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News on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, water and Forest: 17 February, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Coal auction a Rs 50,000 crore annual bonanza for states: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46270828.cms
  2. SCCL determined to give a tough fight to rivals: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/sccl-determined-to-give-a-tough-fight-to-rivals/article6903942.ece
  3. Trans-Damodar coal block goes to Durgapur Projects: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Trans-Damodar-coal-block-goes-to-Durgapur-Projects/articleshow/46267807.cms?
  4. B S Ispat wins coal mine in Maharashtra: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/460180/b-s-ispat-wins-coal.html
  5. Three firms win coal mines: http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/three-firms-win-coal-mines-115021700038_1.html
  6. Monnet Ispat gets coalmin notice for Gare Palma block terms violation: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-monnet-ispat-gets-coalmin-notice-for-gare-palma-block-terms-violation-2061637
  7. Private power producers seek fiscal benefits: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/private-power-producers-seek-fiscal-benefits/article6902413.ece
  8. India, Lanka sign pact on nuclear energy: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/india-lanka-sign-pact-on-nuclear-energy/article6902425.ece
  9. China, UK cos to invest billions in solar, wind energy: http://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/china-uk-cos-to-make-in-india-invest-billions-of-dollars-in-solar-energy-wind-energy/article1-1317526.aspx
  10. Coal auctions Day 3: Jaypee Group amongst the winners: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/coal-auctions-day-3-jaypee-group-amongst-the-winners/article6902538.ece
  11. Coal blocks: aggressive bidding likely to hit the viability of power companies: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/coal-auction/article6902426.ece
  12. Windfall in offing: Poor states to reap harvest of coal block auctions: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/blessing-in-disguise-windfall-from-coal-auction-awaits-poor-states/article1-1317537.aspx
  13. ‘It will be a shame if India is not a globally competitive metal producer’: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/it-will-be-a-shame-if-india-is-not-a-globally-competitive-metal-producer/article6902359.ece
  14. Shri Piyush Goyal Reached Out to Global Audience through Talkathon at Re-Invest2015: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=115513
  15. Government to protect foreign investments: Piyush Goyal: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pcqsuKabcfggh&title=Government_to_protect_foreign_investments%3A_Piyush_Goyal
  16. Australia not to suspend Indonesian aid if 2 citizens are executed: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/australia-not-to-suspend-indonesian-aid-if-2-citizens-are-executed-115021601378_1.html
  17. ‘India could lead the world in clean energy’: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/india-could-lead-the-world-in-clean-energy-115021601125_1.html
  18. NTPC to invest $10 billion for building green energy projects in next 5 years: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/ntpc-to-invest-10-bn-for-building-renewable-projects/article6904884.ece?ref=sliderNews
  19. BUDGET WISH LIST: Power firms for market-driven pricing: http://www.business-standard.com/budget/article/budget-wish-list-power-firms-for-market-driven-pricing-115021601005_1.html
  20. UN special envoy Bloomberg praises PM Modi’s green steps, says very bullish on India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/UN-special-envoy-Bloomberg-praises-PM-Modis-green-steps-says-very-bullish-on-India/articleshow/46260885.cms?
  21. As coal auctions begin in Delhi, a splendid forest in Chhattisgarh awaits slow death: http://scroll.in/article/704945/As-coal-auctions-begin-in-Delhi,-a-splendid-forest-in-Chhattisgarh-awaits-slow-death?utm_content=buffer85c79&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer
  22. Kejriwal asks departments to send proposal to slash power bill by half: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Kejriwal-asks-departments-to-send-proposal-to-slash-power-bill-by-half/articleshow/46265121.cms?

B.IFIs

  1. Foundation stone laid for water supply project: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/foundation-stone-laid-for-water-supply-project/article6903856.ece
  2. High hopes on new maritime policy: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/high-hopes-on-new-maritime-policy/article6903375.ece
  3. Yes Bank to issue green bonds worth Rs 500 cr for clean energy projects: http://www.firstpost.com/business/yes-bank-to-issue-green-bonds-worth-rs-500-cr-for-clean-energy-projects-2101577.html
  4. CM distributes relief to flood victims: http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=feb1615/state050
  5. YES Bank floats first green infra bond for Rs 500cr: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/YES-Bank-floats-first-green-infra-bond-for-Rs-500cr/articleshow/46269428.cms?
  6. Naveen seeks PM’s help for release of funds: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/naveen-seeks-pms-help-for-release-of-funds/article6903255.ece

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Medha Patkar asks Mohan Bhagwat about how RSS plans to conserve Narmada: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-medha-patkar-asks-mohan-bhagwat-about-how-rss-plans-to-conserve-narmada-2061613
  2. Posco Seeks Date With PM on Odisha Project: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Posco-Seeks-Date-With-PM-on-Odisha-Project/2015/02/17/article2672846.ece
  3. Procedure was followed in Priya Pillai issue: MHA: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/procedure-was-followed-in-priya-pillai-issue-mha/article6902582.ece
  4. What happened to Priya Pillai could happen to many of us: http://www.rediff.com/news/column/what-happened-to-priya-pillai-could-happen-to-many-of-us/20150216.htm

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