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August 21, 2018, Tuesday

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Govt Plans 2nd Tranche Of Bharat-22 ETF; ICICI Prudential MF Files Draft Papers

Govt Plans 2nd Tranche Of Bharat-22 ETF; ICICI Prudential MF Files Draft Papers

The government plans to hit the market with the follow-on offer of Bharat-22 ETF after the blockbuster performance in the first tranche, with ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund filing draft papers for the second round.

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EESL To Invest Rs 2,400cr To Buy 20,000 EVs By March 2019

EESL To Invest Rs 2,400cr To Buy 20,000 EVs By March 2019

State-run Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) plans to invest around Rs 2,400 crore to procure 20,000 electric vehicles for government use by March next year, a senior company official said.

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BHEL Bags Rs 4,400 Crore Contract From UP

BHEL Bags Rs 4,400 Crore Contract From UP

State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), the country's largest power equipment manufacturer, has bagged a Rs 4,400 crore order from Uttar Pradesh for setting up a 1,320 Megawatt supercritical thermal power plant.

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SoftBank, China’s GCL Team Up For $930 Million Solar Venture In India

SoftBank, China’s GCL Team Up For $930 Million Solar Venture In India

SoftBank Group Corp has agreed to launch a $930 million Indian joint solar energy venture with Chinese firm GCL System Integration Technology Co Ltd as part of its ambitious India solar investment roadmap.

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CIL Working Out Modalities To Raise Coal Sales Bills On GCV Basis

CIL Working Out Modalities To Raise Coal Sales Bills On GCV Basis

State-owned Coal India (CIL) said it is working out the modalities to raise coal sales bills on GCV(Kcal/kg) or gross calorific value basis and it will soon intimate implementation date.

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Chandigarh Power Department Likely To Be Unbundled, Corporatised

Chandigarh Power Department Likely To Be Unbundled, Corporatised

Under pressure from the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for restructuring and reformation, which is mandatory as per the Electricity Act, 2003, a proposal has been mooted for corporatisation of the department.

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How India Must Take The Grand Alliance For Solar Power Forward

How India Must Take The Grand Alliance For Solar Power Forward

Recently, India hosted the heads of 23 nations and 10 ministerial representatives for the first International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit, which is expected to give a boost to India’s ambitions to lead global sustainable development.

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ReNew Power Buys Ostro Energy In Biggest Renewables Deal

ReNew Power Buys Ostro Energy In Biggest Renewables Deal

Sumant Sinha-led Re-New Power Ventures has finalised the takeover of Ostro Energy for an enterprise value of ₹10,800 crore ($1.66 billion), the biggest M&A deal in the renewables sector, sources close to the deal said.

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Sterlite Power Goes Global, Eyes International Power Transmission Projects

Sterlite Power Goes Global, Eyes International Power Transmission Projects

Power transmission company Sterlite Power, which recently won projects in Brazil worth $1 billion, is eyeing more international projects for increasing its global footprint.

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Power Employees, Engineers' Massive Rally In Delhi Tomorrow

Power Employees, Engineers' Massive Rally In Delhi Tomorrow

On the call of National Co-ordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers (NCCOEEE), over one lakh power employees and engineers from all states will join a massive rally to be held at Delhi on Tuesday.

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Why Proposed Amendments To The Electricity Act, 2003 Is Likely To Boost Electric Vehicles

Why Proposed Amendments To The Electricity Act, 2003 Is Likely To Boost Electric Vehicles

At present, the transportation sector in India accounts for one-third of the total crude oil consumption of the country, out of which 80 percent of the consumption of the said oil is being consumed by road transportation.

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Electricity Through Ashes Of Herbs, Iron From Ore At Low Temp

Electricity Through Ashes Of Herbs, Iron From Ore At Low Temp

A group of chemistry professors and Sanskrit scholars have been working together on two projects that can be of significant contribution to the field of chemistry.

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Pradhan Says Govt Keeping Close Eye On Oil Prices

Pradhan Says Govt Keeping Close Eye On Oil Prices

With petrol and diesel prices touching multi-year highs, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the government is keeping a close eye on international prices but said there is no going back on free market pricing.

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Bring Petrol And Diesel Under GST: Dharmendra Pradhan Appeals To Council

Bring Petrol And Diesel Under GST: Dharmendra Pradhan Appeals To Council

Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday appealed to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council to include petrol and diesel products in the GST framework after fuel prices reached a new high today.

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Indian Oil Refiners Are Investing Rs 30,000 Crore For Upgrading To BS VI Technology: SSV Ramakumar, IOC

Indian Oil Refiners Are Investing Rs 30,000 Crore For Upgrading To BS VI Technology: SSV Ramakumar, IOC

India has just launched the high efficiency BS VI grade of petrol and diesel in a bid to cut vehicular emissions. However, However, the improved fuel quality will have a marginal impact on emissions until the launch of the complimentary BS VI compliant automobile engines

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Companies Begin Selling BS-VI Emission Standard Compliant Fuel In Delhi

Companies Begin Selling BS-VI Emission Standard Compliant Fuel In Delhi

Consumers need not pay more for higher grade fuel being sold across all petrol pumps in Delhi from Sunday nor should they immediately expect a dramatic drop in air pollution due to fuel switch.

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Oil Creeps Up Towards $70 On Lower U.S. Drilling, Iran Sanctions Concern

Oil Creeps Up Towards $70 On Lower U.S. Drilling, Iran Sanctions Concern

Oil rose towards $70 a barrel on Monday, lifted by a drop in drilling activity in the United States and concerns that Washington could reintroduce sanctions against Iran.

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Bahrain Makes Largest Oil Discovery In Its History

Bahrain Makes Largest Oil Discovery In Its History

Bahrain today announced it has discovered the largest oil and gas field in the history of the small kingdom, which unlike its Gulf neighbours is not energy-rich.

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JICA Signs Agreement With Centre To Provide Loan Of Rs 500 Cr

JICA Signs Agreement With Centre To Provide Loan Of Rs 500 Cr

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed an agreement with the Government of India to provide loan assistance of 8,082 million Japanese Yen (approximately Rs 500 crore) for installation of intelligent transport systems in the city.

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SC/ST Protests: About 100 Trains Affected, Routes Restored

SC/ST Protests: About 100 Trains Affected, Routes Restored

More than 100 passenger and mail train services were today affected as protesters squatted on the tracks to enforce an all-India shutdown against the dilution of the SC/ST Act, officials said, adding that the routes were largely restored.

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Rlys Start 49 Services On Extended Harbour Route Till Goregaon

Rlys Start 49 Services On Extended Harbour Route Till Goregaon

Western Railway officials said that it had begun operating all 49 scheduled services from yesterday on the Harbour line that was extended till Goregaon.

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This Award-Winning Bio-Toilet Generates Power & Doesn’t Need Refilling For 15 Years!

This Award-Winning Bio-Toilet Generates Power & Doesn’t Need Refilling For 15 Years!

It is safe to say that this self-sustainable bio-toilet, the prototype of which also won the PM’s Swachh Bharat Award can cater to a family of five without needing refilling for over 15 years!

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Project ‘Saksham’ To Improve Signal Management On Tracks

Project ‘Saksham’ To Improve Signal Management On Tracks

To curb accidents on rail tracks, the Railway Board has prepared a project ‘Saksham’ to train employees working in the field in controlling the signals.Director general of signal and telecom, Railway Board

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QR Scannig App For Railway Ticketing Awarded First Prize At Smart Indian Hackathon 2018

QR Scannig App For Railway Ticketing Awarded First Prize At Smart Indian Hackathon 2018

Smart India Hackathon 2018 that showcased young talents bringing innovative technolgical solutions for several issues flagged by 27 ministries has awarded a project by Team Logic view which would reduce the use of paper in the Indian Railways and digitise the entire ticketing process with the first prize.

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Indian Cities Witnessing Rapid Growth: Hyderabad, Bengaluru Top In Short-term Growth

Indian Cities Witnessing Rapid Growth: Hyderabad, Bengaluru Top In Short-term Growth

India's tech hub Hyderabad and IT capital Bengaluru are at the top two positions in a list of 30 global short-term growth cities, published by property consultant firm James Lang Laselle (JLL).

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South Eastern Railway Recruitment 2018: 24 Specialist & GDMO Posts, Walk In Interviews On April 10 And 11

South Eastern Railway Recruitment 2018: 24 Specialist & GDMO Posts, Walk In Interviews On April 10 And 11

South Eastern Railway Recruitment 2018 notification to fill 24 vacancies for the Post of Specialist and General Duty (GDMO) has been released on the official website of South Eastern Railway—ser.indianrailways.gov.in.

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Railway And Road Traffic Thrown Out Of Gear Due To Bharat Bandh In Bihar

Railway And Road Traffic Thrown Out Of Gear Due To Bharat Bandh In Bihar

Bhim Army sponsored Bharat Bandh against changes in the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act disrupted railway and road traffic in Bihar today.

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Chittaranjan Loco Makes Record 350 Electric Engines In A Year

Chittaranjan Loco Makes Record 350 Electric Engines In A Year

Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) was buzzing with activity till late on Saturday, the last day of financial year 2017-18.

 

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