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September 24, 2018, Monday

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Vedanta Rejigs Cairn Top Deck To Push $1 Billion Investment Plans

Vedanta Rejigs Cairn Top Deck To Push $1 Billion Investment Plans

Cairn India, the oil and gas business of Vedanta, has rejigged its management to empower the core leadership team to take crucial decisions and drive its $1-billion investment plan, the company said on Thursday.

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Council May Bring Petrol, Realty Under GST In Future: Sushil Modi

Council May Bring Petrol, Realty Under GST In Future: Sushil Modi

All powerful goods and services tax (GST) Council will consider bringing electricity, petroleum products and some other items under the ambit of GST in future, Bihar finance minister Sushil Modi said in New Delhi.

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Captive Power Producers Say Facing 'Severe Coal Shortage'

Captive Power Producers Say Facing 'Severe Coal Shortage'

Power industry body ICPPA, whose members include players from key sectors such as steel and aluminium, has urged the government to ensure coal availability, saying most captive power producers (CPPs) are facing severe shortage of the fuel which may lead to closure of plants.

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kovind

Efficient Energy Availability Backbone Of Economy: President Kovind

Availability of energy with efficiency is the backbone of India's economic growth and development President Ram Nath Kovind said today.

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railway

India To Auction 5,000 Mw Offshore Wind Power Projects In 2018

Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh today said the government plans to auction 5 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind power capacities next year.

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Solar awarded

Vikram Solar Awarded Gold Certificate At Frost & Sullivan & FICCI’S India Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2017

The India Manufacturing Excellence Awards is seen as a pragmatic approach towards identifying opportunities for improvement within the organization.

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natural gas

China Suffers Natural Gas Shortage As Coal Ban Backfires

Beijing, Dec 14 (AP) Chinese authorities have commandeered supplies of natural gas to heat homes, disrupting supplies to industry.

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solar

China’S Longi Plans Solar Equipment Manufacturing Facility In India

LONGi Green Energy Technology Co. Ltd may become the first Chinese company to set up a solar equipment manufacturing facility in India, according to two people aware of the development.

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Secret Tunnel

Images Show China May Be Using A Secret Tunnel To Divert Brahmaputra Water Into Desert

Latest satellite imagery shows the river Brahmaputra disappearing into a 900 m underground tunnel in China.

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Thermal Power

Under Pressure To Keep YTPS Running, Officials Transport Coal On Incomplete Rly Line

Authorities under pressure to have substantial stock of coal to keep the Yermarus Thermal Power Station (YTPS) running seem to have found innovative solutions.

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solar power

Indian Solar Power Sector Catches November Chill

Action in the solar power arena saw a lull in November with tenders for new projects declining by 25 per cent to 300 MW

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Coal Power Plants

‘Total Shift From Coal Power Plants Not Feasible’

The Centre told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it would not be possible to do a complete switch over from coal-based power plant

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cheaper power

Producing Cheaper Power Even At Peak Load? Ministry Sets Up Panel To Explore Options

The Ministry of Power has set up a committee to explore the possibility of running plants producing cheaper power at sub-optimal capacity so that their output can be increased when demand starts peaking, an official familiar with the development told Moneycontrol.

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CIL

Three CIL Subsidiaries Record Fall In Coal OffTake In April-Nov Period

Coal offtake by Mahanadi Coalfields (MCL), a Coal India (CIL) subsidiary, has fallen short of the target by five per cent during April-November of the current financial year.

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Amarinder Singh

Punjab Not To Roll Back Decision To Provide Industrial Power

Chandigarh, Dec 13 (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today ruled out rolling back the decision to provide power to the industry at the subsidised rate of Rs 5 per unit.

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Coal-Scam

Coal Scam: Hounding HC Gupta Will Kill Bureaucratic Initiative

Nothing symbolizes both the rot in India’s bureaucratic system and its utter hopelessness, than the CBI special court holding former coal secretary HC Gupta

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Vidut Utpadan Nigam

Government Plans Power Bills On A Monthly Basis From April

From April next year, electricity bills will be charged on a monthly basis replacing the bi-monthly system currently in vogue.

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IITB

Govt To Extend All Help To Clean Energy Researchers: Dharmendra Pradhan

Mumbai Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday stressed on the importance of energy in the development of the country, and assured the students of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

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Divert Brahmaputra Water

China Denies Building Tunnel To Divert Brahmaputra Water, Says ‘Hope India Won’T Conduct Unfounded Speculation’

China denied on Wednesday plans to construct a tunnel to divert River Brahmaputra amid reports of highly polluted waters from its tributary Siang flowing into India.

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NTPC

NTPC Has A Fix To Curb Delhi Smog: Floats Tender To Buy Machinery To Convert Farm Waste Into Power

NTPC plans to utilise the farm residue for power generation in its coal-fired power plants. Crop burning is one of the leading causes of air pollution in the Capital.

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U.S. Court Removes Creditor Hurdle To A Westinghouse Bankruptcy Plan

U.S. Court Removes Creditor Hurdle To A Westinghouse Bankruptcy Plan

A U.S. judge shot down a request by creditors of Westinghouse Electric Co LLC for a bigger role in the nuclear technology company’s.

 

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Wind Power

Government Issues Guidelines For Wind Power Procurement

Pursuing an ambitious renewable energy target, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has now issued new guidelines to provide a framework for procurement of wind power through a transparent process of bidding including standardisation of the process and defining of roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders.

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oil

India'S Nov Oil Imports Surged 14 Pct From Oct - Trade Data

India's oil imports rose 14.1 percent in November compared tothe previous month, according to  data obtained from industry sources and data

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crude prices

Crude Spike Cloud On Fiscal Deficit

The spike in crude prices to a two-year high of over $65 per barrel could have a bearing on the fiscal deficit at a time of uncertainty in tax.

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Crude prices

Expect Crude Prices To Be Between Usd 60/Bbl & Usd 65/Bbl: Hpcl

Crude prices have been on the rise this year with a 40 percent gain for Brent since June. In an interview with CNBC-TV18, MK Surana, (HPCL)

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OPEC

OPEC Increases Its Non-OPEC Supply Forecast

“Considerable uncertainties,” especially regarding U.S. tight oil developments have driven OPEC to revise upward its forecast growth for the non-OPEC oil supply in 2018, increasing the estimated growth by 120,000 barrels per day compared to its previous report, Kallanish Energy learns. 

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oil prices

Closely Monitoring Oil Prices, Says Dharmendra Pradhan As Brent Crude Touches Two-Year High

On Tuesday, the price of Brent crude oil touched a new two-year high at $65.29 per barrel. Responding to the situation, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday.

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IOCL

IOCL Shuts FCCU As Fire Engulfs Paradip Refinery

A major fire broke out at Paradip refinery of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) on December 12, 2017.

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crude oil

India Discussing Setting Up Oil Refineries, LNG Plants In Indonesia

India is discussing setting up refineries and LNG plants in Indonesia, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.

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banglore-metro

Bangalore Metro Project In India Receives $335M Loan

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has agreed to provide a $335m loan for an electric metro project in Bangalore.

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Central-Railway

Cr Says 53 Pc Drop In Accidents Under Its Zone In Fy17

A slew of preventive and remedial measures taken by authorities has led to a "significant" drop in the number of accidents under the Central Railway zone.

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Piyush Goyal

Fares Of Rajdhani, Shatabdi Likely To Go Down: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that the fares of trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani express are expected to reduce during the off-season.

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solar

In 10 Years Time Trains Could Be Solar Powered

Last week, my 10:10 colleague Leo Murray co-authored a new report on solar-powered trains with Nathaniel Bottrell, an electrical engineer at Imperial College.

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free wifi

Bokaro Railway Station To Get Wi-Fi Facility

The Bokaro Steel City railway station would soon get high-speed free Wi-Fi facility for passengers. This would make Bokaro the first railway station in Adra Division to have the facility, informed a railway official.

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Piyush Goyal

Railway Passengers Could Pay Less For Tickets: Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways passengers may soon pay less for tickets on more popular trains like the Shatabdi, Rajdhani, and Duronto Express.

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railway map

Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor: First Phase By August 2018

In order to speed up goods traffic and ease the burden on existing rail tracks between Howrah and New Delhi, the work on the first phase of the 1,856-km.

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