News clippings on Coal, Eenergy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 20 February, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Rules for mines auction to be readied by May: Narendra Singh Tomar:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46298917.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  2. Coal block auctions in India see aggressive bidding: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pctoc3aggbgfh&title=Coal_block_auctions_in_India_see_aggressive_bidding
  3. Half-way through coal e-auction, aggressive bids fetch Rs 60,000 cr: http://www.rediff.com/business/report/half-way-through-coal-e-auction-aggressive-bids-fetch-rs-60000-cr/20150219.htm
  4. ‘Aggressive bidding in auction to be credit negative for power companies’: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-aggressive-bidding-in-auction-to-be-credit-negative-for-power-companies-2062325
  5. Coal Block Auction: Hindalco wins Gare Palma IV/5 mine in Chhattisgarh: http://www.firstpost.com/business/coal-block-auction-hindalco-wins-gare-palma-iv5-mine-chhattisgarh-2108439.html
  6. Sense & nonsense in coal auction: Jindal’s mine at Rs 108/tn, Birla’s at Rs 3,502: http://www.firstpost.com/business/sense-nonsense-coal-auction-jindals-mine-rs-108tn-birlas-rs-3502-2110927.html
  7. Hindalco wins block for Rs.14,859 cr: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-business/hindalco-wins-block-for-rs14859-cr/article6914554.ece
  8. Government expects sale proceeds of 204 coal blocks to surpass the earlier estimates of Rs 7 lakh crore: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46296239.cms
  9. NTPC, Coal India, SAIL plan to produce green energy: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/ntpc-coal-india-sail-plan-to-produce-green-energy/article6914770.ece
  10. Rural India’s LPG failure kills people, changes weather: http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/rural-india-s-lpg-failure-kills-people-changes-weather-115022000228_1.html
  11. Coal bids may hit Rs 15 trillion: http://dc.asianage.com/business/coal-bids-may-hit-rs-15-trillion-767
  12. 2.7-lakh MW capacity to be added in 5 years: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/27lakh-mw-capacity-to-be-added-in-5-years/article6914189.ece
  13. NDA govt’s grouse with Greenpeace: Mahan coal block protests: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/nda-govt-s-grouse-with-greenpeace-mahan-coal-block-protests-115022000023_1.html
  14. Modi to visit Sri Lanka next month: http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/modi-to-visit-sri-lanka-next-month/article6913674.ece
  15. Climate Change Conference: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/Climate-Change-Conference/2015/02/20/article2676642.ece
  16. Met police ‘pay to protest’ proposal rejected by campaigners: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/19/met-polices-pay-to-protest-proposal-rejected-by-campaigners
  17. Harvard prepares to fight fossil fuel divestment case in court: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/19/harvard-prepares-to-fight-fossil-fuel-divestment-case-in-court
  18. The Climate is Changing: So What?: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/the-climate-is-changing-so-what/article6913047.ece
  19. Concern over impact of Bhutan hydel project: http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=feb1915/state052
  20. Ukip candidate asks: what happens when renewable energy runs out?: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/feb/19/ukip-candidate-renewable-energy-runs-out
  21. Fossil fuel industry protests over ‘risky’ assets warning from energy secretary:

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/18/fossil-fuel-industry-protests-over-risky-assets-warning-from-energy-secretary\

B.IFIs

  1. The UK must fight for better World Bank environment policy: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2015/feb/19/uk-must-fight-better-world-bank-environment-policy
  2. IIM Kashipur holds a workshop on ‘Environment Assessment’ in Delhi: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/IIM-Kashipur-holds-a-workshop-on-Environment-Assessment-in-Delhi/articleshow/46291528.cms?
  3. Sri Lanka Finance Minister meets top officials of World Bank, IMF: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/lankan-finance-minister-meets-top-officials-of-wb-imf-115022000247_1.html
  4. Deng Xiaoping Devised What was Suitable for Mainland China: http://www.newindianexpress.com/columns/s_gurumurthy/Deng-Xiaoping-Devised-What-was-Suitable-for-Mainland-China/2015/02/20/article2677556.ece
  5. Route proposals through Centre, World Bank tells Shimla: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Route-proposals-through-Centre-World-Bank-tells-Shimla/articleshow/46305777.cms?
  6. Japanese firm looking to invest $9 billion in Andhra: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/japanese-firm-looking-to-invest-9-billion-in-andhra-115021901156_1.html
  7. Japan offers help in food processing sector: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/japan-offers-help-in-food-processing-sector/article6914726.ece
  8. What is the millennium development goal on poverty and hunger all about?: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/feb/19/millennium-development-goal-one-poverty-hunger
  9. World Bank & IIM-I to assess higher education in MP: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/indore/World-Bank-IIM-I-to-assess-higher-education-in-MP/articleshow/46294475.cms?

C.Land Water & Forest

  1. Millions at risk from rapid sea rise in swampy Sundarbans in Bengal: http://www.firstpost.com/living/millions-risk-rapid-sea-rise-swampy-sundarbans-bengal-2108107.html
  2. 20 years on, Datia farmers lose land and live in darkness: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/20-years-on-Datia-farmers-lose-land-and-live-in-darkness/articleshow/46293429.cms?
  3. RIL employee among 5 detained for leaking confidential petroleum ministry documents: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/ril-employee-among-5-detained-for-leaking-confidential-petroleum-ministry-documents/articleshow/46303332.cms
  4. HC asks State govt to quickly take a stand on diluted planning rules: http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/articles/state-govt-amendment-rmp-2015-city-planning-rules-bangalore?utm_source=copy
  5. Modi govt vs Priya Pillai: Insanity of the ‘doodh mein makkhi’ theory: http://www.firstpost.com/india/modi-govt-vs-priya-pillai-insanity-of-the-doodh-mein-makkhi-theory-2108681.html
  6. Ministry asks Delhi govt. for plan on pollution: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/ministry-asks-delhi-govt-for-plan-on-pollution/article6914963.ece
  7. Congress not to join Anna Hazare’s protest against land ordinance: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Congress-not-to-join-Anna-Hazares-protest-against-land-ordinance/articleshow/46294153.cms?
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