News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land Water and Forest: 4 March, 2015

4 March, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Coal cess ‘buffer’ for cuts:
  2. KCR Lays Foundation for 600 MW Power Plant in Adilabad District:
  3. Govt to Begin Second Phase of Coal Block Auction Today:
  4. Union Budget lacks policies to encourage innovation: Swamy:
  5. Ultra mega power project Nitish government’s brainchild: Minister:
  6. India to begin auction of second phase of coal mines on Wednesday:
  7. ‘Govt fails to use green cess to protect environment’:
  8. What is Apple really doing about climate change?:
  9. ‘India to add 1,00,000 MW clean coal tech-based power capacity’:
  10. Power Finance Corp to turn ex-dividend today:
  11. CBI faces court anger after saying it can’t file report due to lack of approval:
  12. Better days ahead for Hindalco
  13. Activist denied info on environment clearance:
  14. Ambitious solar power projects need all round support!:
  15. HK utility CLP eyes China and India for expansion, not Australia:
  16. Modi to Inaugurate Two 600 MW Power Units in MP:
  17. Deforestation impacts monsoon rains, says IISc study:
  18. Focus on green tech to tackle climate change, says UK’s climate adviser:
  19. Climate change missions did not see ‘expected’ progress: Govt:
  20. Droughts in Syria and California linked to climate change:
  21. Global warming contributed to Syria’s 2011 uprising, scientists claim:
  22. Air pollution will kill thousands in Europe, EEA warns:
  23. Focus on green tech to tackle climate change, says UK’s climate adviser:
  24. Bank of England warns of huge financial risk from fossil fuel investments:


  1. Objection raised:
  2. Tata Power announces commissioning of Unit 1 of Dagachhu Hydro project in Bhutan:
  3. Telangana to launch e-Panchayats:
  4. Not just NSE: Global stock exchanges too want to set up shop in GIFT City:

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Acquisition lapses if owner not paid on time: SC:
  2. LS clears mining bill amid opposition protest:
  3. SAD passes resolution rejecting land bill:
  4. $95-billion tax benefits for companies, individuals, up 7% :

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