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December 14, 2018, Friday

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Hero Future Energies sets up country’s first hybrid renewable power plant

Hero Future Energies sets up country’s first hybrid renewable power plant

Hero Future Energies has commissioned the country’s first large-scale hybrid renewable energy project — a combination of sun and wind power — in Karnataka’s Raichur district.

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News in Numbers: Delhi power consumers may get Rs100 per hour as compensation for outage

Delhi power consumers may get Rs100 per hour as compensation for outage

What is it? The currency in circulation in India as on 6 April.Why is it important? Several states including Gujarat, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and poll-bound Karnataka complained of cash shortage in ATMs on

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Amtek Auto sells its SMI JV stake to Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corp

Amtek Auto sells its SMI JV stake to Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corp

Debt-ridden Amtek Auto today said it has signed a share purchase agreement with Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation to sell its stake in its joint venture (JV) company SMI Amtek Crankshaft.

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India takes US steel tariff issue to WTO’s safeguards committee

India takes US steel tariff issue to WTO’s safeguards committee

After failing to get an exemption on tariff hikes by the Donald Trump administration, India on Tuesday raised the issue of US imposing higher tariffs on certain steel items at the committee of safeguards of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) seeking consultation.

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Rajasthan Aims 3,780 Mw Solar Capacity By April Next

Rajasthan Aims 3,780 Mw Solar Capacity By April Next

With 20 projects of 1,500 MW capacity in pipeline, Rajasthan is targeting to increase its solar power generation to 3,780 MW by April next year in order to achieve the goal of 7,000 MW clean energy capacity in the next four years.

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Six-fold rise in renewables must to limit temperature rise: Report

Six-fold rise in renewables must to limit temperature rise: Report

Increasing the pace of global renewable energy adoption by at least a factor of six -- critical for meeting energy-related emission reduction needs of the Paris Climate Agreement -- can limit global temperature rise to two degrees, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)'s long-term renewable energyoutlook said on Tuesday.

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U.S. to spend $105.5 mln to advance solar technologies

U.S. to spend $105.5 mln to advance solar technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy will spend $105.5 million to fund 70 projects aimed at advancing solar energy technologies and smoothing their integration into the electricity grid, it said on Tuesday.

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MENA region needs to spend $260 bn on power plants: report

MENA region needs to spend $260 bn on power plants: report

Middle Eastern and North African countries need to spend $260 billion over the next five years for electricity production to meet rising demand, a report said on Tuesday.

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ABB to provide electric vehicle chargers across the U.S.

ABB to provide electric vehicle chargers across the U.S.

ABB said on Tuesday it received an order from Volkswagen unit Electrify America to provide high power electric vehicle chargers across the United States, the biggest U.S. project to date in that field.

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COLUMN: China move to restrict coal imports may drive price divergence: Russell

China move to restrict coal imports may drive price divergence: Russell

The price of seaborne thermal coal in Asia may come under pressure as China moves to impose some import restrictions on imports of the polluting fuel. Several ports in southern and eastern China have introduced controls on coal imports, ranging from bans on unloadings to tightening customs clearances. Among ports banning imports is the Chuanshon anchorage at Ningbo port, according …

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CIL ops unaffected by protest call by CITU: Govt

CIL ops unaffected by protest call by CITU: Govt

To ensure smooth operations, CIL management put a multi-pronged plan into action at all company mines in the wake of yesterday's protest call given by trade union CITU against commercial mining, the government today said.

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Ujjwala: A Good Crackling Fire That’s Spreading Through India’s Hinterland

Ujjwala: A Good Crackling Fire That’s Spreading Through India’s Hinterland

‘Ujjwala’ in Hindi is “the bright one”. Among all schemes, Ujjwala is perhaps the ‘brightest’ gift given by the Narendra Modi government to the people of this country, as it has sought to illuminate the lives of millions of women.

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Crude oil futures rise 1.03% on positive global cues

Crude oil futures rise 1.03% on positive global cues

Crude oil prices rose 1.03 per cent to Rs 4,405 per barrel in futures market today as speculators created fresh positions, tracking a firm trend in global markets.

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India-US to increase co-operation in oil & gas, power, renewable energy: Pradhan

India-US to increase co-operation in oil & gas, power, renewable energy: Pradhan

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday announced that India and the United States have decided to increase their co-operation in oil and gas, power, renewable energy and coal sectors.

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Petrol price in India today; Rates in metro cities remain unchanged for third day in row

Petrol price in India today; Rates in metro cities remain unchanged for third day in row

Petrol price in India today: Petrol price in India remained unchanged for third time in row on Wednesday in various state capitals, as the Indian state-owned oil companies have limited room to cut prices of petrol, even as global crude oil basket continues to edge higher.

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Oil India commissions 52.5-MW wind energy project

Oil India commissions 52.5-MW wind energy project

Oil India Ltd has commissioned a 52.5-MW commercial wind energy project developed partly in Gujarat and partly in Madhya Pradesh. A company statement said that another 500-KW captive solar project in Jorhat, Assam has also been commissioned.

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US wants level-playing field for its companies in India: Official

US wants level-playing field for its companies in India: Official

The Trump administration has said it wants to "realise the potential" of the India-US Trade relationship by supporting recent growth in aviation, energy and defence sales.

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NCLT approves Vedanta’s bid for Electrosteel

NCLT approves Vedanta’s bid for Electrosteel

Electrosteel Steels is set to become the first in an initial list of big defaulters to emerge from bankruptcy proceedings, with the National Company Law Tribunal’s Kolkata bench approving a Rs. 5,320-crore resolution plan from Vedanta Ltd for the company.

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OPEC-Russia Talks Set to Sustain Oil Cuts Even as Glut Vanishes

OPEC-Russia Talks Set to Sustain Oil Cuts Even as Glut Vanishes

OPEC and Russia will meet in Saudi Arabia this week after all but banishing a global oil glut. While looming political crises threaten to tighten supplies further, the group seems determined to keep its cuts in place.

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Diversify Energy Basket: US To India

Diversify Energy Basket: US To India

India should break out from its lure of cheap renewable power and focus on reliable supply from all sources, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said, emphasising that energy is the key sector in Washington’s ties with the country that is an attractive market for coal, nuclear plants, oil and gas.

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Fresh Bids Invited For ABG Shipyard Under Insolvency Law

Fresh Bids Invited For ABG Shipyard Under Insolvency Law

Fresh bids have been invited for debt-ridden ABG Shipyard under the insolvency law after lenders rejected an earlier resolution plan, according to a public notice. ABG Shipyard is undergoing insolvency proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code(IBC, 2016) as per the orders of NCLT. Expressions of Interest (EoIs) have been invited from potential bidders for ABG Shipyard, as per the …

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Land acquisition cost for new Delhi-Mumbai expressway to be lower by Rs 20,000 crore: Gadkari

Land acquisition cost for new Delhi-Mumbai expressway to be lower by Rs 20,000 crore: Gadkari

New alignment for the greenfield Delhi-Mumbai express highway is likely to reduce land acquisition cost by up to Rs 20,000 crore as the highway will travel through backward and undeveloped areas, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said in Tuesday.

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Hyderabad Metro To Go Green, Tap In Renewable Sources For One-Third Energy Requirements

Hyderabad Metro To Go Green, Tap In Renewable Sources For One-Third Energy Requirements

L&T Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) will go several shades green soon by harvesting solar energy and wind energy to meet at least one-third of its total energy requirements from renewable sources, reports The Hindu Businessline.

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Railway Minister honours WCR with two shields

Railway Minister honours WCR with two shields

West Central Railway (WCR) bagged 2017-18 Comprehensive Health Care Shield and Safety Shield in the Rail Week National Award Ceremony 2018 at the hands of Union Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal in a function held at Bhopal.

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Railways may replace AC-2 tier coaches in Rajdhani, Duronto with AC-3 tier coaches

Railways may replace AC-2 tier coaches in Rajdhani, Duronto with AC-3 tier coaches

Indian Railways may bring a very important change in the category of coaches in Rajdhani and Duronto trains in some sectors. The Railway ministry is working on a plan to replace all AC-2 tier coaches in Rajdhani express and Duronto trains with AC-3 tier coaches.

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45 kms of national highways to be built daily in FY19: Nitin Gadkari

45 kms of national highways to be built daily in FY19: Nitin Gadkari

The government has set a target of constructing 45 km of national highways per day during FY19, up from about 27 km per day built during the last year, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari announced on Tuesday.

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