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October 23, 2018, Tuesday

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Tirupur may get power from sludge with aid from Gates Foundation

Tirupur may get power from sludge with aid from Gates Foundation

If everything goes well, the city would in the near future generate electricity from faecal sludge. According to sources, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has approached the Tirupur Corporation to set up a power plant to generate electricity out of septage management.

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BHEL bags Rs 137 Crore order for ESP package at Ramagundam Power Station

BHEL bags Rs 137 Crore order for ESP package at Ramagundam Power Station

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), India's largest power equipment manufacturer, today announced it has secured a Rs 137 Crore order for Renovation and Modernisation (R&M) of Electrostatic Precipitators (ESP) at Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station (STPS) operated by NTPC in Telangana.

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Ola plans to add 10,000 electric vehicles, mostly e-rickshaws in 12 months

Ola plans to add 10,000 electric vehicles, mostly e-rickshaws in 12 months

SoftBank-backed cab aggregator Ola today said it plans to add 10,000 electric vehicles, a majority being e-rickshaws, to its platform over the next 12 months as part of its 'Mission Electric' programme.

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China develops 3D conic device to increase solar-thermal conversion

China develops 3D conic device to increase solar-thermal conversion

Chinese scientists have developed a new device of 3D hollow-cone structure that can greatly increase the solar-thermal conversion efficiency.

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The biggest ever fire sale of Indian corporate assets has begun, to tide over bad loans crisis

The biggest ever fire sale of Indian corporate assets has begun, to tide over bad loans crisis

We are seeing what is effectively India Inc.’s biggest ever fire sale. It’s even bigger than the government’s planned divestment target.

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Solar rooftop makers yet to get Centre’s Rs 200 crore subsidy

Solar rooftop makers yet to get Centre’s Rs 200 crore subsidy

Solar rooftop system manufacturers, who pass on subsidy benefits to customers and later recover the amount from governments in the state and Centre, have not been paid their subsidy dues by the central government since September last.

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More people opting to pay electricity bills online in Maharashtra's Nashik

More people opting to pay electricity bills online in Maharashtra's Nashik

Of the 23.7 lakh consumers in the Nashik zone of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), 2.5 lakh pay their bills online. In 2017 March, the figure was 46,933.

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ReNew Power slapped with Rs 110-million fine for delay in MP solar project

ReNew Power slapped with Rs 110-million fine for delay in MP solar project

The Supreme Court has slapped a penalty of Rs 110 million on Gurgaon-headquartered renewable energy company ReNew Power for delaying the commissioning of a 51-Mw solar power project in Madhya Pradesh by more than 210 days. The court, however, set aside the cancellation of the power purchase agreement (PPA) which the MP government had initiated.

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UJALA van flagged off, to distribute LED bulbs in 404 villages

UJALA van flagged off, to distribute LED bulbs in 404 villages

The Union government has launched Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, to promote social harmony and apprises rural communities of various government welfare schemes and initiatives. The campaign was launched on April 14 and will continue till May 5 in 16000 villages across the country.

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6-hour power cut hits water supply in Lucknow

6-hour power cut hits water supply in Lucknow

Long power cut from early morning on Sunday left Lucknowites bitter on the weekend . Power cuts were reported from 6.30am till noon in many parts of the city. No power in the morning hours hit water supply, making things even more difficult for the citizens as mercury rose through the day and they had to do without water.

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Pak inaugurates strategic Neelum Jhelum hydropower project in PoK

Pak inaugurates strategic Neelum Jhelum hydropower project in PoK

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has inaugurated the first unit of a key hydropower mega project built with the financial and technical support of China in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

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Maharashtra's tribal village gets electricity after 70 years of independence

Maharashtra's tribal village gets electricity after 70 years of independence

A Remote tribal village in Amravati's Bulumgavhan in Maharashtra got electrified after 70 years of independence. The initiative has been taken under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana - 'Saubhagya'.

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Meghalaya CM Sangma meets Goyal, discusses coal mining ban issue

Meghalaya CM Sangma meets Goyal, discusses coal mining ban issue

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today met Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi and discussed the coal mining ban that has hit the northeastern state hard for the past four years.

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NuPower Renewables valued at Rs 700 crore for Mauritius investor

NuPower Renewables valued at Rs 700 crore for Mauritius investor

The Rs 398-crore investment by Mauritius-based DH Renewables in Deepak Kochhar’s NuPower Renewables for a 55% stake appears to have been made at a valuation that was generous relative to its financials, based on an examination of Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) records.

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Tata Power Unit Eyes Solar Power Projects In Maharashtra

Tata Power Unit Eyes Solar Power Projects In Maharashtra

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL) is planning to bid for setting up two solar power projects in Maharashtra totalling 400 megawatts (MW), two people in the know said.

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No licence needed for electric vehicle charging station

No licence needed for electric vehicle charging station

Setting up charging stations for electric vehicles does not need a separate licence under the Electricity Act of 2003, the government has said, giving a big boost to ambitious EV plans.

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Oil markets tense after western strikes on Syria, but rising US drilling weighs

Oil markets tense after western strikes on Syria, but rising US drilling weighs

Oil prices fell on Monday as markets opened the week cautiously following western air strikes in Syria over the weekend, and as American drilling for new production continued to rise.

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Centre to give 2 million LPG connections under PMUY to Telangana: Pradhan

Centre to give 2 million LPG connections under PMUY to Telangana: Pradhan

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said as many as 20 lakh LPG gas connections will be given to Telangana households by next year under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).

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Qatar sells al-Shaheen crude via private talks for first time - sources

Qatar sells al-Shaheen crude via private talks for first time - sources

Qatar Petroleum sells two al-Shaheen crude oil cargoes to load in June via private negotiation for the first time, three trade sources said on Monday

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India will work with China on OPEC's 'Asian Premium' issue: Pradhan

India will work with China on OPEC's 'Asian Premium' issue: Pradhan

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said India will coordinate with China and other Asian countries to voice against the "Asian Premium" being charged by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

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US Energy Secretary to meet oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan

US Energy Secretary to meet oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry is arriving here today to hold bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart Dharmendra Pradhan on enhancing energy cooperation.

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Kuwait looks for oil, gas acquisitions abroad - KPC head

Kuwait looks for oil, gas acquisitions abroad - KPC head

KPC's Chief Executive Officer Nizar al-Adsani also said that while Asia would remain the focus for Kuwaiti oil exports, the national oil company was also keeping an eye on the African market for possible acquisitions.
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We want all to abide by results of arbitration: Simon Thomson, CEO, Cairn

We want all to abide by results of arbitration: Simon Thomson, CEO, Cairn

UK’s Cairn Plc will abide by the arbitration panel’s final decision on the long-drawn retrospective tax dispute with India, even if it goes against it, and India should adopt the same approach, said chief executive Simon Thomson.

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Crude oil may be about to spike, and JPMorgan has trades to play it

Crude oil may be about to spike, and JPMorgan has trades to play it

Oil prices, already at more than three-year highs, may be about to jump further. And, to JPMorgan Chase & Co., crude-related assets are starting to look attractive.

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Cairn appoints three health, safety executives to strengthen practices

Cairn appoints three health, safety executives to strengthen practices

Vedanta Cairn Oil and Gas said it has appointed three senior executives with diversified experience from across the globe to further strengthen the company's health and safety practices across various functional areas.

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Canada's PM Trudeau pledges money, new law for pipeline project

Canada's PM Trudeau pledges money, new law for pipeline project

Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday he has instructed his finance minister to begin talks with Kinder Morgan to "remove the uncertainty" hanging over the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project that would nearly triple the flow of oil from Canada's oil sands to the Pacific Coast.

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Why India’s First Bullet Train Project May Not Be A Good News For Airlines

Why India’s First Bullet Train Project May Not Be A Good News For Airlines

The standard-class fare between Ahmedabad and Mumbai on India’s first high-speed train would be around Rs 3,000. There could be further discounts, given the National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC) is quite likely to conduct several “marketing” initiatives on the fares.

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IRCTC has modified rules for online ticket reservations. 10 things you must know

IRCTC has modified rules for online ticket reservations. 10 things you must know

When the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) was launched in 2002, only 29 online tickets were booked on the first day. Today, more than 13 lakh online tickets are booked through IRCTC portal - www.irctc.co.in - the e-ticketing outlet of the national carrier.

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Haryana announces JV with Railways

Haryana announces JV with Railways

Three days after Rohtak MP Deepender Hooda alleged delay in the start of a railway project, the Haryana government on Sunday announced a new joint venture company with the ministry of railways by the name of Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HRIDC) for taking care of railway projects.

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Railways to revive Steam Engines in the Hills – IRCTC offers enticing packages of Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Railways to revive Steam Engines in the Hills – IRCTC offers enticing packages of Nilgiri Mountain Railway

an attempt to popularise steam engines that were a quintessential part of yesteryear Bollywood cinema, among the domestic and foreign tourists in the hills, the Indian Railways is planning to introduce a new policy.

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Indian Railways may deploy Chatbots to improve Customer Service

Indian Railways may deploy Chatbots to improve Customer Service

According to the action plan being actively considered by the national transporter, the Chatbots would address queries on schedules, ticket availability, trains for particular destinations and other such rail travel-related issues. NEW DELHI: Indian Railways is exploring the use automated Chatbots, a first for the rail sector, so as to respond faster to train-related queries and … Continue reading "Indian Railways may deploy Chatbots to improve Customer Service" ...

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Railways to build 500km wall along Delhi-Mumbai route to quicken pace of trains

Railways to build 500km wall along Delhi-Mumbai route to quicken pace of trains

The train journey between Delhi and Mumbai may soon get smoother with the Central government approving the construction of a 500km boundary wall along the railway track between the two cities in a bid to restrict human and cattle interference that often leads to a reduction in speed, according to senior Indian Railways officials.

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