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Cabinet Apprised Of India-Guyana MoU On Renewable Energy

Cabinet Apprised Of India-Guyana MoU On Renewable Energy

The Union Cabinet was today apprised of an MoU between India and Guyana on bilateral cooperation in renewable energy.

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Existing Energy Norms To Continue For 2 Yrs For 14 Urea Units: Govt

Existing Energy Norms To Continue For 2 Yrs For 14 Urea Units: Govt

The government today allowed 14 urea units, which could not meet the new energy norms under the 2015 policy, to continue with the existing norms for a period of two years with token penalties.

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Azure Power Wins 130 MWs Of Solar Power Projects

Azure Power Wins 130 MWs Of Solar Power Projects

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), a leading solar independent power producer in India, announced that it has won a cumulative capacity of 130 MWs at a blended tariff of INR 3.35 (~US 5.2 cents) per kWh, bringing the Company’s total portfolio to over 1,720 MWs.

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Shortage Of Coal Continues To Hit Power Generation

Shortage Of Coal Continues To Hit Power Generation

Coal India is slated to end the year with a mere 1.8 per cent production growth at 560-565 million tonnes against a target of 600 mt.

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Cabinet Approves Revision Of Energy Norms Under New Urea Policy

Cabinet Approves Revision Of Energy Norms Under New Urea Policy

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has accorded the following approval to the proposal of Department of Fertilizers:

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ABB’s New Solar Power Storage Solution Achieves 90 Percent Energy Self-reliance

ABB’s New Solar Power Storage Solution Achieves 90 Percent Energy Self-reliance

ABB’s new REACT 2 inverter and energy storage solution includes a high-voltage Li-ion battery with a long life and a storage capacity of up to 12 kWh.

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Increased Coal Usage A Serious Setback For Carbon Reduction In Indian Steel Ind: Moody's

Increased Coal Usage A Serious Setback For Carbon Reduction In Indian Steel Ind: Moody's

Global rating agency Moody's today said that Indian steel industry is yet to introduce more stringent emission regulations, and an increase in coal usage poses a serious limitation to the potential for carbon reduction.

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Shortage Of Coal Continues To Hit Power Generation

Coal India is slated to end the year with a mere 1.8 per cent production growth at 560-565 million tonnes against a target of 600 mt.

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Havells Appoints Shashi Arora As Llyod CEO

Havells Appoints Shashi Arora As Llyod CEO

Havells India Limited has appointed Shashi Arora as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the company’s consumer durable brand Lloyd.

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At 63 Metres, Suzlon Builds India’s Longest Wind Turbine Blade

At 63 Metres, Suzlon Builds India’s Longest Wind Turbine Blade

Renewable energy solutions provider Suzlon Group, has designed and manufactured the country’s longest wind turbine blade at its Padubidri Rotor Blade Unit.

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General Electric Announces 225 Orders For Refurbished Locomotives

General Electric Announces 225 Orders For Refurbished Locomotives

General Electric Co's transportation unit said on Tuesday several North American railroads have placed orders this year for 225 refurbished locomotives, although it declined to say which railroads ordered the equipment.

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India’s Crude Oil Import Bill Rose 28 Per Cent To $8.1 Billion In Feb

India’s Crude Oil Import Bill Rose 28 Per Cent To $8.1 Billion In Feb

India’s crude oil import bill increased by 28 per cent to $8.1 billion in February 2018, fresh data from the oil ministry showed.

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Gas Price: Will Oil Ministry Bite The Bullet?

Gas Price: Will Oil Ministry Bite The Bullet?

The Ministry for Petroleum & Natural Gas is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea as it gets set to announce the price for domestically produced gas for the first half of the new fiscal.

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India To Reduce Crude Oil Import Dependency

India To Reduce Crude Oil Import Dependency

India has set an ambitious plan to reduce crude oil import by 10 per cent by 2022 to ensure energy security and achieve self-sufficiency by enhancing indigenous production of petroleum products.

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Punjab Approves Policy For Gas Pipeline Laying

Punjab Approves Policy For Gas Pipeline Laying

The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved policy guidelines to facilitate laying of gas pipelines across the state.

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China's CNPC Inks $1.18 Billion Deal For Stakes In Abu Dhabi Oil

China's CNPC Inks $1.18 Billion Deal For Stakes In Abu Dhabi Oil

United Arab Emirates: China's state-run national petroleum company has signed a deal worth $1.18 billion for stakes in two oil and natural gas concessions in the United Arab Emirates' capital of Abu Dhabi.

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Oil Ministry Advisory Asks Its Officials To Guard Against Info Leakage

Oil Ministry Advisory Asks Its Officials To Guard Against Info Leakage

The oil ministry has issued fresh instructions to its officers aimed at ensuring secrecy of documents and preventing any leak, refreshing memory of a three-year-old episode when some mid-level corporate executives were arrested on charges of stealing sensitive papers from the ministry.

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Shell Expects $9-12 Billion Organic Cash Flow By 2025 From Its Downstream Business

Shell Expects $9-12 Billion Organic Cash Flow By 2025 From Its Downstream Business

Shell, British- Dutch fully integrated multinational oil and gas Company expects its annual organic free cash flow to grow to $9-12 billion by 2025, the company said as part of its investor update information. It added that the company plans to invest $7-9 billion a year in downstream annually.

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OALP Bid Round-1 Receives Good Response, Says DGH

OALP Bid Round-1 Receives Good Response, Says DGH

The response to international competitive bidding for 55 oil and gas blocks under the Open Acreage Licensing Policy has been tremendous, according to the Director-General of Hydrocrabons.

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Centre Announces Scheme For Northeast India Industrialisation

Centre Announces Scheme For Northeast India Industrialisation

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved approved the North East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS), 2017 with financial outlay of Rs 3,000 crores upto March, 2020.

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Vizag Becomes First Energy Efficient Rail Station In Division

Vizag Becomes First Energy Efficient Rail Station In Division

Waltair Railway Division took initiative for energy efficiency measures. Visakhapatnam railway station of East Coast Railway has earned the unique distinction of being the first energy efficient ‘A1 Category’ railway station in the division.

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Why The World Bank Wants Indian Railways To Create Country’s First Commuter Rail Company For Mumbai Local

Why The World Bank Wants Indian Railways To Create Country’s First Commuter Rail Company For Mumbai Local

The World Bank, which has financed multiple railways projects in Mumbai, wants the Indian Railways to set up the country’s first commuter railway company to manage the city’s local rail network, the Financial Express has reported.

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Ahmedabad Metro: Work On Metro Rail Tunnel To Begin From Next Week

Ahmedabad Metro: Work On Metro Rail Tunnel To Begin From Next Week

The construction of the tunnel for the underground section of the Metro rail will begin next week. The tunnel will be built 20 metres below the surface.

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Whitefield Rly Quadrupling Project Gets Nod After 20 Years

Whitefield Rly Quadrupling Project Gets Nod After 20 Years

In a major relief for suburban rail passengers, the railway ministry on Wednesday sanctioned quadrupling of tracks between Bengaluru Cantonment and Whitefield stations.

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No More Overcharging Of Food On Indian Railways Trains! IRCTC Takes This Big Step

No More Overcharging Of Food On Indian Railways Trains! IRCTC Takes This Big Step

With increased complaints from passengers about overcharging by vendors, the IRCTC has decided to introduce billing through Point of Sale (POS) devices on-board trains.

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Salute To Senior Citizens! Indian Railways Gains Rs 28.98 Crore As They Give Up Subsidy

Salute To Senior Citizens! Indian Railways Gains Rs 28.98 Crore As They Give Up Subsidy

The Indian Railways has registered a 35 per cent increase in the number of senior citizens who have chosen to give up the concession extended to them, an official in the ministry said.

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NHAI Awards Rs 6,213 Cr Highway Projects In Karnataka

NHAI Awards Rs 6,213 Cr Highway Projects In Karnataka

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has awarded Rs 6,212.76 crore contracts to Dilip Buildcon Ltd for widening the Bangalore-Mysore section of NH-275 in Karnataka.

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600 Railway Stations May Bear The Stamp Of India's Top Architects Soon

600 Railway Stations May Bear The Stamp Of India's Top Architects Soon

Soon your nearest railway station may bear the stamp of India’s top architects as the government is set to come up with an empanelled group to design 600-odd stations announced in the Budget.

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Indian Infrastructure: Does The Coastline Matter?

India has a coastline of approximately 7,500 km and as we look to build infrastructure to boost economic growth and jobs, the one question that we must address is: Does having a long coastline matter? Or to put it another way: What advantages could its coastline provide India?

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