User: Jabiulla Topic: Energy
Category: Renewables :: Solar
Last updated: Dec 17 2017 12:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India, I love you: DJ Armin van Buuren 17.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Armin van Buuren, who waved the Indian flag during his performance here, hailed his fans and said he loves India.
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British envoy draws attention to plastic pollution in oceans 16.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Juxtaposing the naturalness of silk with the artificiality of plastic, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith on Saturday drew attention to the health of rivers and plastic pollution in the oceans.
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5-day fencing training camp ends 16.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A five-day fencing training camp, sponsored as part of Bonjour India by the Embassy of France in association with the Fencing Association of India (FAI), ended on Saturday.
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Refex to buy out four entities of Sun Edison in a month 16.12.2017 Hindu: Business
Firm had already acquired two entities to expand business
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All 438 Central Railway stations to have LED lights by March 16.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Central Railway is on way to install energy-saving LED lights at all its 438 stations by March 2018, and exploit solar and wind power in a big way to cut on electricity bills, an official said here on Saturday.
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Positive Effects of Exposure to Sunlight on Various Diseases 16.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The benefits of spending time in morning sun are many, the primary one being stimulation of Vitamin D in the body. Other benefits being improved energy levels, better body functions and many more.
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Renewable Energy Ministry proposes to provide big push for solar manufacturing 16.12.2017 BusinessLine - News
Subsidy proposals include 30 per cent financial assistance, duty exemption and low interest rates
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Toll booths on Bandra-Worli Sea Link to go solar 16.12.2017 DNA: Popular News
In the next six months, the toll booths on Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL) will get electricity supply from the solar panels to be installed on the Sea Link. The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) had announced the installation of solar panels earlier this year. However, now it seems electricity generated from solar panels will only be used for toll booths and not the street lights on the Sea Link. The toll operator of the sea link has said that they would be able to have panels installed in the next 3-6 months. Jayant Mhaiskar, managing director at MEP Infrastructure Developers, toll operator, said, "Our concession period has started from October 07, 2017 and as per the concession agreement we will be in a position to install solar panels in the next three to six months." Mhaiskar, added, "As per the concession agreement, the electricity generated from the solar panels will be used for toll booths in the day and for the night hours we will have to use normal electricity connection as we ...
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Govt proposes Rs 11k-cr plan to boost domestic solar panel manufacturing 15.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
To promote manufacturing in India of solar photovoltaic cells and modules, the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has drafted a set of proposals for financial and other support. Direct financial support of Rs 11,000 crore is proposed."The objective is to eventually have the entire spectrum of manufacturing, from poly-silicon to modules," goes the draft, reviewed by Business Standard. Comment has been invited from the industry, after which the final scheme would follow.Domestic solar manufacturing had been hit by cheaper import in earlier years. So, MNRE initiated a Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) under the National Solar Mission. A portion of projects offered for bidding were to be built through domestic content. This was challenged by the American government at the World Trade Organization, as breaching global rules. In the new policy, the ministry will revise the DCR. Government procurement is proposed at 12,000 Mw, from the existing 1,000 Mw. A new quality order is ...
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World Energy day observed 15.12.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
World Energy day observed
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17 Henglep villages set to see light 15.12.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
17 Henglep villages set to see light
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Twitter makes 'Moments' feature available to all in India 15.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Taking on Instagram and Snapchat "Stories" feature, micro-blogging website Twitter on Friday made its "Moments" feature available to everyone in India.
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Motorola introduces 3 new 'Moto Mods' in India 15.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Chinese smartphone player Motorola on Friday launched three new "Moto Mods" in India which are modular backplates that can be magnetically attached to Moto Z series smartphones and turn the device into a movie projector, boombox or a battery powerhouse.
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BP to invest $200 mn in Lightsource for picking up 43% stake 15.12.2017 HBL: Companies
Lightsource will be rebranded as Lightsource BP and BP will have two seats on the board
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OnePlus 5T 'Star Wars' edition phone in India for Rs 38,999 15.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Celebrating its third anniversary in India, Chinese smartphone player OnePlus has now introduced OnePlus 5T "Star Wars" special edition smartphone in collaboration with science-fiction film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" for Rs 38,999.
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BP to return to solar market with 43 percent stake in Lightsource 15.12.2017 Sify Finance
(Reuters) - BP will buy a 43 percent stake in solar energy company Lightsource for $200 million, the British oil producer said on Friday, marking its return to the solar sector.
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Rajasthan to give financial aid to mums, pregnant women 15.12.2017 DNA: Top News
Rajasthan Women and Child Development Department has rolled out the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) under which all pregnant women and lactating mothers in the state will get financial aid during their first pregnancy. Beneficiaries will get Rs 5,000 in three instalments — first during the early registration of pregnancy, second after six months on at least one antenatal check-up, and the last one during the first cycle of the child's immunisation. Given that many women do not visit Anganwadi centres for antenatal check-ups for fear of losing on a day's wage, the government rolled out the PMMVY scheme. "We see that financial loss matters more to them compared to health, So there was a need to compensate their financial loss in order to motivate them to visit Anganwadi or health centres," Manoj Jain, Additional Director (Nutrition) at Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) said. Article ...
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Sachin Pilot takes off for bypoll campaign 15.12.2017 DNA: Top News
Congress has got active in bypoll bound parliamentary constituency Ajmer and Alwar which were extensively toured by the chief minister Vasundhara Raje recently. Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot campaigned in Pushkar area of Ajmer on Thursday and he is scheduled to tour Alwar on Friday. Pilot, who has been considered top choice as the candidate from his home constituency Ajmer, met people, particularly in the rural areas of Tijara during his day-long campaigning. On this occasion, he made a veiled attack on the chief minister Vasundhara Raje. “People saw the rule of BJP and Congress, both. They have to decide which party serves people on the priority and who are those indulging into politics centralize powers only,” said Pilot in a statement released from the party office. A week back he toured both constituencies too. The bypoll bound both constituencies are crucial for both, ruling BJP and opposition Congress. Pilot has emerged as the face of the party and considered one of ...
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Foundation of projects worth crores today 15.12.2017 DNA: Top News
Union minister for Road Transport and Water Resources Nitin Gadkari is expected to lay foundation stones and inaugurate road works worth Rs727 crores in a programme at Baran district on Friday. Foundation laying ceremony of Parwan Irrigation project envisaged to provide water to 2 lakh hectare land in Hadoti region may also mark in the same program which will be chaired by the chief minister Vasundhara Raje. The desert state takes a big leap in infrastructure whenever Gadkari visits. Almost three months back, Prime minister Narendra Modi and Gadkari came to Udaipur and the former inaugurated highway and road projects worth Rs15,000 crore for the entire state. At that time, a major announcement was made by Gadkari to boost Rajasthan infra while spending around Rs2 trillion in the next five years for building the road and national highways in Rajasthan. With his focus, Rajasthan rolls with infra projects, and those big projects which were limbo for several years. One of such big projects is Parwan ...
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Rajasthan innovations shine, DLB Pawan Arora receives award 15.12.2017 DNA: Top News
It was a proud moment for the state as the director of local bodies of Rajasthan, Pawan Arora received National Energy Conservation Award 2017 of union energy ministry on Thursday. The award has been bestowed on Rajasthan DLB for exemplary work in ‘Street Light’ category. The state with 8.67 lakh LED street lights is ahead of all other states. The national level award was presented to Rajasthan DLB, Pawan Arora at a function of Union Energy Ministry held at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi on occasion of Energy Conservation Day on Thursday. The Directorate of local bodies was also awarded the Rajasthan Energy Conservation Award 2017 by the Rajasthan energy department at a state level program held at Jaipur on the day. It has been for the consecutive year that the DLB has bagged the state level award for energy conservation through replacing traditional road lights with LED lights. The initiative has helped the Directorate to save on Rs 146.56 crore in expenditure on street light electricity consumption and saved ...
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