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Schemes Launched By The Government To Promote Solar Energy In The Country

Schemes Launched By The Government To Promote Solar Energy In The Country

In order to promote solar energy, the Government have launched several schemes in the country. The details of schemes and the component of Central Financial Assistance.

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Petcoke Issues Could Nudge Cement Firms Towards Coal

Petcoke Issues Could Nudge Cement Firms Towards Coal

Although petcoke continues to remain the preferred fuel of cement companies despite the recent import duty hike, the uncertainties around it could impel a movement back towards coal.

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Government Eyes 100 Per Cent Electric Public Transport Through FAME II

Government Eyes 100 Per Cent Electric Public Transport Through FAME II

Union Minister Anant Geete has said the government is committed to make the country's public transport system fully electric and emphasised that there is a need to increase incentives to promote e-mobility.

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Govt Sanguine About Coal Sector In 2018 On Demand Upswing

Govt Sanguine About Coal Sector In 2018 On Demand Upswing

The government is looking at 2018 with renewed optimism for the coal sector in the wake of demand upturn and expecting 6-7 per cent growth in supply of the dry fuel next year.

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24-Hour Power Supply to All by March 2019, Says Power Minister

24-Hour Power Supply to All by March 2019, Says Power Minister

By March 2019, all homes in the country will be provided uninterrupted 24-hour power supply throughout the year, Power Minister R K Singh said on Thursday.

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How China Is Killing India’s Solar Industry

How China Is Killing India’s Solar Industry

The Indian government’s target is to boost installed solar power capacity more than five-fold to 100 gigawatt (GW) by 2022.

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Only Six States, UTs Comply With Centre's Renewable Purchase Obligations

Only Six States, UTs Comply With Centre's Renewable Purchase Obligations

Only six out of 29 states and seven union territories are complying with the central government's Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) targets, a Greenpeace India report said on Wednesday.

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Renewable Energy Future Hinges On Policy Execution

Renewable Energy Future Hinges On Policy Execution

The year 2017 brought both despair and hope for the Indian renewable energy sector. The auctions in the wind energy sector triggered a wave of disruption.

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Challenges Galore For India’s Clean Energy Industry

Challenges Galore For India’s Clean Energy Industry

From yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Ltd diversifying into solar equipment manufacturing to companies amassing dry powder to bid for a mammoth 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar and wind contracts, India’s clean energy space is expected to witness a lot of action in 2018.

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NPCIL Spent Rs 706 Crore More On KNPP Component, CAG Finds

NPCIL Spent Rs 706 Crore More On KNPP Component, CAG Finds

Nuclear PowerCorporation of India Ltd., which had agreed to build a major component of the Russian-make Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant on its own to save cost, ended up spending Rs 706 crore more, a CAG report has said.

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Indian Energy Storage Alliance To Hold Contest For Startups In Delhi

Indian Energy Storage Alliance To Hold Contest For Startups In Delhi

The Indian Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) will hold a startup competition in Delhi between January 10-12 to tap into the massive gap that exists in the energystorage segment and find some solutions to indigenize the manufacturing of energy storage practices.

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Panel Yet To Prepare VRS Proposal For CIL Workers: Minister Piyush Goyal

Panel Yet To Prepare VRS Proposal For CIL Workers: Minister Piyush Goyal

The government today said a panel set up to prepare the draft voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for the employees of Coal India is yet to formulate the proposal.

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IndianOil To Start Production Of Biomass-based Ethanol

IndianOil To Start Production Of Biomass-based Ethanol

Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) would initiate production of second generation ethanol by utilising crop residues and other biomass as feedstock at village Baoli in Panipat district of Haryana.

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NITI Aayog Working On Policy To Cut Crude Oil Import Bill By $100 Bn

NITI Aayog Working On Policy To Cut Crude Oil Import Bill By $100 Bn

The government is working on a policy to bring down the annual oil import bill by USD 100 billion by 2030 through extensive use of methanol in cooking gas and transportation fuel, union minister Nitin Gadkari told Lok Sabha today.

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Govt Takes Back LPG Price Hike Order

Govt Takes Back LPG Price Hike Order

The government has withdrawn its decision to raise LPG prices by Rs 4 per cylinder every month as the move was seen contrary to its Ujjwala scheme of providing free cooking gas connections to the poor.

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Methanol To Cut India's Oil Import Bill By 30%: Gadkari

Methanol To Cut India's Oil Import Bill By 30%: Gadkari

The government is contemplating a 'Methanol Economy Fund' to promote indigenously-produced methanol that could substitute 10 per cent of India's crude oil imports by 2030, thereby reducing its fuel bill by around 30 per cent, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.

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Govt Takes Back LPG Price Hike Order After ‘Contrary’ Signal

Govt Takes Back LPG Price Hike Order After ‘Contrary’ Signal

The government has withdrawn its decision to raise LPG prices by Rs 4 per cylinder every month as the move was seen contrary to its Ujjwala scheme of providing free cooking gas connections to the poor.

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Israel To Award Gas Exploration License To A Consortium Of Indian Oil PSUs

Israel To Award Gas Exploration License To A Consortium Of Indian Oil PSUs

Israel will award an exploration license to a consortium of Indian state firms led by ONGC Videsh in an auction of its offshore gas fields that saw tepid response from global companies.

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Oil Import Bill May Swell 15% To $81 Billion In Fy18

Oil Import Bill May Swell 15% To $81 Billion In Fy18

India's crude oil import bill will likely swell 15% to $81 billion in the current fiscal year as prices soar amid output cuts led by OPEC and Russia.

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Global Crude Oil Prices Near 2015 Highs On Tight Market Due To Supply Cuts

Global Crude Oil Prices Near 2015 Highs On Tight Market Due To Supply Cuts

Heading into 2018, traders said market conditions were relatively tight due to ongoing supply cuts led by the Middle East dominated Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), as well as top producer Russia.

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Minister Of Railways Directs To Re-Categorize Railway Stations Taking Into Account Earnings, Passenger Footfall, Strategic Importance.

Minister Of Railways Directs To Re-Categorize Railway Stations Taking Into Account Earnings, Passenger Footfall, Strategic Importance.

In new scheme of station categorization, even the small stations, because of footfall criteria, to get the higher level of passenger amenities leading to better passenger satisfaction.

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Indian Railways Recruitment 2018: 3162 Trade Apprentices Posts In Northern Railways; Apply Before 27th January 2018

Indian Railways Recruitment 2018: 3162 Trade Apprentices Posts In Northern Railways; Apply Before 27th January 2018

Indian Railways Recruitment 2018 for Trade Apprentices in Northern Railways has begun on Thursday on the official website of Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC), Northern Railway - rrcnr.org.

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Railways Revised Min Qualification For Track Maintenance Staff To Deal With Over Qualified Recruits

Railways Revised Min Qualification For Track Maintenance Staff To Deal With Over Qualified Recruits

The railway ministry has conceded it has revised the minimum qualification required to apply for the job of a track maintainer because recent recruits for the position were highly qualified and showed reluctance to work.

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All Trains To Have Bio-Toilets By March 2019

All Trains To Have Bio-Toilets By March 2019

The government today said it plans to complete the work of installing bio-toilets in all passenger trains by March 2019.

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Indian Railways Revise Station Categories To Improve Services

Indian Railways Revise Station Categories To Improve Services

In a bid to provide better passenger services and amenities at railway stations across the country, the Railways on Thursday said that it has revised categories of various stations.

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What has Indian Railways been up to this year?

What has Indian Railways been up to this year?

The Indian Railways has always endeavored to improve and innovate its services to provide satisfactory experience and world-class amenities to millions of passengers every day.

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Railway Ticketing Scam Accused Had Pan-india Network: CBI

Railway Ticketing Scam Accused Had Pan-india Network: CBI

A CBI official and his crony, who allegedly manipulated Tatkal ticket reservation system of the railways through an illegal software developed by the former, were operating at pan-India level, officials said here today.

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Here's A Virtual Tour Of India's First Air Conditioned Mumbai Local

Here's A Virtual Tour Of India's First Air Conditioned Mumbai Local

In a Christmas gift to Mumbaikars, the country's first AC suburban train had commenced its services on December 25, 2017.

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More Security Forces On Western Railway

More Security Forces On Western Railway

Western Railway will induct 232 Maharashtra State Security Force personnel and 97 women Home Guards on Thursday to supplement the efforts of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) for passenger security on the suburban section.

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Indian Railways To Install CCTV Cameras In Trains: Government

Indian Railways To Install CCTV Cameras In Trains: Government

The Indian Railways is considering to install CCTV cameras in trains, including in premium trains such as Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi, the government informed Parliament today.

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CBI Techie Nabbed Over Software That Hacks Railways Tatkal Ticket System

CBI Techie Nabbed Over Software That Hacks Railways Tatkal Ticket System

How do some travel agents manage to book confirmed railway tickets under Tatkal category, while thousands of passengers make unsuccessful bids on their computers or at reservation counters?

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Indian Railways Targets Rs 30,000 Crore Through Asset Monetisation

Indian Railways Targets Rs 30,000 Crore Through Asset Monetisation

The Indian Railways expects to raise Rs 30,000 crore in the current financial year from its first asset monetisation drive. The financially stressed national transporter is expecting the funds will give a boost to its capacity expansion plans for the next financial year.

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Ticketing Scam: Goyal Orders Strengthening Of Cyber Security

Ticketing Scam: Goyal Orders Strengthening Of Cyber Security

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has directed the IRCTC and the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) to strengthen cyber security in the wake of an alleged ticketing scam unearthed by the CBI.

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