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Four More MoUs Signed With Govt Under UDAY Scheme

Four More MoUs Signed With Govt Under UDAY Scheme

On the 2nd Anniversary of Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) today, the Government of India signed four Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under the Scheme with the State of Nagaland and with Union Territories (UTs) of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu for operational improvements.

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Centre’s Solar Plans Get $98-m Boost From World Bank

Centre’s Solar Plans Get $98-m Boost From World Bank

India’s attempts at generating electricity from renewable sources have got a boost from the World Bank in the form of a $98-million loan agreement.

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Govt Readies Institutional Framework To Push Electric Mobility

Govt Readies Institutional Framework To Push Electric Mobility

The government plans to set up a committee for an institutional framework on large-scale adoption of electric vehicles in India as a viable clean energy mode.

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Adani Ports & SEZ Appoints Mrithyunjay Chandilya As Chief Executive Officer – Logistics

Adani Ports & SEZ Appoints Mrithyunjay Chandilya As Chief Executive Officer – Logistics

Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), India’s largest port developer, today announced the appointment of Mr. Mrithyunjay Chandilya as Chief Executive Officer – Logistics Business.

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Entrepreneurs And Investors Selected For The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Entrepreneurs And Investors Selected For The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

The United States and India have announce the selection of the 1,500 individuals who will participate in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be co-hosted by the United States and India in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30.

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Parrikar Hits Back At Congress, Says No Viable Alternative To ‘Environmentally Bad’ Coal At Present

Parrikar Hits Back At Congress, Says No Viable Alternative To ‘Environmentally Bad’ Coal At Present

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said those who oppose coal should stop using electricity as there was no alternative to the "environmentally bad" fossil fuel at present.

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Know Your Company—Adani Group

Know Your Company—Adani Group

The Adani Group is one of India’s leading business houses with revenue of over $12 billion.

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India's US Coal Imports Highest Since 2015, Seen Up Further On Petcoke Ban

India's US Coal Imports Highest Since 2015, Seen Up Further On Petcoke Ban

India's coal imports from North America quadrupled to 2.1 million tonnes in October from a year ago, the highest since at least January 2015, Thomson Reuters data showed, and buyers are looking to boost purchases amid a domestic shortage of the fuel.

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Chicken Poop Could Replace Coal In Electricity Generation

Chicken Poop Could Replace Coal In Electricity Generation

Treated excrement from chickens, turkeys and other poultry, when converted to combustible solid biomass fuel, could replace coal as a renewable energy source, says a study.

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Maruti’s First Electric Car In India In 2 Years! Recast Auto Exposure Now

Maruti’s First Electric Car In India In 2 Years! Recast Auto Exposure Now

Maruti parent Suzuki has inked a pact with Toyota Motor and, if things go as planned, India would see the first electric vehicle (EV) from the Maruti stable in less than two years.

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India Not To Sell Cairn Energy's Shares To Recover Tax

India Not To Sell Cairn Energy's Shares To Recover Tax

The income tax department will not sell the attached shares of Cairn Energy to recover a Rs 10,247-crore retrospective tax demand as it fears that replenishing them in case of an international arbitration going against it will be difficult, a senior official said.

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Pollution

India’s Pollution Woes Show Coal’s True Effect

Men’s cosmetics are one of the faster growing areas in the struggling retail sector.They have moved on from the days when Robert Smith* daubed a bit of red lippy and told us that boys don’t cry.

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Focus On Seven-Hour Power Supply To Farm Sector: Chandrababu Naidu To Officials

Focus On Seven-Hour Power Supply To Farm Sector: Chandrababu Naidu To Officials

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday directed the officials to take steps to supply uninterrupted seven-hour quality power to the farmers.

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Coal Dispatches To Power Sector Rise 18 Per Cent In October

Coal Dispatches To Power Sector Rise 18 Per Cent In October

Coal dispatches from state-run miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) to power sector improved by 18 per cent to 39.9 million tonnes in October, official data showed.

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PCMC

World Bank Senior Advisor Raises Objections To PCMC’s ‘Waste-To-Energy’ Project

Vishwas Jape, senior advisor to the World Bank, has raised objections to the ‘waste-to-energy’ plant planned by the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) at its Moshi garbage depot.

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Floating Solar Panels At Ujjani Dam To Save Water, Generate Power

Floating Solar Panels At Ujjani Dam To Save Water, Generate Power

In order to prevent mass-scale evaporation of water, the state government has given a nod to a proposal that involves setting up floating solar panels on Ujjani Dam that covers a huge area across Pune, Solapur and Ahmednagar districts.

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energy projects

Green Companies Expect Easier Financing

India’s rapidly growing renewable energy projects will gain from easier finance for investments following the upgrade of the country’s sovereign rating by Moody’s, industry leaders said. But the good news may be overshadowed by regulatory woes stifling the sector.

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India Became Third Largest Nation For Energy Investment In 2016, Says IEA

India Became Third Largest Nation For Energy Investment In 2016, Says IEA

India became the third largest country for energy investment in 2016 only behind China and the United States of America, an International Energy Agency's report pointed out.

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New Panels To Augment Solar Power At Railway Stations

New Panels To Augment Solar Power At Railway Stations

"The ministry of railways plans to introduce solar panels at different railway stations. The central railway has been allotted 9.2MW of solar power. 

 

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East India Company

Don’t Act Like East India Company: Tak To NHPC, CVPP

Member Legislative Council Firdous Tak Saturday castigated National Hydel-Electric Power Company and Chenab Valley Power Project for acting like East India Company ignoring the genuine and just cause of Kishtwar district where most of the hydel projects are proposed to come up in next few years.

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Crude Oil

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 60.27 Per Bbl On 17.11.2017

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$ 60.27 per barrel (bbl) on 17.11.2017.

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Reliance Industries Hits Forex Debt Market Again With $800-mn Issue

Reliance Industries Hits Forex Debt Market Again With $800-mn Issue

Reliance Industries, the most profitable company as also the largest borrower, has hit the overseas debt market with a $800-million bond sale programne as it seeks to pare a portion of its high cost debt that stands at over Rs 2.14 lakh crore.

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ONGC Reaps Cheap Oil Windfall 22 Months Later

ONGC Reaps Cheap Oil Windfall 22 Months Later

State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. expects to save thousands of dollars in rig and drilling costs as India’s largest explorer hired services at about a third of the current rates.

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IOC

IOC Opens India's First Electric Charging Station In Nagpur

In a major step in spreading the use of green energy, India's first electric vehicle (EV) charging station was started in Nagpur on Sunday by Indian Oil Corp (IOC), according to the state-run oil marketing company.

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China Will Ruin The Russian Oil Industry

China Will Ruin The Russian Oil Industry

China’s economy is slowing, and India is growing. But Russia will not be able to use these changes in order to increase exports.

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Cairn Appoints Nitin Banerjee As General Counsel

Cairn Appoints Nitin Banerjee As General Counsel

Cairn, the oil and gas vertical of Vedanta Ltd, today announced the appointment of Nitin Banerjee as General Counsel.

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Big Impetus To Logistics Sector; Infrastructure Status To Bring Down Costs

Big Impetus To Logistics Sector; Infrastructure Status To Bring Down Costs

The Finance Ministry on Monday said that the logistics sector has been granted infrastructure status, a move that will help the industry raise funds at competitive rates and boost India’s trade.

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Get Reward For Clicking Pics Of Illegally Parked Cars, Says Nitin Gadkari

Get Reward For Clicking Pics Of Illegally Parked Cars, Says Nitin Gadkari

Click the picture of wrongly parked cars and get rewarded.

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If Modi Government Has Its Way, Varanasi, Nagpur And Pune Will Get London Transport Model Very Soon; Here Is How

If Modi Government Has Its Way, Varanasi, Nagpur And Pune Will Get London Transport Model Very Soon; Here Is How

It seems Narendra Modi government is all geared up for a big revival of the transport system in the country.

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Major Train Accident Averted As Sampark Kranti Hits Vehicle Near Bhopal

Major Train Accident Averted As Sampark Kranti Hits Vehicle Near Bhopal

A major train accident was averted when the driver of the Madurai-New Delhi Sampark Kranti Express applied brakes in the nick of time on seeing an overturned vehicle on the railway track near Bhopal, officials said.

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Niti Aayog Can’t Be Implementing Agency For EV Mission 2030: Nitin Gadkari

Niti Aayog Can’t Be Implementing Agency For EV Mission 2030: Nitin Gadkari

The ministry for road transport and highways has objected to the Niti Aayog’s proposal to appoint itself as the implementing agency for India’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Mission 2030.

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Railways Ministry Fast Tracks Big-Ticket Projects With Eye On 2019 Polls

Railways Ministry Fast Tracks Big-Ticket Projects With Eye On 2019 Polls

Just over a year is left for the 2019 General Elections and the railway ministry is under tremendous pressure to complete several infrastructure projects.

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Mumbai: Central Railway Replaces 6.2 Km Of Tracks During Mega Block

Mumbai: Central Railway Replaces 6.2 Km Of Tracks During Mega Block

Safe travel is a right of every passenger. Now safety of rail assets is finally being given some attention by the Indian Railways, which was in the backburner.

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Railways To Repair Country’s Highest Broad-Gauge Freight Line In Just 60 Days!

Railways To Repair Country’s Highest Broad-Gauge Freight Line In Just 60 Days!

The 445-km Kothavalasa-Kirandul line, popularly called the KK line, runs through the dense mountains of the Eastern Ghats.

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Virgin Hyperloop One To Conduct Preliminary Study In Maharashtra, India

Virgin Hyperloop One To Conduct Preliminary Study In Maharashtra, India

Virgin Hyperloop One has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) to analyse the feasibility of installing a hyperloop transportation system and identify potential routes in the state of Maharashtra, India.

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Electric Vehicles

Shifting To Electric Vehicles Could Save India Upto Rs 20L Crore

The country's transition to a shared, electric and connected mobility system can save $330 billion (Rs 20 lakh crore) by 2030 on avoided oil imports alone, a report by Ficci-Rocky Mountain Institute said today.

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Railway Lines

New Electronic Interlocking System At Kharagpur Junction -To Ensure Smooth Movement Of Trains Over South Eastern Railway

Commissioning Of Electronic Interlocking System Was Accomplished In Record Time Ensuring Minimum Traffic Disruptions And Passenger Inconvenience

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CMRS Issues Safety Authorization For Hyderabad Metro Rail

CMRS Issues Safety Authorization For Hyderabad Metro Rail

The Telangana government is all set to inaugurate the Hyderabad Metro Rail on November 28 and it has now, received an approval from the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) which has issued authorization for the opening of the Mettuguda to SR Nagar via Ameerpet Interchange Metro Station route.

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Logistics Sector Gets Infrastructure Status

Logistics Sector Gets Infrastructure Status

The government has given infrastructure status to logistics sector, covering cold chain and warehousing facilities, a move that is likely to attract more funding at competitive rates for these segments.

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We Are Looking At Expanding Construction And Railways Business: Bharat Madan, Escorts Ltd

We Are Looking At Expanding Construction And Railways Business: Bharat Madan, Escorts Ltd

The volume growth was on expected lines. We had faced some GST issues but that was more in the first quarter because we had some issue on the transition of the stocks lying with the channel on which input credit was allowed by the government

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Tired Of Dirty Toilets At Stations? You Can Send Feedback With A Click Of Your Phone!

Tired Of Dirty Toilets At Stations? You Can Send Feedback With A Click Of Your Phone!

If you find public toilets in suburban railway stations of Mumbai in a filthy and unkempt state and extremely unfit for use, you can now send in feedback with just a click of your smartphone.

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Signal Upgrade

Signal Upgrade Hits 65 Trains

As many as 40 express, 12 passenger and 13 MEMU trains were cancelled on the Howrah-Kharagpur and Kharagpur-Tatanagar route on Sunday because of upgrade of the signalling system in Khara-gpur.

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Rail Service

Rail Service Resumes After Remaining Suspended For Two Days

Train service resumed on Monday after remaining suspended for two days due to security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists called for a general strike against the killing of militants and Cordoned and Search Operation (CASO).

 

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Mumbaikars Can Soon Use One Card For Any Mode Of Transport

Mumbaikars Can Soon Use One Card For Any Mode Of Transport

The first step towards a single travel card for all modes of transport, starting with the lifeline, the local trains of Mumbai has been taken.

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Mumbai

Mumbai Central: The Genesis

The famous erstwhile Colaba terminus, which is now shut was opened by Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway (BB&CI) company to serve as a Terminus for both long-distance passengers and suburban commuters.

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Srinagar-Leh Highway Resumes

Srinagar-Leh Highway Resumes

The national highway, connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir valley, reopened while the historic Mughal road remained closed for the fourth day on Monday due to slippery road condition following snowfall.

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