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News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 2 March, 2015

2 March, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Normal Coal Supply Boosts Power Output of NTPC-Kaniha: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Normal-Coal-Supply-Boosts-Power-Output-of-NTPC-Kaniha/2015/03/02/article2693998.ece
  2. Govt to Revisit 4 Blocks Auctioned in Phase I: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Govt-to-Revisit-4-Blocks-Auctioned-in-Phase-I/2015/03/02/article2693369.ece
  3. Coal auction foul play fear: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150302/jsp/business/story_6373.jsp#.VPQL6vmUd1E
  4. Renewable energy needs priority lending under infrastructure sector: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/comment-renewable-energy-needs-priority-lending-under-infrastructure-sector-2065276
  5. PSU giants turn up heat in fight for coal blocks: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/psu-giants-turn-up-heat-in-fight-for-coal-blocks-115030200027_1.html
  6. Sunita Narain: Decoding the Budget’s ‘carbon tax’: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/sunita-narain-decoding-the-budget-s-carbon-tax-115030100803_1.html
  7. More horse power for the energy sector: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/more-horse-power-for-the-energy-sector/article6948601.ece
  8. Ultra-mega power plant site in Etah: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/allahabad/ultra-mega-power-plant-site-in-etah/articleshow/46421010.cms
  9. EESL to invest Rs 1,000 cr in Andhra: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/eesl-to-invest-rs-1-000-crore-in-andhra-115030100489_1.html
  10. Opening of Applications for Allotment of Schedule 1 Coal Mines: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=116203
  11. Curse of the black gold: How Meghalaya depends on coal: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/curse-of-the-black-gold-how-meghalaya-depends-on-coal/article1-1321866.aspx
  12. Full electrification by 2022: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-miscellaneous/tp-others/full-electrification-by-2022/article6947168.ece
  13. Budget 2015-16: Govt says preparing cabinet note to boost CBM exploitation: http://www.business-standard.com/budget/article/budget-2015-16-govt-says-preparing-cabinet-note-to-boost-cbm-exploitation-115030100033_1.html
  14. Budget 2015: Power of five will light up energy sector: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/budget-2015/union-budget-2015/Budget-2015-Union-Budget-2015/articleshow/46416518.cms?
  15. Climate change gets a boost; environment ministry budget trimmed: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-25528.html
  16. Environment Fails to Find Greener Pastures on Jaitley’s Map: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Environment-Fails-to-Find-Greener-Pastures-on-Jaitley%E2%80%99s-Map/2015/03/01/article2692362.ece
  17. Energy policy on the right path: Kirit S Parikh: http://www.business-standard.com/budget/article/energy-policy-on-the-right-path-kirit-s-parikh-115030100023_1.html
  18. ‘Doubling clean energy cess on coal may hike power tariff’: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/462719/doubling-clean-energy-cess-coal.html
  19. Power sector demands mostly untouched: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/budget/power-sector-demands-mostly-untouched/article6946119.ece
  20. Renewable energy sector left high and dry: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/renewable-energy-sector-left-high-and-dry/article6946143.ece
  21. Union Budget 2015: Arun Jaitley talks about green development, cuts allocation for environment ministry: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/union-budget-2015-arun-jaitley-talks-about-green-development-cuts-allocation-for-environment-ministry/articleshow/46413684.cms
  22. Budget 2015 aims for ‘Green India’: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/budget-2015-aims-for-green-india-115022801153_1.html
  23. 107 applications from PSUs for 43 coal blocks: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/107-applications-from-PSUs-for-43-coal-blocks/articleshow/46425326.cms?
  24. Switzerland becomes first country to submit Paris climate deal pledge: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/27/switzerland-becomes-first-country-to-submit-paris-climate-deal-pledge#
  25. Members of €32bn Danish pension funds to vote on fossil fuel divestment: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/02/members-of-32bn-danish-pension-funds-vote-fossil-fuel-divestment
  26. What happened to the lobbyists who tried to reshape the US view of climate change?: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/27/what-happened-to-lobbyists-who-tried-reshape-us-view-climate-change

UnB.IFIs

  1. Sri Lanka seeks foreign help in corruption probe: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-25778.html
  2. Setting up a business will become easier: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/budget/setting-up-a-business-will-become-easier/article6946188.ece
  3. Budget 2015 high on ‘investment’, ‘Ease of Doing Business’, literally: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/budget-2015-high-on-investment-ease-of-doing-business-literally/articleshow/46409007.cms
  4. India needs $1 trillion to project power: http://dc.asianage.com/business/india-needs-1-trillion-project-power-443
  5. Rs 2,200 Crore WB Aid for Hudhud Relief Works: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/Rs-2200-Crore-WB-Aid-for-Hudhud-Relief-Works/2015/02/28/article2691095.ece
  6. Distribution, generation power keys: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150228/jsp/bihar/story_6044.jsp#.VPQDt_mUd1E
  7. To save the rainforest, let the locals take control: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530100.200-to-save-the-rainforest-let-the-locals-take-control.html#.VPQDzPmUd1E
  8. World Bank report criticises Bihar for poor power condition: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/world-bank-report-criticises-bihar-for-poor-power-condition-115022701423_1.html
  9. British support for Ethiopia scheme withdrawn amid abuse allegations: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/feb/27/british-support-for-ethiopia-scheme-withdrawn-amid-abuse-allegations
  10. Two-third population of Bihar lack electricity: World Bank: http://www.oneindia.com/india/two-third-population-of-bihar-lack-electricity-world-bank-1668084.html
  11. Forex reserves of $1 trillion will help India become a geo-political power: http://www.rediff.com/business/report/budget-ecosur-india-boasts-of-usd-1-trillion-forex-war-chest-survey/20150227.htm
  12. Tightening hold: recapitalisation provision reduced to ₹9,555 crore: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/banking/tightening-hold-recapitalisation-provision-reduced-to-9555-crore/article6946062.ece
  13. GAAR to incorporate OECD initiative’s norms on tax avoidance:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46420695.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Nitish Kumar to fast against Land Acquisition Bill: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/nitish-kumar-to-fast-against-land-acquisition-bill/articleshow/46421579.cms
  2. Land reforms Bill soon: Paswan: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Land-reforms-Bill-soon-Paswan/articleshow/46425355.cms?
  3. Shiv Sena to write to Centre seeking changes in Land Acquisition Bill: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-shiv-sena-to-write-to-centre-seeking-changes-in-land-acquisition-bill-2065379
  4. NGOs shut for using ‘human rights’ in name: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/NGOs-shut-for-using-human-rights-in-name/articleshow/46420094.cms
  5. Crackdown on fake human rights organisations: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/crackdown-on-fake-human-rights-organisations/article6943358.ece
  6. Manufacturing hubs to power ‘Act East’ policy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/budget-2015/union-budget-2015/Manufacturing-hubs-to-power-Act-East-policy/articleshow/46416366.cms?
  7. IBUs to be treated as foreign branches of Indian banks:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46422603.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  8. International Financial Services Centre (IFSC): http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=116213
  9. Evacuees seek return of land taken for SEZ: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/evacuees-seek-return-of-land-taken-for-sez/article6943952.ece
  10. Implement ‘Jameen Vapasi’ demand land losers: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/462428/implement-jameen-vapasi-demand-land.html
  11. Several UPA ministers had sparred with Jairam on land law: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46403553.cms

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