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GSI working on 34 mineral exploration areas in east 18.1.2018 General News
The Geological Survey of India (GSI) today said it was working on 34 project areas for search of minerals in the country's eastern region which is rich in mineral deposit. "Work on preliminary survey work in some 34 projects areas is going on for various minerals in the eastern states of the country. We have handed over a few mineral blocks for detailed exploration to states like Odisha and Jharkhand for iron-ore and Bauxite," GSI Additional Director General SR Kisku said here. The GSI has been operating in eastern states such as Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and Chattisgarh, Kisku said at the ICC organised India Mine Tech 2018. Former Coal India chairman PS Bhattacharyya said coal mining is facing challenges from policy perspective and economic perspective, but despite that it is not possible to eradicate coal from the system in near future though renewables will remain a threat.
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As gas crisis hit, China coal miners, utilities ramped up output 18.1.2018 General News
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's coal miners and thermal power plants ramped up output to their highest in years in December, data showed on Thursday, in a rush to feed unexpectedly strong demand from millions of homes as natural gas shortages triggered a winter heating crisis.
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Air pollution: Only one in 1,000 Indians reside in area not exceeding PM2.5 levels, 'safe' by WHO standards 18.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
In 2015, only one in 1,000 Indians lived in areas where particulate pollution did not exceed the World Health Organisation's (WHO) safe levels for PM 2.5.
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Govt working on centralised bidding to reduce cost of electricity 18.1.2018 Latest News
Power purchase to be eased for states; fixed cost to be reduced for assured offtake, demand-supply to be aggregated
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Adani Enterprises Q3 profit rises 3% to Rs 350.55 cr 18.1.2018 General News
Adani Enterprises today reported 3.11 per cent increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 350.55 crore for the third quarter ended December, 2017-18. The Adani group flagship had clocked a net profit of Rs 339.95 crore in the October-December quarter of the previous fiscal, 2016-17. "The Consolidated Income from Operations for the quarter is Rs 9,938 crore vs Rs 8,606 crore for the corresponding period in the previous year. The EBIDTA for the quarter is Rs 1,048 crore vs Rs 705 crore in Q3 FY'17," Adani Enterprises said in a statement. Its consolidated total expenses increased to Rs 9,780.53 crore during the quarter under review as against Rs 8,604.47 crore a year ago. Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani said the company focused on "incubating diverse nation-critical businesses to address the country's growing appetite for energy, food and infrastructure". He said the company remains committed to its investment plans in resources, energy, food and logistics. "Our quarterly .
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China gas output at four-year high in push to plug winter supply gap 18.1.2018 General News
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's natural gas output rose in December to the highest monthly rate since at least 2014 as state energy firms rushed to fill a supply gap sparked by surging winter demand from a drive to switch millions of households to gas from coal for heating.
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Coastal shipping of coal to double to 63MT in 6 years: CRISIL 18.1.2018 General News
Coastal transportation of coal is expected to near double to 63 million tonnes per annum (MT) by in six years, Crisil Research said today. "Crisil Research estimates coastal transportation of coal to increase to 63 million tonne per annum (MTPA) by fiscal 2023, from 32 MTPA as of fiscal 2017 as structural bottlenecks ease," it said in a statement. The bulk of the coastal movement of coal in India happens along the eastern coast, from the mines of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), via the Paradip and Dhamra ports in Odisha, to power plants in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. "However, congested berths, particularly at Paradip, are holding back rise in potential volumes. The mechanised coal handling plant berths at Paradip, through which most of coastal coal is loaded, have occupancy well above the benchmark norms of 70 per cent," Crisil said. It said an addition of 22 mtpa of coal-handling capacity at Paradip is expected by calendar year 2020. Crisil said in the longer ...
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Microwaves may be as harmful for environment as cars: study 18.1.2018 General News
Microwave ovens across Europe alone emit as much carbon dioxide as nearly seven million cars, a study has found. Researchers from University of Manchester in the UK have carried out the first ever comprehensive study of the environmental impacts of microwaves, considering their whole life cycle, from 'cradle to grave'. The study found that microwaves emit 7.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year in the European Union (EU). This is equivalent to the annual emissions of 6.8 million cars. Microwaves across the EU consume an estimated 9.4 terawatts per hour (TWh) of electricity every year. This is equivalent to the annual electricity generated by three large gas power plants. Microwaves account for the largest percentage of sales of all type of ovens in the European Union (EU), with numbers set to reach nearly 135 million by 2020. Despite this, the scale of their impacts on the environment was not known until now. The study used life cycle assessment (LCA) to
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Will Modi's dream of 'electricity for all' ever come true? 18.1.2018 Rediff: Business
The need of the hour is to strike a balance between the capability of the conventional and the prospect of the renewable to give a realistic shape to the Prime Minister's vision, says Rajiv Mishra.
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Study reveals only one in 1,000 Indians lives in area with clean air 18.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
In 2015, about 75% of deaths attributable to PM 2.5 exposure were in rural India, the study found
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Adani Power net loss widens to Rs 1,290.74 cr in Q3 17.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Adani Power on Wednesday reported that its consolidated net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 has widened to Rs 1,290.74 crore from Rs 667.89 crore loss in the year-ago period.
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No clearance to power plants if they don't follow norms: MoEF 17.1.2018 General News
The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) today assured the National Green Tribunal that it would not grant clearance to any new thermal power plant until they comply with the standards set by it, after a plea alleged that many plants were flouting norms and causing pollution. The Environment Ministry in December 2015 had issued a notification revising the standards for coal-based thermal power plants across the country which aimed to reduce emissions like sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter, besides water consumption. These power plants were given a deadline of December 2017 to install appropriate mechanism and technologies to cut emissions. The lawyer appearing for the ministry told a bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi that a plea seeking extension of time for implementing the MoEF's notification was pending in the Supreme Court. However, the submission was opposed by the counsel for petitioner Sunil Dahiya, who said the ...
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Bhel secures order for setting up 660 MW supercritical thermal power project 17.1.2018 General News
In Jalgaon district of Maharashtra
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Adani Power Q3 loss widens to Rs 1,290 cr 17.1.2018 General News
Adani Power today said its consolidated loss doubled to Rs 1,290.7 crore in the October- December quarter of this fiscal against that of Rs 667.8 crore in the year-ago quarter. Total consolidated revenue dropped to Rs 4,916 crore during the October-December quarter from Rs 5,491 crore in the same quarter of last year, the Adani group company said in a regulatory filing. The units sold during the third quarter of the ongoing fiscal were lower at 12,633 million units (MUs) as compared to 14,897 MUs during the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal, a company statement said. Average Plant Load Factor (PLF) achieved during the third quarter of FY2017-18 was 58 per cent, lower as compared to 69 per cent achieved in the corresponding quarter of FY2016-17. "Lower PLF during Q3 FY18 was as a result of lower domestic coal availability at Tiroda and Kawai and forced outage at Udupi, as well as scheduled maintenance," the statement said. The company said that its EBIDTA during ...
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IEA chief says huge opportunity for US to export LNG to India, China 17.1.2018 All Economy & Policy Stories
China, Birol said, will overtake the US as the largest oil consumer around 2030.
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Pharma stocks gain 17.1.2018 General News
Key benchmark indices held firm and hovered close to their intraday highs in mid-afternoon trade. At 14:20 IST, the barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, rose 179.27 points or 0.52% at 34,950.32. The Nifty 50 index rose 45.05 points or 0.42% at 10,745.50. The announcement of reduction in additional borrowing by the government allaying fiscal deficit concerns and expectation of big ticket changes in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the GST council's next meet boosted sentiment. Indices bucked weak trend in global stocks.
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BHEL bags Rs 2,800-cr order for power project in Maharashtra 17.1.2018 General News
State-run power equipment maker BHEL today said it has won a Rs 2,800 crore contract for 660 MW supercritical thermal power project in Maharashtra. It will be set up as an expansion project of Maharashtra State Power Generation Company's (MAHAGENCO) Bhusawal Thermal Power Station in Jalgaon district, BHEL said in a BSE filing. BHEL's scope of work for this brownfield expansion project includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of 1X660 MW supercritical coal-based thermal set and civil works. It said the 1,420 MW Bhusawal TPS(thermal power station) is equipped with 2 sets each of 210 MW and 500 MW ratings. "The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL's Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi, Thirumayem and Bengaluru plants while the company's power sector - western region shall be responsible for civil works and erection and commissioning of the equipment," the company said. BHEL ...
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Budget 2018: Secondary steel makers want 2.5% import duty on scrap removed 17.1.2018 All Economy & Policy Stories
India imports close to 7 million tonnes of scrap which leaves with a need to internally generate over 23 million tonnes of steel scrap annually
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Huge opportunity to export LNG to India, China: IEA chief 17.1.2018 General News
There is a huge opportunity for the US to export LNG to India and China in the next five years as they push to replace coal, the head of the International Energy Agency has said as he highlighted the growing importance of the two nations in the energy market. Fatih Birol, executive director for the agency, said both India and China use gas at a minimum level. Globally, the share of gas in the global energy mix is about 25 per cent, and in both these countries, it is less than or around 5 per cent only. "So, there's a big gap between the world average and them," Birol told US lawmakers during a hearing on domestic and global energy outlook held by Senate Committee on Energy and natural Resources. "And both of them are facing major challenges in terms of environment, namely, local pollution in the cities. And this is an issue for both of these countries and others -- a reason for social unrest, in fact," he said, insisting that there is a huge opportunity to export ...
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Secondary steel makers demand removal of import duty on scrap 17.1.2018 General News
Secondary steel industry body All India Induction Furnaces Association (AIIFA) has urged the government to remove 2.5 per cent import duty onsteel melting scrap in the upcoming budget. The Joint Planned Committee (JPC) under the Steel Ministry has suggested abolition of basic customs duty on import of steel melting scrap, AIIFA Secretary General Kamal Agarwal claimed, adding that the recommendation should be considered. The AIIFA represents electric induction melting furnace industry which produces products like mild steels, low alloy steels and stainless steels and others. Agarwal, who was here for International Indian Metals Recycling conference told PTI that as per the steel ministry data around 28 million tonnes (MT) of steel was produced from scrap in 2015-16 out of total 52 MT steel that was produced through electric route. India imports close to 7 million tonnes of scrap which leaveswith a need to internally generate over 23 million tonnes of steel scrap ...
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