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September 26, 2018, Wednesday

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Bureaucratic Reshuffle: 20 Joint Secys Appointed In Different Govt Depts

Bureaucratic Reshuffle: 20 Joint Secys Appointed In Different Govt Depts

The government today effected a significant bureaucratic rejig, appointing 20 joint secretaries across various departments.

 

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India Needs Over $200 Bn Of Investment In Renewable Infrastructure

India Needs Over $200 Bn Of Investment In Renewable Infrastructure

India is on track to catalyse $200-300 billion of new investment in its renewable energy infrastructure in the next decade with global capital inflows playing an increasingly crucial role, a top financial analyst with a leading US-based institute foresees said.

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Transport Minister, Niti Aayog Tread Different Paths On E-Vehicle Policy

Transport Minister, Niti Aayog Tread Different Paths On E-Vehicle Policy

The road transport ministry and Niti Aayog are not on the same page on the proposed electric mobility (e-vehicle) policy.

 

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We Are Quite Ready To Accept The Challenge Of Electric Vehicles: Baba Kalyani, Bharat Forge

We Are Quite Ready To Accept The Challenge Of Electric Vehicles: Baba Kalyani, Bharat Forge

Change is a common factor in our kind of business. It is clear that the change is happening faster in terms of technology than it is to happen before but we are ready.

 

 

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Renew Power To Buy Wind Power Business Of KC Thapar Group For Rs 1,000 Crore

Renew Power To Buy Wind Power Business Of KC Thapar Group For Rs 1,000 Crore

Sumant Sinha-led ReNew Power is making a Rs 1,000-crore acquisition of wind powerassets of the KC Thapar Group, helping India’s biggest renewable energy player strengthen its position in the rapidly consolidating sector.

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Darth Vader Or Not, The Tesla Truck Changes Everything

Darth Vader Or Not, The Tesla Truck Changes Everything

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk has become one of the best known people on the planet through his extraordinary ability to make the future look cool. And created enormous wealth for a company that has still to spin a profit.

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Oral Hearing On India’s Solar Anti-dumping Investigation To Be Held On 30 November

Oral Hearing On India’s Solar Anti-dumping Investigation To Be Held On 30 November

An oral hearing on India’s anti-dumping investigation into imports of solar cells and modules from China, Taiwan and Malaysia will be held on 30 November.

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Global Backup Power Systems for Oil and Gas Market Research Report

Global Backup Power Systems for Oil and Gas Market Research Report

Backup power system is an independent source of electrical power that can supply power automatically when the main grid power fails by utilizing resources available at the source.

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India-Based Automaker Mahindra Wants To Sell Electric Vehicles In U.S.

India-Based Automaker Mahindra Wants To Sell Electric Vehicles In U.S.

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd , one of India's oldest vehicle manufacturers, is testing autonomous tractors, trucks and cars, while moving closer to bringing electric vehicles to the United States, Chairman Anand Mahindra said on Monday.

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CREDA To Install Solar Photovoltaic High Mast Systems

CREDA To Install Solar Photovoltaic High Mast Systems

Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) wiil get installed Solar Photovoltaic High Mast Systems in eight.

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DERC Names Consultants For Audit Of Discoms

DERC Names Consultants For Audit Of Discoms

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has appointed consultants for the "regulatory audit" of the three power distribution companies and NDMC.

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Long Outages A Daily Affair, Residents Fume

Long Outages A Daily Affair, Residents Fume

The city is staring at a rise in frequency of power cuts during the day. Outages normally happen during summers when demand is high, but during winters when the demand has reduced to 400 MW, the cuts have left residents baffled.

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Is Sembcorp Industries' Indian IPO Ready For Takeoff?

Is Sembcorp Industries' Indian IPO Ready For Takeoff?

Sembcorp Industries (SCI) had an eventful year due to its Indian segment, so OCBC Investment Research said it is not surprising if it undertakes an initial public offering (IPO).

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Sand Mining — A Global Resource That Is Becoming Scarce

Sand Mining — A Global Resource That Is Becoming Scarce

If someone were to ask you to name the most-extracted materials on Earth, you might answer with fossil fuels or biomass. However, by weight, the answer is actually sand and gravel.

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High On Power

High On Power

The solar power generation plant, installed recently at the Govt. Model Engineering College, Trikkakkara, is an example of sustainable engineering.

 

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India's U.S. Coal Imports Highest Since 2015, Seen Up Further On Ban

India's U.S. Coal Imports Highest Since 2015, Seen Up Further On Ban

India's coalimports 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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Clean Energy Firms Eyeing Se Asia, Middle East & Africa To Hedge Risks

Clean Energy Firms Eyeing Se Asia, Middle East & Africa To Hedge Risks

Clean energy companies are increasingly looking abroad to expand business and diversify risks even as some state utilities in the country are now backing out of contracts, threatening the viability of a number of renewable power plants.

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World Bank Signs Us$98 Million Loan Agreement With Indian Government For Setting Up Solar Parks

World Bank Signs Us$98 Million Loan Agreement With Indian Government For Setting Up Solar Parks

The Government of India and the World Bank signed a US$98 million Loan Agreement and US$2 million Grant Agreement to help India increase its power generation capacity through cleaner, renewable energy sources by setting up solar parks.

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Electric Vehicle Technology Has Come Of Age. To Curb Air Pollution, Combine Charging Stations With Renewable Energy

Electric Vehicle Technology Has Come Of Age. To Curb Air Pollution, Combine Charging Stations With Renewable Energy

China recently became the fifth country to say it will eventually phase out cars powered by fossil fuels. Like the four other countries Britain, France, Norway and India , China sees this as a way to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.

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Taaleri Eyes Fortum’s Solar Power Projects In India

Taaleri Eyes Fortum’s Solar Power Projects In India

Taaleri Plc has evinced interest in acquiring a stake in Finland’s state-controlled power utility Fortum Oyj’s operational Indian solar power projects, said two people aware of the development.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 60.86 Per Bbl On 20.11.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 60.86 Per Bbl On 20.11.2017

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$ 60.86 per barrel (bbl) on 20.11.2017.

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HPCL Identifies Two More Places In Nagpur For Setting Up Electric Charging Stations

HPCL Identifies Two More Places In Nagpur For Setting Up Electric Charging Stations

Government-owned fuel retailer Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) after setting up one of the first electric charging stations in the country in the city of Nagpur has indentified and two more places where it plans to set-up electric charging stations.

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Government Asks State Oil Companies To Boost Gas Supply To Petcoke Ban-hit States

Government Asks State Oil Companies To Boost Gas Supply To Petcoke Ban-hit States

Oil minister on Tuesday asked state oil firms to boost supply of gas and alternative fuels in states where petroleum coke and furnace oil are banned due to high emissions. India imports about half of its annual consumption of 27 million tonnes of petcoke, Dharmendra Pradhan said in a tweet. 

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Gas Exporting Countries Convene As Global Buyers' Market Rises

Gas Exporting Countries Convene As Global Buyers' Market Rises

Santa Cruz, Bolivia: Top officials of major gas producing countries gathering this week in Bolivia will face a harsh reality: expanding supplies of the fuel are giving global buyers greater sway over purchase and contract terms.

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Iran Exports 4.26 Million Oil Barrels From South Pars

Iran Exports 4.26 Million Oil Barrels From South Pars

Fardin Asadi, the manager for development of oil layers at South Pars, said on Sunday that Iran has exported about 4.26 million barrels of oil from South Pars to international destinations since the beginning of the Iranian calendar year.

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RIL Raises USD 800 Mn Via 10-yr Bonds At Lowest Rate

RIL Raises USD 800 Mn Via 10-yr Bonds At Lowest Rate

Reliance Industries today said it has raised USD 800 million by selling 10-year bonds - the first offering since Moody's raised India's sovereign rating.

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Oil Eases As Traders, Investors Grow Edgy Ahead Of OPEC

Oil Eases As Traders, Investors Grow Edgy Ahead Of OPEC

Oil prices fell 0.8 percent on Monday, extending recent weakness ahead of next week's OPEC meeting, while a rally in the dollar hurt commodities across the board.

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Rajasthan's Royal Wheels Swap Routes, And Get New Names

Rajasthan's Royal Wheels Swap Routes, And Get New Names

A newer 'Royal Rajasthan on Wheels' has replaced the two-decade old luxurious train 'Palace on Wheels' (PoW) and assumed the latter’s name this season, the Economic Timesreported.

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Ivanka Trump, PM Modi To Inaugurate World's Largest Entrepreneurs' Meet In Hyderabad

Ivanka Trump, PM Modi To Inaugurate World's Largest Entrepreneurs' Meet In Hyderabad

A week from now, India will host 1500 young entrepreneurs from 150 countries for three days in Hyderabad. A majority of the delegates attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit are going to be women, including those from countries like Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel.

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Piyush Goyal’s Cool Reply To Bullet Train Critics: Rajdhani The Last New Technology Introduced In Railways!

Piyush Goyal’s Cool Reply To Bullet Train Critics: Rajdhani The Last New Technology Introduced In Railways!

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has slammed critics of the bullet train project, questioning those who are opposed to the introduction of new technology in Indian Railways.

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Railways To Rely On Artificial Intelligence To Prevent Signal Failures

Railways To Rely On Artificial Intelligence To Prevent Signal Failures

Indian Railways has undertaken remote condition monitoring of the system, a new approach for the national transporter, to predict failures through the effective use of artificial intelligence.

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India’s Rating Upgrade: Strong Endorsement Of Structural Reforms

India’s Rating Upgrade: Strong Endorsement Of Structural Reforms

Good governance is the art of finding a balance between what is popular and what is progressive. In the past few months, we have seen a lot of hue and cry surrounding the triple tsunami of demonetisation.

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London Transport Model Is Looked Upon By The Govt To Replicate On Indian City Roads

London Transport Model Is Looked Upon By The Govt To Replicate On Indian City Roads

Public transport running on biofuel and electricity is the focus of the government as it would be environment friendly and cost effective, stated Union minister Nitin Gadkari, while addressing the first edition of ‘Smart Mobility Conference’ organised by FICCI.

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Metro To Chart Indelible Route On Hyderabad Map, Says HMRL Boss

Metro To Chart Indelible Route On Hyderabad Map, Says HMRL Boss

After all the ups and downs and twists and turns, Hyderabad Metro Rail is finally gearing up to chug off, thanks to the final hurdle being cleared.

 

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Mumbai Central Station ‘Disappears’ From Railway App, Commuters Derailed

Mumbai Central Station ‘Disappears’ From Railway App, Commuters Derailed

A change in the station code of Mumbai Central, which will come into effect on February 1, 2018, has led to huge confusion among passengers planning to book tickets from this station to various destinations in western India and New Delhi.

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Elphinstone Bridge Collapse Tragedy: Bailey Bridge To The Rescue, But It Won’t Be Easy

Elphinstone Bridge Collapse Tragedy: Bailey Bridge To The Rescue, But It Won’t Be Easy

More than a month after the Elphinstone Road stampede, and reportedly the Western Railway still to award contracts to build new bridges at Elphinstone Road and two other locations in order to augment their discharge capacities.

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Train Of Woes For Commuters From Kottayam

Train Of Woes For Commuters From Kottayam

Febin (name changed) used to commute between his native Kottayam and Ernakulam, where he worked as a technician, daily on Venad Express.

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Nitin Gadkari Junks E-Car Battery Swap Plan, Advocates London-style Public Transport For Delhi

Nitin Gadkari Junks E-Car Battery Swap Plan, Advocates London-style Public Transport For Delhi

Transport minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday that the battery swapping policy proposed by Niti Aayog to promote advanced electric mobility in the country is not viable in India.

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Decongest City Main Station, Convert West As Terminal

Decongest City Main Station, Convert West As Terminal

The development of century old West railway station remains a non-starter with no serious concern from either the railway officials or political leaders.

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Western Railways Introduces System To Let Passengers Keep Tabs On The Hygiene Of Toilets At 17 Mumbai Stations

Western Railways Introduces System To Let Passengers Keep Tabs On The Hygiene Of Toilets At 17 Mumbai Stations

The Western Railway (WR) has introduced a mechanism under which users can rate and provide feedback about the hygiene of toilets at the 17 stations under its jurisdiction, a senior official said.

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Historic Mughal Road Still Closed, One Way Traffic On Srinagar-Leh Highway

Historic Mughal Road Still Closed, One Way Traffic On Srinagar-Leh Highway

The historic 86-km-long Mughal road, connecting south Kashmir with Jammu remained closed for the 5th day on Tuesday while only one-way traffic will ply on Srinagar-Leh national highway.

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