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India’s Potential For Energy Efficiency Immense: Power Minister R.K. Singh

India’s Potential For Energy Efficiency Immense: Power Minister R.K. Singh

India will triple its energy consumption of 1,200 units per person per year over the next decade as part of a drive to ensure access to energy for all and to raise living standards, but environment protection will remain at the core of development goals, power minister R.K. Singh said.

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Coal India To Set Up 20,000 MW Of Solar Power Projects In 10 Years

Coal India To Set Up 20,000 MW Of Solar Power Projects In 10 Years

Given the changing global energy mix, Coal India Ltd, the world’s largest coal miner, plans to set up 20,000 megawatts (MW) of solar projects over the next 10 years, a top executive said.

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TSSPDCL Lost Rs 6 Crore In Buying Power Excess Of Electricity Regulatory Commission Limits

TSSPDCL Lost Rs 6 Crore In Buying Power Excess Of Electricity Regulatory Commission Limits

Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) observed that the Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Limited had to bear extra cost of Rs 5,820.9 crore during 2012-17 as it had purchased short term power in excess of State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) limits and also at rates higher than the maximum ceiling limits set by the Regulatory Commission.

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2,600 LEDs Slash Airport’s Power Usage From 192KW To 80KW A Day

2,600 LEDs Slash Airport’s Power Usage From 192KW To 80KW A Day

The airport authorities here on Thursday said around 2,600 LEDs (light emitting diodes) have been installed in the facility, which has reduced the daily power consumption from 192KW to 80KW.

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As China’s Nuclear Power Industry Flounders, Should India And Pakistan Take Note?

As China’s Nuclear Power Industry Flounders, Should India And Pakistan Take Note?

As countries around the world abandoned nuclear power, China had bucked the trend, embracing nuclear power as a reliable and cheap energy source that would help reduce air pollution from burning coal.

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Policies, Institutions, Bureaucracy Key To Energy Efficiency Mission’

Policies, Institutions, Bureaucracy Key To Energy Efficiency Mission’

‘Energy saved is energy gained’ should be the mantra for India’s evolving energy paradigm, said experts at Mint Danfoss Transformation agenda on energy efficiency on 20 March.

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Energy Efficient Air Conditioners Become Cheaper This Summer

Energy Efficient Air Conditioners Become Cheaper This Summer

Buying an energy efficient inverter airconditioner would be cheaper than traditional one this year given that the price gap between the two has come down to as low as Rs 3,000 from Rs 5,000 to Rs 6,000 last year.

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Jamia To Set Up Solar Power Plant On Campus

Jamia To Set Up Solar Power Plant On Campus

Jamia Millia Islamia will soon set up a 2.50-MWP capacity solar power plant on its campus for its own consumption, and aims to supply electricity at a rate less than Rs 4 per unit.

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Challenges Of Electrification

Challenges Of Electrification

Like most Indian states, Uttar Pradesh's discoms have the twin challenge of providing universal household electrification while also ensuring that revenue matches the cost of supply.

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Delhi Govt Seeks To Allay Concerns Over Power Subsidy

Delhi Govt Seeks To Allay Concerns Over Power Subsidy

Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain today sought to allay concerns that the hike in fixed charges, announced by the power regulator, will put extra burden on those availing the governments subsidy scheme.

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Britain's Vedanta Hit By Up To $600 Million Charge For Goa Iron Ore Unit Closure

Britain's Vedanta Hit By Up To $600 Million Charge For Goa Iron Ore Unit Closure

London-listed Vedanta Resources said on Thursday it would likely record an impairment charge of up to $600 million following the closure of its iron ore business in India’s southwestern Goa state.

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China No Threat To India's Overseas Energy Interests: Dharmendra Pradhan

China No Threat To India's Overseas Energy Interests: Dharmendra Pradhan

India does not feel threatened by China over sourcing oil and gas from around the world and has its own strategy based on the strength of its "huge credibility factor" and the weight of its rapidly expanding energy market, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday.

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Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation To Import 66,000 MT Of High Speed Diesel From Numaligarh Refinery

Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation To Import 66,000 MT Of High Speed Diesel From Numaligarh Refinery

Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) will import 66,000 Metric Tonnes (MT) of High Speed Diesel (HSD) equivalent to 30 rakes from Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) in the period between May to December this year.

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Reliance Industries, BP India Put Cambay Oil And Gas Block On Sale

Reliance Industries, BP India Put Cambay Oil And Gas Block On Sale

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and partner BP India have put up their oil and gas block at Gujarat’s Cambay basin for sale, two people aware of the development said.

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Highway Amenities Scheme: Indian Oil, HPCL And BPCL Put In Bids

Highway Amenities Scheme: Indian Oil, HPCL And BPCL Put In Bids

State-run fuel retailers Indian Oil Corp. Ltd (IOCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd (BPCL) are among companies that have bid for the National Highways Authority of India’s (NHAI) ambitious wayside amenities programme, according to two government officials aware of the development.

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BP Says R-Series Gas Field In D6 Block To Start Output In 2020

BP Says R-Series Gas Field In D6 Block To Start Output In 2020

Reliance Industries Ltd. and BP Plc will start natural gas production from R-Series gas field in the flagging KG-D6 block in the Bay of Bengal by 2020, the U.K. firm said today.

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On The Fast Lane To Cleaner Fuel

In just two days from now, Delhi will become the first city in India to retail Bharat Stage VI petrol and diesel across its fuel outlets.

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Bio-fuel Business To Pick Up In India: Atul Mulay, Praj Industries

Bio-fuel Business To Pick Up In India: Atul Mulay, Praj Industries

Praj Industries Ltd (PIL), the Pune-based technology and equipment supplier for bio-based industries, is betting big on the expected pickup in the biofuel sector.

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Higher Demand, Railway Rakes Help CIL Increase Dispatch By 7%

Higher Demand, Railway Rakes Help CIL Increase Dispatch By 7%

Coal India (CIL) dispatched 580.5 million tonne of the fuel in 2017-18, up 7% over the previous year, on the back of higher demand from power plants.

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IRCTC Set To Launch Own Payment Gateway

IRCTC Set To Launch Own Payment Gateway

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp. (IRCTC), the largest consumer internet firm by revenue, is set to launch its own payment gateway as the online ticketing platform eyes additional revenues and looks to reduce dependency on third-party payment services providers, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Bullet Train

From 2022, High-Speed Bullet Train From Mumbai To Ahmedabad Every 20 Mins

The dream of India's first high-speed bullet train which would run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai is close to becoming a reality.

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Rly Board Plan For Buying Wagons Via Reverse Auction Process Raises Concerns Of Aggressive Bidding

Rly Board Plan For Buying Wagons Via Reverse Auction Process Raises Concerns Of Aggressive Bidding

Having invested in track capacity over the past couple of years, the Railway Board is now ready to purchase wagons.

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Luxury Trains To Slash Ticket Prices By 20%

Luxury Trains To Slash Ticket Prices By 20%

Luxury trains in the country have long been plagued by poor patronage owing to prohibitive ticket prices.

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Special Trains Announced Between Tambaram And Kollam

Special Trains Announced Between Tambaram And Kollam

Southern Railway has announced a pair of special trains and changes in pattern of train services due to line block in Madurai railway division.

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Harbour Line Extended To Goregaon

Harbour Line Extended To Goregaon

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that as many as 250-300 services of suburban local trains will be partially air-conditioned after three non-AC coaches will be replaced with AC coaches.

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IRCTC Is Inviting Entries For Its New Logo & Tagline. If You Win, You Get Rs 1 Lakh!

IRCTC Is Inviting Entries For Its New Logo & Tagline. If You Win, You Get Rs 1 Lakh!

Whether you’d like to enter the logo competition, or the tagline competition, visit here and click on the contest of your choice.

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N F Railway Construction Organisation Meets Target For 2017-18.

N F Railway Construction Organisation Meets Target For 2017-18.

The N F Railway Construction Organization has met its target through completion of all the projects it set out to do within the year 2017-18. It has recently commissioned three important targeted works of BG doubling project in existing single line thereby thus enhancing the line capacity of existing route tremendously.

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Indian Railways Plans New Toy Train; Here Is What It Is All About

Indian Railways Plans New Toy Train; Here Is What It Is All About

Tourists and locals would soon be able to enjoy a ride on a new Indian Railways toy train at the Rewari loco shed in Haryana, as part of the Railways' efforts to develop it as a tourist hotspot, officials said today.

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90,000 Jobs, Over 25 Million Aspirants: Massive Response To Railways Hiring Process

90,000 Jobs, Over 25 Million Aspirants: Massive Response To Railways Hiring Process

More than 25 million people, a number greater than Australia’s population, have applied for about 90,000 positions on India’s state-run railways, underlining the challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces in providing millions of jobs ahead of an election in 2019.

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Bharatmala Network Puts 25 Toll Road Projects At Risk: Report

Bharatmala Network Puts 25 Toll Road Projects At Risk: Report

Around 25 toll road projects with an Rs 19,435-crore debt are at risk due to the planned economic corridors under the Bharatmala project, says a report.

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Delhi Metro Services Hit For 90 Minutes Due To Technical Snag

Delhi Metro Services Hit For 90 Minutes Due To Technical Snag

Thousands of commuters today faced hardship when Delhi Metro services on the Blue Line were hit for nearly 90 minutes due to a technical snag in the overhead electrification between Karol Bagh and R K Ashram stations.

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