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All Railway Coaches To Have Bio-Toilets By 2018

All Railway Coaches To Have Bio-Toilets By 2018

The Ministry of Railways has advanced the target for 100 percent completion of installing Bio-toilets in coaches to December 2018.

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Sunny Future For Renewables Thanks To China: IEA

Sunny Future For Renewables Thanks To China: IEA

Solar energy is to lead the race to new power generation over the coming decades, thanks in large part to China and India, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday.

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CIL In Talks With Railways To Hike Rake Loading

CIL In Talks With Railways To Hike Rake Loading

Coal India is talking to the railways to increase rake loading from an average of 216 so far since April to 250 by the end of the fiscal year, as it seeks to meet increased demand with both power and non-power sectors facing a short-supply of the dry fuel.

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Mahindra Electric Delivers First Lot Of e-Verito Models To EESL

Mahindra Electric Delivers First Lot Of e-Verito Models To EESL

Mahindra Electric on Wednesday delivered 20 electric sedan Verito models to Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), as part of its first phase of the tender.

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New India Net Soars Threefold To Rs 748.3 Cr On Lower Claims

State-run New India Assurance, which went public recently, today reported a whopping 187.5 per cent growth in net profit for the three months to September at Rs 748.27 crore driven by better combined ratio, which is a key profitability gauge of the industry.

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EESL To Float Another Tender For 10,000 Electric Cars By March-April

EESL To Float Another Tender For 10,000 Electric Cars By March-April

: State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) will float another tender for 10,000 e- cars in March-April next year in line with the government's vision of having all electric passenger cars by 2030.

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Indian Energy Storage Manufacturing To Attract $3 Billion Investment Over 3 Years: IESA

Indian Energy Storage Manufacturing To Attract $3 Billion Investment Over 3 Years: IESA

Large-scale adoption of energy storageis expected to attract investment over $3 billion in the next three years, industry body India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Rake Diversion Triggered Shutdown Of NTPC Simhadri Unit: MCL

Rake Diversion Triggered Shutdown Of NTPC Simhadri Unit: MCL

Diversion of coal rakes entitled for NTPC's Simhadari plant from Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd (MCL) by NTPC management triggered shutdown of its 500 MW unit in Andhra Pradesh, an MCL release said.

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International Solar Alliance To Support Setting Up 1000 GW Of Solar Energy Capacity

International Solar Alliance To Support Setting Up 1000 GW Of Solar Energy Capacity

As US touts coal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sunshine club gets ambitious. Just weeks before it is recognized as a United Nations treaty organization, the International Solar Alliance announces a target to support setting up 1000GW of solar energy capacity by 2030 across its member countries.

 

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10 Things You Need To Know From The World Energy Outlook 2017

10 Things You Need To Know From The World Energy Outlook 2017

This week's World Energy Outlook 2017 report from the International Energy Agency tells the story of an energy industry on the brink of a seismic shift, as it struggles to deal with the twin pressures of decarbonization and rising energy demand.

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India Pushing For Jaitapur Nuclear Plant Despite Cost Escalation

India Pushing For Jaitapur Nuclear Plant Despite Cost Escalation

Ignoring both local protests as well as the fact that French nuclear giant Areva S.A. is facing a financial crisis, the Indian nuclear establishment continues to push for the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP) planned in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.

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Saubhagya Scheme: Tariff Restructuring Key To Lighting Homes Round The Clock

Saubhagya Scheme: Tariff Restructuring Key To Lighting Homes Round The Clock

Plugging in the last of the unconnected lot — mostly rural folk — is expensive because the tariffs they are charged are well below the cost of procurement.

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Electrical Vehicles Will Reduce Demand For Oil Worldwide: Rystad

Electrical Vehicles Will Reduce Demand For Oil Worldwide: Rystad

The penetration of electrical vehicles (EV) is set to grow in the coming years and may reduce the growth in global oil demand, according to Rystad Energy at a seminar on India's challenges to achieve energy security held recently at the Norwegian Embassy.

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New National Mineral Policy: Steel Ministry pins transport infrastructure, high royalty as focus points

New National Mineral Policy: Steel Ministry pins transport infrastructure, high royalty as focus points

Slashing the royalty rates charged on mineral production; discouraging road transport of minerals and increasing the share of rail transportation

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Coal Price Rise A Harsh Blow To Asian Budgets

Coal Price Rise A Harsh Blow To Asian Budgets

The dramatic rise in the international spot price of thermal coal over the past 12 months may have put a smile on the faces of a handful of chief executives of Australian and Indonesian coal exporters

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India To Drive Energy Demand Growth: IEA

India To Drive Energy Demand Growth: IEA

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

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was Us$ 61.17 Per Bbl On 14.11.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was Us$ 61.17 Per Bbl On 14.11.2017

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$ 61.17 per barrel (bbl) on 14.11.2017.

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BS VI Norms Advanced By Two Years To April 2018 In Delhi

BS VI Norms Advanced By Two Years To April 2018 In Delhi

The world’s toughest vehicle emission standards will take effect two years early in the national capital, the government said on Wednesday, as it attempts to reduce exhaust fumes and tackle pollution.

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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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India's Global Rank Up For Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

India's Global Rank Up For Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

India is ranked 14th in this year's Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2018 out of 56 nations and the European Union by environmental organisation Germanwatch, an improvement from its 20th position last year.

 

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ONGC, Cairn India Bid For 41 Oil And Gas Areas

ONGC, Cairn India Bid For 41 Oil And Gas Areas

State-owned ONGC and Vedanta Ltd today emerged as the biggest bidders for oil and gas blocks, putting in 41 out of 56 bids received in India's maiden auction under open acreage licensing regime.

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India Advances Launch Of Euro-VI Fuels For Smog-Hit Delhi

India Advances Launch Of Euro-VI Fuels For Smog-Hit Delhi

India advanced the rollout of cleaner Euro-VI compliant fuels in Delhi by two years on Wednesday to reduce high pollution levels in the capital city.

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RIL Prima-Facie Not Complied With CBM Policy Norm: Oil Ministry

RIL Prima-Facie Not Complied With CBM Policy Norm: Oil Ministry

Reliance Industries (RIL) has prima-facie not complied with one clause of the government’s coal bed methane (CBM) marketing policy because it sold the gas it produced to its own unit after participating in auctions, the oil ministry has found in its preliminary assessment.

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Oil Caution For Indian Economy

Oil Caution For Indian Economy

Crude oil prices have sharply risen by almost 25 per cent in the past two months. There are several reasons for this. The latest anxiety could be due to the yet unknown impact of the purge in Saudi Arabia.

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ONGC Falls 2% But Oil Retailers Gain 1-3% Post Sharp Correction In Crude Oil Prices

ONGC Falls 2% But Oil Retailers Gain 1-3% Post Sharp Correction In Crude Oil Prices

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation(ONGC) share price fell nearly 2 percent while oil retailers HPCL, BPCL and IOC gained 1-2 percent intraday Wednesday, after sharp correction in crude oil prices.

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Rail Bhawan Comes Under MHA Security Cover

Rail Bhawan Comes Under MHA Security Cover

The security of Rail Bhawan, manned by Railway Protection Force(RPF) and Railway Protection Security Force (RPSF), will now be under the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) .

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Huge Potential For Subsurface Engr In Highway Tunnels: Gadkari

Huge Potential For Subsurface Engr In Highway Tunnels: Gadkari

There is huge potential for Subsurface engineering in highway tunnel projects specially in Jammu & Kashmir, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.

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Efforts Of Railways, Coal India Bring Record Growth In Coal Offtake

Efforts Of Railways, Coal India Bring Record Growth In Coal Offtake

The government on Wednesday said coordinated efforts of Coal India and railways have brought remarkable growth in offtake of the fossil fuel and improved despatch for power plants in particular.

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With Chabahar Port, Afghanistan No Longer Dependent On Pak: Top Politician Abdullah Abdullah

With Chabahar Port, Afghanistan No Longer Dependent On Pak: Top Politician Abdullah Abdullah

Afghanistan would no longer depend on Pakistan for transit trade with the opening of the strategic Chabahar Port, a top Afghan leader has said.

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800 Trains Set In A Few Clicks: Railways Introduces Asia’s Largest Interlocking System

800 Trains Set In A Few Clicks: Railways Introduces Asia’s Largest Interlocking System

With growing cases of derailment in the past few months, the South Eastern Railway (SER), in a move to increase capacity and ensure the safer running of trains, has replaced the route relay interlocking (RRI) system at Kharagpur with Asia’s largest solid state interlocking (SSI) system.

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BASIC Nations Bat For Finances, Technology To Fight Climate Change

BASIC Nations Bat For Finances, Technology To Fight Climate Change

Batting for adequate financial and technology resources to assist the developing world, BASIC countries, including India, on Tuesday emphasised the need for openness, transparency and the country-driven nature of negotiations at the ongoing UN Climate Change conference.

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How A Gang Used Rs 2 Coins To Loot Train Passengers At Gunpoint

How A Gang Used Rs 2 Coins To Loot Train Passengers At Gunpoint

There are a lot of times when we can't help but wonder how thieves and robbers come up with amazingly creative ideas to ply their trade.

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7-hour Traffic Closure Throws Rail Service Off Track

7-hour Traffic Closure Throws Rail Service Off Track

Confusion prevailed at Ludhiana railway station on Tuesday after the northern railway authorities decided to close the Ludhiana-Ambala section for seven hours in order to construct subways at two spots. The move led to delay of all Ludhiana-bound trains.

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Delhi Air Pollution: If Completed On Time Metro Phase 3 Could Have Taken 1.4 Lakh Cars Off Road

Delhi Air Pollution: If Completed On Time Metro Phase 3 Could Have Taken 1.4 Lakh Cars Off Road

If the phase 3 of Delhi Metro would have been completed on time it would have resulted in 140,000 lesser cars on the streets of Delhi.

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We Would Like To Participate In India’s Road And Railways Expansion Projects: Canada’s Minister For Transport Marc Garneau

We Would Like To Participate In India’s Road And Railways Expansion Projects: Canada’s Minister For Transport Marc Garneau

Canada hopes to increase its trade-related cooperation with India by attempting to ink a free-trade agreement (FTA) and is also looking to participate in India’s ambitious road and railways expansion projects.

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