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Electric Vehicles In India Could Get A Number Of Benefits; NITI Aayog

Electric Vehicles In India Could Get A Number Of Benefits; NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog, which is India's policy making body/think tank organisation, has drafted a policy for electric vehicles and has suggested that EVs could have green number plates. Along with that, the draft policy also suggests that EVs could be given benefits such as free parking for three years and tolls waived off across the country.

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Nalco To Set Up High-end Aluminium Alloys Plant

Nalco To Set Up High-End Aluminium Alloys Plant

National Aluminium Company (Nalco) is mulling to set up a high-end aluminium products plant by availing technology from foreign suppliers.

 

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24x7 Electricity Dream Top On Narendra Modi’s Agenda, Sets July Deadline For Power Reforms

24x7 Electricity Dream Top On Narendra Modi’s Agenda, Sets July Deadline For Power Reforms

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stepped in to expedite reforms in the power sector and has set a July deadline to work on Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), which was launched in 2015 with an aim to separate agriculture and non-agriculture feeders, BTVi reported quoting unidentified sources.

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Patna-Delhi Power Race

Patna-Delhi Power Race

Around 3.2 million households in Bihar will be electrified under the Centre-sponsored Saubhagya scheme.

 

 

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Powering Down: Most Discoms Miss Key UDAY Targets For FY17

Powering Down: Most Discoms Miss Key UDAY Targets For FY17

In what seems a throwback to history, only six states and one Union Territory among the 31 that had signed up since November 2015 for the power discoms’ revival scheme Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) have reported meeting the respective FY17 targets to reduce aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses.

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Conventional Energy: Macro Remains Hazy But Company Specifics Begin To Appeal

Conventional Energy: Macro Remains Hazy But Company Specifics Begin To Appeal

Macro view of the conventional energy sector remains unappealing. Demand continues to grow at a sedate pace. Utilization levels remain sub-optimal and the government and the financial institutions are yet to find a meaningful solution for stressed projects.

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Power Theft With Petrol: New Technology To Jam Electricity Meters

Power Theft With Petrol: New Technology To Jam Electricity Meters

Petrol injection is a new weapon in the "armoury" of power thieves. Believe it or not, the vigilance department team was horrified to learn about the illegal trick being adopted by people to slow electricity meters. The shocker came to light during recent raids conducted in the city.

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Coal Dwarfs Battery Metals In Mining Deals Despite War On Pollution

Coal Dwarfs Battery Metals In Mining Deals Despite War On Pollution

Coal and iron ore dominated mining takeovers in 2017, Thomson Reuters data shows, with buyers favouring the heavily polluting devil they know over the uncertainties of a battery-powered future.

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Power Grid Overhaul To Begin, Discom Says Survey Done

Power Grid Overhaul To Begin, Discom Says Survey Done

The ground work for the first phase to overhaul Gurgaon's power gird — called the smart grid project — is likely to start in the next seven to 10 days, officials of discom Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam said on Thursday.In the first phase, feeder lines that transmit power from substations to homes will go underground. The foot survey for the project has been completed.

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Solar Modules Stuck At Various Ports May Delay PM’s Clean Energy Goals

Solar Modules Stuck At Various Ports May Delay PM’s Clean Energy Goals

Solar modules worth more than USD 150 million are stuck at various ports in the country due to a dispute over their classification and the import tax applicable to them, sources said, which could delay Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clean energy goals.

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13 Entities Show Interest In NTPC’s Tender To Buy Out Stressed Assets

13 Entities Show Interest In NTPC’s Tender To Buy Out Stressed Assets

Thirteen entities, including private power companies and banks have evinced interest in a tender floated by NTPC, the country's largest power producer, seeking buyout of stressed assets, people aware of the development said.

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Adani, JSW & Tatas Bid For Stake In GMR’s Power Plant

Adani, JSW & Tatas Bid For Stake In GMR’s Power Plant

Adani Power, JSW Energy and Tata Power have submitted bids to acquire a majority stake in GMR Infrastructure 1,370-mw power plant in Chhattisgarh. Sources said state-run Neyveli Lignite did not submit its bid for the project. Neyveli had earlier held talks with the lenders for acquiring acontrolling stake in the project.

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Pune Railway Saves Over A Crore By Using Solar Power

Pune Railway Saves Over A Crore By Using Solar Power

The Pune Division of the Indian Railways has saved Rs 1.45 crore in electricity bills in 2017 by using solar energy at its stations, reservation centres and workshops.

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Karnataka Not Transparent In Renewable Energy Projects: Piyush Goyal

Karnataka Not Transparent In Renewable Energy Projects: Piyush Goyal

Goyal was replying to K H Muniyappa of the Congress in the Lok Sabha. He was asked whether the Karnataka Power Minister (D K Shivakumar) repeatedly requested the Centre to solve the coal problem in the state.

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GAIL India Ltd Board To Consider Dividend On Jan 12, 2018

GAIL India Ltd Board To Consider Dividend On Jan 12, 2018

A meeting of the Board of Directors of GAIL India Ltd is scheduled to be held on Friday, the 12th January, 2018 to consider, payment of interim dividend for FY 2017-18.

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Pradhan To Inaugurate Ongc Symposium, Photo Exhibition On Chilika

Pradhan To Inaugurate ONGC Symposium, Photo Exhibition On Chilika

Union Minister for for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan will inaugurate an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) organised symposium-cum-photo exhibition titled “The Mangalajodi Inheritance” here on Saturday.

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OPEC Oil Cut Adherence Rises In Dec As Venezuela Output Slides: Survey

OPEC Oil Cut Adherence Rises In Dec As Venezuela Output Slides: Survey

OPEC deepened compliance with an oil supply-cutting deal in December due to a further decline in Venezuelan output and extra cuts by Gulf exporters, a Reuters survey found, showing strong commitment to the deal despite higher prices.

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Maduro Says Venezuela Will Issue $5.9 Billion In Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

Maduro Says Venezuela Will Issue $5.9 Billion In Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday that Venezuela would issue 100 million units of its new oil-backed cryptocurrency in coming days, although it is unclear whether any investors will want to purchase the "petro" at a time when the OPEC member is going through a deep economic crisis and its leftist government has little credibility.

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Sops Planned To Raise Methanol Output From Coal

Sops Planned To Raise Methanol Output From Coal

The government is betting big on methanol to meet India's rising energy demand and is working on offering incentives to attract investments in production of methanol from domestic coal, besides setting up research projects that will be scaled up in line with growing consumption.

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Shatabdi Express Gets Facelift, To Be Operational Soon

Shatabdi Express Gets Facelift, To Be Operational Soon

People traveling between Mysuru and Chennai in Shatabdi Express train will get to experience the comfort similar to flying in an aircraft as the train is getting a facelift with swanky coaches and modern amenities under the ‘Swarn’ project of the Indian Railways.

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Dense Fog In North India Delays Train Services

Dense Fog In North India Delays Train Services

Thick fog in the northern parts of the country has resulted in train services being delayed by at least 9 to 10 hours.

 

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Railways Eyes Retired Staff To Plug Shortage

Railways Eyes Retired Staff To Plug Shortage

The Railways, in a bid to tide over the shortage of qualified staff, has invited applications from retired employees below the age of 65 years for re-engagement to the same job they had served during their service period. Earlier, during emergency situations, re-engagement of retired employees used to be made, that too up to 62 years. Now, it has been enhanced to 65 years.

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Private Two Bedroom, Lounge, Kitchen In 5-Star Train

Private Two Bedroom, Lounge, Kitchen In 5-Star Train

Travelling in a private two bedroom, lounge, kitchen and toilet setup aboard a train could soon be a reality with the Railways exploring ways to facilitate such luxurious journeys.

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Nilgiri Express To Be Terminated At Coimbatore

Nilgiri Express To Be Terminated At Coimbatore

Due to works to increase the length of the platform at Mettupalayam Railway Station, Chennai Central-Mettupalayam Nilgiri Express will be terminated at Coimbatore. The service will resume from Coimbatore only after 31 days. To help the Blue Mountain Express passengers, who will board the Nilgiri Mountain Railway from Mettupalayam to Ooty, buses will be arranged by the railways department.

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