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June 20, 2018, Wednesday

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This Utterly Butterly Reply By Indian Railways To Amul’s Tweet For Transporting Butter Is Going Viral

This Utterly Butterly Reply By Indian Railways To Amul’s Tweet For Transporting Butter Is Going Viral

This Twitter conversation between Amul and Indian Railways is going viral. The Twitter chat started when Amul asked Indian Railways for using refrigerated parcel vans to transport Amul Butter across India.

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LED Replacement

M&M And EESL Collaborate For LED Replacement Across Mahindra's Facilities

Mahindra & Mahindra has partnered Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and invested Rs 16 crore for a LED replacement programme with energy efficient alternatives across M&M's manufacturing facilities as part of its sustainability drive as well as to bring down operation costs. 

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IEX Recoups Losses To End 1.5% Down On Trading Debut

IEX Recoups Losses To End 1.5% Down On Trading Debut

Shares of Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) ended 1.5 per cent lower than its issue price during its stock market debut on Monday.

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DVC Could Shun JV Plan With NLC For Raghunathpur Power Plant

DVC Could Shun JV Plan With NLC For Raghunathpur Power Plant

The Damodar Valley Corporation Ltd might "drop" plans to transfer its Raghunathpur thermal power plant to a joint venture with NLC India Ltd, owing to a delay in getting clearance for the proposal from the West Bengal government.

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Telengana Places Rs 20400 Crore Contract On BHEL

Telengana Places Rs 20400 Crore Contract On BHEL

Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCO) has placed Rs 20,400 crore order on BHEL.

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Power To Cost More In Punjab As Energy Tariff Up By 9.33%

Power To Cost More In Punjab As Energy Tariff Up By 9.33%

Consumers will have to shell out more for electricity as sectoral regulator Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) today announced a hike in power tariff by 9.33 per cent for 2017-18.

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Industrial Firms

US Warns About Attacks On Energy, Industrial Firms

The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed by email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May.

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Indian Solar

Finland’s Fortum Hires Barclays To Sell Stake In Indian Solar Assets

Finland’s state-controlled power utility Fortum OYJ has hired Barclays Bank to sell a stake in its operational solar power projects in India, said two people aware of the development.

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Power Sector

Coal India's Supply To Power Sector Up 7 Per Cent In April-september

Supply of coal by state-owned CIL to the power sector in the first six months of the ongoing fiscal increased 6.7 per cent to 204.5 million tonnes even as power producers rued over low coal stock at their plants.

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Bhushan Power

JSW, Tata Steel, Vedanta Eye Bhushan Power

JSW Steel, Tata Steel and Vedanta are among the seven companies that have expressed interest in Bhushan Power & Steel, undergoing the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)-mandated insolvency process.

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Gati Infrastructure’s Sikkim Project

India: GIC-Backed Greenko In Talks To Acquire Gati Infrastructure’s Sikkim Project

Group is exploring the acquisition of Gati Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd’s (GIPL) 110 megawatt (MW) Chuzachen hydro-electric project in east Sikkim, two people aware of the development said.

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RIL Just Rs 6,000 Crore Shy Of Hitting Rs 6 Lakh Crore In Market Cap

RIL Just Rs 6,000 Crore Shy Of Hitting Rs 6 Lakh Crore In Market Cap

Reliance Industries shares hit an all-new lifetime high on Monday and were the biggest contributor in lifting the key benchmark indices to close higher.

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Crude Oil Price

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$55.83 Per Bbl On 20.10.2017

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$ 55.83 per barrel (bbl) on 20.10.2017.

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51 Bids Received For Oil & Gas Exploration Under OAL

51 Bids Received For Oil & Gas Exploration Under OAL

As many as 51 proposals seeking about 60,000 square kilometre of area for exploration of oil and gas have been bid for in India's maiden auction under open acreage licensing regime, upstream regulator DGH has said.

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Smart Cities

India’s First Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra For Skilling In Smart Cities Launched

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the PMKK in collaboration with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

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LNG Spot Market

India An Attractive LNG Spot Market: Experts

India is an attractive market for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) spot trade though its power generating sector will continue to rely significantly on coal, energy industry executives said here today.

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Oil Prices

Oil Prices Rise On Tightening Supply, Strong Demand

Oil prices rose on Monday over supply concerns in the Middle East and as the US market showed further signs of tightening while demand in Asia keeps rising.

 

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ONGC Plans

ONGC Plans To Boost Crude, Natural Gas Yield

ONGC plans to raise crude oil production by four million tonnes (mt) and almost double natural gas output by 2020 to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s target of cutting India’s import dependence by 10 per cent, chairman Shashi Shanker has said.

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ONGC Plans To Raise Oil Output By 4 Mt By 2020

ONGC Plans To Raise Oil Output By 4 Mt By 2020

ONGC has drawn a blueprint to raise crude oil production by 4 million tonne (MT) and almost double natural gas output by 2020 to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi's target of cutting India's import dependence by 10 per cent, Chairman Shashi Shanker has said.

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Piyush Goyal Pitches For PPP Model, Says It Can Have ‘Transformational Impact’

Piyush Goyal Pitches For PPP Model, Says It Can Have ‘Transformational Impact’

Union Minister of railways and coal Piyush Goyal pitched for Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model in fields of education and health.

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Piyush Goyal Conducts Surprise Checks On-board Kota Janshatabdi Express

Piyush Goyal Conducts Surprise Checks On-Board Kota Janshatabdi Express

Known for his unique ways to handle difficult situations, Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday travelled in the Kota Janshatabdi Express and interacted with passengers for improvement of rail services.

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Kandla Port Gets Green Nod To Develop Rs 1,176 Crore Smart City

Kandla Port Gets Green Nod To Develop Rs 1,176 Crore Smart City

State-owned Kandla Port Trust has received environment clearance for setting up a Rs 1,176-crore smart industrial port city in Kutch, Gujarat, a senior official said.

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Penalise Indian Railways

NGT To Penalise Indian Railways Over Station Waste Management In Delhi-NCR

The National Green Tribunal on Monday imposed fine on Indian Railways for not complying with the solid waste management rules.

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Rail Transport Corridor

Iran, Azerbaijan Set To Link By Rail, Form Part Of North-South Transport Corridor Mega-Project

Eight kilometers of the railway lie within Azerbaijan, while the remaining two are in Iran. The line is significant because it links Azerbaijan’s rail network with that of Iran, specifically the Qazvin-Rasht-Astara railroad.

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Rail Services

Disruption In Rail Services On Sealdah-Krishnanagar Line

Train services on Sealdah-Krishnagar north-section up line were disrupted for around two hours today after a truck got stuck on the tracks near Kankinara station.

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Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

Government To Set Up 7.5 Lakh Public Wi-Fi Hotspots In 2018: Report

In a bid to push internet adoption in semi-urban and rural India, the government will be setting up over 7.5 lakh public Wi-Fi hotspots by the end of 2018.

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Rajdhani Ticket

You Could Soon Opt To Fly If Rajdhani Ticket’s Not Confirmed

Passengers with unconfirmed AC-I or AC-II tickets for Rajdhani Express may soon be able to fly to their destination instead by paying the difference, if any, in the price of the train and air tickets.

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IRCTC Passengers

IRCTC To Offer Ready-To-Eat Food Soon To Passengers

In order to standardise the quality of food served on long-distance trains, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will soon provide ready-to-eat meals to passengers.

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Railways BRTS Bridge

Railways BRTS Bridge To Be Completed Soon

The railways will commence tonight the work to place massive cemented blocks over the railway lines to construct the incomplete portion of the BRTS bridge.

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Redevelop stations

Railways To Give More Teeth To Land & Station Redevelopment Bodies

The railway ministry has decided to give more powers to its two nodal bodies to redevelop stations and its land, a senior official said.

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