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Lightsource and Macquarie team up on Indian solar projects

Lightsource and Macquarie team up on Indian solar projects

British solar power projects developer Lightsource Renewable Energy and Australian bank Macquarie will jointly fund the development of large solar power projects in India, the bank said on Monday.

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Closed Bids Not Reverse Auction Way To Go For Wind Power: Siemens Gamesa India CMD

Closed Bids Not Reverse Auction Way To Go For Wind Power: Siemens Gamesa India CMD

The reverse auction for determining wind power tariff should be scrapped in favour of closed/sealed bids if the Indian wind turbine manufacturers are to survive in the long run, said a top industry official.

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India Solar Projects

India’s Essel Infra To Sell 685 Megawatts Of Solar Power Assets

Another Indian company which has a substantial renewable energy portfolio is looking to sell off its solar power assets.

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SBI Extends Rs 2317 Crore For 43 Solar Power Projects

SBI Extends Rs 2317 Crore For 43 Solar Power Projects

State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday signed an agreement with seven companies for funding solar power energy following a line of credit from World Bank.

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Macquaire Group Company To Invest Rs 256 Crore In Solar Power

Macquaire Group Company To Invest Rs 256 Crore In Solar Power

Lightsource Renewable Energy and the Macquarie group have entered into a partnership platform to fund the development, acquisition and ownership of large-scale solar power generation assets in India.

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Energy Minister Appeals To Farmers To Clear Pending Dues

Energy Minister Appeals To Farmers To Clear Pending Dues

Maharashtra Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule today appealed to the farmers to clear their pending power dues without payment of any penalty under the 'Mukhyamantri Krushi Sanjeevani Yojana'.

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Konkan Railway Route

Vikram Singh Appointed Private Secretary To President

Railway officer Vikram Singh was today appointed Private Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind.

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Mines and Minerals

Mineral Production Up 9.4% In August

Mineral production from mining and quarrying was 9.4 per cent higher in August 2017 than the production during the same month last year.

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Deep-Sea

Deep-Sea Crawler To Help Mine Minerals

Ater plunging into the depths of earth, Indian scientists are developing technology to retrieve minerals from the heart of the ocean.

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LED Bulb Brands

76% Of LED Bulb Brands In India Flout Consumer Safety Norms: Study

A study conducted across 4 major Indian cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad has shown that 76% of LED Bulb brands and 71% of LED down lighter brands across 200 electrical retail outlets were found to be non-compliant with consumer safety standards.

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Renewable Energy

Wind Bidding Guidelines Soon, 1000 MW May Be Commissioned This Yr

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is all set to bring a new set of guidelines for wind power projects to ensure that the bidding procedure does not face any resistance in states.

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Rural Healthcare

Brahmaputra Boat Clinic Goes Solar, Powering Up Rural Healthcare

Sitting on her haunches, Ritumani Baruah watches the boat drop anchor and waits for its crew to set up a clinic on the shore.

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Electric Vehicle

EESL Invites Snap Bid For Electric Vehicle Charging Station

The government has called a snap bid for procurement of electric vehicle chargers on October 30 to ensure ready availability of charging stations by next month, as vehicles from the first phase of electric vehicles tender start coming in.

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Private Power Plants

Private Power Plants To CIL: Increase Supplies From Korba Fields

Private power producers have asked Coal India for more rakes to alleviate the shortage of coal at their plants from its arm South Eastern Coalfields' Korba fields.

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Shift Power Debate

Time To Shift Power Debate From 'Access' To 'Reliability' Of Supply

My village in North Bihar has been grid-tied for several decades: most houses are metered or pay a fixed periodic charge.

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PM Narendra Modi Says More Green Energy Should Power India

PM Narendra Modi Says More Green Energy Should Power India

Green energy like solar power would power India as 175 gigawatt (GW) of electricity is expected to be generated from renewable sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday.

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HPCL Buy To Push ONGC’s Rating In Upper Limit: Moody’s

HPCL Buy To Push ONGC’s Rating In Upper Limit: Moody’s

ONGC’s planned acquisition of a majority stake in refiner HPCL will create India’s first integrated oil and gas company but will cause the state-owned firm’s leverage to approach the upper limit of its rating, Moody’s Investors Service said today.

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Russia Wields Oil Diplomacy, Pushing In On US Interests

Russia Wields Oil Diplomacy, Pushing In On US Interests

Russia is increasingly wielding oil as a geopolitical tool, spreading its influence around the world and challenging the interests of the United States.

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Oil Prices

Rouble Firms As Oil Prices Climb Above $60

The Russian rouble firmed on Monday thanks to rising oil prices but its gains were limited by local demand for dollars needed to repay foreign debt.

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petroleum explorer

ONGC Could Borrow Rs 25,000 Crore To Part Fund HPCL Acquisition: Moody's

State-run petroleum explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corporation(ONGC) could opt for borrowings to the tune of around Rs 25,000 crore to fund its acquisition of downstream refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL), according to Moody’s Investors Service.

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Augmentation Project

IOC Gets Green Nod For Rs 273cr KSPL Augmentation Project

State-owned Indian Oil Corp(IOC) has been given green nod for augmenting its Koyali-Sanganer pipeline (KSPL) capacity up to 6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from existing 4.6 MTPA at a cost of Rs 273.23 crore, a senior government official said today.

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Koyali-Sanganer

Indian Oil Gets Green Nod For Rs 273-crore Koyali-Sanganer Pipeline Augmentation

State-owned Indian Oil Corp. Ltd (IOC) has been given green nod for augmenting its Koyali-Sanganer pipeline (KSPL) capacity up to 6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from existing 4.6 MTPA at a cost of Rs273.23 crore, a senior government official said on Monday.

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Oil Exports Boom, Infrastructure

U.S. Oil Exports Boom, Putting Infrastructure To The Test

Tankers carrying record levels of crude are leaving in droves from Texas and Louisiana ports, and more growth in the fledgling U.S. oil export market may before long test the limits of infrastructure like pipelines, dock space and ship traffic.

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ADMA-OPCO

Indian Oil Companies Eye Stake In Adnoc’s Offshore Concession

Indian oil firms are in talks with state-run Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) to acquire a stake in its ADMA-OPCO offshore oil concession when it comes up in 2018, Indian officials said.

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Oil Producers

OPEC Who? US Oil Producers Are Moving Into The Asian Market

That is, those two varieties of U.S.-produced crude oil are spearheading American exporters' direct challenge to OPEC for market share in Asia.

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gas pool account

RIL, Partners Put Only $82 Mn In Gas Pool Account

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries and its partners, BP and Niko Resources, have so far paid only $82 million to the gas pool account.

 

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Methanol Production, NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog To Extend Support For Methanol Production In Assam

Assam government today said NITI Aayog will extend all necessary support for augmenting methanolproduction of Assam Petrochemicals Limited(APL) by utilising the natural gas available in the state.

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ONGC Makes A Splash

ONGC Makes A Splash With Board Meet At Mumbai High

In October 2009, the Maldives Cabinet met underwater to highlight the threat from global warming to low-lying countries in the Indian Ocean.

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'T'-transgender Option To Be Visible Soon On Reservation Form Of Railways

'T'-transgender Option To Be Visible Soon On Reservation Form Of Railways

The reservation form of Railways will soon have a ‘Transgender’ option besides Male and Female.

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Train Service

Toy Train Service Resumes In Matheran

The toy train, a big attraction for tourists visiting the picturesque Matheran hill station near here, has once again resumed its journey after being halted for over one year following a couple of mishaps.

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Railways Investing Rs 3,500 Crore In Jharkhand In Current Fiscal

Railways Investing Rs 3,500 Crore In Jharkhand In Current Fiscal

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said the Railways was investing Rs 3,500 crore in Jharkhand in the current financial year.

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Govt Appoints Five New General Managers In Railways

Govt Appoints Five New General Managers In Railways

Vishwesh Chaube will be the new general manager of the Northern Railway, covering parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi among others, in place of R K Kulshreshtha, who has been transferred to the Southern Railway.

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Gadkari Invites UAE Investors For Infra Development

Gadkari Invites UAE Investors For Infra Development

Inviting UAE investors to join hands with India and be part of its infrastructure growth story, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said two mega initiatives worth ₹24 lakh crore — Sagarmala and Bharatmala — are going to be game changers.

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railway track,

Railways’ New Track To Cut Distance Between Delhi & Bengaluru By 380 Km!

A dedicated railway track, which connects Bidar and Kalaburgi was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, where he had also flagged off the first train on the route, in presence of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

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automobile manufacturers

Gadkari Urges Automakers To Opt For Coastal Shipping Mode

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today flagged off export of Ashok Leyland trucks by the coastal route to Bangladesh and appealed to automobile manufacturers to opt for coastal shipping mode to transport vehicles.

 

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Dhaka-Kolkata Train

Soon, Only End-To-End Immigration Checks On Dhaka-Kolkata Train

Immigration and custom checks at border points for passengers of Dhaka-Kolkata Maitree Express will soon be done away with, ending a major inconvenience, senior railway officials of India and Bangladesh said.

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India, Italy Sign Six Agreements; To Boost Cooperation In Railways, Energy Sectors

India, Italy Sign Six Agreements; To Boost Cooperation In Railways, Energy Sectors

India and Italy on Monday signed six agreements, including in the areas of railway safety and energy, following delegation-level talks headed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni here. 

 

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Vice President Of India Awards Ministry Of Railways For Creation Of An It Enabled Organization

Vice President Of India Awards Ministry Of Railways For Creation Of An It Enabled Organization

The Vice-President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu awarded Ministry of Railways, for outstanding contribution in IT initiative for Transparency in the organization

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Central Railway, book tickets online

Central Railway Collects Over Rs 11 Cr In Fines From Ticketless Travellers During Diwali Drive

The Central Railway (CR) had launched an intensive campaign this month against unauthorised agents who book tickets online in bulk, sometimes using illegal software, and indulge in black-marketing.

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New Rail Track, Bengaluru-Delhi Travel

PM Opens New Rail Track To Cut Bengaluru-Delhi Travel Time

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday dedicated the 110 km railway track from Bidar to Kalaburgi in Karnataka.

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Railway Passengers, Rockfort Superfast

Railway Passengers: Make Rockfort Superfast An Express

Blaming that the railway department is attempting to make money at the cost of passenger's convenience, the Consumer Protection Council, Tamil Nadu has urged the railway authorities to make the Rockfort superfast express train into an express train.

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Railway Link, Tripura border

Railway Link To Tripura Border Towns Soon

The Centre is working on a plan to connect all bordering towns of Tripura through an alternative railway line from Kumarghat to Belonia via Kailashahar, Kamalpur, Khowai and Sonamura, minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain said on Sunday.

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Metro Fare Hike

Delhi Metro Fare Hike: Ticket Prices Have Doubled Since May; Here Is What DMRC Must Do For Commuters

The Delhi Metro has become a lifeline to millions of people in the National Capital Region. Its average daily ridership has increased by 56% in the last five years.

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Super Expressway

Super Expressway To Be Operational By March

The 135-km Western Peripheral Expressway, also known as Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, is expected to be operational by March 2018.

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Infra Investment, CRISIL

Statsguru: India's Infra Investment Challenge

India’s infrastructure deficit requires massive financing. The country needs to spend Rs 50 lakh crore by 2022 to provide a strong foundation for rapid growth, estimates CRISIL.

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Chabahar port

In A 1st, India Sends Wheat To Afghanistan Via Chabahar Port Bypassing Pak

India on Sunday sent its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan through the Chabahar port in Iran, seen as a "landmark" move to operationalise the new strategic transit route, bypassing Pakistan.

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