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International Solar Alliance To Develop An Insurance Scheme

International Solar Alliance To Develop An Insurance Scheme

The International Solar Alliance (IAS), which became a treaty-based global entity on Wednesday, will develop an insurance scheme - Common Risk Mitigating Mechanism - to protect investors’ interests so that more and more investment can be attracted to the growing solar energy sector.

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Resolution For Future Roadmap To Reform Power Sector And Ensure 24x7 Power For All Adopted By Wide Consensus Among States

Resolution For Future Roadmap To Reform Power Sector And Ensure 24x7 Power For All Adopted By Wide Consensus Among States

The Conference of Power and New & Renewable Energy Ministers of States and UTs concluded here late yesterday evening. It was chaired by the Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Raj Kumar Singh, and was attended by Power and Energy Ministers of States and Union Territories (UTs) of 17 States and 1 UT.

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New Head Of U.S. Energy Agency Seeks Delay Of Coal, Nuclear Power Rule

New Head Of U.S. Energy Agency Seeks Delay Of Coal, Nuclear Power Rule

The new chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late on Thursday requested a 30-day delay on a decision on a plan promoted by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to subsidize aging nuclear and coal-fired power plants.

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Phoenix Solar To File For Insolvency Next Week After US Customer Demands Payments

Phoenix Solar To File For Insolvency Next Week After US Customer Demands Payments

Phoenix Solar, once one of Germany's largest solar groups during the sector's heyday, on Friday said it would file for insolvency next week after an unnamed U.S. customer demanded payments that exceed the group's funds.

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Industrial, Commercial Power Tariff Likely To Come Down

Industrial, Commercial Power Tariff Likely To Come Down

Power rates for commercial and industrial consumers are poised for a drop because states have resolved to prepare a roadmap to reduce cross-subsidies, in line with the Tariff Policy, by March 2018.

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Power Lines May Help Quell A 70-Year-Old Conflict In Kashmir

Power Lines May Help Quell A 70-Year-Old Conflict In Kashmir

In Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push to supply electricity to every Indian household, connecting homes in the state of Jammu & Kashmir might be the toughest.

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Soon, 24x7 Electricity For All, Distributors To Be Fined For Power Cut

Soon, 24x7 Electricity For All, Distributors To Be Fined For Power Cut

The government is planning to fine electricity distributors from April 2019 for avoidable power cuts and to make it mandatory for the companies to install prepaid or smart meters to prevent electricity theft.

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Coal-Based Power Units Flouting Emission Control Norms: Report

Coal-Based Power Units Flouting Emission Control Norms: Report

Over 300 out of around 500 units of coal-based power plants are not adhering to the emission norms notified by the Union Environment Ministry in December 2015, a report said here on Thursday, when the deadline set by the ministry two years back expired.

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Global Crude Oil Prices Edge Up On Chinese Demand, But Weekly Losses Loom

Global Crude Oil Prices Edge Up On Chinese Demand, But Weekly Losses Loom

Oil prices edged up on Friday, helped by rising Chinese crude demand and threats of a strike in Africa's largest oil exporter.

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Vladimir Putin To Launch Russia’s Giant $27 Billion LNG Project In The Arctic

Vladimir Putin To Launch Russia’s Giant $27 Billion LNG Project In The Arctic

Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to launch on Friday a $27 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the snow-covered plains of the Arctic as Russia hopes to surpass Qatar to become the world’s biggest exporter of the chilled fuel.

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Flexible Gas Markets

Capacity Of Four Refineries Will Be Agumented In Assam: Dharmendra Pradhan

Union Minister Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development Ministry is planning to augment capacities of the refineries of the state from 7 MMTPA (million metric tonnes per annum)to 15 MMTPA.

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RIL Sets Up Subsidiary In Uruguay To Market Petrochemical Products

RIL Sets Up Subsidiary In Uruguay To Market Petrochemical Products

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has acquired a stake in a newly incorporated company, Dreketi S.A, in Uruguay to expand marketing of its petroleum and petrochemical products.

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BPCL-Kochi Refinery Becomes Largest Public-sector Refinery In India

BPCL-Kochi Refinery Becomes Largest Public-Sector Refinery In India

The Rs 16,500 crore Integrated Refinery Expansion Project of the BPCL-Kochi Refinery (BPCL- KR) is ready for formal inauguration.

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GAIL Awards Rs 216 Cr Pipeline Project To IL&FS Engineering And Construction

GAIL Awards Rs 216 Cr Pipeline Project To IL&FS Engineering And Construction

IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company said it got a Rs 216 cr order from Gas Authority of India Limited to lay a 158 km long pipeline.

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Japan ‘Cautious’ About Investing In Chabahar Port

Japan ‘Cautious’ About Investing In Chabahar Port

Once thought to be keen on investing in the strategic Chabahar port development project in Iran, Japan now seems to be hedging its bets.

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Major Ports Cargo Traffic Up 3.46% During April-November To 440 MT

Major Ports Cargo Traffic Up 3.46% During April-November To 440 MT

The country's top 12 major ports have recorded a growth of 3.46 per cent in cargo traffic during April-November 2017 handling 439.66 million tonnes (MT) cargo, the government said today.

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Railways To Rank Best & Worst Performing Trains, Zones

Railways To Rank Best & Worst Performing Trains, Zones

he Indian Railways will soon start making public a list of its best and worst performing trains and zones, with an aim to improve service standards by encouraging competition within the organisation.

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Kacheguda Becomes India's 'First' Energy-Efficient Railway Station

Kacheguda Becomes India's 'First' Energy-Efficient Railway Station

Kacheguda here has earned the distinction of being the first energy-efficient 'A1 Category' railway station in the country, the South Central Railway (SCR) said.

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Railways Sacks 15 Caterers, Debars 16 Contractors Over Lapses

Railways Sacks 15 Caterers, Debars 16 Contractors Over Lapses

The Indian Railways said today it has terminated the contracts of 15 caterers and debarred 16 catering contractors this year till November amidst complaints of over-charging and poor quality food served on trains.

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Hyderabad Metro To Reach Hitec City By June 2018

Hyderabad Metro To Reach Hitec City By June 2018

After inaugurating the 30-km-long Nagole-Miyapur stretch of Hyderabad Metro Rail, the Telangana government has set a target to complete the much awaited stretch up to Hitec City by June 2018.

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Tired Of Dirty, Delayed Trains? Railways To Rank Best & Worst Zones, Trains

Tired Of Dirty, Delayed Trains? Railways To Rank Best & Worst Zones, Trains

Indian Railways is notorious for lack of cleanliness and delay in train services. Stains of paan, tobacco and gutkha on platforms, behind schedule trains, throw the Indian Railways off track.

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Google To Showcase India's Cultural Heritage At Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

Google To Showcase India's Cultural Heritage At Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

Passengers at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus can now watch informative videos while waiting for their train, thanks to a partnership between Indian Railways and Google.

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11 Lakh People Stole From Railways In 2016

11 Lakh People Stole From Railways In 2016

The Indian Railways, it seems, is a veritable cave of treasures for robbers of all hues. From copper wires to iron bolts, towels to wash basin, blankets to faucets, nothing was spared.

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Indo-Japan Partnership Brought Maruti-Suzuki, Metro Rail And Now Bullet Train To India: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar

Indo-Japan Partnership Brought Maruti-Suzuki, Metro Rail And Now Bullet Train To India: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar left no stones unturned to praise the collaboration between the two Asian powerhouses, India and Japan.

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