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‘UJALA’ Scheme Launched In Nangal City Of Punjab

‘UJALA’ Scheme Launched In Nangal City Of Punjab

Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme was launched here today by Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana K P Singh.

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Singareni Collieries To Start 12 New Coal Mines

Singareni Collieries To Start 12 New Coal Mines

State-run Singareni Collieries would start 12 new coal mines, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said in the assembly today.

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India's NHPC Could Bid For Nepal's $2.5 Billion Power Project Pulled From China

India's NHPC Could Bid For Nepal's $2.5 Billion Power Project Pulled From China

Indian power company NHPC Ltd could bid for a $2.5 billion hydropower project in Nepal, its chairman told Reuters, after Kathmandu cancelled a deal with China Gezhouba Group Corp.

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Suzuki, Toyota To Spearhead India's Electric Mobility Programme; To Introduce Electric Cars In Country By 2020

Suzuki, Toyota To Spearhead India's Electric Mobility Programme; To Introduce Electric Cars In Country By 2020

In the wake of push from world powers to reduce carbon emission and India's readiness to comply with the Paris Climate Agreement, 2016, Japanese auto giants Toyota and Suzuki have decided to work collaboratively to introduce electric cars in India by 2020.

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Battle Lines Drawn Over Coal At UN Climate Talks

Battle Lines Drawn Over Coal At UN Climate Talks

A score of mostly wealthy nations banded together at UN climate talks to swear off coal-fired power, a key driver of global warming and air pollution.

 

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India’s Coal Sector Seeks To Avoid Emissions Norms

India’s Coal Sector Seeks To Avoid Emissions Norms

The issue of India’s reliance on fossil fuels for power generation especially the dirty coal-fired power plants is usually a hot potato that India has to deal with during UN climate change summits.

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India Committed To Clean Energy Targets, Says C K Mishra

India Committed To Clean Energy Targets, Says C K Mishra

India is committed to its renewable energy target of having 175 GW capacity by 2022 to provide equitable sustainable development, a senior official has said.

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India Firm On Renewable Energy Targets: MNRE

India Firm On Renewable Energy Targets: MNRE

In a panel discussion on ‘Innovative Financing and Market Evolution to achieve 175 GW renewables by 2022’ organized by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

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Microgrids: The Case For India To Achieve 24x7 Clean And Reliable Power For All

Microgrids: The Case For India To Achieve 24x7 Clean And Reliable Power For All

India has about 240 million people without access to electricity – that’s about one fourth of the total global population who don’t have energy security.

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Daimler To Invest $755 Million In China For Electric Car, Battery Production - Executive

Daimler To Invest $755 Million In China For Electric Car, Battery Production - Executive

Germany's Daimler AG plans to invest 5 billion yuan ($755 million) in China for factory capacity to manufacture electric cars and the batteries that power them, part of an effort to help its Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands comply with the country's green car production and sales quotas.

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Thermal Power Plants May Dodge New Emission Norms: Report

Thermal Power Plants May Dodge New Emission Norms: Report

India’s coal-based power sector may seek to avoid compliance with the strict emission norms that are due to take effect next month, according to a new analysis by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi-based think tank.

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Delhi Air Pollution: Centre Directs NTPC To Mix Crop Residue With Coal To Reduce Smog In NCR

Delhi Air Pollution: Centre Directs NTPC To Mix Crop Residue With Coal To Reduce Smog In NCR

India directed its largest utility NTPC Limited to blend crop residue with coal at its power plants, in a bid to reduce stubble burning on agricultural lands which is clouding New Delhi with smog.

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Not Enough Power Plants To Convert Stubble To Fuel, NTPC Tells NGT

Not Enough Power Plants To Convert Stubble To Fuel, NTPC Tells NGT

Even as Power Minister R K Singh Thursday said the state-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) would float tenders to buy farm stubble for use as fuel at its power plants.

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With Demand Rising, Solar Prices May Fall Below The Current Record Low Of Rs 2.44, Says ISA Director General

With Demand Rising, Solar Prices May Fall Below The Current Record Low Of Rs 2.44, Says ISA Director General

The price of solar electricity has touched record low this year, going down even below that generated by traditional coal-based power plants.

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Government To Push Prepaid, Smart Meters In Universal Electrification Drive

Government To Push Prepaid, Smart Meters In Universal Electrification Drive

Prepaid and smart meters are going to get greater thrust from the government as India moves towards the target of achieving universal household electrification as part of the Saubhagya scheme by end of next year.

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CIL Mulls Increase In Prices To Meet Rise In Wage Costs

CIL Mulls Increase In Prices To Meet Rise In Wage Costs

Coal India is considering raising prices to meet the cost of the 20% wage hike. It last raised prices by 10% in May last year.

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Greenko, Renew Eye Skypower’s India Solar Power Projects

Greenko, Renew Eye Skypower’s India Solar Power Projects

Canadian solar energy developer SkyPower is in separate talks with Hyderabad-based Greenko Group and Sumant Sinha-led ReNew Power Ventures to sell stake in its Indian projects, said two people aware of the development.

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How India Is Paving The Way For An Electric Future

How India Is Paving The Way For An Electric Future

When India’s state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) awarded a coveted Rs1,120 crore order in September to Tata Motors Ltd to supply 10,000 electric cars, it signalled the government’s intent to walk the talk on electric mobility.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 60.57 Per Bbl On 16.11.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 60.57 Per Bbl On 16.11.2017

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$ 60.57 per barrel (bbl) on 16.11.2017.

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State-Run Oil Companies To Supply BS-VI Petrol, Diesel To Delhi From Own Refineries By April 2018

State-Run Oil Companies To Supply BS-VI Petrol, Diesel To Delhi From Own Refineries By April 2018

State-run oil companies will be able to supply the required quantum of BS-VI petrol and diesel to Delhi from their own refineries by April 2018, although it would require a faster than planned investment in their units, Hindustan PetroleumBSE 0.56 % chairman MK Surana has said.

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Shell Lubricants Creates History At The India Wind Energy Forum 2017

Shell Lubricants Creates History At The India Wind Energy Forum 2017

Shell Lubricants, the global market leader in finished lubricants, has won the 'Lubricant Company of the Year' award for the third time in a row at the 4th edition of the India Wind Energy Forum (IWEF) Excellence Awards.

 

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Indian State Oil Firms Betting On Natural Gas As Next Big Thing

Indian State Oil Firms Betting On Natural Gas As Next Big Thing

India's state oil refiners are planning an aggressive push into natural gas in coming years to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal of making the fuel a bigger part of the country's energy mix.

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Moody's Upgrades ONGC, IOC, BPCL, HPCL, PLL Issuer Tating To Baa2 From Baa3

Moody's Upgrades ONGC, IOC, BPCL, HPCL, PLL Issuer Tating To Baa2 From Baa3

Following the upgrade of India's sovereign rating to "Baa2", Moody's has also upgraded the issuer rating for five government-owned companies in the oil and gas sector to Baa2 from Baa3.

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Mercator Petroleum To Begin Production In Cambay Oil Block By Q1fy19

Mercator Petroleum To Begin Production In Cambay Oil Block By Q1fy19

Mercator Petroleum (MPL), a subsidiary of Mercator Ltd, announced that it had initiated preliminary technical discussions with the Director General of Hydrocarbons ('DGH') regarding the Field Development Plan for wells Jyoti 1 and 2 in the Cambay Oil block.

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IOCL Signs MoU To Develop Plastic, Textile Park In Odisha

IOCL Signs MoU To Develop Plastic, Textile Park In Odisha

The Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) on Thursday signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) to set up a plastic park and textile park in Odisha.

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Experts To Brainstorm Tech Innovations To Improve Oil And Gas Exploration

Experts To Brainstorm Tech Innovations To Improve Oil And Gas Exploration

Over a period of three days starting Friday, 7,00 delegates—mostly petroleum geophysicist will brainstorm over new technologies available across the world which can be used to improve oil and gas exploration in the country.

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‘Exploration Activities Of Oil, ONGC To Be Cleared By DGH’

‘Exploration Activities Of Oil, ONGC To Be Cleared By DGH’

Citing poor performance by autonomous national oil companies (NOC) ONGC and Oil India Ltd, the petroleum ministry has further tightened the screws on them by handing over approval of their exploration and development activities to the upstream technical arm Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH).

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Srinagar-Leh Highway Closed Due To Snow, Kashmir Highway Open

Srinagar-Leh Highway Closed Due To Snow, Kashmir Highway Open

The 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway was closed for vehicular traffic following fresh snowfall while traffic on historic Mughal road was suspended this afternoon due to slippery conditions.

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India, Russia Discuss Ways To Boost Trade, Investments

India, Russia Discuss Ways To Boost Trade, Investments

India and Russia have discussed ways to boost bilateral trade and investments to strengthen economic ties, the commerce ministry said today.

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We Need To Speed Up The Zahedan Railway Line Project Says Afghanistan’s Ambassador To India

We Need To Speed Up The Zahedan Railway Line Project Says Afghanistan’s Ambassador To India

India and Afghanistan trade and cultural relations date back to back to the Indus Valley Civilization. The two countries have shared a twisted political relationship in the past.

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Moody’s Upgrades India's Rating For The First Time Since 2004, BJP Praises Modi Government

Moody’s Upgrades India's Rating For The First Time Since 2004, BJP Praises Modi Government

For the first time in more than a decade, Moody's Investors Service has upgraded India's sovereign rating.

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Bandhan Express: Maiden Journey Sees 53 Passengers

Bandhan Express: Maiden Journey Sees 53 Passengers

THE NEWLY-INAUGURATED Bandhan Express began its first commercial run between Kolkata and Khulna from Kolkata railway station at Chitpur on Thursday morning.

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Japan Railway 'Deeply Sorry' After Train Leaves 20 Seconds Early

Japan Railway 'Deeply Sorry' After Train Leaves 20 Seconds Early

A Japanese railway operator has issued a deep apology for the "tremendous nuisance" caused by a train departing 20 seconds early, surprising even a nation renowned for both punctuality and politeness.

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Nitin Gadkari Gets Thumbs Up On NHAI Reforms As High-Risk Projects Decline

Nitin Gadkari Gets Thumbs Up On NHAI Reforms As High-Risk Projects Decline

The proportion of under-construction, high-risk highway projects has reduced significantly from 53% two years ago to just 21% at present, following a number of steps by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), a Crisil report has said.

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For Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Green Fuel The Answer To Delhi's Pollution Woes

For Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Green Fuel The Answer To Delhi's Pollution Woes

Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari at the conclave claimed that his government does not believe in mixing politics with development.

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Railways To Send Report To UNESCO On Damage Done To Toy Train Service During Gorkhaland Stir

Railways To Send Report To UNESCO On Damage Done To Toy Train Service During Gorkhaland Stir

The Railways will soon send a detailed report to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on the damage done to the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR), popularly known as the toy train service, during the recent Gorkhaland agitation.

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Engine Derails Near Kalupur, 36 Trains Hit

Engine Derails Near Kalupur, 36 Trains Hit

The Ahmedabad division of the western railways has ordered an inquiry into an incident where a locomotive coming from the Ahmedabad yard derailed just near the Kalupur station.

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Railways Modifies Its Order In Utkal Express Derailment

Railways Modifies Its Order In Utkal Express Derailment

The Railways today modified its order of removing 12 trackmen over derailment of the Utkal Express at Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on August 19.

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