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June 23, 2018, Saturday

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Power, rail ministers review coal stock position at power plants

Power, rail ministers review coal stock position at power plants

Power and renewable energy minister R K Singh and coal and railway minister Piyush Goyal today chaired a meeting for review of coal stock position at thermal power stations. Officials from the power, coal and railway ministries analyzed the targets for coal production and dispatches by coal companies during the meeting.

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JSW Steel signs pact to buy Aferpi for Rs 600 cr from Algerias Cevital

JSW Steel signs pact to buy Aferpi for Rs 600 cr from Algerias Cevital

JSW Steel today inked a pact with Algerias Cevital to buy its Italian arm Aferpi for around Rs 600 crore, a source in the know of the development said today.

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By 2030, EVs could outnumber the total vehicles in India today

By 2030, EVs could outnumber the total vehicles in India today

By 2030, as many as 40% of new vehicles sold in India – approximately 24 million – could be battery powered, according to a recent study by Germany-based, TFE Consulting. This is encouraging given that in 2017

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24,000 power transmission towers, electric poles uprooted in 4 dust storms that swept UP

24,000 power transmission towers, electric poles uprooted in 4 dust storms that swept UP

Hit by four rounds of thunderstorms in Agra and its surrounding districts, the Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (DVVNL) is found to have lost 24,000 transmission towers and electric poles. The findings came to light after the discom’s latest audit which has pegged the damages at over Rs 24 crore.

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IIT Kharagpur Invites EoIs for Installation of 5.5 MW Solar Project

IIT Kharagpur Invites EoIs for Installation of 5.5 MW Solar Project

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in the state of West Bengal has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from project developers and contractors to set up a 5.5 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project at its premises. The EoI submission deadline is June 8, 2018.

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India now has a railway station that’s fully powered by solar energy

India now has a railway station that’s fully powered by solar energy

After experimenting with solar-powered train coaches last year, India’s diesel-guzzling railways now have an entire station that runs on renewable energy.

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Is it possible to get 100 percent of our energy from renewable sources?

Is it possible to get 100 percent of our energy from renewable sources?

The questions regarding renewable energy are never-ending. Is there enough space for all the wind turbines and solar panels to provide all our energy needs? What happens when the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow? Won't renewables destabilise the grid and cause blackouts?

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Dharmendra Pradhan asks Saudi Arabia for stable, moderate oil prices

Dharmendra Pradhan asks Saudi Arabia for stable, moderate oil prices

With global crude prices touching USD 80 a barrel, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has pressed OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia to keep prices stable and moderate, saying that spike in rates would have a negative impact on Indian consumers as well as the economy.

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Oil prices set for sixth week of gains, India sounds alarm

Oil prices set for sixth week of gains, India sounds alarm

Brent oil prices rose on Friday and were set for a sixth straight week of gains, boosted by strong demand, looming sanctions on Iran, plummeting Venezuelan production and Nigerian disruptions, as Saudi Arabia moved to assuage supply concerns.

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Petrol to become costliest ever in India’s history if price rises by only this many paise

Petrol to become costliest ever in India’s history if price rises by only this many paise

Petrol price is on the boil, and may very well soon climb to highest ever in India’s history, if it rises by just 18 paise more. It may be noted that the diesel price had hit the highest ever ceiling long back, and has been making a new high almost every day since then. But petrol price is yet to be there.

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Rise in crude prices poses risk to India's current account deficit: Report

Rise in crude prices poses risk to India's current account deficit: Report

Crude oil prices may rise further in the coming months, following which India's current account deficit will be around 2.4 per cent in 2018-19, says a Goldman Sachs report.

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Oil India likely to surge towards Rs 266 in medium term: Hadrien Mendonca

Oil India likely to surge towards Rs 266 in medium term: Hadrien Mendonca

Oil India limited has been consolidating for the past 18 weeks and has finally broken out from the rising wedge pattern on the weekly charts.

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China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal

China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal

The US decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could scare off European investors but oil-thirsty China may step into the void and ramp up business links with the country.

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Petrol price hiked by another 29 paise, diesel goes past Rs 67 a litre

Petrol price hiked by another 29 paise, diesel goes past Rs 67 a litre

The upsurge in fuel prices continued unabated on Friday as the petrol price in the national capital of Delhi hit Rs 75.61, up 29 paise from Rs 75.32 on Thursday. Diesel prices in Delhi also went up in equal measure as it breached the Rs 67-mark and stood at Rs 67.08.

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India BPCL seeks more gasoline; adding to strong market

India BPCL seeks more gasoline; adding to strong market

India’s Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd is looking to buy more gasoline for May delivery and this is coming at a time when Indonesian demand is stronger due to the Muslim fasting month, traders said on Friday.

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Prospects for India's mega refinery project grow dimmer

Prospects for India's mega refinery project grow dimmer

AT the International Energy Forum in Delhi in April, the world's top oil producer Saudi Aramco inked a preliminary deal to partner with a consortium of Indian players to build a US$44 billion refinery and petrochemical project on India's west coast.

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India says has Saudi assurances on supply as oil hits $80 per barrel

India says has Saudi assurances on supply as oil hits $80 per barrel

India, the world's third largest oil consumer, said on Thursday it had received assurances from the world's top oil exporter Saudi Arabia it would ensure adequate supplies to keep a lid on soaring oil prices.

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PetroChina cuts gas supplies to major users to prevent shortages

PetroChina cuts gas supplies to major users to prevent shortages

PetroChina, the country's top gas producer, has curbed supplies of the fuel to some industrial users in northern and western regions, in the first sign of emerging tightness only two months after China experienced one of its worst winter gas crunches.

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Railways train status? Late! How potty problem has affected train timings

Railways train status? Late! How potty problem has affected train timings

This 'squatters' problem has turned a bane for the Railways and equally so for the passengers who go through an indescribable ordeal! It turns out that Mumbai Suburban Railways has cautioned motormen to go really slow on stretches that have been tagged as having 'night soil and unhygienic track conditions,' reports DNA.

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Railway installs aerators in basin-taps of Tejas Express to conserve water

Railway installs aerators in basin-taps of Tejas Express to conserve water

Specially-designed aerators have been installed in the basin-taps of Tejas Express train as a step towards water conservation, the Railway Ministry said today.

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PM Modi to inaugurate ring road projects during Jammu and Kashmir visit

PM Modi to inaugurate ring road projects during Jammu and Kashmir visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow will inaugurate ring road projects in Jammu and Srinagar and also attend the commencement of work on Zojila Tunnel on the Srinagar-Leh Highway.

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All major Railway Stations in Mumbai to get Bottle Crushing Machines soon

All major Railway Stations in Mumbai to get Bottle Crushing Machines soon

In a move to implement the plastic ban on the suburban railway stations, both Central and Western Railways will be installing bottle crushing machines. A senior railway official said that they are exploring all the possibilities of implementing a buyback policy for plastic bottles along with bottle crushing machines at major stations.

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Month-wise plans issued to 16 Zonal Railways by Railway Board

Month-wise plans issued to 16 Zonal Railways by Railway Board

Keeping in mind the 2019 elections and to avoid any delays, Indian Railways has issued month wise plans to zonal railways for timely commissioning of new lines

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NCPCR launches Framework to develop Child friendly environment at all Railway Stations

NCPCR launches Framework to develop Child friendly environment at all Railway Stations

A “Guidebook for Creating a Child-Friendly and Protective Environment for Children in Contact with Railways”, developed by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in collaboration with Railway Children India

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Indian Railways: How To Check Refund Status Of Train Tickets Online

Indian Railways: How To Check Refund Status Of Train Tickets Online

For the benefit of train passengers, Indian Railways has launched a new facility (refunds.indianrail.gov.in) to enable them to monitor the refund status of their cancelled tickets in real time. IRCTC is the e-ticketing arm of Indian Railways.

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