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June,22,2018,Friday

LATEST AND WEEKLY NEWS UPDATES IN POWER/COAL/MINES/RE

Goa's Inland Routes To Get Solar-Powered Boats By June 2018

Goa's Inland Routes To Get Solar-Powered Boats By June 2018

The Portuguese era diesel-powered ferry boats, that ply in the inland water routes of Goa, will give way to solar energy-backed vessels by June next year, a minister said on Saturday.

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STORIES OF THIS WEEK

Solar Energy

Govt To Float Tender For Adding 20GW Of Solar Energy Capacity

The government plans to seek bids globally for 20 GW of solar generation capacity by companies ready to set up manufacturing facilities in India.

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Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana: PM Housing Scheme Must Get Greater Tax Benefits

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana: PM Housing Scheme Must Get Greater Tax Benefits

Given how investments in the real estate sector result in a strong multiplier effect on the rest of the economy, any push for the sector is to be welcomed.

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With The Right Moves, India’s Renewables Push Could Lift Thousands Of Rural Workers Out Of Poverty

With The Right Moves, India’s Renewables Push Could Lift Thousands Of Rural Workers Out Of Poverty

India’s major renewable energy push could be as much about poverty reduction and job creation as it is about energy security and climate change.

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Officials Wrongfully Charging Duty On Solar Panels: Rk Singh

Officials Wrongfully Charging Duty On Solar Panels: Rk Singh

Renewable energy minister Raj Kumar Singh has complained to finance minister Arun Jaitley that customs officials are demanding duty on imported solar equipment, which has led to ports getting jammed with shipments and jeopardised the prime minister’s flagship programme of accelerating renewable energy projects.

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Panel Moots Uniform Norms For EV Charging Stations In India

Panel Moots Uniform Norms For EV Charging Stations In India

Electric vehicle charging stations in India will have to follow a common standard approved by the government, which has accepted a panel's suggestion to have a uniform infrastructure across the country.

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Over 330,000 New Jobs To Be On Offer In India’s Renewable Energy Sector

Over 330,000 New Jobs To Be On Offer In India’s Renewable Energy Sector

India’s growing renewable energy sector is likely to generate more than 330,000 new jobs over the next five years through 2022) creating opportunities to support mainly the country’s rural poor by offering an alternative to subsistence farming, according to US-based global research organisation World Resources Institute (WRI).

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Moody’s Upgrade Boosts Already Growing Confidence In Indian Debt

Moody’s Upgrade Boosts Already Growing Confidence In Indian Debt

India’s sovereign rating upgrade by Moody’s is a shot in the arm for Indian companies looking to raise funds in offshore bond markets.

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Early BS VI Roll Out? Gadkari Says India Is Ready

Early BS VI Roll Out? Gadkari Says India Is Ready

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari today said that India is ready to go from BS-IV to BS-VI.

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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 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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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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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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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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India Moves Up One Notch To 126 In Per Capita GDP Ranking: IMF

India Moves Up One Notch To 126 In Per Capita GDP Ranking: IMF

India has risen one rung to the 126th spot in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) ranking of countries based on their GDP per capita but remains at the bottom amongst the BRICS group.

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Odisha Gets Rs 3,548 Crore To Develop Mineral Bearing Areas

Odisha Gets Rs 3,548 Crore To Develop Mineral Bearing Areas

The Odisha government has received Rs 3,548 crore under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) Trust Fund to carry out development works in mineral bearing areas in the state, a top official said today.

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