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August 16, 2018, Thursday

Your Morning Newsletter In Energy And Infrastructure From Across The Media Space  

India's Clean Energy Capacity Touches 70 GW: MNRE

India's Clean Energy Capacity Touches 70 GW: MNRE

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy today said India's installed clean energy capacity has already touched 70 GW and 38 GW is under implementation as per the data compiled till March 31.

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Energy At Stake, India Wants Us To Engage With Iran

Energy At Stake, India Wants Us To Engage With Iran

With a lot at stake in Iran, India on Wednesday urged the US and its allies to engage constructively with Tehran and resolve issues arisen after Washington pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal.

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A Clean And Healthier India Is Our Social Objective: Power Minister R K Singh

A Clean And Healthier India Is Our Social Objective: Power Minister R K Singh

Bio-mass conversion into power is a viable solution to better air quality. This was stated by R K Singh

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Consumers To Pay Rs 2 Per Unit Till 400 Units Of Power In Delhi

Consumers To Pay Rs 2 Per Unit Till 400 Units Of Power In Delhi

The Delhi government today announced its revised subsidy scheme under which power consumers using upto 400 units will pay at Rs 2 per unit whereas those consuming 100 units will receive a subsidy of 100 per month on fixed charges.

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Renew Power Files DRHP With SEBI To Raise Rs 2,600 Crore

Renew Power Files DRHP With SEBI To Raise Rs 2,600 Crore

Reliance New Power has filed a draft red herring Prospectus (DRHP) with Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to raise Rs 2,600 crore.

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Rethinking Wind Energy

Rethinking Wind Energy

The bald tops of the Western Ghats are a pristine ecosystem replete with innumerable animal species and, apparently, an abundance of wind and windmills.

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Volumes, Project Execution Time ‘lowering’ Wind Power Tariff

Volumes, Project Execution Time ‘lowering’ Wind Power Tariff

In several capacity auctions in recent times, wind energy companies have demonstrated their ability to sell electricity at record low prices – ₹2.43 a kWhr has been the least – and the days of these companies getting plum prices fixed by the State electricity regulators are gone. Low tariffs are here to stay.

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Nepal Refuses China’s Offer To Fund Multi-billion Dollar Power Project

Nepal Refuses China’s Offer To Fund Multi-billion Dollar Power Project

The Nepal government has said “no” to China to build the Budhi Gandaki hydroelectricity project that was awarded to a Chinese firm by the previous Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’-led dispensation in 2016.

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No GST Concession For Solar Contractors

No GST Concession For Solar Contractors

Though solar panels and related equipment attract goods and services tax (GST) at a concessional rate of only 5%

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UK Urges US Not To ‘hinder’ Iran Nuclear Deal Work

UK Urges US Not To ‘hinder’ Iran Nuclear Deal Work

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson urged the United States today not to undermine the Iran nuclear deal it has just ditched and said Washington should “spell out” its plans for what comes next.

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Indian Refiners In No Rush To Seek Alternatives To Iranian Oil

Indian Refiners In No Rush To Seek Alternatives To Iranian Oil

Indian refiners said on Wednesday they were in no hurry to replace Iranian oil with alternatives, counting on the fact that many Western countries have so far declined to join the United States in pulling out of a nuclear deal with Tehran.

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US Dumping Iran Deal Will Push Oil Up, Hit India: Assocham

US Dumping Iran Deal Will Push Oil Up, Hit India: Assocham

A day after President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear deal and decided to re-impose sanctions on Tehran, industry chamber Assocham said on Wednesday that the move will hit the Indian economy due to its likely upward impact on oil prices.

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Oil At $70 Means Big Headache For India: A Quick Explainer

Oil At $70 Means Big Headache For India: A Quick Explainer

Rising oil prices are a double-edged sword for the world economy.

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USA Sanctions Hit Asia’s Petrol Refineries

USA Sanctions Hit Asia’s Petrol Refineries

The United States plans to impose new unilateral sanctions after abandoning the agreement, which limited Iran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for removing joint US-Europe sanctions.

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Saudi Arabia Ready To Start Pumping More Oil

Saudi Arabia Ready To Start Pumping More Oil

Saudi Arabia is ready to increase its oil production in response to the expected decline in Iranian crude oil for international markets following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

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Saudi's SABIC Eyes 50 Percent Stake In ONGC's West India Petchem Plant - Sources

Saudi's SABIC Eyes 50 Percent Stake In ONGC's West India Petchem Plant - Sources

Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), the world's No.4 petrochemical company, wants to buy about half of the $4.6-billion Indian petchem project backed by Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), two sources familiar with the matter said.

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Concern Over Crude Oil A Bit Premature: Prateek Agarwal

Concern Over Crude Oil A Bit Premature: Prateek Agarwal

While the rupee remains in a spot of bother, monsoon outlook is a cause for cheer, says Prateek Agarwal of ASK Investment Manager.

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India's Longest Road-rail Bridge To Be Inaugurated By PM This Year

India's Longest Road-rail Bridge To Be Inaugurated By PM This Year

In a major boost to defence logistics along the border with China, India's longest road and railway bridge connecting Dibrugarh in Assam to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh is likely to be inaugurated later this year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Piyush Goyal pitches for improvisation in Railways

Piyush Goyal pitches for improvisation in Railways

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday pitched for making Railways cotemporary and modern in order to improve its connectivity with the world.

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Separate Vizag Railway Zone Gets Centre’s Nod?

Separate Vizag Railway Zone Gets Centre’s Nod?

In all likelihood, an official announcement on the creation of a railway zone with Visakhapatnam as its headquarters will come soon, maybe by the end of this month or early next month.

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South Central Railway runs 146 spl trains for various destinations

South Central Railway runs 146 spl trains for various destinations

To clear extra rush of passengers during the summer vacation, the South Central Railway (SCR) has started to run various 146 special trains for various destinations.

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Extra coach in Shatabdi from May 12

Extra coach in Shatabdi from May 12

To facilitate the passengers commuting from Chandigarh to New Delhi during the period when the Chandigarh airport will be shut down for re-layering of the runway, the Ambala division has decided to add a coach in Shatabdi Express from May 12, 2018 running in afternoon.

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All Aboard The Nostalgia Express In Tiruchi’s Railway Museum

All Aboard The Nostalgia Express In Tiruchi’s Railway Museum

With four cast-iron water tanks from ‘Negapatam’ (Nagapattinam) punctuating the vast foyer like colon marks and a wooden bench that may have seen many stations before this one, the Railway Museum in Tiruchi is an ode to the romance of train travel in India.

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IRCTC Kitchens Go Hi-tech, Railways Sets Up Surveillance Cameras For Monitoring

IRCTC Kitchens Go Hi-tech, Railways Sets Up Surveillance Cameras For Monitoring

With an aim to bring uniformity in passenger experience, IRCTC or Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has introduced new technology to monitor the food production process in its base kitchens.

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If One Dies Getting On Or Off Train, Railways Must Pay Compensation: Supreme Court

If One Dies Getting On Or Off Train, Railways Must Pay Compensation: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the railways would be liable to pay compensation to passengers in case of death or injury while boarding and de-boarding trains and said it cannot deny such claims citing negligence on the part of passengers.

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Mumbai: Ready For Monsoon, Says Western Railway

Mumbai: Ready For Monsoon, Says Western Railway

WITH a month left for monsoon to begin, the Western Railway (WR) claims train services would not be disrupted this time if heavy rains hit the city.

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Indian Railways Introduces Humsafar Express Train From Allahabad To Anand Vihar (T), To Run Tri-weekly

Indian Railways Introduces Humsafar Express Train From Allahabad To Anand Vihar (T), To Run Tri-weekly

Indian Railways has introduced a new Humsafar Express train from Allahabad to AnandVihar (T) which will run tri-weekly.

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Indian Railways Offers 8-day Luxury Trip On Maharaja Express

Indian Railways Offers 8-day Luxury Trip On Maharaja Express

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is offering an 8-day trip on Maharaja Express.

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