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Centre Committed To Complete Polavaram Project By Nxt Yr,

Centre Committed To Complete Polavaram Project By Nxt Yr,

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today assured the Andhra Pradesh government that the Centre is committed to completing work on the ambitious Polavaram project by next year, sources in the water resources ministry said.

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Kudankulam Nuclear Plant Units Generate Power At Full 2,000 Mw Capacity

Kudankulam Nuclear Plant Units Generate Power At Full 2,000 Mw Capacity

Power generation at units 1 and 2 of the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) touched the maximum level of 2000 MW, a senior KKNPP official said today.

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Meghalaya Power Minister Quits, Accuses CM Of One-Upmanship

Meghalaya Power Minister Quits, Accuses CM Of One-Upmanship

Accusing Chief Minister Mukul Sangma of practising "one-upmanship", veteran Congress legislator Comingone Ymbon on Monday resigned as the Meghalaya Power Minister.

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Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Wants To Go Green; Eyes Solar Equipment Manufacturing Sector

Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Wants To Go Green; Eyes Solar Equipment Manufacturing Sector

After milking the science behind Ayurveda, yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali is all set to harness the power of sun. Expanding its market beyond the fast moving consumer goods category, Patanjali is going to diversify into solar power equipment manufacturing, a Mint report said on Tuesday.

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International Solar Alliance To Be A Legal Entity Tomorrow

International Solar Alliance To Be A Legal Entity Tomorrow

India's global initiative International Solar Alliance (ISA), which aims at increasing solar energy deployment in member countries, will become a treaty-based international intergovernmental organisation tomorrow.

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ADB Approves Financing For Reliance Power's 750 MW Power Project & LN

ADB Approves Financing For Reliance Power's 750 MW Power Project & LN

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved debt financing and partial risk guarantees totalling $583 million to develop the Reliance Bangladesh Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and Power Project.

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India’s Energy Subsidies Favour Fossil Fuels Over Renewables

India’s Energy Subsidies Favour Fossil Fuels Over Renewables

An inventory of energy subsidies provided by the central government in India shows that the total value of such incentives has declined substantially to Rs 1.3 trillion (USD 20.4 billion) in the financial year April 2015-March 2016.

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Solar Projects Risk Mitigation Mechanism Under ISA To Be Ready In A Year

A mechanism for reducing the risks associated with financing of solar powerprojects and make them viable under the aegis of the International Solar Alliance(ISA) is set to be rolled out in a year, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) said today.

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India's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant Commissioned In Kerala

India's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant Commissioned In Kerala

Power minister M M Mani commissioned the largest floating solar power plant in the country set up on the Banasura Sagar reservoir at Padinjarethara in Wayanad on Monday.

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NCLT Clears Liquidation Of Gupta Coal India; Had Debt Of Rs 2580 Cr

NCLT Clears Liquidation Of Gupta Coal India; Had Debt Of Rs 2580 Cr

The Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the liquidation of Gupta Coal India, sources aware of the development told FE.

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High-energy Quantum Meet

High-Energy Quantum Meet

The National Institute of Technology, Patna, on Monday started a six-day seminar on discussing quantum physics and how to have maximum use of it in technology.

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Reliance Power Gets $583 Mln Backing From ADB For Bangladesh Plant

Reliance Power Gets $583 Mln Backing From ADB For Bangladesh Plant

Anil Ambani Group-controlled Reliance Power said Asian Development Bank has approved debt financing and partial risk guarantees totaling $583 million to the company’s Bangladesh LNG and Power Project.

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To Revive Projects, Gas-based Power Companies Seek Subsidised Natural Gas Imports

To Revive Projects, Gas-Based Power Companies Seek Subsidised Natural Gas Imports

Gas-based power producers have asked the government to revive the projects by reintroducing an earlier scheme to supply subsidised imported natural gas.

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PSPCL Units Shut As Power Coming From Private Plants

As power demand in the ongoing winter season nosedives, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has shut all its thermal power plants, and is now relying on private plants for which it pays fixed charges.

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6-member NHPC Team For Polavaram Dam Site Today

6-Member NHPC Team For Polavaram Dam Site Today

An expert team from the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) will be visiting the Polavaram dam site on Tuesday to make two important recommendations to the Union Water Resources Ministry.

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PMO Panel On Delhi Air Quality Reviews Crop Burning Options

PMO Panel On Delhi Air Quality Reviews Crop Burning Options

With the Sri Lankan cricket team's dramatic protest against playing conditions highlighting the mounting embarrassment over Delhi's pollution, a PMO-headed panel met on Monday and reviewed the need for more accurate real-time monitoring of air quality and measures to control stubble burning.

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Government Mulls Longer Fixed Cost Recovery Period For Hydro Power

Government Mulls Longer Fixed Cost Recovery Period For Hydro Power

The government is looking at extending fixed cost recovery period of hydro projects to 30- 35 years, from 12 years at present, to bring the tariff down to as low as Rs 2 per unit, Power Minister R K Singh has said.

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JSW Energy Secures Power Purchase Agreements Worth 208 MW

JSW Energy Secures Power Purchase Agreements Worth 208 MW

JSW Energy has successfully secured Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) aggregating to 208 MW. This consists of 176 MW PPA with Haryana Power Purchase Centre to be supplied from the Karcham Wangtoo Hydro Electric Project of Himachal Baspa Power Company.

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Bridge To India Cuts Rooftop Solar Forecast To 10.8 GW By 2021

Bridge To India Cuts Rooftop Solar Forecast To 10.8 GW By 2021

Renewable energy consultancy firm Bridge to India today said it has lowered projections for rooftop solar capacity addition to 10.8 GW, as against 13.2 GW, by 2021.

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UPPCL Subsidy To New Airports Opposed

UPPCL Subsidy To New Airports Opposed

At a time when both rural and urban consumers are feeling the pinch of power tariff hike, the decision of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited to give subsidy on 30,000 units to new upcoming airports in the state has come under fire from Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Upbhokta Parishad.

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IOC Evaluates Rs 20,000 Crore Coke Gasification Project At Paradip

IOC Evaluates Rs 20,000 Crore Coke Gasification Project At Paradip

Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the nation's biggest oil company, is evaluating setting up a Rs 20,000-crore coke gasification project at its Paradip refinery in Odisha to convert the lowest-cost fossil fuel into gas that can be used to generate power or make petrochemicals.

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CGD Bidding Criteria: Time India Moved To A New Model?

CGD Bidding Criteria: Time India Moved To A New Model?

City Gas Distribution (CGD) networks in India are operational in around 40 cities and under construction in around 35 cities.

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Oil Steadies Above $62 Per Barrel, Expected Fall In US Inventory Supports

Oil Steadies Above $62 Per Barrel, Expected Fall In US Inventory Supports

Oil steadied above $62 a barrel on Tuesday as expectations of a drop in U.S. crude inventories and prolonged supply curbs by OPEC and other producers countered rising output in the United States.

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60 Pc Of PMUY Beneficiaries Bought 4 LPG Refills: Pradhan

60 Pc Of PMUY Beneficiaries Bought 4 LPG Refills: Pradhan

As many as four LPG cylinders are bought by about 60 per cent of the 3.2 crore poor women who were given free cooking gas connection, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.

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Opec Deal Will Support Oil Prices, But Long-Term Cap Remains

Opec Deal Will Support Oil Prices, But Long-Term Cap Remains

On 30 November, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and its non-Opec friends decided to extend the output cuts till the end of 2018.

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BJP Blames Labour Minister Sushant Singh For Delay In Ethanol Plant

BJP Blames Labour Minister Sushant Singh For Delay In Ethanol Plant

A day after Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan sought the assistance of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for setting up an ethanol plant in Bargarh district, the State BJP on Sunday targeted Labour Minister Sushant Singh for the delay in land acquisition for the project.

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Barred From Hiking Prices, NOC Slips Into Red

Barred From Hiking Prices, NOC Slips Into Red

Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has been in the red for the last two months after being barred from fully implementing the auto pricing system.

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Namkum Oil Depot To Be Shut Soon

Namkum Oil Depot To Be Shut Soon

One of two oil depots within capital limits is likely to be shut for good in the next two months when Indian Oil Corporation's (IOCL) recently inaugurated smart terminal at Khunti becomes operational, the news sure to be welcomed by residents of Namkum, especially students of Bishop Westcott School which was perilously close to the 2,500 kilo litre facility.

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PM To Lay Foundation Stone Of Barmer Refinery In Second Half Of Dec

PM To Lay Foundation Stone Of Barmer Refinery In Second Half Of Dec

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to lay the foundation stone of Barmer Refinery-cum-Petrochemical complex some time in the second half of December.

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ONGC Privatisation: Death By A Thousand Cuts? What Centre Really Must Look At

ONGC Privatisation: Death By A Thousand Cuts? What Centre Really Must Look At

Given the government’s inability to take tough decisions on privatising PSUs, it is not clear how it plans to take away various performing oil/gas fields from ONGC and give these away on a profit-share to various private oilcos—the one that promises the most output will likely win the bid and get a 60% share in these fields.

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CPCL’s Cauvery Basin Refinery Gets Rs 27,000cr Plan

CPCL’s Cauvery Basin Refinery Gets Rs 27,000cr Plan

Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL), a subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation will soon begin work at putting up a 9 million tonne per annum refinery in Narimanam, in Cauvery Basin.

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Indian Oil Corp To Take Rs 4,200 Crore Hit Under GST Regime

Indian Oil Corp To Take Rs 4,200 Crore Hit Under GST Regime

State-owned oil refiner Indian Oil Corporation(IOC) has said that the impact of the goods and services tax (GST) would be nearly Rs 4,200 crore as it would not be able to claim input tax credit (ITC) for automotive fuels that fall outside GST.

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ONGC Partners In 6 Pre-NELP Blocks May Have To Share Cess, Royalty Load

ONGC Partners In 6 Pre-NELP Blocks May Have To Share Cess, Royalty Load

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s partners in six pre-NELP blocks will have to share royalty, cess and other government charges with the state firm in proportion to their stakes, ending the current practice of ONGC alone bearing state levies for entire production, according to an oil ministry proposal that would soon be sent to the Cabinet.

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Oil Prices To Remain In $40-$60 Range Through 2018: Moody’s

Oil Prices To Remain In $40-$60 Range Through 2018: Moody’s

The global crude oil prices are likely to remain in a range between $40 and $60 per barrel through 2018 and may even stretch through 2019 despite Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its Non-OPEC allies’ decision to extend production cuts till the end of 2018, global credit rating agency Moody’s said on Monday.

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Container Shipments To Have 25% Share Of Indian Ports Cargo

Container Shipments To Have 25% Share Of Indian Ports Cargo

The share of container shipments to the overall cargo handled by Indian ports is projected to rise to 25 per cent at the end of the financial year 2018-19.

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Google Station Free Public Wi-Fi To Go Beyond Railway Stations In India To Reach Cities

Google Station Free Public Wi-Fi To Go Beyond Railway Stations In India To Reach Cities

Months after enabling high-speed internet access at more than 200 railway stations in India, Google is now in plans to expand Google Station to various cities across the country.

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Ujjwala Yojana Seems To Have Clicked, Nearly Two Crore Poor Households Have Shifted To LPG Based Fuel

Ujjwala Yojana Seems To Have Clicked, Nearly Two Crore Poor Households Have Shifted To LPG Based Fuel

As many as four liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders are bought by about 60 per cent of the 3.2 crore poor women who were given a free cooking gas connection, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today (5 December).

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Central Railway

Rlys Earmarks Seats For On-Board Security Personnel

The Railways has earmarked an entire berth for security personnel to enable the passengers to contact them in case of any untoward incident during the course of the journey.

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Three Years And Several Derailments Later This Tool To Help Indian Railways Still Stuck In Files
South Central Railway, Indian School Of Business Ink MoU

South Central Railway, Indian School Of Business Ink MoU

The South Central Railway (SCR) and the Indian School of Business (ISB) today entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in capacity building and research.

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PIL In HC For Better Public Transport To Curb Air Pollution

PIL In HC For Better Public Transport To Curb Air Pollution

A PIL was today moved in the Delhi High Court to release and utilise public funds to augment public transport in order to curb the hazardous level of air pollution in the national capital.

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All You Need To Know About Cancellation & Refund Policies For IRCTC Tickets!

All You Need To Know About Cancellation & Refund Policies For IRCTC Tickets!

Booked your train tickets and have had to face the struggle of cancelling them? We’ve got you!. Cancelling IRCTC, online or offline can be quite mentally draining and time consuming, if you are unaware of the cancellation and rules for confirmed, waitlisted and RAC tickets for sleeper and AC classes.

 

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RITES To Conduct Feasibility Study For 2 New Tracks Along T'puram-kasaragod Route

RITES To Conduct Feasibility Study For 2 New Tracks Along T'puram-kasaragod Route

Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES), a consultancy wing of Railways, will hold a feasibility study for constructing a quadruple track (a railway line consisting of four parallel tracks) along Thiruvananthapuram -Kasaragod route by adding two new tracks to the existing double-track.

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10,000 Km Long Hi-speed Railway Network To Connect Metros By 75th Independence Day

10,000 Km Long Hi-speed Railway Network To Connect Metros By 75th Independence Day

To coincide with 75 years of India’s Independence, high-speed trains that reduce travel time between major metros will be launched by August 2022.

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Booking Train Tickets Through BHIM/UPI: All About The New System!

Booking Train Tickets Through BHIM/UPI: All About The New System!

The Railways now allows passengers to book train tickets from counters and pay via UPI/BHIM. The facility was already available on online booking on the IRCTC website from before.

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Indian Railways' Conservation Push: Dedicated Management Units To Revive Brand Of Colonial-Era Heritage Trains

Indian Railways' Conservation Push: Dedicated Management Units To Revive Brand Of Colonial-Era Heritage Trains

The whistle of the vintage steam trains will ring even more melodiously across the winding paths amidst the greenery of the Kalka-Shimla and the Nilgiri routes in the months to come.

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China Stops Funding Of 3 Major Road Projects In Pakistan Following Reports Of Corruption

China Stops Funding Of 3 Major Road Projects In Pakistan Following Reports Of Corruption

China has decided to temporarily stop funding at least three major road projects in Pakistan, being built as part of the USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, following reports of corruption, a decision that has left officials in Islamabad "stunned", a media report said.

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South Western Railway Promotes Cleanliness Drive In A Unique Way

South Western Railway Promotes Cleanliness Drive In A Unique Way

While the central and state government, local bodies and other authorities are trying hard to rope in well known faces or a celebrity to create awareness among the general public about the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

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India ‘Dream’ Plan To Cut Freight Times To 14 Hours From 14 Days

India ‘Dream’ Plan To Cut Freight Times To 14 Hours From 14 Days

A $7.1 billion rail corridor in Rajasthan that’s set to cut freight times between India’s capital New Delhi and the business hub of Mumbai to 14 hours from 14 days is finally showing signs of progress.

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Railways Ropes In IRSDC For Speedy Redevelopment Of 400 Stations

Railways Ropes In IRSDC For Speedy Redevelopment Of 400 Stations

Indian Railways has decided to expedite redevelopment of 400 A1 and A category railway stations across the country. It will now appoint its joint venture company Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) as the nodal agency to speed up the process.

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Railway Officials Step Up Anti-trespass Drive

Railway Officials Step Up Anti-trespass Drive

Railway officials from Pune division have ramped up the drive to curb instances of people trespassing on railway tracks. Hefty fines and penalties await those who illegally cross the tracks, putting their lives at risk.

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Indian Railways – High-speed Trains To Interconnect Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, And Kolkata

Indian Railways – High-speed Trains To Interconnect Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, And Kolkata

Indian Railways is planning to connect four prime Indian cities, namely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennaiand Kolkata with high-speed trains. These trains will run at 160 kmph, against the current 88-90 kmph.

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PM Narendra Modi’s Idea Since 2014, Railway University Road Map Ready

PM Narendra Modi’s Idea Since 2014, Railway University Road Map Ready

AFTER THREE years of virtual standstill, the project to set up India’s first railway university is finally ready with a road map. The Cabinet is likely to clear its first milestone this week, and the first batch of students is set to start classes in June next year.

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Decoding The Imports Surge Post Demonetisation

Decoding The Imports Surge Post Demonetisation

Indian imports rose by 23.40% year-on-year (y-o-y) for the first eight months of the calendar year 2017, after contracting by 6.80% between April-December 2016.

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Techies Tampered With Tracks: Railways

Techies Tampered With Tracks: Railways

The alleged sabotage on railway tracks in Mahanagar on Sunday seems to be the work of expert technicians using advanced tools.

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Cyclone Ockhi: Western Railways Gears Up For Rough Ride

Cyclone Ockhi: Western Railways Gears Up For Rough Ride

The Western Railway (WR) today said it has taken necessary precautions and made suitable arrangements in view of the warning about cyclone Ockhi in coastal areas of Maharashtra.

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China: Eurasian & Belt Road Initiative

China: Eurasian & Belt Road Initiative

Shanghai Conference organization (SCO) a Eurasian grouping and Belt Road initiative (BRI) are two prime examples of China widening the regional and global net to trap more and more countries into Chinese economic sphere.

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Plain Sailing For India As Iran Opens First Phase Of The Chabahar Port To Make Way For New Trading Route

Plain Sailing For India As Iran Opens First Phase Of The Chabahar Port To Make Way For New Trading Route

The first phase of the Chabahar port on the Gulf of Oman was inaugurated on Sunday by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, opening a new strategic route connecting Iran, India and Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan, and reflecting growing convergence of interests among the three countries.

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