News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest

A.Coal & Energy

  1. RIL, Adani qualify for coal auction: http://www.asianage.com/business/ril-adani-qualify-coal-auction-281
  2. Maharashtra seeks Rs 10,000 crore from Centre for power infrastructure: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Maharashtra-seeks-Rs-10000-crore-from-Centre-for-power-infrastructure/articleshow/46226017.cms?
  3. 134 companies enter final coal block race: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/134-companies-enter-final-coal-block-race/articleshow/46224485.cms?
  4. Power production at YTPS to start in May: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/459426/power-production-ytps-start-may.html
  5. NLC Posts Rs 309 cr PAT in Q3: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/NLC-Posts-Rs-309-cr-PAT-in-Q3/2015/02/13/article2666551.ece
  6. Coal auction: 44 bids rejected; ex-owners, sector biggies ahead: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/coal-auction-44-bids-rejected-ex-owners-sector-biggies-ahead-115021300079_1.html
  7. Fadnavis Hints at Lower Power Tariffs for Industries: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Fadnavis-Hints-at-Lower-Power-Tariffs-for-Industries/2015/02/13/article2665638.ece
  8. Bengal power utility out of coal auction: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150213/jsp/business/story_3075.jsp#.VN2gefmUd1E
  9. Custodian soon for coal blocks withdrawn from auction: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/custodian-soon-for-coal-blocks-withdrawn-from-auction/article6887701.ece
  10. Scientists warn of `mega-drought` risk in western US: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/scientists-warn-of-mega-drought-risk-in-western-us_1545713.html
  11. US move to make climate changes rejected: http://www.asianage.com/international/us-move-make-climate-changes-rejected-231
  12. NDA’s 100-Gw solar power plan to face a test of credibility: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/nda-s-100-gw-solar-power-plan-to-face-a-test-of-credibility-115021300048_1.html
  13. UN climate deal to rely on persuasion, not coercion, if nations fail to keep promises: http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-un-climate-deal-to-rely-on-persuasion-not-coercion-if-nations-fail-to-keep-promises-2060565
  14. UN special envoy for cities and climate change Michael Bloomberg to visit India next week: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/UN-special-envoy-for-cities-and-climate-change-Michael-Bloomberg-to-visit-India-next-week/articleshow/46218229.cms?
  15. From Bangkok to Bhutan, growing cities race to outrun disasters – TRFN: http://www.sify.com/news/from-bangkok-to-bhutan-growing-cities-race-to-outrun-disasters-trfn-news-environment-and-nature-pcmtuthgdaebf.html
  16. U.N. climate deal set to rely on persuasion, not coercion: http://www.firstpost.com/world/u-n-climate-deal-set-to-rely-on-persuasion-not-coercion-2096235.html
  17. Australian uranium ‘could end up in India’s nuclear weapons program: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/13/australian-uranium-could-end-up-in-indias-nuclear-weapons-program
  18. Two more Japan nuclear reactors get safety clearance post Fukushima disaster: http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-two-more-japan-nuclear-reactors-get-safety-clearance-post-fukushima-disaster-2060313

B.IFIs

  1. IMF, World Bank to provide financial assistance to Ukraine: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/459504/imf-world-bank-provide-financial.html
  2. World Bank to provide up to $2 billion in aid to Ukraine: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/world-bank-to-provide-up-to-usd-2-bn-in-aid-to-ukraine-115021300087_1.html
  3. IFC to Fund Birla’s Rs 200 mn Carbon Black Facility in China: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/IFC-to-Fund-Birla%E2%80%99s-Rs-200-mn-Carbon-Black-Facility-in-China/2015/02/13/article2666540.ece
  4. TRIGP to improve economic conditions of poor: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/trigp-to-improve-economic-conditions-of-poor/article6889530.ece
  5. Sri Lanka government seeks $4.0 billion IMF bailout: http://www.asianage.com/international/sri-lanka-government-seeks-40-billion-imf-bailout-137
  6. India one of top 3 markets for equities in 2015: CFA survey: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/markets/india-one-of-top-3-markets-for-equities-in-2015-cfa-survey/article6887618.ece
  7. Reliance Power signs MoU with Rajasthan to develop solar project: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-18297.html
  8. ICICI Bank, Prudential Plc plan to sell 5% stake in insurance JV at $6 billion valuation:

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46222308.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

  9. India, US vow to fight terror funds: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150213/jsp/business/story_3066.jsp#.VN2GqPmUd1E
  10. Aid money for development projects in Nepal linked to child labour: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/feb/12/aid-money-development-projects-nepal-child-labour#

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Anna Hazare has right to opinion regarding Land Acquisiton Bill, says government: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-anna-hazare-has-right-to-opinion-regarding-land-acquisiton-bill-says-government-2060564
  2. Jharkhand: Maoist blow up railway tracks; protest amendment of Land Acquistion Act: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-jharkhand-maoist-blow-up-railway-tracks-protest-amendment-of-land-acquistion-act-2060487#
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