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September 24, 2018, Monday

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Afternoon News Updates From Across The Media Space

Rs 8 Lakh Crore Needed To Fund Modi Govt’s Renewable Energy Dream

Rs 8 Lakh Crore Needed To Fund Modi Govt’s Renewable Energy Dream

The government will need at least $125 billion (Rs 8 lakh crore) to fund its ambitious plan to increase the share of renewable power supply in the country’s grid by 2022, a top government official told Reuters, underlining the immense financing challenge ahead.

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EESL Invites Bid For 2,000 Electric Vehicle Chargers For Phase II

EESL Invites Bid For 2,000 Electric Vehicle Chargers For Phase II

State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has invited a bid for 2,000 electric vehicle chargers for the second phase of its EV programme, which will see the rollout of 9,500 electric vehicles across different states.

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Pollution Board To Monitor Unloading Of Coal Imported By JSW Arm At Goa Port

Pollution Board To Monitor Unloading Of Coal Imported By JSW Arm At Goa Port

The relief granted by the High Court of Bombay, Goa Bench, will allow South West Port Ltd (SWPL), a company owned by infrastructure giant JSWhandling coal, to unload coal at Mormugao Port Trust (MPT).

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Is Yogi Adityanath Planning To Hand Over The Power Sector To Private Players?

Is Yogi Adityanath Planning To Hand Over The Power Sector To Private Players?

Uttar Pradesh is heading towards a big power crisis as the threat of closure of state-run coal-fired thermal power plants looms large following tough environmental norms for curbing carbon emission enforced by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

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Yes Bank To Mobilise $1 Billion By 2023 To Finance Solar Energy Projects In India

Yes Bank To Mobilise $1 Billion By 2023 To Finance Solar Energy Projects In India

Private sector lender Yes Bank said on 17 January that it will mobilise $1 billion by 2023 for financing solar energy projects in India.

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Indian Aluminium Industry Reeling Under Increased Production Costs Despite LME Upswing

Indian Aluminium Industry Reeling Under Increased Production Costs Despite LME Upswing

Trapped in a pincer of rising coal prices and flooding of cheap imports, domestic aluminium industry needs government policy support to come out of this crisis.

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BHEL Hopes Karnataka Agrees To Buy Power So It Can Get Part Of NTPC Solar Tender

BHEL Hopes Karnataka Agrees To Buy Power So It Can Get Part Of NTPC Solar Tender

Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL)is favoured to win part of NTPC’s tender to set up 750 MW solar park at Pavagada in Karnataka’s Tumkur district but its fate hinges on the power generator's ability to sign purchase agreement with the home state .

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Petroleum Sector Regulator Changes Bid Norms For CNG, PNG Retail Licence

Petroleum Sector Regulator Changes Bid Norms For CNG, PNG Retail Licence

After "one paisa" bids spoilt the initial auction rounds, oil regulator PNGRBhas proposed to radically change the bidding parameters for obtaining a licence to retail CNG and piped cooking gas in cities.

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Allow Honest Promoters To Bid For Assets: Anil Agarwal, Vedanta Group Chairman

Allow Honest Promoters To Bid For Assets: Anil Agarwal, Vedanta Group Chairman

Promoters whose debt-laden companies are being auctioned by banks should be allowed to make a bid for their own firm if they have not siphoned off money, said Vedanta Group chairman Anil Agarwal, who has himself bid for Electrosteel which will help add 10%-20% value to his iron ore business.

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No Oil Spill From Fire-Hit Vessel, Operations On To Douse Blaze

No Oil Spill From Fire-Hit Vessel, Operations On To Douse Blaze

No oil spill has been reported from the diesel-laden merchant navy tanker that caught fire yesterday off the Gujarat coast, an official said today.

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Opinion: Open Up Fuel Retail, Hold Firm On Prices

Opinion: Open Up Fuel Retail, Hold Firm On Prices

Retail prices of petroleum products have risen sharply of late, given the recent flare-up in global oil prices. The government must not, in tandem, tamely slash taxes on petrol and diesel, leave alone re-introduce subsidy, in a bid to artificially bring down fuel prices and curry favour with the electorate.

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Indian Oil Planning To Enhance Fuel Trade With Bangladesh, Myanmar

Indian Oil Planning To Enhance Fuel Trade With Bangladesh, Myanmar

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the nation's largest refiner and fossil fuel retailer, is in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar to enhance trade of petroleum products and offer its expertise to set up oil infrastructure in the two countries.

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Japan In Driver's Seat For Indian Bullet Train Deals

Japan In Driver's Seat For Indian Bullet Train Deals

Japanese steel and engineering companies are in the driver's seat to bag major supply contracts for a $17 billion Indian bullet train, several sources said, undermining a key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policy - a push to 'Make in India'.

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Piyush Goyal Aims To Make Mumbai India’s Best Transport Hub By August 2022

Piyush Goyal Aims To Make Mumbai India’s Best Transport Hub By August 2022

In a meeting of officials from the railways, state government, MMRDA and BMC and attended by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday, Goyal told the officials to work in coordination to ensure the city has the best public transport system in India

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2 Bogies Of Goods Train Derail

2 Bogies Of Goods Train Derail

Two bogies of a goods train derailed, blocking all the platforms at Wadi railway station on Wednesday. The incident took place after damage to axle of wheels of the train which was returning from ACC cement factory.

 

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South Central Railway General Manager Opens Ramp At Guntur Railway Station

South Central Railway General Manager Opens Ramp At Guntur Railway Station

South Central Railway General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav said Guntur–Tenali track doubling woks project will be completed by 2019.

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Drones To Keep Tab On Railways Projects

Drones To Keep Tab On Railways Projects

The East Central Railway (ECR) has decided to use high-tech drone cameras to keep a close surveillance on the progress of ongoing railway projects worth several crores in the zone during 2017-2018 fiscal.

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Check Out India's First All-Women Railway Station In Mumbai, Enters Limca Book Of Records

Check Out India's First All-Women Railway Station In Mumbai, Enters Limca Book Of Records

The Matunga station on the Central Railway (CR) in Mumbai has become the first all-women station in India. Manned by a staff of 41 women, the station has entered the Limca Book of Records.

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Good News For CR Commuters In Mumbai: 11,000 CCTVs In All Trains By 2018-End

Good News For CR Commuters In Mumbai: 11,000 CCTVs In All Trains By 2018-End

In a major step towards improving safety in suburban trains, the central railway (CR) plans to fit closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all compartments of its local trains by the end of 2018.

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