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US: Businessman arrested at an airport, Sushma Swaraj seeks report 30.1.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought a report from the Indian Ambassador in the US on the arrest of a Baroda-based businessman at an airport in the American state of North Dakota. "I have asked for a report from Indian Ambassador in U.S. @IndianEmbassyUS," she tweeted in response to a tweet by the wife of the arrested Indian man. I have asked for a report from Indian Ambassador in U.S. @IndianEmbassyUS . https://t.co/9Xv09int4S — Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) January 30, 2017 "Sushmaji, my husband Paraman Radhakrishnan is an honest man with a passion for energy conservation," the wife tweeted to the minister. @SushmaSwaraj Sushmaji, my husband Paraman Radhakrishnan is an honest man with a passion for energy conservation. — renu (@Nair1209Renu) January 28, 2017 53-year-old Radhakrishnan was taken into custody at the Grand Forks International Airport by police for allegedly making a bomb threat at an airport as he told a travel agent that there was an explosive in his bag. He faces terrorism ...
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Budget 2017: Experts urge for greater subsidy on purchase of solar products 25.1.2017 DNA: Top News
Experts in the field of solar conservation have urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to increase subsidies on purchase of solar products in the 2017-18 Union Budget to give a boost to beneficiaries. Members of global NGO Solar Cooker International (SCI) Janak Palta McGilligan and city-based Deepak Gadhia, in a letter to the finance minister, have requested that greater subsidy to be given on the purchase of solar cookers and solar dryers to beneficiaries, who are mostly women and farmers, which will enable them earn more income through its use. Padma Shree recipient McGilligan and Gadhia, a member of International Solar Energy Society (ISES), observed that the government's scheme of giving new LPG connection to BPL families is not going to solve energy related problems as LPG fuel is going to be available only for a limited period. "Energy is largely fuel wood, animal dung, or crop residues, all of which emit smoke, pollute atmosphere, and are detrimental to health and safety of family members, ...
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Experts urges greater subsidy on purchase of solar products 25.1.2017 ET: Power
Energy is largely fuel wood, animal dung, or crop residues, all of which emit smoke, pollute atmosphere, and are detrimental to health and safety of family members, particularly women.
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Najma lauds petroleum conservation initiative 17.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
Najma lauds petroleum conservation initiative
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Hydel revival, commercial mining by private companies crucial 9.1.2017 ET: Infrastructure
The group, comprising top officials of about 10 departments, suggested a six-pronged strategy to face the energy and environment-related challenges.
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URJA awards for community initiatives are back 4.1.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The New Year has brought in good news for those residents who have launched initiatives in the service of the community, be it harnessing of solar power or building of compost pits.  United RWAs Joint Action (URJA), an umbrella body of over 3,000 residents’ associations in the Capital, has invited applications from RWAs for their initiatives in various sectors, such as environment, pollution, energy and water conservation, waste management, parking and other social projects. The awards will be conferred under different categories, including ‘Best Practice’, ‘Good Governance’ and ‘Transparency’. Amit Aggarwal, URJA convenor from Vasant Kunj, said: “We are gearing up for the awards. We have built a compost pit in our colony park, where we recycle organic waste, such as kitchen leftovers, flowers from temples, etc, into manure. We had tied up with an NGO to learn the process. We are now planning to have a pit in every house in the locality to manage green waste.”  Further stating that the aim of the awards ...
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Rashtrabhasa Vidyalaya students interact with Union Power Minister 26.12.2016 The Assam Tribune
Rashtrabhasa Vidyalaya students interact with Union Power Minister
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Oil India Limited rolls out solar power plant for eco-tourism project 15.12.2016 ET: Oil & Gas
The Sasoni Merbeel Eco Tourism Project is located in the heart of the operational area of OIL, around 20 kms from its field headquarter at Duliajan in Dibrugarh.
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CEA scales down power demand for next 10 years, analysts disagree 15.12.2016 ET: Power
​​The projected peak demand at the end of 2021-22 is 235 GW, which is about 17% lower than the projection made in the 18th Electric Power Survey (EPS) report, the CEA said in the Draft National Electricity Plan 2016.
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NTPC to replace 11000MW Thermal Power Plants older than 25 years with Energy Efficient Super Critical Plants: Shri Piyush Goyal 14.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines
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NTPC to replace 11 GW old capacity with Rs 50,000 crore investment 14.12.2016 ET: Power
The minister said with all approvals in place in next 3-4 months, the huge investment of Rs 50,000 crore would be done in next five years.
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Indian Railways bags highest ever 27 National Energy Conservation Awards for the Year 2015-16 14.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The continuous efforts of Ministry of Railways and Zonal Railways to embrace various energy efficient technologies and energy conservation measures had resulted in bagging 27 National Energy Conservation Awards (NECA) this year, highest ever by Railways.
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Energy efficiency steps help save 7000 MUs of power in 2015-16 13.12.2016 ET: Power
According to the statement, the participating entities for the 2016 awards have collectively invested Rs 5,111 crore in energy conservation
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7378 million units of Electricity, Rs. 4866 crore saved through energy efficiency measures in 2015-16 13.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal, will inaugurate the National Energy Conservation Day here on December 14 and felicitate winners of National Energy Conservation Awards and National Energy Conservation Painting Competition 2016.
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1 lakh schoolkids will compete to save energy 23.11.2016 DNA: Money
In an effort to make students understand the importance of energy conservation, the government launched a mass awareness programme on Tuesday. Under the programme, as many as one lakh students will compete to save the maximum amount of energy at home.  The children will be asked to maintain a monthly energy consumption record at home, with the help of electricity bills, till March 2017. Parents and teachers will sign these records each month, following which prizes and certificates will be given to those whose homes consumed the least number of energy units. The children will also be encouraged to share any innovative efforts or ideas they implemented to cut back on power bills. “The project has a dual objective of sustainability and conservation of the planet. Our aim is to save 24 crore units of electricity per year with the help of school children and their families. The competition costs Rs 10 per student and would lead to saving 10-30 units of electricity per student,” said Liz King, MD, Mott ...
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Adani to start constructing Australia solar plants next year 20.11.2016 ET: Power
The Australian solar projects will be in addition to Adani's 16.5 billion dollar investment in the planned Carmichael coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin
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Sessions at COP 22 Focus on Afforestation, Ecosystem and Climate Change 10.11.2016 Govt of india: PIB
On the third day of Conference of Parties (COP-22) on Wednesday, being held at Marrakech in Morocco, the India Pavilion witnessed three side-events that focused on the initiatives in afforestation and REDD+ in India, ecosystem and climate change and sustainable transportation.
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PM checks out blueprint for 10% cut in oil imports 2.11.2016 TOI: India
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PM Modi chairs high-level meet, discusses roadmap to reduce oil import 2.11.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, chaired a high-level meeting to discuss a roadmap to reduce dependency on import of oil and gas. During the meeting, the Petroleum Ministry presented strategies for achieving the objective by increasing production of crude oil and gas, promoting biofeuls and renewables, energy efficiency and conservation. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, Vice Chairman and CEO NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary, and senior officials from PMO, Petroleum Ministry, MEA, Home Ministry, Finance Ministry and Defence Ministry were present at the ...
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PM Narendra Modi discusses steps to reduce oil import 2.11.2016 ET: Policy
Cabinet Secretary, and senior officials from PMO, Petroleum Ministry, MEA, Home Ministry, Finance Ministry and Defence Ministry were present at the meeting.
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