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News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 16 April, 2015

16 April, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Australia-India civil nuke pact possible by year end: FM Bishop: http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/australia-india-civil-nuke-pact-possible-by-year-end-fm-bishop_1579499.html
  2. Coal turnaround to ease power cuts this summer: http://www.rediff.com/business/report/coal-turnaround-to-ease-power-cuts-this-summer/20150416.htm
  3. Fewer power cuts likely this summer as govt engineers coal turnaround: http://www.business-standard.com/article/reuters/modi-s-coal-turnaround-to-ease-chronic-power-cuts-115041600112_1.html
  4. State discoms may cap costs of thermal power plants before inviting bids for power supply:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46938836.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  5. Coal auction III next week: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150416/jsp/business/story_14752.jsp#.VS9KyvmUd1E
  6. 23 coal blocks may be up for auction next week: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-23-coal-blocks-may-be-up-for-auction-next-week-2077710
  7. Gautam Adani, PM Modi’s constant companion on overseas trips: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/gautam-adani-pm-modi-s-constant-companion-on-overseas-trips/article1-1337692.aspx
  8. Power generation crosses 1 trillion unit mark in FY15:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46937747.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  9. Process for third round of coal auction may start next week: http://dc.asianage.com/business/process-third-round-coal-auction-may-start-next-week-893
  10. We Can be Partner of Choice to India’s Energy Needs: Australian Foreign Affairs Minister: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/We-Can-be-Partner-of-Choice-to-Indias-Energy-Needs-Australian-Foreign-Affairs-Minister/2015/04/15/article2765872.ece
  11. Coal India gets few takers for imported coal in maiden year: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/coal-india-gets-few-takers-for-imported-coal-in-maiden-year-115041500681_1.html
  12. Meet to suggest framework for mining of fossil fuels: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/states/meet-to-suggest-framework-for-mining-of-fossil-fuels/article7105479.ece
  13. Power Generation Shows Growth Rate Of 8.4%: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=118256

B.IFIs

  1. Government to press ahead with Rs 40,000 crore tax demand on FIIs, says Arun Jaitley:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46928743.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  2. China-led Infra Bank comes closer to reality; India, 56 members join as founding members: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-china-led-infra-bank-comes-closer-to-reality-india-56-members-join-as-founding-members-2077693
  3. Pakistan economy to grow by 4.4%: World Bank: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/pak-economy-to-grow-by-4-4-per-cent-wb-115041500225_1.html
  4. Bretton Woods twins bet big on India’s growth, over China: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-44770.html
  5. World Bank Likely to Fund Government’s Flagship Schemes: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/World-Bank-Likely-to-Fund-Governments-Flagship-Schemes/2015/04/16/article2766682.ece
  6. At a conference, Ban calls for investment to achieve sustainable energy: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-45385.html
  7. World Bank lending: how the organisation rode roughshod over its own rules – interactive: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/ng-interactive/2015/apr/16/world-bank-lending-rode-roughshod-over-own-rules-interactive
  8. World Bank breaks its own rules as 3.4 million people are forced off their land: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/apr/16/world-bank-breaks-own-rules-indigenous-people-forced-off-land
  9. Why the Mundra power plant has given Tata a mega headache: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/apr/16/why-the-mundra-power-plant-has-given-tata-a-mega-headache
  10. World Bank may fund govt. projects: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/world-bank-may-fund-govt-projects/article7107549.ece
  11. U.S. to keep engaging China on Asian infrastructure bank – official: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=peqgclihifhcf&title=U.S._to_keep_engaging_China_on_Asian_infrastructure_bank_-_official
  12. साल 2016 में चीन को पछाड़ कर भारत बनेगा नबंर 01 : http://hindi.oneindia.com/news/india/indias-economic-growth-likely-to-outpace-china-in-2016-too-predict-imf-and-world-bank-351079.html

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Aravali not a forest, says Haryana order: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/aravali-not-a-forest-says-haryana-order/articleshow/46938882.cms
  2. India delinks Assam from land agreement with Bangladesh, bill likely in parliament soon: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-india-delinks-assam-from-land-agreement-with-bangladesh-bill-likely-in-parliament-soon-2077835
  3. Land Bill threatens ‘identity of women’, government should reconsider: Aruna Roy: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-land-bill-threatens-identity-of-women-government-should-reconsider-aruna-roy-2077714
  4. Medha Patkar criticizes new land acquisition bill: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/medha-patkar-criticizes-new-land-acquisition-bill/articleshow/46920532.cms
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