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Soon, All Trains To Have Fix 22 Coaches, To Make Them Suitable To Run On Any Route

Soon, All Trains To Have Fix 22 Coaches, To Make Them Suitable To Run On Any Route

The railways is planning a standardisation of trains in terms of number of coaches so that all trains can run on all routes, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said here today.

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RILCommissions The World’s Largest Refinery Off-Gas Cracker At Jamnagar

RIL Commissions The World’s Largest Refinery Off-Gas Cracker At Jamnagar

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has successfully commissioned and achieved design throughput of the world’s first ever and largest Refinery Off-Gas Cracker (ROGC) complex of 1.5 MMTPA capacity along with downstream plants and utilities.

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Sanjeev Gupta To Acquire Glencore’s Tahmoor Coal Mine In Australia

Sanjeev Gupta To Acquire Glencore’s Tahmoor Coal Mine In Australia

GFG Alliance, the acquisitive group led by UK businessman Sanjeev Gupta, agreed to purchase an Australian coal mine from Glencore Plc to feed its steel operations in the country.

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Power Tariffs To Rise 62-93 Paise Per Unit From Upgraded Coal Plants

Power Tariffs To Rise 62-93 Paise Per Unit From Upgraded Coal Plants

Power tariffs from coal-based plants that upgrade to meet the new environment norms will rise by 62 paise to 93 paise per unit in the first year of retrofitting, power minister R K Singh said.

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Odisha To Meet Its Iron Ore Output Target Despite Mine Closures

Odisha To Meet Its Iron Ore Output Target Despite Mine Closures

Odisha, India’s top iron ore mining state, is likely to produce 100 million tonnes of ore in the 2017/18 fiscal year, in line with its target, despite authorities ordering the closure of some mines, a senior government official told Reuters on Tuesday.

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India Can Reach 17k Mw Renewable Energy Capacity By 2022: Government

India Can Reach 17k Mw Renewable Energy Capacity By 2022: Government

India can reach a capacity of 17,000 megawatts in renewable energy by the year 2022, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

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Clean Energy Crosses 62 Gw Mark; Solar Over 16w, Wind 32.7gw

Clean Energy Crosses 62 Gw Mark; Solar Over 16w, Wind 32.7gw

The country’s renewable energy capacity stood at 62.05 GW by November 2017, which includes 32.75 GW of wind energy and 16.61GW of solar power, Parliament was informed today.

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No Plan At Present To Have All Electric Car Fleet By 2030: Govt

No Plan At Present To Have All Electric Car Fleet By 2030: Govt

There is no plan under consideration at present to have all vehicles electric powered in the country by 2030, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.

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NTPC Registers Highest Quarterly Generation With Double-Digit Growth

NTPC Registers Highest Quarterly Generation With Double-Digit Growth

NTPC, the largest power generator of India, with installed capacity of 51383 MW, has recorded its highest ever quarterly generation of 67781 MUs during Q3 of FY 2017-18.

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Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. Commissions 50 MW Solar Plant In Karnataka

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. Commissions 50 MW Solar Plant In Karnataka

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), one of India's largest renewable energy company, on Tuesday announced the commissioning of its 50 MW DCR solar plant at Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka.

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Haryana Issues Instructions Concerning Installation Of Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant

Haryana Issues Instructions Concerning Installation Of Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant

Haryana Government has issued instructions concerning installation of Solar Photovoltaic Power plant for efficient use of electricity and its conservation in the state.

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Panel To Prepare VRS Proposal For CIL Workers – Mr Piyush Goyal

Panel To Prepare VRS Proposal For CIL Workers – Mr Piyush Goyal

Economic Times reported a panel set up to prepare the draft voluntary retirement scheme for the employees of Coal India is yet to formulate the proposal.

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Estimated Potential Of Tidal Energy In India Is About 8000mw: Shri R.K. Singh

Estimated Potential Of Tidal Energy In India Is About 8000mw: Shri R.K. Singh

Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri Raj Kumar Singh, in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today, informed that as per a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai

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Maharashtra's Climate Action Plan Comes Up Short

Maharashtra's Climate Action Plan Comes Up Short

Eight years after the Centre's direction to formulate a state action plan on climate change, and seven years after awarding the contract for a comprehensive vulnerability assessment study, the Maharashtra cabinet has finally adopted a plan on climate change.

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HC Rejects Vedanta Ltd's Plea To Wind Up Power Company GEPL

HC Rejects Vedanta Ltd's Plea To Wind Up Power Company GEPL

The high court of Bombay at Goa has dismissed a petition filed by Vedanta Limited seeking winding up of Global Energy Private Limited (GEPL) due to non-payment of over Rs 10 crore.

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Karnataka Govt To Obtain Electric Vehicles Under FAME-India Scheme

Karnataka Govt To Obtain Electric Vehicles Under FAME-India Scheme

Karnataka government has said it would be obtaining electric vehicles under the Centre's FAME-India scheme.

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Glencore Sells Australian Coal Mine To Sanjeev Gupta's GFG Alliance

Glencore Sells Australian Coal Mine To Sanjeev Gupta's GFG Alliance

Glencore has agreed to sell one of two Australian coal mines it put up for sale last year to British industrialist Sanjeev Gupta's GFG Alliance for an undisclosed sum, the two companies said separately on Tuesday.

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Coal Scam: Delhi HC Stays Sentence, Rs 25 Lakh Fine On Madhu Koda

Coal Scam: Delhi HC Stays Sentence, Rs 25 Lakh Fine On Madhu Koda

The Delhi High Court today stayed a trial court order awarding three-year jail term to former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda in a coal scam case till January 22, by when it has also sought response of the CBI on his appeal challenging the conviction and sentence.

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Captive Power Producers Protest New Evacuation Facility Charge By CIL

Captive Power Producers Protest New Evacuation Facility Charge By CIL

Industry body Indian Captive Power Producers Association (ICPPA) is protesting against a new "Evacuation Facility" charge of Rs 50 per tonne introduce by state-run miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) for coal supply to power generators.

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Coal Power's Pace Slows In India As Glut Leaves Plants Unused

Coal Power's Pace Slows In India As Glut Leaves Plants Unused

India is adding the least amount of coal-fired power in more than a decade as tepid demand from indebted state retailers fails to utilize the nation's existing generation capacity.

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Ruias Plan To Pay Interest, Penalty Of Rs 35 bn To Retain Essar Steel

Ruias Plan To Pay Interest, Penalty Of Rs 35 bn To Retain Essar Steel

The Ruias are considering bidding for Essar Steel, with the Lok Sabha passing amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

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Adani, Neyveli Lignite & Sembcorp In The Race To Buy Stake In GMR’s Power Project

Adani, Neyveli Lignite & Sembcorp In The Race To Buy Stake In GMR’s Power Project

Adani Power, state-run Neyveli Lignite and Singapore-based Sembcorp Industries are in the race to acquire majority stake in GMR Infrastructure's 1,370-mw thermal power plant in Chhattisgarh.

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Judicious Mix Of Renewable Resources Must For Energy Security, Says NHPC

Judicious Mix Of Renewable Resources Must For Energy Security, Says NHPC

NHPC’s three hydropower projects with total installed capacity of 3,130 MW are under various stages of construction, says Balraj Joshi, Chairman and Managing Director, NHPC.

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Clean Energy Developers Look To Diversify In Bid To Boost Profits

Clean Energy Developers Look To Diversify In Bid To Boost Profits

India’s clean energy firms such as ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd and Greenko Group are looking at diversifying across the electricity value chain in segments such as transmission and distribution to derive better value.

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To Shift India From Fossil Fuel System To Clean Energy System, NITI Aayog Study Is A Must

To Shift India From Fossil Fuel System To Clean Energy System, NITI Aayog Study Is A Must

New Year’s Day is an opportune occasion for reflection and re-emphasis. I do just that in this article. I summarise below 10 energy-related suggestions that I made last year, in part to remind and in part to influence the government’s future agenda.

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Coal India Achieves Near 8 Per Cent Sales Growth In Apr-Dec 2017

Coal India Achieves Near 8 Per Cent Sales Growth In Apr-Dec 2017

Coal India has achieved a 7.6% growth in sales during April-December 2017 against the previous corresponding period when it achieved a 0.6% growth.

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Crude Oil Price Inches Towards $70 To Add To Modi’s Headache Amid Mounting Fiscal Concerns On Other Fronts

Crude Oil Price Inches Towards $70 To Add To Modi’s Headache Amid Mounting Fiscal Concerns On Other Fronts

In April 2016, the Brent Crude Oil price was just $38.99 per barrel. In one year and eight months, the oil price rose to $67.12 a barrel and is inching towards $70 per barrel, which is also becoming a cause of concern for the government.

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Niti Aayog's New Methanol Push Could Be Bad News For Modi's Electric Vehicles Mission

Niti Aayog's New Methanol Push Could Be Bad News For Modi's Electric Vehicles Mission

Niti Aayog, the government's premier policy making body, has firmed up a hybrid vehicle policy that challenges the electric vehicle mission that's being pursued aggressively, pitching methanol as a better alternative for India.

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We Need To Balance Consumer Comfort, Government Budget And HPCL’s Financials: MK Surana

We Need To Balance Consumer Comfort, Government Budget And HPCL’s Financials: MK Surana

The analyst community is a little worried that there is a lot of pressure on your marketing margins as you have not been able to hike prices entirely in tandem with oil prices. Could you confirm that for us?

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Oil Prices Expected To Remain High In First Three Months Of 2018, May Moderate Later

Oil Prices Expected To Remain High In First Three Months Of 2018, May Moderate Later

India is staring at an oily problem. Importing over 80 per cent of its oil requirement, the country is still heavily dependent on the vagaries of international oil and gas price trends to keep its expenditure in check.

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Mumbai Port Trust To Build Rs 300-Crore Projects By June

Mumbai Port Trust To Build Rs 300-Crore Projects By June

The Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) is planning to open up a slew of citizen-focused facilities being built at a cost of up to Rs 300 crore over the next six months, a top official has said.

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Rlys To Triple Freight Traffic, Follow Reciprocation Policy For Foreign Cos

Rlys To Triple Freight Traffic, Follow Reciprocation Policy For Foreign Cos

The Indian Railways is planning to triple its freight traffic to 3 billion tonne by 2030 through a series of measures including the implementation of the dedicated freight corridors.

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Railways To Change Century-Old Signaling System: Piyush Goyal

Railways To Change Century-Old Signaling System: Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said that railways is planning to change the century-old signalling system with a modern network.

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Railways To Cut Down Recruitment Process From 2 Years To 8-9 Months

Railways To Cut Down Recruitment Process From 2 Years To 8-9 Months

Railways has decided to cut down its nearly two year-long recruitment process to just eight to nine months, a senior official said today.

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Railways’ To Upgrade Food Supply System In Trains

Railways’ To Upgrade Food Supply System In Trains

Supplying hot, fresh and hygienic food is the Indian Railways New Year resolution, as it is going to establish ultra modern kitchens along prominent routes, revitalising its existing catering policy in the days to come.

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Bhopal's Railway Station Becomes 1st To Get Sanitary Napkin Dispenser

Bhopal's Railway Station Becomes 1st To Get Sanitary Napkin Dispenser

The main railway station at Madhya Pradesh's capital of Bhopal has become the first station in the country to have an automated sanitary napkin-dispensing machine.

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Railways To Replace 8000 Km Track On Trunk Routes

Railways To Replace 8000 Km Track On Trunk Routes

Indian Railways will soon start its largest track renewal exercise, targeting the replacement of 8,000 km of old and depleted lines on trunk routes at an estimated cost of Rs 10,000 crore and overhauling the entire signalling network to improve safety, reports ET.

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Railways Encourages Cashless Spending – By Giving You Your Own Debit Card!

Railways Encourages Cashless Spending – By Giving You Your Own Debit Card!

Starting off 2018 on an innovative note, the Indian Railways, in a bid to encourage cashless transactions, is all set to provide passengers with their very own SBI Debit Card.

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Mumbai's Elphinstone Road Leaves Tragic Memory Behind As New Bridge Built To Ensure Commuters' Safety

Mumbai's Elphinstone Road Leaves Tragic Memory Behind As New Bridge Built To Ensure Commuters' Safety

In September, the Elphinstone Road station stampede in Mumbai shook the city completely. After 23 lives were lost, the Western Railway (WR) has now opened extended landing of the foot over bridge (FOB) for the public from Monday.

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Nitin Gadkari Rules Out Toll Tax Waiver, Cites Fund Shortage

Nitin Gadkari Rules Out Toll Tax Waiver, Cites Fund Shortage

Ruling out any toll tax waivers at national highways, transport minister Nitin Gadkari said that if people want good services they will have to pay for that.

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PM To Open B’luru-Mysuru Electric Rly Line

PM To Open B’luru-Mysuru Electric Rly Line

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will declare open the Bengaluru-Mysuru railway electrification line later in the month. The PM is likely to launch the project after mid-January, sources told TOI.

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Train Travel To Get Faster With These 2 High-Speed Projects, Nod Awaited

Train Travel To Get Faster With These 2 High-Speed Projects, Nod Awaited

The Ministry of Railways is set to approach the Cabinet to clear two semi-high speed projects. The ministry will soon submit the proposal for cabinet clearance.

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Talgo High-Speed Trains Stop In Their Tracks After Government Waves Red Flag

Talgo High-Speed Trains Stop In Their Tracks After Government Waves Red Flag

The railway ministry, after the successful trial of Talgo trains had shown interest in deploying these in short-distance routes on a profit-sharing basis.

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Indian Railways Debit Cards, In Tie-Up With SBI, On Way Soon To Give Digital Payments Big Push

Indian Railways Debit Cards, In Tie-Up With SBI, On Way Soon To Give Digital Payments Big Push

To incentivise passengers to use the online ticket booking system and adopt cashless methods, Indian Railways is set to launch its own co-branded debit card and also hold monthly lottery draw to give 100% cash-back to 10 lucky passengers.

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