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November 15, 2018, Thursday

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TPDDL launches GPS and RFID Technology For Quick Resolution Of Faults

TPDDL launches GPS and RFID Technology For Quick Resolution Of Faults

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL), the Tata-owned power distributor in Delhi, today announced it has implemented GPS mapping technology and Radio Frequency Identification Detector (RFID) Marker installation for speedy location of faults and their resolution.

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Indian Energy Storage Startup Ion Energy Acquires French Company Freemans SAS

Indian Energy Storage Startup ION Energy Acquires French Company Freemans SAS

Indian energy storage startup ION Energy has acquired French battery management company Freemens SAS, as part of a cash-and-equity deal. Post acquisition, the entire Freemens engineering and sales team will be joining ION.

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Adani Chairman Says He Believes In Climate Change But Coal Will Help India

Adani Chairman Says He Believes In Climate Change But Coal Will Help India

The chairman of Indian conglomerate Adani has defended company’s plan to build one of the world’s largest coal mines in Australia and said he would not be swayed by what he called “vicious personal attacks”.

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UP Govt Offers 10 Per Cent Profit To Power Staff For Privatization

UP Govt Offers 10 Per Cent Profit To Power Staff For Privatization

In a bid to take its defiant staff on board for the privatisation of some power distribution functions, the UP government has proposed sharing 10% of the profit earned so with them.

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Jakson In Distribution Pact With UAE’s Al Naboodah Electrics

Jakson In Distribution Pact With UAE’s Al Naboodah Electrics

Energy and engineering solutions firm Jakson Group today announced a strategic partnership with the UAE’s Al Naboodah Electrics for the distribution of its solar products in the West Asian market.

 

 

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COMMENT- Plenty Of Talk On Solar Power, But Where Are The Policy Underpinnings?

COMMENT- Plenty Of Talk On Solar Power, But Where Are The Policy Underpinnings?

January was full of news on the energy front. For instance, the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) was held in Abu Dhabi. 15-17 January.

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Australia Rules Out Financing Rail Link For Adani Coal Project

Australia Rules Out Financing Rail Link For Adani Coal Project

The Australian government on Sunday ruled out financing for the railway project to link the Adani Group's proposed $12 billion Carmichael coal mine project in Australia to a port.

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South African Coal Loses Europe, But Gains South Asia: Russell

South African Coal Loses Europe, But Gains South Asia: Russell

A decade ago South Africa sent the bulk of its coal exports to Europe, a market now disappearing right before its eyes.

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70 Pct Safeguard Duty On Solar Cell Imports Splits Industry

70 Pct Safeguard Duty On Solar Cell Imports Splits Industry

Opinion is divided on the recent proposal of Director General (DG) of Safeguards to impose a provisional 70% safeguard duty on solar cell imports for a period of 200 days.

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Breather For Solar Gear Importers

Breather For Solar Gear Importers

The government is taking steps to ease the entry of importers of solar panels and modules into the new solar import regime, where they have to pay a 7.5% levy on such equipment, along with various cesses, amounting to around 10%. Since India's solar programme began, such imports were always allowed free.

  

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ONGC’s Biggest Oil, Gas Project In Krishna-Godavari Basin Expected To Be Delayed

ONGC’s Biggest Oil, Gas Project In Krishna-Godavari Basin Expected To Be Delayed

Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) is facing a delay of at least a year in starting production from its biggest project, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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Next-Wave LNG Terminals Get Smaller To Offer Flexible Supply Deals

Next-Wave LNG Terminals Get Smaller To Offer Flexible Supply Deals

The booming sector’s next-generation infrastructure is being designed for a emerging-market buyers that want smaller volumes on shorter, more flexible contracts.

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Lower Government Budgeting For Fuel Subsidy May Hurt ONGC, OIL

Lower Government Budgeting For Fuel Subsidy May Hurt ONGC, OIL

The risk of fuel subsidies may hurt the stocks of crude-oil producers ONGC and Oil India after a gap of about two years, capping near-term gains.

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We Have Announced $1 bn Investment To Monetize 200 mbl Reserves: Sudhir Mathur, CEO, Vedanta Cairn Oil And Gas

We Have Announced $1 bn Investment To Monetize 200 mbl Reserves: Sudhir Mathur, CEO, Vedanta Cairn Oil And Gas

In an interview with ETEnergyWorld, Sudhir Mathur, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Vedanta Cairn Oil and Gas discusses the company's focus in 2018 and shares his thoughts and concerns over Good Service Tax (GST) and Enhanced Oil Recover (EOR).

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Higher Oil Prices Are Bad News For India

Higher Oil Prices Are Bad News For India

One of the world’s largest crude oil importers, India, has benefited from low oil prices for the better part of the past three years, enjoying a lower import bill and improving its trade balance and current accounts.

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Eye On Safety, Railways To Launch Whistleblower Staff Website

Eye On Safety, Railways To Launch Whistleblower Staff Website

The 13 lakh Indian Railways employees will soon get a platform, in the form of a website for “whistleblowers”, to directly inform top officials, including the Railway Board Chairman, of any lapses in safety, without revealing their identities.

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Indian Railways Adopts GCC Services For Contractors

Indian Railways Adopts GCC Services For Contractors

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said the Indian Railways have introduced new General Conditions or Contracts (GCC) for Services to define the terms and conditions for contractors engaged in service contracts for non-operational areas.

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NBCC Bags Order Worth Rs. 2,000 Crore

NBCC Bags Order Worth Rs. 2,000 Crore

Construction and civil engineering PSU NBCC (India) bagged an order worth Rs. 2,000 crore from the government of Assam for the construction of Twin Tower Trade Center at Guwahati.

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Metro To Bar Passengers From Carrying More Than 15 Kg Luggage

Metro To Bar Passengers From Carrying More Than 15 Kg Luggage

By the month end, some Metro stations in Delhi-National Capital Region will restrict passengers from carrying heavy luggage in the trains.

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Drones To Help Railways In Station Redevelopment

Drones To Help Railways In Station Redevelopment

In a first, the Railways will be using drones in Mumbai to study the feasibility of projects. Sources from Western Railway (WR) said that they have begun using drones to check areas around Parel and Elphinstone Road stations that are likely to get redeveloped in the near future.

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Goods Train Derail In Chhatisgarh's Dantewada After Naxals Upoort Track; No Injuries So Far

Goods Train Derail In Chhatisgarh's Dantewada After Naxals Upoort Track; No Injuries So Far

Six wagons and the locomotive of a goods train derailed on the Kirandul-Visakhapatnam railway section in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Sunday after Naxalites removed tracks to disrupt train traffic on the eve of a bandh called by them, an official said.

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Fate Of Railway Projects Hangs In Balance

Fate Of Railway Projects Hangs In Balance

Even as Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, while presenting the Budget on February 1, proposed redevelopment of about 600 major stations across the country.

 

 

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10 Trains Cancelled Due To Low Visibility In Northern Region

10 Trains Cancelled Due To Low Visibility In Northern Region

As many as 10 trains were cancelled, and 19 were arriving late owing to the low visibility in the national capital region on Monday.

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Designing Energy-Efficient Cities For A Global Urban Future

Designing Energy-Efficient Cities For A Global Urban Future

As our economic activities have come to be concentrated in our cities, so has our energy consumption. According to a World Urbanisation Prospects study by the United Nations, even though cities constitute only 2 per cent of land surface, they are home to over 54 per cent of the population.

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Government Should Focus On Expanding Road Network; Build On A Safety Culture

Government Should Focus On Expanding Road Network; Build On A Safety Culture

The focus of the auto industry is inexorably drawn toward health and safety issues that confront the industry on a daily basis. It is also a fact that the auto sector drives standards of living via increased employment opportunities.

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