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Canada's Hydro Quebec unable to meet demand from digital currency miners 20.1.2018 General News
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's largest utility, Hydro Quebec, is reviewing its commercial energy strategy after being inundated with demand from global digital currency miners rushing to the province to benefit from political stability and low energy prices.
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HC confirms order to close down all sand quarries 20.1.2018 Hindu: National
Hits out at government for having failed to protect riverbeds; rules that regulating import of sand doesn’t fall under the State’s ambit
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Process to rehabilitate mining-affected begins 20.1.2018 Hindu: National
MLA, Deputy Commissioner take initiative, hold preliminary meeting
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Protect the Amazon from big business and greed, Pope Francis urges 19.1.2018 Reuters: World News
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (Reuters) - Pope Francis issued a ringing defense of the people and the environment of the Amazon on Friday, saying big business and "consumerist greed" could not be allowed to destroy a natural habitat vital for the entire ...
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Process of auction of mineral leases expiring in 2020 being expedited: Tomar 19.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Extraction from mining leases which expire in 2020 will continue with as little hindrance as possible as the central government is already in the process of expediting the auctioning of the mining leases, Union Minister for Mines Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday.
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IT department slaps tax notices to Indian cryptocurrency investors 19.1.2018 DNA: Top News
The income tax department has sent tax notices to over thousands of people for dealing in cryptocurrency after nationwide survey revealed that more than $3.5 billion worth transactions were made in just 17-months time, according to a Reuters report. The IT department has sent notices to people dealing in Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, including Ethereum and Ripple, to pay tax on capital gains. The tax department has also asked for further details about the investor's total holdings and the source of funds in the tax notice, the report further added. The income tax official gathered data from nine exchanges in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru and found the real estate players, tech-savvy young investors are among the ones mainly involved in investing bitcoins and other virtual currencies. Governments all around the world are struggling to regulate the cryptocurrency trade and the policy makers are likely to discuss about the matter in the upcoming G20 summit in Argentina in March. The Indian ...
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Meeting of Mining Ministers on key issues held in Goa 19.1.2018 General News
Meeting of Mining Ministers on key issues held in Goa
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Exclusive: Trump's coal job push stumbles in most states - data 19.1.2018 General News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's effort to put coal miners back to work stumbled in most coal producing states last year, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew modestly, according to preliminary government data obtained by Reuters.
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HC Bench upholds order directing TN Govt to halt sand mining 19.1.2018 General News
The Madras High Court today upheld a single judge order directing authorities to stop sand mining in Tamil Nadu within six months. On November 29 last year, Justice R Mahadevan had directed the Tamil Nadu government to stop all sand mining and quarrying activities in the state within six months and not to open any new sand quarries. Dismissing appeals filed by Collectors of Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts, a division bench comprising Justices K Kalyanasundaram and T Krishnavalli directed authorities to strictly comply with the single judge's order. The bench said the ban on sand mining would continue. Justice Mahadevan in his order had said that sand had been quarried beyond permitted level affecting the flow of water in rivers and impacting agriculture in the state. Besides ground water level had also dipped in several places due to mining of sand, he had said. The order was passed on a petition of M R M Ramaiya, a trader seeking a direction to the state
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States welcome amendment to mineral auction rules: Mines Min 19.1.2018 General News
States have welcomed the recent amendment to the Mineral Auction Rules by the Centre to expedite e-auction of mineral blocks, the government said today. "The recent amendment to the Mineral Auction Rules by the Union Mines Ministry to make the auction process less cumbersome were welcomed by the states to enable them to expedite the mineral auction process," It said. As a result, post amendment of rules in 2017, almost 30 blocks will be put up on auction in January 2018, which is the highest in a month since the auction route was adopted for allotment of the mineral blocks. A meeting was held today in Goa, headed by Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, which was attended by by Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and representatives of other states. The statement said Parrikar sought that support of the Central government to resolve issues that crop up from time to time in the mining sector. "He requested for reduction of export duties on Iron ore up to 60 per cent so ...
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Meeting of Mining Ministers on key issues held in Goa 19.1.2018 Govt of india: PIB

A meeting was held today in Goa under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Union Minister of Mines Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa Shri Manohar Parrikar and the Hon’ble Ministers in-charge of Mining Department of major mineral ri

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Coal India allotted 11 new mines in Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar: Piyush Goyal 19.1.2018 Latest News
Of the 11 mines, five are deallocated blocks and six are fresh mines
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Exclusive: Most U.S. states lost coal mining jobs in 2017 - data 19.1.2018 General News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly two-thirds of U.S. coal producing states lost coal mining jobs in 2017, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew modestly, according to preliminary government data obtained by Reuters.
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Auction of mine leases expiring in 2020 to be taken up 19.1.2018 General News
The process of auctioning of mining leases which expire in 2020 would begin with immediate effect to ensure mineral production does not come down in the future, Union Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said today. Tomar, who today chaired a meeting here of mining ministers from 21 states, said, "The Union and state governments today unanimously decided that the auctioning process of these mines, whose leases expire in 2020, should begin from today onwards so that they are auctioned before their expiry date and production does not stop." He added that mining leases which had lived a life of 50 years would be taken up for re-auctioning as per the latest amendment in the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Act. He informed that during the financial year 2017-18, 72 mining blocks would be auctioned, while in 2018-19, another 51 blocks would be auctioned. He said the Geological Survey of India had identified 100 blocks for future explorations of which 58 would .
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Keen to establish sister-state ties with India: Aus Victoria Oppn leader 19.1.2018 Latest News
On Victoria's India Strategy document, Guy said the latest strategy document was broad but has missed out on the specifics of how to achieve the targets set by the current ruling govt
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European shares steady but set to end the week near 2-1/2 year high 19.1.2018 HBL: Home
European shares were little changed in opening deals on Friday as gains among miners following strong economic data from top metals consumer China were offset by a pullback in crude prices. The pan...
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Rio Tinto eyes tie-up with Chhattisgarh miners, execs meet CM in Australia 19.1.2018 News
Rio Tinto would be sending a team to the state soon, to conduct survey, explore options for associating with local miners
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Sensex, Nifty rise; financials gain 19.1.2018 Reuters: Money News
(Reuters) - Indian shares rose for a third straight session on Friday, led by financial stocks amid improved investor sentiment after the government decided to cut tax rates on certain products and services.
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Govt mulls shifting control of iron ore, coal to Steel Min to boost supply 19.1.2018 Top Stories
Proposal to shift authority from mines and coal ministries is under discussion, needs PMO approval
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Pope in Peru on three-day visit 19.1.2018 General News
Pope Francis is in Peru on a three-day official and apostolic visit.
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