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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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De Beers turns to blockchain to guarantee diamond purity 16.1.2018 General News
LONDON (Reuters) - Anglo American's diamond unit De Beers aims to launch the first industry-wide blockchain this year to track gems each time they change hands starting from the moment they are dug from the ground, its chief executive said on Tuesday.
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Power outages: Water disruption major cause, says World Resources Institute 16.1.2018 Latest News
Fourteen of India's top 20 largest thermal power utility companies have experienced water shortage-related disruptions at least once between 2013 and 2016, losing more than $1.4 billion in total potential revenue, according to a report released by World Resources Institute.Water consumption from India's thermal power generation rose steadily every year between 2011 and 2016 but would stay below its 2016 level by 2027 if the country's ambitious renewable goals are successfully achieved and the notified stringent water regulations implemented, the study said. India plans to achieve 175 GW of installed renewable power capacity by 2022. WRI report recommended that the Union government should mandate that power plants monitor and disclose water withdrawal and discharge data, create guidelines and policy incentives to drive better performance in managing water use and risks, and prioritize solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind projects whenever possible. More than 80 per cent of India's ...
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75% deaths in India in 2015 due to household burning, coal combustion: Report 16.1.2018 Zee News : Science and Technology
Overall, air pollution contributed to nearly 1.1 million deaths in 2015, with the burden falling disproportionately (75 percent) on rural areas.
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Energy switch: Letter to BS on electricity use needs transformation 15.1.2018 All Current Affairs Stories
The finding is significant in part because indoor air pollution is a major by-product of the use of biomass, which diminishes the quality of life, especially for women and young children
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Poland eyes India mining sector 15.1.2018 Hindu: Industry
Delegation holds talks with Coal India
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Household burning, coal combustion behind 75% deaths 15.1.2018 General News
Exposure to household burning emissions and coal combustion were the main reasons behind 75 per cent of air pollution-related deaths in India in 2015 which came chiefly from rural areas, reveals a report.
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Coal scam: Supply documents to Jindal and others, court directs CBI 15.1.2018 Latest News
Jindal is named accused, along with former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan and ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda
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Headline inflation trips on food, but core intact: CRISIL Inflation Tracker 15.1.2018 Latest News
Vegetable inflation softens, fuel trends up
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Hike in coal prices likely to impact secondary steel makers, says Icra 15.1.2018 News
The company has hiked prices of non-coking coal which will raise average coal price by about 8.5 per cent
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