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August 21, 2018, Tuesday

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If only Modi had more Gadkaris, Goyals & Prabhus in his government

If only Modi had more Gadkaris, Goyals & Prabhus in his government

If a prize had to be given to the most effective ministers in the Narendra Modi government, with the focus on those in charge of what one might call the “executive” rather than “policy” or purely “administrative” ministries, the first would probably have to be given to Nitin Gadkari, the man in charge of road transport and highways.

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Chanda learned of Dhoot joining NuPower board after his exit: Spouse

Chanda learned of Dhoot joining NuPower board after his exit: Spouse

Deepak Kochhar, promoter of NuPower and husband of ICICI Bank MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar, denied media reports quoting him as saying that inviting Videocon chairman Venugopal Dhoot to join NuPower's board was a mistake.

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Shimla gets its first grid-connected solar plant

Shimla gets its first grid-connected solar plant

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur recently inaugurated the first grid-connected solar power plant in Shimla having a capacity of 35 KW, installed on the rooftop of the Department of Environment, Science and Technology.

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India's hydro power generation grew 3 per cent last financial year

India's hydro power generation grew 3 per cent last financial year

Hydro power generation in India grew over 3 per cent in 2017-18 after three-consecutive years of lean generation marred by below normal rains and less snowfall. Dry winter has affected the overall generation in the last quarter this year as well and snagged the generation at the country’s largest hydro company, National Hydro Power Corporation by 1.7 per cent compared to the last year.

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Goafest 2018: Technology to power advertising's future

Goafest 2018: Technology to power advertising's future

Consider this: You are at a beach party and desperately need a refill of your drink before your favourite disk jockey arrives. The container that has your drink has a device fitted at the bottom that allows you to alert the bartender some distance away.

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BBMB surpasses CEA's power generation target by 16 per cent

BBMB surpasses CEA's power generation target by 16 per cent

Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) achieved an all time high plant availability of 99.17 % in 2017-18 to generate 9360 million units, over 16 per cent higher than target set by the Central Electricity Authority. During the year, BBMB power houses achieved second highest single day power generation of 473.03 lakh units on September 12, 2017.

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Meghalaya govt looking at constructing new roads to save Umiam hydro dam

Meghalaya govt looking at constructing new roads to save Umiam hydro dam

The Meghalaya government is exploring the possibility of having additional roads in the Guwahati-Shillong route to minimise the vibration caused by vehicular traffic causing harm to the wall of the Umiam hyro-electric dam, the assembly was informed today.

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Now You Can Use Light To Connect To The Internet

Now You Can Use Light To Connect To The Internet

Imagine using light to connect to the internet. Crazy right? But that's what Li-Fi is all about.

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Regulator imposes tariff to curb unrealistic bids: New rules to spur piped gas

Regulator imposes tariff to curb unrealistic bids: New rules to spur piped gas

A new guideline approved by the downstream regulator for city gas licences has lent higher weightage to work programme than tariff, raised the amount of performance guarantee, and relaxed the licensee’s obligation on financial closure, in securing gas supplies, and during delays due to government imposed restrictions.

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India's OMPL seals naphtha deal in first import tender since 2015

India's OMPL seals naphtha deal in first import tender since 2015

ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd (OMPL) has purchased 105,000 tonnes of heavy cut naphtha for its petrochemical plant from Vitol, making this the company's first import tender purchase since 2015, traders familiar with the matter said.

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Offshore oil industry suppliers fight to be fit for frugal future

Offshore oil industry suppliers fight to be fit for frugal future

Rising more than 20 metres above the sea, Statoil's Aasta Hansteen platform towers over the Stord shipyard in western Norway, representing the height of engineering in the offshore oil sector.

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Libya oil output at around 1.05 million bpd

Libya oil output at around 1.05 million bpd

OPEC member Libya's oil output is at around 1.05 million barrels per day despite a continuing outage since February at its 70,000 bpd El Feel oilfield, a Libyan oil source told Reuters on Friday.

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Algeria seeks to cut energy consumption after oil earnings fall

Algeria seeks to cut energy consumption after oil earnings fall

Algeria is offering motorists incentives to more than double the number of cars running on natural gas by 2021 in an effort to reduce consumption of costly imported fuel amid strained public finances, officials said.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi To Flag Off India's First 12,000 Hp Electric Locomotive From Bihar's Madhepura

Prime Minister Narendra Modi To Flag Off India's First 12,000 Hp Electric Locomotive From Bihar's Madhepura

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the country's first 12,000 horsepower (HP) electric locomotive from the Madhepura loco factory in Bihar on April 10.

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Adani Ports Inaugurates Dhamra Port 2nd Phase Expansion

Adani Ports Inaugurates Dhamra Port 2nd Phase Expansion

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), India’s largest port developer and a part of the $12-billion Adani Group, on Saturday inaugurated the Phase II expansion of Dhamra Port in Odisha.

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DMRC Has No Plan To Operate Overnight Trains: Puri

DMRC Has No Plan To Operate Overnight Trains: Puri

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) has no plans to operate overnight services as maintenance of trains is carried out during night hours, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said.

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Bengaluru-Coimbatore route to get luxurious day train

Bengaluru-Coimbatore route to get luxurious day train

India's very own Silicon Valley, and Coimbatore, popularly known as the Manchester of South India, are all set to get a swanky day-train that boasts of amenities like Wi-Fi and automatic food vending machines.

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Delhi air quality: Over 7,000 buses, mostly from neighbouring states, booked for flouting pollution norms

Delhi air quality: Over 7,000 buses, mostly from neighbouring states, booked for flouting pollution norms

Over 7,000 buses, a majority from neighbouring states, were booked for flouting pollution norms in the national capital in the last six years, the Delhi government informed the state Assembly. A total of 7,219 buses were challaned for not having valid pollution under check

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New railway line to link Kathmandu with India soon, says PM Narendra Modi

New railway line to link Kathmandu with India soon, says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that India and Nepal have agreed to build a new railway line to link Kathmandu with India. He said adding that the two countries have agreed to expedite implementation of all connectivity projects. The PM made the announcement in a joint press conference with Nepal PM KP Oli.

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IRCTC POS machines rolled out on trains; now go cashless and don't overpay for food

IRCTC POS machines rolled out on trains; now go cashless and don't overpay for food

IRCTC POS machines: In a major move to promote digital transaction, the Indian Railways through it's online ticketing portal and catering wing 'Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced Point of Sale (POS) machines for preventing customers from being overcharged for meals during their journey in trains.

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Soon, More Metro Trains From Nagole To Ameerpet

Soon, More Metro Trains From Nagole To Ameerpet

While trains between Miyapur and Ameerpet currently run at a speed of 30 kmph, at a frequency of 8 minutes, the frequency of trains between Ameerpet and Nagole is at 15 minutes.This will be brought down to 8 minutes, once HMRL’s plans get the green signal. The ‘closing time’ of doors will also be reduced to 10 seconds, from the current 30-45 seconds.

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Railways to re-float $US 415.5m Global Tender for inter-city EMUs

Railways to re-float $US 415.5m Global Tender for inter-city EMUs

NEW DELHI: Indian Railways (IR) plans in mid-April to re-float a global tender for a Rs 27bn ($US 415.5m) contract to manufacture 15 inter-city EMUs in collaboration with a foreign partner, after the Stadler-Medha consortium emerged as the sole qualified bidder after technical bids were opened for the original tender on February 6. India’s Department … Continue reading "Railways to re-float $US 415.5m Global Tender for inter-city EMUs" ...

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HC asks SCR to complete Inter-zonal transfers by May 31

HC asks SCR to complete Inter-zonal transfers by May 31

A two-judge bench, comprising Justice V Ram Subramanian and Justice M Ganga Rao, on Friday granted time to South Central Railway to complete the task of interzonal voluntary transfers by May 31. The bench posted a batch of cases for the railways to report compliance to June 5.

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Manoharabad-Kothapally new Railway line going at an expected pace: says B Vinod Kumar, Karimnagar Lok Sabha MP

Manoharabad-Kothapally new Railway line going at an expected pace: says B Vinod Kumar, Karimnagar Lok Sabha MP

KARIMNAGAR: The work on Manoharabad-Kothapally (Karimnagar) new railway line is going at an expected pace, according to Karimnagar Lok Sabha member B Vinod Kumar. The MP, who met the South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav in Hyderabad on Friday, in a statement said that track work between Manoharabad and Gajwel will be completed … Continue reading "Manoharabad-Kothapally new Railway line going at an expected pace: says B Vinod Kumar, Karimnagar Lok Sabha MP" ...

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