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Category: energy-conservation
Last updated: Jun 27 2017 23:42 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Two-month health campaign for drivers to be launched soon 27.6.2017 DNA: Top News
A two-month health camp, titled 'Swasth Saarthi Abhiyan', will soon be launched to help taxi, auto, and bus drivers in and around Delhi and the National Capital region (NCR). The Abhiyan will be launched on June 28, 2017, and will focus on major issues related to drivers, such as sleep apnea, addiction, and vision defects. The campaign has been jointly launched by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), a national government agency engaged in promoting energy efficiency in various sectors, and the Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL). The Delhi Police will support the campaign through its Road Safety Cell and Women Safety Cell, while all medical assistance will be provided by St Stephen's Hospital. IGL's Vice-President (Marketing) PK Pandey and Chief General Manager (Corporate Communications) announced the launch of the Abhiyan on Monday. The campaign aims at providing basic preventive healthcare needs, vision and eye checkup, blood group testing, counselling, health education, first-aid tips, ...
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Govt eyes Rs 35k cr savings with green buildings 22.6.2017 TOI: Home
The power ministry has set its sights on achieving an estimated Rs 35,000 crore annual savings by making all existing and future government as well as commercial buildings in the country energy efficient in the next few years and use the saved electricity to light up poor homes and energise irrigation pumps.
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Government to issue energy conservation norms for homes in a year 20.6.2017 ET: Power
ECBC 2017 sets parameters for builders, designers and architects to integrate renewable energy sources and energy efficient appliances in building design.
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Cheaper loans, lower registration fee for green homes soon 19.6.2017 ET: Power
Minister for power, coal and renewable energy, Piyush Goyal, is scheduled to release the refreshed version of the code, ECBC-2017, on Monday.
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Cheaper loans, lower reg fee for green homes soon 19.6.2017 TOI: Home
Government sources said the proposal is part of ongoing discussions on framing the ‘Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Sector (ECBC-R)’ on the lines of such a code for government and commercial buildings framed in 2007.
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Centre, states not on same page when it comes to water rule book 16.6.2017 TOI: India
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Events aimed at biodiversity conservation organised 6.6.2017 The Assam Tribune
Events aimed at biodiversity conservation organised
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Rlys will soon become more environment-friendly: Suresh Prabhu 6.6.2017 DNA: Top News
The Indian Railways will soon become more environment friendly and will cut down its dependence on conventional fuel such as diesel by further track electrification, said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday. He was speaking after releasing the 2016-17 annual report on 'Environment sustainability of the Railways', on the occasion of World Environment Day. The Minister also released a new water policy to ensure efficient use of water by the Railways. "Reducing dependence on conventional fuel is our priority for environment conservation and we are targeting electrification of the railway tracks so that the use of diesel may get nominal," said Prabhu adding that track electrification will reduce emissions by a significant extent. The Minister also said that the Railways has created a separate environment directorate and is working with the United Nations Environment Programme. Stressing on "going green", the Minister said the environment conservation can help in boosting the economy. "The Railways will ...
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LED bulbs a must for new buildings in Maharashtra 31.5.2017 DNA: India
In a major move to conserve electricity using energy-efficient technology, Maharashtra government has mandated that all upcoming buildings in the state, be it a residential, commercial or industrial, will have to be fitted with energy-saver LED bulbs only. To ensure the compliance, a clause will be added in the Development Control Rules (DCR) of municipal corporations and other civic bodies. This means no tungston bulbs or tubelights will be allowed in any new establishments henceforth in Maharashtra. The rules defined as "Energy Conervation Building Code" are part of the "Energy Conversation policy 2016" of the government approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday. "Green buildings" will be offered incentives in taxes or in the form of FSI. Inclusion of the said clause in the DCR effectively means the compliance of norms would be must to get the occupation certificate, says an official. The policy also talks about encouraging existing buildings to replace old bulbs and tubelights with the LED. For a big push, ...
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Ease of getting power: India’s rank up by 73 12.5.2017 ET: Power
The compounded annual growth in power prices in the 2014-16 period stood at 3.27% against 5.94% through the last 10 years between 2004 and 2014.
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PM Modi, Yogi to speed up 'Namami Gange', says Amit Shah 17.4.2017 TOI: India
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Violence in name of cow protection defames cause: RSS chief 9.4.2017 Rediff: News
Calling cow slaughter a "vice" that must be removed, he pitched for stepping-up of cow protection efforts by bringing more people in the drive while "completely obeying the law and the Constitution".
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Rajasthan imposes 10% cow surcharge 6.4.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Rajasthan has started imposing a surcharge at the rate of 10 per cent on the stamp duty on all the instruments from this month. This has been done for the purpose of conservation and propagation of cow and its progeny. This means that the instruments which are bought for the purpose of making rent agreements, mortgage papers, lease agreements , power of attorney and all such instruments which are non judicial in nature will cost more. The order was recently issued by the Department of Finance after chief minister Vasundhara Raje announced it in her budget speech on March 8. “Surcharge for development of basic infrastructure facilities and protection and propagation of cow and its progeny shall be levied on all the instruments included in the Schedule to the Rajasthan Stamp Act 1998,” said Raje in her speech in the Assembly. After this, the finance department fixed the rate of 10 per cent surcharge. However, its important to note that judicial stamps, revenue ticket and insurance ticket have been excluded ...
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Centre confirms ban on BBC 29.3.2017 The Assam Tribune
Centre confirms ban on BBC
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With Teesta in limbo, Centre weighs options to make Hasina visit success 19.3.2017 TOI: India
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Mizoram Govt challenges judgement in mini-hydel graft case 20.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
Mizoram Govt challenges judgement in mini-hydel graft case
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A new dawn in Renewable Energy- India attains 4th position in global wind power installed capacity; 18.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has taken several steps to fructify Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s dream of clean energy.
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Mizoram to challenge discharge of accused 28.11.2016 The Assam Tribune
Mizoram to challenge discharge of accused
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Accused in Mizoram’s oldest graft case acquitted 29.10.2016 The Assam Tribune
Accused in Mizoram’s oldest graft case acquitted
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Mizoram ACB files four chargesheets 12.7.2016 The Assam Tribune
Mizoram ACB files four chargesheets
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