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June 20, 2018, Wednesday

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Niti Aayog governing council to discuss 'New India 2022' to boost growth

Niti Aayog governing council to discuss 'New India 2022' to boost growth

NITI Aayog, the government’s premier think tank, plans to hold the fourth meeting of its governing council next month to discuss the agenda for ‘New India 2022’ to expedite economic growth over the next four years.

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With world's worst air, Kanpur struggles to track pollution

With world's worst air, Kanpur struggles to track pollution

India: In the world's most polluted city, Kanpur in northern India, the biggest hospital is so overcrowded with patients with respiratory ailments that they are often bedded in the ophthalmology ward.

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ArcelorMittal transfers Rs 7,000 cr to State Bank of India to clear dues of loan defaulter Uttam Galva Steel

ArcelorMittal transfers Rs 7,000 cr to State Bank of India to clear dues of loan defaulter Uttam Galva Steel

The world's largest steelmaker ArcelorMittal has transferred Rs 7,000 crore to State Bank of India (SBI) to clear bank dues of loan defaulter Uttam Galva Steels so that it becomes eligible to bid for acquisition of Essar Steel, a person in know of the development said.

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Centre proposes charging points for EVs every 3 km

Centre proposes charging points for EVs every 3 km

The government proposes to set up charging stations for electric vehicles every three kilometres in cities with million-plus population and smart cities, and every 50 km on busy national highways.

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Wind power bid submission deadline extended by Gujarat utility

Wind power bid submission deadline extended by Gujarat utility

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has once again extended the last date for submitting bids for supplying wind power to the state-run company.

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Meet Tesla's new bondholder: Billionaire George Soros

Meet Tesla's new bondholder: Billionaire George Soros

The investment firm founded and chaired by billionaire George Soros took a stake in Tesla Inc bonds during the first three months of the year, giving the electric carmaker run by Elon Musk a prominent supporter.

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Tesla loses two top executives at energy unit - Bloomberg

Tesla loses two top executives at energy unit - Bloomberg

Tesla Inc's energy unit has lost two major executives, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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EXPLAINER-From $11 bln trading titan to penny stock: Noble Group faces crunch as creditors, investors circle

EXPLAINER-From $11 bln trading titan to penny stock: Noble Group faces crunch as creditors, investors circle

Just seven years ago, Noble Group was an $11 billion-plus Asian commodity powerhouse, trading everything from soybeans to oil. Now it's worth barely $80 million, rooted among Singapore's penny stocks.

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Britain's National Grid offers tool to calculate carbon emissions by region

Britain's National Grid offers tool to calculate carbon emissions by region

British utility National Grid has developed a tool that can forecast the carbon intensity of electricity generation by region for up to 48 hours ahead of the power production, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Britain's strategy to meet climate change targets not sufficient -lawmakers

Britain's strategy to meet climate change targets not sufficient -lawmakers

The British government's Clean Growth Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will not be enough to meet legally binding climate change targets, a committee of cross-party lawmakers said on Wednesday.

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Deadlock over GAIL's Kochi-Bengaluru LNG pipeline project ends

Deadlock over GAIL's Kochi-Bengaluru LNG pipeline project ends

Ending the deadlock over Kochi-Bengaluru LNG pipeline project, the Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) has awarded the work to lay 94-km pipeline along the Koottanadu-Walayar stretch to Corrtech International Private Ltd.

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India's energy mix will be substantially complemented by renewable energy: Pradhan

India's energy mix will be substantially complemented by renewable energy: Pradhan

India's energy mix will be substantially complemented by renewable energy and the country is going to generate around 175 Gigawatt of energy from such sources, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has said.

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Uttarakhand's first City Gas Distribution system inaugurated at Rudrapur

Uttarakhand's first City Gas Distribution system inaugurated at Rudrapur

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat today inaugurated the state's first City Gas Distribution (CGD) network at Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district.

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Petrol, Diesel Price On 16th May 2018: Check Out Rates Here City-Wise

Petrol, Diesel Price On 16th May 2018: Check Out Rates Here City-Wise

Petrol prices were hiked by 15 paise and diesel prices by 21 paise, applicable from 6:00 a.m. on 16th May 2018. Petrol and diesel prices were unchanged for 20-straight days from April 24 to May 13.

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OPINION: Oil prices - Government between a rock and a hard place

OPINION: Oil prices - Government between a rock and a hard place

Just as the Indian economy was limping back to normalcy after an elongated period of subdued growth, oil prices have thrown a spanner in the works right on cue.

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COLUMN-Rising oil prices boost U.S. economy: Kemp

Rising oil prices boost U.S. economy: Kemp

U.S. net petroleum imports have fallen to the lowest level in more than half a century as a result of the shale revolution, which is profoundly changing the impact higher oil prices have on the economy.

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EU launches economic plan to save Iran nuclear deal

EU launches economic plan to save Iran nuclear deal

The European Union on Tuesday launched work on a nine-point economic plan to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive after the abrupt withdrawal of the United States.

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Renovation of ONGC pipeline taken up amidst heavy police protection

Renovation of ONGC pipeline taken up amidst heavy police protection

The renovation process of an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) pipeline at Kathiramangalam which developed a crack last month, was done on Tuesday amidst police protection.

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Norway postpones decision on carbon capture plant, drops Yara

Norway postpones decision on carbon capture plant, drops Yara

Norway postponed a final decision on whether to go ahead with a project to develop Europe's first industrial carbon capture and offshore storage (CCS) project, after dropping one of its participants, YaraInternational .

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Russia state oil firm starts drilling at new well offshore Vietnam

Russia state oil firm starts drilling at new well offshore Vietnam

A unit of Russian state oil firm Rosneft, Rosneft Vietnam BV, has started drilling at a new production well in waters off the southern coast of Vietnam, the company said in a statement posted to its website on Tuesday.

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London looking into more car-free days to cut pollution

London looking into more car-free days to cut pollution

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has asked officials to look into introducing more days when cars are not allowed on certain roads or in specific areas as the city considers new ways to cut pollution.

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Indian Railways is making bricks out of waste soil and the reason is worth applauding

Indian Railways is making bricks out of waste soil and the reason is worth applauding

In a first, the railways has started producing bricks out of waste soil in a manufacturing unit in Manipur as part of its ambitious project to provide Imphal rail connectivity.

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343 Km Behemoth! 5 Amazing Facts About India’s Longest Planned Expressway

343 Km Behemoth! 5 Amazing Facts About India’s Longest Planned Expressway

How many of you love hitting the road rather than taking the conventional, overcrowded train, or the boring, clinical flight? The smell of fresh air hitting your face with increasing velocities as you steadily climb through the revs on your vehicle is truly a different experience altogether.

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Railways to install 'panic button' in trains for women safety

Railways to install 'panic button' in trains for women safety

With a view to strengthen security of women passengers in trains, the North Eastern Railway (NER) plans to deploy women police personnel on trains during night hours as well as install 'panic buttons' in coaches.

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SCR implements Action Plan to curb Overcharging, improve Quality of Catering Services

SCR implements Action Plan to curb Overcharging, improve Quality of Catering Services

South Central Railway initiated an action plan to improve the quality of catering services and prevent overcharging of passengers by violation of prescribed price norms for food items, water bottles etc.

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25 per cent jump in Rail, Welding fractures last year

25 per cent jump in Rail, Welding fractures last year

Here’s a figure that should really worry you: 2017-18 saw a 25 per cent increase in rail and weld fractures, the highest in the last three fiscal years. Rail fractures are one of the major causes for train derailments that could cause human fatalities.

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International Rail Coach Expo (IRCE) hosted by Integral Coach Factory (from 17th to 19th May, 2018)

International Rail Coach Expo (IRCE) hosted by Integral Coach Factory (from 17th to 19th May, 2018)

For the first time in the Nation, International Rail Coach Expo (IRCE), the international event on Rail Coaches and train sets, is being held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, from 17th to 19th May, 2018, in the ICF RPF Parade Grounds, Chennai 600 038.

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SER posts Remarkable Growth in Freight Earnings & Loading in April 2018

SER posts Remarkable Growth in Freight Earnings & Loading in April 2018

During the first month of current financial year i.e. April, 2018, South Eastern Railway has earned Rs.1,017.12 crores from originating freight traffic which is Rs.109.44 crores more than the corresponding month of last year i.e. April 2017 thus registering a growth of 12.06%.

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