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October 18, 2018, Thursday

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RTPS facing severe coal shortage

RTPS facing severe coal shortage

The Raichur Thermal Power Station (RTPS), one of the major thermal power source in Karnataka, has been facing severe shortage of Coal.

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NCLT directs Essar lenders to reconsider Arcelor, Numetal bids

NCLT directs Essar lenders to reconsider Arcelor, Numetal bids

The Ahmedabad Bench of the National Company Lay Tribunal (NCLT) on Thursday said the second round of bidding for bankrupt Essar Steel held on 2 April is invalid and directed the resolution professionals and the committee of creditors (CoC) to reconsider the first round of bids and reconsider offers from ArcelorMittal and Numetal.

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Waste to energy plant at Moshi gets PCMC green light

Waste to energy plant at Moshi gets PCMC green light

The general body meeting of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation on Friday approved the waste to energy plant at Moshigarbage depot following a detailed presentation by municipal commissioner Shravan Hardikar.

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Exicom bags EESL second bid to supply 2,000 EV chargers in India

Exicom bags EESL second bid to supply 2,000 EV chargers in India

Power and energy solution provider Exicom Tele-Systems on Friday said it has bagged the second bid to supply 2,000 electric vehicle chargers under the Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) at different locations in the country.

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Solar power capacity at Charanka Solar Park to touch 790 MW

Solar power capacity at Charanka Solar Park to touch 790 MW

Solar power generation capacity at Charanka Solar Park in Patan district, the first such project in the country, is soon expected to touch 790 MW. The generation capacity is at about 600 MW at present.

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MNRE reminds Agencies of Transparent Bidding Process

MNRE reminds Agencies of Transparent Bidding Process

All the implementing agencies of rooftop solar projects under the capital subsidy scheme related to rooftop PV across the residential, social and institutional sectors has been reminded by India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) that it is mandatory to go through a transparent bidding process to discover tariffs and to keep the projects eligible for subsidies.

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Goods worth Rs 2.75 crore go missing from power plant

Goods worth Rs 2.75 crore go missing from power plant

The police have begun investigating a complaint that goods worth at least Rs 2.75 crore have been missing from a godown at the Vallur thermal power plant in Athipattu near Minjur in North Chennai.

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Clean up, Or the environment will clean us out!

Clean up, Or the environment will clean us out!

What will happen to Chennai’s topography 10 years hence? Will we lose our green cover? Will the sea level rise and submerge Chennai? What about pollution? Agriculture and environment? Experts paint a bleak picture, unless we take up cudgels and do something drastic to save the city

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SJVN signs MoU to target 9,200 mn units generation this fiscal

SJVN signs MoU to target 9,200 mn units generation this fiscal

Public sector power generator Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Ltd has signed an MoU with the Union Power Ministry setting a target of generating 9,200 million units of electricity, according to an official announcement on Friday.

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General Electric shares rise despite 1Q loss on hefty legal charge

General Electric shares rise despite 1Q loss on hefty legal charge

Slumping industrial conglomerate General Electric won a reprieve on Wall Street Friday after reporting strong results in some divisions even as it suffered a quarterly loss due to a hefty legal charge.

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China plans first spot electricity trading as Beijing reforms power

China plans first spot electricity trading as Beijing reforms power

China will launch its first real-time spot electricity markets in eight regions, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Friday, as Beijing accelerates efforts to liberalise power prices currently set by the government.

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Price rising, but diesel still way cheaper than petrol

Price rising, but diesel still way cheaper than petrol

Pune The price gap between petrol and diesel has been steadily narrowing over the years, more so in the recent past. Diesel prices have begun to jump sharply since the turn of the year. On January 1, 2018, the retail price of diesel in Pune was approximately Rs 62.36/ litre. Petrol price increase, in comparison, has been more moderate. On Friday, the retail price of petrol was Rs 81.80/litre, while diesel was selling at Rs 68.37/litre.

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Petrobras oil production in Brazil dips in March

Petrobras oil production in Brazil dips in March

Petrobras oil production in Brazil in March totaled 2.07 million barrels per day on average, or 0.8 percent less than reported in February, due mainly to maintenance work at its Cidade de Angra dos Reis oil rig located in the Lula field, the company said.

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Speculators boost U.S. natgas net longs for first week in five - CFTC

Speculators boost U.S. natgas net longs for first week in five - CFTC

U.S. natural gas speculators boosted their net long positions for the first time in five weeks, betting prices will rise as exports increase and lingering cold weather cuts further into already low inventories.

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Fuel prices hit new heights in Goa

Fuel prices hit new heights in Goa

With global crude oil prices shooting up, petrol and diesel prices in Goa continue to scale new heights. Petrol has hit an all-time high price of Rs 68.3 per litre, a 24% increase from 2015, while diesel prices have shot up by 21% to Rs 66.4 per litre.

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CNG kit test mandatory every 3 years

CNG kit test mandatory every 3 years

In a directive issued on Friday, the state transport department has stated CNG kits retrofitted in 2.6 lakh private cars, 2.4 lakh autorickshaws, 62,000 taxis and around 3,500 buses in Mumbai metropolitan region should be thoroughly tested and certified every three years.

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Nagarjuna Oil goes for liquidation as bidding fails

Nagarjuna Oil goes for liquidation as bidding fails

The beleaguered Rs 4,700-crore Nagarjuna Oil refinery project at Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu has entered the liquidation process under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) after the 270-day deadline, offered by National Company Law Tribunal’s Chennai bench to identify a successful bidder, ended on Friday.

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Piped gas to 3 localities of Patna soon

Piped gas to 3 localities of Patna soon

The Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) will shortly launch piped natural gas (PNG) for houses and compressed natural gas (CNG) for transport sector in Patna. The project is coming up as part of the Jagdishpur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra pipeline under Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Yojana, which will connect the eastern and north-eastern states to the national gas grid, said GAIL public relations executive Jyoti Kumar on Friday.

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Min: Centre working on modalities to bring petrol, diesel under GST

Min: Centre working on modalities to bring petrol, diesel under GST

Petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday the rise in prices of petrol and diesel products in the country is due to international situation and the accompanying sudden increase in crude oil prices caused by disturbances in the Middle East.

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U.S. drillers add oil rigs for third consecutive week -Baker Hughes

U.S. drillers add oil rigs for third consecutive week -Baker Hughes

U.S. energy companies added oil rigs for a third week in a row as energy firms follow through on plans to spend more on drilling this year with crude prices near three-year highs.

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Railways to extend ‘Give it up’ scheme for sr citizens to all categories availing fare concession

Railways to extend ‘Give it up’ scheme for sr citizens to all categories availing fare concession

Buoyed by its success with senior citizens, the Indian Railways is set to extend its ‘Give it up’ scheme to include other concession holders to offset its nearly Rs 33,000-crore subsidy burden in annual passenger fares.

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Indian Railways Luxury Trains In PICTURES: Maharajas' Express, Palace on Wheels, Others

Indian Railways Luxury Trains In PICTURES: Maharajas' Express, Palace on Wheels, Others

Indian Railways and IRCTC operate several luxury trains in India- namely Maharajas' Express, Palace on Wheels, The Deccan Odyssey and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. These luxury trains give passengers an experience of grand royalty while they explore the rich cultural heritage of India.

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How senior citizens can avail more benefits on Indian Railways; IRCTC offering 50% concession

How senior citizens can avail more benefits on Indian Railways; IRCTC offering 50% concession

The Indian Railways have, from time-to-time, introduced various facilities for senior citizens. Right from concession on ticket fare to reserved seats, the railways has taken care of elderly in a systematic manner.

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Commuters soon to be able to buy tickets from ATVMs using debit and credit cards

Commuters soon to be able to buy tickets from ATVMs using debit and credit cards

Soon rail commuters will be able to buy tickets using their debit and credit cards from the automatic ticket vending machines (ATVM). A senior railway official said at present, the retrofitted point-of-sale (PoS) devices are being tested by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) and it will be installed on ATVMs. The CR has not set any deadline as by when the terminals will be installed.

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