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International Solar Alliance: India's Brainchild To Become A Legal Entity On Dec 6

International Solar Alliance: India's Brainchild To Become A Legal Entity On Dec 6

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), which will become a legal entity on December 6, has planned to add 1,000 gigawatt (GW) of solar power across the globe by 2030.

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Delhi Smog: EPCA Lens On Diesel Vehicles, Thermal Power Plants

Delhi Smog: EPCA Lens On Diesel Vehicles, Thermal Power Plants

The EPCA has suggested that plying of diesel vehicles be banned and thermal power plants be shut when pollution breaches 'emergency' levels in Delhi- NCR, as part of a fresh set of recommendations to strengthen the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).

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EESL, Tata Motors Collaborate On Energy Efficient Initiatives

EESL, Tata Motors Collaborate On Energy Efficient Initiatives

State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has undertaken the implementation of energy efficiency initiatives across various manufacturing facilities of Tata Motors in India, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

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Sembcorp Secures Another 250MW Wind Power Project In India

Sembcorp Secures Another 250MW Wind Power Project In India

Singapore-based Sembcorp has won an auction to build another 250MW wind power plant in India through its renewable energy business Sembcorp Green Infra.

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Hero Future Energies, Greenko In Race To Acquire Orange Renewable

Hero Future Energies, Greenko In Race To Acquire Orange Renewable

Greenko Group and Hero Future Energies Pvt. Ltd are in separate talks with Singapore-based AT Capital Group to acquire Orange Renewable’s portfolio of 758 megawatt (MW) capacity, several people aware of the development said.

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India Takes Centre Stage In Energy Economy, To Drive Demand Growth: IEA

India Takes Centre Stage In Energy Economy, To Drive Demand Growth: IEA

With slowing energy demand growth in China, India will account for almost one-third of global growth to 2040, said the World Energy Outlook (WEO) of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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Electrical Vehicles Will Reduce Demand For Oil Worldwide

Electrical Vehicles Will Reduce Demand For Oil Worldwide

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Coal-Less National Thermal Power Corporation Shuts Down 500 MW Plant

Coal-Less National Thermal Power Corporation Shuts Down 500 MW Plant

After a considerable decline in the demand for thermal power, the short supply of coal has made the situation worse for the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Simhadri unit in Visakhapatnam.

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In UP, Power Supply Contracts Are Unraveling With Help From The State Electricity Regulator

In UP, Power Supply Contracts Are Unraveling With Help From The State Electricity Regulator

The BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh government is using strong-arm tactics, such as the unilateral termination of power purchase agreements (PPAs), to get generators to reduce electricity tariffs.

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India- Energy Efficiency Is A Positive Gain For MSMEs And It Needs To Be Replicated By The Sector: TERI Director General

India- Energy Efficiency Is A Positive Gain For MSMEs And It Needs To Be Replicated By The Sector: TERI Director General

Energy efficiency is a positive gain for MSMEs and it needs to be replicated by the sector: TERI Director General New Delhi, Nov 14 (KNN) The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country need to replicate the energy efficient methods that in return is likely to yield positive gains for the sector, Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI said.

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Record Aluminium Production Provide Upward Tug For Vedanta Resources’ First-Half Financials

Record Aluminium Production Provide Upward Tug For Vedanta Resources’ First-Half Financials

London-based Indian metals miner Vedanta Resources plc announced results for the first six months of their current fiscal year on Thursday.

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MIT Researchers Release Evaluation Of Solar Pumps For Irrigation And Salt Mining In India

MIT Researchers Release Evaluation Of Solar Pumps For Irrigation And Salt Mining In India

In 2014, the government of India made an ambitious goal to replace 26 million groundwater pumps run on costly diesel, for more efficient and environmentally-friendly options such as solar pumps.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 62.01 Per Bbl On 13.11.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 62.01 Per Bbl On 13.11.2017

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$ 62.01 per barrel (bbl) on 13.11.2017.

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GAIL Q2 Profit Soars 41% To Rs1,309.4 Crore

GAIL Q2 Profit Soars 41% To Rs1,309.4 Crore

State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd on Tuesday reported a 41.6% jump in its second quarter profit as earnings from gas transportation and marketing business soared.

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Gasoline Rallies

MRPL Q2 Profit Rises 15% As Refinery Margins Improve

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) today reported a 15 per cent rise in its second quarter net profit as refinery margins soared.

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HOEC To Produce Oil From Mumbai Field By 2021, Invest $43 Million

HOEC To Produce Oil From Mumbai Field By 2021, Invest $43 Million

Hindustan Oil Exploration Co Ltd (HOEC) has submitted a USD 43-million development plan to bring to production the Mumbai offshore oil field it had won in the first discovered field auction in March.

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October Trade Deficit Widens To Near 3-year High To $14.02 Billion; Oil Imports Up By Over 27%

October Trade Deficit Widens To Near 3-year High To $14.02 Billion; Oil Imports Up By Over 27%

The October trade deficit has widened to a three-year high to $14.02 billion from $8.98 billion in September, while Oil imports rose by more than 27% as compared to the previous fiscal, the government data showed.

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Shell Hailed As Lubricant Global Market Leader For 11th Time In A Row

Shell Hailed As Lubricant Global Market Leader For 11th Time In A Row

Shell Lubricants has been recognized as the global market leader for the 11th consecutive year, marking the start of two decades of undisputed industry leadership.

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ONGC Says Will Resist Centre’s Move To Hand Over 11 Discovered Fields To Private Operators

ONGC Says Will Resist Centre’s Move To Hand Over 11 Discovered Fields To Private Operators

The State-run ONGC has said it will resist the government’s reported move to hand over its 11 “discovered” hydrocarbon fields to private operators for their expeditious development.

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Petrochemical Meet To Attract Investors

Petrochemical Meet To Attract Investors

The Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL), under the aegis of the ministry of petroleum and natural gas, is organising a first-of-its-kind petrochemical investors conclave on November 16 to attract investments in the petroleum and plastic sectors.

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ONGC Executives Say No To Offering Fields To Private Companies

ONGC Executives Say No To Offering Fields To Private Companies

Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) executives have protested the government move to give private firms control over some of its producing fields to boost stagnant output, urging the prime minister to review the proposal they claim lacks process clarity.

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Indian Railways To Use GPS-Enabled Fog Safety Devices To Ensure Timely Running Of Trains

Indian Railways To Use GPS-Enabled Fog Safety Devices To Ensure Timely Running Of Trains

The Indian Railways which is criticised for the delay in trains during winter, has planned to use GPS-enabled fog safety devices in the trains to alert the loco pilot about approaching signals.

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Jobs In Indian Railways And Metro: Know How To Apply

Jobs In Indian Railways And Metro: Know How To Apply

The rail and metro network in India is brimming with job opportunities in various fields.

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Railways To Issue Large Tenders Of Up To 1,500 km For Electrification

Railways To Issue Large Tenders Of Up To 1,500 km For Electrification

In a major shift from the past, Indian Railways plans to bid out large tenders as high as 1,500 km under the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) model for railway electrification, to achieve its target of full electrification by 2021.

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Piyush Goyal Approves Extension Of Visakhapatnam-Jagdalpur Express To Kirandul

Piyush Goyal Approves Extension Of Visakhapatnam-Jagdalpur Express To Kirandul

Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has approved to extend Visakhapatnam-Jagdalpur express upto Kirandul in Dantwada district, the Naxal-affected region of Chhattisgarh, to boost the transportation facilities.

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What Is Bharatnet Project And Why It’s A Big Boost For PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India Dream?

What Is Bharatnet Project And Why It’s A Big Boost For PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India Dream?

The second phase of BharatNet project with an outlay of Rs 31,000 crore got off the block on Monday. Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha, along with Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Bullet Train Project Part Of India's Developmental Plans: Piyush Goyal

Bullet Train Project Part Of India's Developmental Plans: Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today defended the Centre's decision to launch bullet train project in India, stating that it was part of the country's developmental plans.

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Piyush Goyal Goes On Quora To Answer Bullet Train Question, His Reply Gets 33,000 Views

Piyush Goyal Goes On Quora To Answer Bullet Train Question, His Reply Gets 33,000 Views

A Quora user who wondered whether India "actually" needs a bullet train would not have expected the country's railway minister Piyush Goyal to answer his question.

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Niti Aayog Plans EV Charging Infrastructure In Delhi-NCR

Niti Aayog Plans EV Charging Infrastructure In Delhi-NCR

NITI Aayog, the government think-tank, has proposed to set up 46 DC quick-charging and 89 AC slow charging stations in the Gurgaon-IGI-South Delhi-Noida corridor, with the first batch of installations set to happen this month.

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10 Crore Trees To Be Planted On Banks Of River Ganga: Nitin Gadkari

10 Crore Trees To Be Planted On Banks Of River Ganga: Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari said today that around 10 crore trees would be planted under the 'Ganga Tree Plantation' programme on the banks of the river from Haridwar to Kolkata.

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Railways Using ISRO Tech To Avoid Accidents At Unmanned Crossings

Railways Using ISRO Tech To Avoid Accidents At Unmanned Crossings

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is helping the Indian Railways use its satellite-based system to check accidents at unmanned railway crossings and track train movements on a real-time basis.

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Work Of Hancock Bridge To Start Soon, BMC To Appoint New Contractor

Work Of Hancock Bridge To Start Soon, BMC To Appoint New Contractor

Construction of a new bridge replacing the demolished Hancock bridge in Byculla may start soon as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has received respite from the Supreme Court.

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NIOT To Build India’s First Offshore Desal Plant Near Chennai Coast

NIOT To Build India’s First Offshore Desal Plant Near Chennai Coast

Scientists from city-based National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) will build the country's first offshore desalination plant about 40km from the Chennai coast with a capacity of about 10 million litres of water per day, said the director of the institute Satheesh C Shenoi.

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Railways To Issue Large Tenders Of Up To 1,500km For Electrification

Railways To Issue Large Tenders Of Up To 1,500km For Electrification

In a major shift from the past, Indian Railways plans to bid out large tenders as high as 1,500km under the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) model for railway electrification, to achieve its target of full electrification by 2021.

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General Electric Faces Long Road To Pruning Assets

General Electric Faces Long Road To Pruning Assets

General Electric Co CEO John Flannery faces a tight two-year race to shed more than $20 billion in assets through dozens of deals and pare down the U.S. industrial conglomerate into three core businesses: power, aviation and healthcare.

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