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August 21, 2018, Tuesday

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Govt. launches Pilot scheme Procurement of Aggregate Power of 2500 MW for three years

Govt. launches Pilot scheme Procurement of Aggregate Power of 2500 MW for three years

The Government kicks off a Pilot Scheme for Procurement of Aggregate Power of 2500 MW on competitive basis for 3 (three) years under medium term i.e. from generators with commissioned projects but without Power Purchase Agreement.

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India Must Revamp Energy Taxation: Montek Singh Ahluwalia

India Must Revamp Energy Taxation: Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Advocating a complete revamp of the country's energy taxation system, economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said the world should not get the impression India was emerging as the second largest emitter of pollutants but was doing little to tackle emission levels.

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CIL seeks stakeholders views on new pricing policy

CIL seeks stakeholders views on new pricing policy

Coal India Ltd (CIL) has sought suggestions from stakeholders on issues related to the proposed new pricing policy for coal which will be linked strictly to quality.

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India should secure its development, remain committed to climate actions: Ex-AEC chief

India should secure its development, remain committed to climate actions: Ex-AEC chief

India should secure its development at the earliest and remain committed to the goals of climate change, former Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chairman Anil Kakodkar said today.

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Government takes first big step towards universal electrification

Government takes first big step towards universal electrification

In a noteworthy development, all of India’s 597,464 inhabited villages have now joined the country’s mainline electricity supply network. It will be recalled that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced on August 15, 2015

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Lack of technical expert hampers Rajkot waste-to-energy project

Lack of technical expert hampers Rajkot waste-to-energy project

The wait for waste-to-energy plant proposed at the Nakrawadi municipal solid waste (MSW) dumping site in Rajkot seems to be getting longer by the day. Though the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) has finalized Abellon Clean Energy Ltd for processing the nearly 10 lakh tonne garbage dumped over last five years, the committee that will monitor progress of the project lacks technical experts.

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Kalpataru Power Rises 3% On Orders Win Worth Rs 1,463 Crore

Kalpataru Power Rises 3% On Orders Win Worth Rs 1,463 Crore

Shares of Kalpataru Power Transmission rose 3.7 percent in the early trade on Monday as company bagged an orders worth Rs 1,463 crore.

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UP to ensure 24X7 power during Ramzan

UP to ensure 24X7 power during Ramzan

The BJP government has ordered round-the-clock power supply to Muslim dominated districts during the forthcoming month of Ramzan in Uttar Pradesh. The move comes about a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during UP assembly election campaign, accused the then ruling Samajwadi Party of playing politics over religion by giving long hours of power supply on Eid than Diwali.

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Adani Green Energy joins renewables firms planning IPO

Adani Green Energy joins renewables firms planning IPO

Two Indian renewable energy firms are set to unveil stock market listing plans in the coming weeks, giving investors a new way to gain exposure to the sector at a time when India is pushing to make renewable power a bigger part of its energy mix.

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Maruti Suzuki bets big on CNG, hybrid cars

Maruti Suzuki bets big on CNG, hybrid cars

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd plans to go full throttle to develop various kinds of alternate technologies, including CNG-powered cars and hybrid vehicles, and not just electric vehicles, a top company official said.

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Petrol, diesel price on 30th April 2018: Check out rates here city-wise

Petrol, diesel price on 30th April 2018: Check out rates here city-wise

Petrol and diesel prices were unchanged, applicable from 6:00 a.m. on 30th April 2018. Under the dynamic pricing scheme, petrol and diesel prices are revised on a daily basis in sync with global crude oil prices.

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Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe praises relations with oil-rich UAE

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe praises relations with oil-rich UAE

United Arab Emirates - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday praised the long relationship his energy-hungry nation has had with the United Arab Emirates, a crucial oil supplier, at the start of a Mideast tour.

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FPIs withdraw $2.4 bn on surge in oil price, US-China trade relations

FPIs withdraw $2.4 bn on surge in oil price, US-China trade relations

Foreign investors have pulled out more than Rs 15,500 crore from the Indian capital markets so far this month due to the weak rupee, surge in global crude oil prices and uncertainty over US-China trade relations. This comes following an inflow of Rs 11,654 crore in equities last month and an outflow of over Rs 9,000 crore from the debt markets.

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Government to Monetise 2 More Bundles of Highway Projects in May: NHAI

Government to Monetise 2 More Bundles of Highway Projects in May: NHAI

After fetching USD 1.6 billion to its kitty, the government is eying more than USD 2 billion by placing two more bundles of road projects under hammer next month, a top official has said. "We will be bringing the next two tranches of highway projects for monetisation under TOT (toll, operate and transfer) in May," NHAI Chairman Deepak Kumar told …

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Mumbai Metro One achieves 400 mn passenger mark

Mumbai Metro One achieves 400 mn passenger mark

Mumbai Metro One announced on Monday that it has achieved the 400 million passenger mark on its 1,423rd day, which is almost within four years of its operations.

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Focus On Road Safety, Not Just Hefty Premiums: Gadkari to Insurers

Focus On Road Safety, Not Just Hefty Premiums: Gadkari to Insurers

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has exhorted insurance companies to shun "hypocrisy", asking them to focus on road safety initiatives and not just keep thriving on hefty premiums. "I am unhappy with insurance companies....they charge hefty premiums but make no contribution to road safety

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CR to run six summer special trains between Mumbai and Goa

CR to run six summer special trains between Mumbai and Goa

The Central Railway (CR) has decided to run six additional summer special trains between Mumbai in Maharashtra and Karmali in Goa to clear the extra rush of passengers.

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Surat railway station to be 3rd in country to have 'airport like' facilities: Officials

Surat railway station to be 3rd in country to have 'airport like' facilities: Officials

The Surat railway station will be the third in the country and the second in Gujarat after Gandhinagar to be developed as a world class facility under a Railway Ministry station redevelopment programme, officials said. The station will be equipped with several "airport-like" amenities under the ministry's 'Rs 1 lakh crore station redevelopment' programme, they said.

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Despite FM's red flag, Railways to push 99-year lease proposal for station redevelopment

Despite FM's red flag, Railways to push 99-year lease proposal for station redevelopment

Despite the Finance Ministrys objections, Indian Railways is pushing ahead with a proposal to involve the private sector in redeveloping 600 stations on an extended 99-year lease - as opposed to the 45-year lease proposed earlier for 400 stations.

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Delhi’s longest foot overbridge to be ready by June-end

Delhi’s longest foot overbridge to be ready by June-end

The national capital is all set to get its longest foot over bridge (FOB) by June-end as significant progress has been made in the ITO skywalk project, especially the structure linking Tilak Marg and Mathura Road.

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Luxury Trains running way below capacity, but Railway Board isn’t giving up yet

Luxury Trains running way below capacity, but Railway Board isn’t giving up yet

Five existing luxury trains are running way below capacity but Railway Minister Piyush Goyal isn’t giving up yet. The Railway Ministry has asked all states to propose luxury trains to connect important tourist destinations and told them that the Indian Railways will partner with them.

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Indian Railways pushes ahead with proposal to involve private sector in developing 600 Stations

Indian Railways pushes ahead with proposal to involve private sector in developing 600 Stations

Despite the Finance Ministry’s objections, Indian Railways is pushing ahead with a proposal to involve the private sector in redeveloping 600 stations on an extended 99-year lease – as opposed to the 45-year lease proposed earlier for 400 stations.

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New App for Railway Vendors released by RDSO

New App for Railway Vendors released by RDSO

To make the vendor approval and registration process faster and easier, the Research Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO) has launched a new Mobile App.

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Railways to test new paint schemes for standard Sleeper Coaches of Mail/Express trains

Railways to test new paint schemes for standard Sleeper Coaches of Mail/Express trains

Indian Railways looks to introduce new colour scheme for Mail/Express trains! In case you are one of those travellers who is bored of seeing the blue paint scheme on Indian Railways Mail/Express trains, there is good news for you. The national transporter, in a bid to give a fresh touch to the standard sleeper coaches of Mail/Express trains is looking to test new paint schemes.

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