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India, France to co-host ISA Summit 22.2.2018 General News
India will co-host the first International Solar Alliance Summit with France on March 11 in the national capital, where at least 10 heads of state are expected to be present. Announcing details of the Summit, the government officials also said India will achieve 22 GW solar energy capacity by next month and should be able to meet its target of 100 GW by 2022. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit, to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, will see representation from over 120 countries and multilateral bodies like the UN, World Bank and ADB. The ISA is a treaty-based international body for promotion of solar energy in alliance with 121 countries, which are lying fully or partially between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. "We are expecting heads of state from France, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Ghana, Australia, Venezuela, Bangladesh and Fiji," T S Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations) in Ministry of External Affairs, said here during a briefing on the ISA Summit. He said ...
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Sketch of green dress from 'Gone With the Wind' up for auction 22.2.2018 General News
In one of the most memorable scenes from "Gone With the Wind", Scarlett O'Hara sews herself an emerald green dress from curtains in her bid to woo Rhett Butler and get some money out of him to save her home, Tara. Now a sketch of the famous dress that Vivien Leigh wore in the 1939 Hollywood classic may fetch between $15,000-20,000 at an auction. The sketch of the dress by Walter Plunkett is among some 800 pieces of rare Hollywood memorabilia from India's Osianama Archives, which will go under the hammer at upcoming Juliens Auctions on March 8 here. The sketch, however, is not the most expensive of the lot that includes a full-size screen used figure of Arnold Schwarzenegger from 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines' (2003), estimated to sell between $50,000-$80,000; a French Grande (Style A) poster of 'King Kong' (1933), estimated between $30,000-40,000; a cast resin maquette of the Queen from 'Aliens' (1986), estimated to fetch $20,000-$30,000; an American 40x60 poster for 'Breakfast .
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Assam govt justifies power tariff hike proposal 22.2.2018 General News
The Assam government today, defending a recent proposal to hike power tariff, said 80 per cent of the state-run distribution company's annual budget is used for the purchase of electricity. The remaining 20 per cent is utilised for salary, operations and maintenance purposes of Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL), the Minister of State for Power, Pallab Lochan Das, said in the Assembly. "The power tariff is decided on profit and loss of the distribution company. We need Rs 5,885 crore for running it this year, out of which 80 per cent will go only for purchase of power," he said. "The power purchase cost is higher in Assam as our own generation is very less. Our transmission cost is very high, Das said. "We are trying to reduce power purchase cost. The current rate is only to meet our expenses," he added. He also pointed out that power theft is a serious issue in the state and urged the ministers of other departments to look into the issue. "The agriculture ...
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DERC for tariff rationalisation, choice for consumers 22.2.2018 General News
Aiming to increase competition in the electricity supply market and give consumers an option to choose their power supplier, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has come out with an approach paper. The commission has placed the approach paper in public domain and sought suggestions from stakeholders on its content. Presently the consumers can not choose their power supplier. Promoting competition will mean consumers would have the option to choose a supplier and new players would enter the market, the paper says. The objective of the approach paper is to examine the existing regulatory framework in electricity retail tariff and develop a strategy for creating competition in this market within the present legal framework of the Electricity Act, 2003. The approach paper also calls for "...creating a level playing field for the existing distribution licensees and the new incumbent players, who want to participate in retail supply of electricity." The tariff ...
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Coal Sector Denationalized 22.2.2018 Central Chronicle » Editorial
In the year 1973 Prime Minister Mrs.Indira Gandhi in a well guarded secret move nationalized... more »
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Samsung brings world's first 'Wind-Free' AC to India 22.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Samsung India on Thursday announced to bring the world's first "Wind-Free" air conditioner to the country, starting from Rs 50,950.
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Focus: How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power, and lost 22.2.2018 General News
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Last March, executives at General Electric Co's power-plant business gave Wall Street a surprisingly bullish forecast for the year. Despite flat demand for new natural gas power plants, they said, GE Power's revenue and profit would rise.
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ReNew Power inks pact with UP govt to set up 1200 MW renewable energy capacity 21.2.2018 General News
ReNew Power Ventures today said it has inked a pact with the Uttar Pradesh government to invest Rs 8,000 crore for 1,200 MW of renewable energy capacity, a move which can create 12,000 jobs in the state. ReNew Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Uttar Pradesh today to facilitate development of 1200 MW of renewable energy installed capacity in the state, a company statement said. According to the statement, an investment of Rs 8,000 crore is proposed to commission these projects which are slated to help the state meet its energy needs. The MoU was signed as part of UP Investors Summit 2018, in the presence of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath. The company proposal to develop 1,000 MW of installed capacity for solar power projects along side another 200 MW for waste-to-energy projects is in line with the Indias goal to provide access to energy for all through clean energy. These projects have the potential to create direct ...
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Inergeia develops solar wind hybrid energy plant 21.2.2018 Deccan Herald - District

Solar company Inergeia has developed the first solar wind energy plant of hybrid technology. This is a first of its kind in the state.

Addressing reporters here on Wednesday, company Director Arvind Kumar said that the set up will produce electricity round the clock using solar and wind energy. The production of energy using hybrid technology will boost the possibilities of utilisation of renewable resources. The vertical wind turbines have been designed to tap wind energy in an effective way. The technology will help maintain a good environment.

The plant has been set up ay Bava Fish Meal and Oil, owned by Riaz Bava in Mangaluru, he said.

He added that Inergeia has set up plants in various parts of the state. Suraj Shetty was present at the press meet.

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India Power Corporation standalone net profit declines 82.62% in the December 2017 quarter 21.2.2018 General News
Sales decline 0.16% to Rs 103.50 crore
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FY19 Infrastructure Outlook: Light at the End of the Tunnel, Outlook Revised to Stable 21.2.2018 General News
The agency has revised the outlook on the sector to stable for FY19 from negative in FY18 with visible improvements in toll roads and wind projects. The outlook for telecom has been revised to negative-to-stable from negative. The outlooks for thermal power (project level), oil and gas (including city gas distribution), power (corporate utilities), ports and airports remain unchanged.
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Tourists stranded as cyclone's tail hits New Zealand 21.2.2018 General News
Up to 1,000 tourists were stranded in New Zealand's Golden Bay today after the remnants of Cyclone Gita buffeted the South Pacific nation, officials said. Authorities said they were considering sending ferries to ship the holiday-makers out of the remote South Island region after huge landslips closed the main highway. Elsewhere, the storm cut power to tens of thousands of homes, felled trees and washed away roads. Cyclone Gita caused extensive damage as it tore through Tonga and Samoa last week, peaking as a top-of-the-scale Category Five super-storm. It has since been downgraded but still carried a sting in the tail when it reached New Zealand overnight, bringing 140 kmh winds and around 7.8 inches of rainfall. Seven local council areas, including the South Island's main city of Christchurch, declared a state of emergency on yesterday as officials anticipated the worst. Most reported early today that the weather had not been as extreme as predicted, with the top of the South Island .
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Thai protesters win agreement for new reviews of coal plants 20.2.2018 General News
Protesters in the Thai capital seeking to stop construction of coal-fired power plants in the country's south have claimed victory, as the Energy Ministry agreed to order new assessments of the health and environmental impacts of the projects. About three dozen demonstrators who had been holding a hunger strike ended their protest Tuesday after Energy Minister Siri Jirapongphan met with them and agreed to suspend work on projects in the seaside provinces of Krabi and Songkhla until new reviews are done by neutral third parties. Siri agreed to withdraw the previous Environmental Health Impact Assessments and undertake a broader review of whether the projects are suitable, and scrap the projects if their judgment is negative. Legal cases associated with the plants and the protests are to be dropped.
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Rediscovering Ancient Nubia in Sudan Before It’s Too Late 20.2.2018 The Wire

Long ignored by white archaeologists as a mere footnote, modern scientists are now racing to document what’s left of the ancient African civilisation.

The post Rediscovering Ancient Nubia in Sudan Before It’s Too Late appeared first on The Wire.

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Outcome of board meeting of Karma Energy 20.2.2018 General News
Held on 20 February 2018
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Ind-Ra revises outlook on infra sector to stable for FY19 20.2.2018 General News
Rating agency Ind-Ra today said it has revised the outlook on infrastructure sector to stable for the next fiscal on signs of improvement in projects. The infrastructure sector is showing signs of stability, although pockets of stress still linger, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said in a statement. "The agency has revised the outlook on the sector to stable for FY19 from negative in FY18 with visible improvements in toll roads and wind projects. The outlook for telecom has been revised to negative-to-stable from negative. The outlooks for thermal power, oil and gas, power, ports and airports remain unchanged," it said in a statement. The rating agency said it expects its portfolio ratings to remain largely stable during the course of FY19. "Toll roads, where pressure points existed during FY17, have exhibited visible improvements in 2018. While the wind sector continues to exhibit under performance, protection from fixed capacity charges and built up of reserves provide ...
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Parts of New Zealand flood as remnants of Cyclone Gita hit 20.2.2018 Hindu: International
The storm system is the remnants of Cyclone Gita, which last week ripped through the Pacific nation of Tonga, destroying homes, churches and the historic Parliament House.
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Urja Global standalone net profit rises 89.29% in the December 2017 quarter 20.2.2018 General News
Sales rise 37.22% to Rs 31.52 crore
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Cabinet to vet Rs 48K cr KUSUM scheme for solar power by March 20.2.2018 General News
The Rs 48,000-crore KUSUM scheme to promote the use of solar power among farmers would be placed before the Cabinet by next month, New and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh said today. KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan) aims to incentivise farmers to run solar farm water pumps and use barren land for generating solar power to have extra income. The total cost of the capacities under this scheme would be Rs 1.4 lakh crore. The Centre will provide Rs 48,000 crore financial assistance under the scheme. "The scheme is ready...It should go to the Cabinet in the next 20 days," Singh told reporters on the sidelines of International R&D Conclave here. KUSUM will also improve the present scheme for rooftop solar systems. The government is enlarging the scope of the existing scheme and its mechanism, he said adding that the government is thinking of beginning KUSUM with 7.5 lakh solar pumps. "We are packaging the scheme in such a way that farmers also get extra .
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Govt extends transmission charge waiver for solar, wind power till 2022 19.2.2018 News
The order also provides that the waiver would be available to only those projects which are awarded through competitive bidding process
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