi Shanker on Thursday said that the initiatives in the oil and gas sector in India need to implemented, keeping in mind Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of reducing import quantity by 10 percent by 2022.

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Russia's Rosneft To Take Control Of Kurdish Oil Pipeline Amid Crisis

Russia's Rosneft To Take Control Of Kurdish Oil Pipeline Amid Crisis

Russian energy major Rosneft has agreed to take control of the main oil pipeline in Iraq's Kurdistan, further boosting its role as the main international investor in the semi-autonomous region.

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Oil Prices Edge Up On Signs Of Tightening Market

Oil Prices Edge Up On Signs Of Tightening Market

Oil markets edged up on Friday, recovering some of the previous day's losses, as analysts pointed to signs of a tightening market.

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IOC Sees Possible Setback Due To GST Despite 5-6% Growth

IOC Sees Possible Setback Due To GST Despite 5-6% Growth

With GST resulting in a 10% decline in MRP prices for lubricants, Indian Oil Corp might see its lubricant division post $1.1 billion in revenues, almost the same that it earned in 2016-17.

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BHP Presents United Front Against Activist Elliott

BHP Presents United Front Against Activist Elliott

The new chairman of BHP , the world's biggest miner, threw his weight behind his CEO on Thursday after attacks from activist investor Elliott Advisors prompted speculation that the end of Andrew Mackenzie's tenure was imminent.

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Mexico Has Not Been Approached About Extending OPEC's Oil Cut -Official

Mexico Has Not Been Approached About Extending OPEC's Oil Cut -Official

Mexico has not yet been consulted by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) about a plan to extend a production cut through the end of 2018, the country's deputy energy minister, Aldo Flores, said on Thursday.

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U.S. Democrats Fail To Block Arctic Reserve Oil Drilling

U.S. Democrats Fail To Block Arctic Reserve Oil Drilling

U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday failed to pass a measure to block oil and gas drilling in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, losing to Republicans who believe production there would provide jobs and wealth.

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Bengaluru’s Diwali Gift: New Suburban Trains Begin Operation. Here Are the Routes!

Bengaluru’s Diwali Gift: New Suburban Trains Begin Operation. Here Are the Routes!

For everyone in Bengaluru who has been avoiding meeting friends in Whitefield because it’s too far from the city, you won’t be able to use that excuse anymore.

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Linking Part Of Infra Spend To Quick Clearance A Good Idea

Linking Part Of Infra Spend To Quick Clearance A Good Idea

While the central government is trying to jump start growth and fix the country’s yawning infrastructure deficit by speeding up investment in roads, railways and infrastructure.

 

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Mum-Nagpur Expressway: MSRDC Submits List Of Cos

Mum-Nagpur Expressway: MSRDC Submits List Of Cos

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has submitted a list of 33 international and domestic consortium who have bided for the construction of Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway, to the Union Home Ministry for seeking a security clearance.

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Trains Overshoot Halt At Andheri, Pose Safety Threat

Trains Overshoot Halt At Andheri, Pose Safety Threat

For the past few days, commuters have been struggling at Andheri station, as the 12-car trains headed to Churchgate are halting way ahead of the EMU designated halt, posing a major safety threat for all waiting to board, or alight the train.

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KGF Passengers Block Memu Train, SWR Revokes Move

KGF Passengers Block Memu Train, SWR Revokes Move

Upset over replacing the regular train with a mainline electric multiple unit (Memu) one with less compartments, Marikuppam-Bengaluru passengers staged a protest at Marikuppam station near Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) on Thursday, disrupting services for about an hour.

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Goods Train Derails In Mathura, Delhi-agra Route Disrupted

Goods Train Derails In Mathura, Delhi-agra Route Disrupted

Two bogies of a goods train derailed near Mathura Railway station on Thursday, affecting the Delhi-Agra rail route. No casualties have been reported.

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Public WiFi At Airports, Railway Stations Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks, Warns Agency

Public WiFi At Airports, Railway Stations Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks, Warns Agency

Public WiFi hotspot or wireless internet networks installed at airports and railway stations are at risk of cyber attack, government agency Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) has warned.

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Award For BHEL Employees

Award For BHEL Employees

R Dhanuskodi, senior deputy general manager (R&D), R Kaliappan, additional GM (R&D), Krishnaiah Jallu, manager (Coal Research) and S Suresh, senior engineer (R&D), of BHEL Trichy have jointly won the BHEL Excellence Award for 2015-16.

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Lucknow-Agra Expressway

Travel On Lucknow-Agra Expressway No Longer To Be Free, Toll Tax To Start; You Will Have To Pay This Amount

Toll tax collections on Lucknow-Agra Expressway are likely to start from December. At present, toll plaza near Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow is under construction and it is expected to start operating by December.

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Indian Railway Recruitment: More Than 5000 Vacancies To Be Filled Up Soon

Indian Railway Recruitment: More Than 5000 Vacancies To Be Filled Up Soon

It’s a great opportunity for all job-seekers as Northern Railway, Western Railway, Northern Railway New Delhi, Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai, Central Railway, South Eastern Railway, Eastern Railway, North Eastern Railway.

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