Solar power may promise a bright future for India’s energy requirements, but behind the sheen is a growing mountain of waste. While the national government is pushing an ambitious solar power programme for India, it has, so far, failed to put in a mechanism to address the problem of waste, including environmentally hazardous materials, from solar photovoltaic panels that can be hazardous to the environment.
According to the Indian Oil Corp data, petrol rates in New Delhi were at Rs 71 per litre and diesel prices stood at Rs 66.17. Petrol rates were Rs 73.11 in Kolkata and Rs 73.72 in Chennai, while diesel prices stood at Rs 67.95 and Rs 69.91 for a litre, respectively, in Kolkata and Chennai.
Distribution companies continued to miss targets on power supply losses under the Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY), with states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh lagging far behind the actual targets.
Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 18.34 million tonnes, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed.
The Trump administration’s reimposition of sanctions against Iran came into effect on Monday, but the US exempted eight countries that can still import oil from Tehran without penalty.
Iran will offer crude oil to the private sector for export ahead of the US sanctions on its energy sector set to take effect on November 4, Financial Tribune daily reported Saturday.
India will build the world’s highest railway line at 5,360 feet above sea level along the India-China border. The proposed 465 km long line will connect Bilaspur-Manali-Leh and mountain passes – Rohtang la, Barlacha la, Lachung la and Tangla la.
The ministry of external affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that country won’t stop crude oil imports from Iran, sources privy to the developments told CNBC-TV18.
Oil dropped on Thursday to extend big losses from the previous session as global stock markets suffered a rout, with crude prices also taking a hit from a weekly industry report showing US crude inventories had risen more than expected.
Oil futures extended their rally on Monday, hitting their highest levels since November 2014, as US sanctions on Iran come into force and a North American trade deal fosters growth.