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: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150304/jsp/nation/story_6840.jsp#.VPaTBvmUd1E
  2. KCR Lays Foundation for 600 MW Power Plant in Adilabad District: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/KCR-Lays-Foundation-for-600-MW-Power-Plant-in-Adilabad-District/2015/03/04/article2696938.ece
  3. Govt to Begin Second Phase of Coal Block Auction Today: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Govt-to-Begin-Second-Phase-of-Coal-Block-Auction-Today/2015/03/04/article2696385.ece
  4. Union Budget lacks policies to encourage innovation: Swamy: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/union-budget-lacks-policies-to-encourage-innovation-swamy/article6957549.ece
  5. Ultra mega power project Nitish government’s brainchild: Minister: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Ultra-mega-power-project-Nitish-governments-brainchild-Minister/articleshow/46450232.cms?
  6. India to begin auction of second phase of coal mines on Wednesday: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-india-to-begin-auction-of-second-phase-of-coal-mines-on-wednesday-2065878
  7. ‘Govt fails to use green cess to protect environment’: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Govt-fails-to-use-green-cess-to-protect-environment/articleshow/46448782.cms?#
  8. What is Apple really doing about climate change?: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/what-is-apple-really-doing-about-climate-change/articleshow/46442777.cms
  9. ‘India to add 1,00,000 MW clean coal tech-based power capacity’:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46446370.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  10. Power Finance Corp to turn ex-dividend today: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/markets/power-finance-corp-to-turn-exdividend-today/article6955801.ece
  11. CBI faces court anger after saying it can’t file report due to lack of approval: http://www.firstpost.com/india/cbi-faces-court-anger-saying-cant-file-report-due-lack-approval-2133599.html
  12. Better days ahead for Hindalcohttp://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/better-days-ahead-for-hindalco-115030300967_1.html
  13. Activist denied info on environment clearance: http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=mar0315/state053
  14. Ambitious solar power projects need all round support!: http://www.moneylife.in/article/ambitious-solar-power-projects-need-all-round-support/40707.html
  15. HK utility CLP eyes China and India for expansion, not Australia: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pddoE0aghhedi&title=HK_utility_CLP_eyes_China_and_India_for_expansion%2C_not_Australia
  16. Modi to Inaugurate Two 600 MW Power Units in MP: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Modi-to-Inaugurate-Two-600-MW-Power-Units-in-MP/2015/03/03/article2696085.ece
  17. Deforestation impacts monsoon rains, says IISc study: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/deforestation-impacts-monsoon-rains-says-iisc-study/article6957030.ece
  18. Focus on green tech to tackle climate change, says UK’s climate adviser: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/03/green-tech-key-to-tackling-climate-change-says-uks-climate-adviser
  19. Climate change missions did not see ‘expected’ progress: Govt: http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/climate-change-missions-did-not-see-expected-progress-govt_1555845.html
  20. Droughts in Syria and California linked to climate change: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27066-droughts-in-syria-and-california-linked-to-climate-change.html#.VPaX9vmUd1E
  21. Global warming contributed to Syria’s 2011 uprising, scientists claim: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/02/global-warming-worsened-syria-drought-study#
  22. Air pollution will kill thousands in Europe, EEA warns: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/03/air-pollution-will-kill-thousands-in-europe-eea-warns
  23. Focus on green tech to tackle climate change, says UK’s climate adviser: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/03/green-tech-key-to-tackling-climate-change-says-uks-climate-adviser
  24. Bank of England warns of huge financial risk from fossil fuel investments: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/03/bank-of-england-warns-of-financial-risk-from-fossil-fuel-investments

B.IFIs

  1. Objection raised: http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=3..030315.mar15
  2. Tata Power announces commissioning of Unit 1 of Dagachhu Hydro project in Bhutan: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-26282.html
  3. Telangana to launch e-Panchayats: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/states/telangana-to-launch-epanchayats/article6955770.ece
  4. Not just NSE: Global stock exchanges too want to set up shop in GIFT City: http://www.firstpost.com/business/not-just-nse-global-stock-exchanges-want-set-shop-gift-city-2133231.html

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Acquisition lapses if owner not paid on time: SC: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150304/jsp/nation/story_6838.jsp#.VPaLqPmUd1E
  2. LS clears mining bill amid opposition protest: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/LS-clears-mining-bill-amid-opposition-protest/articleshow/46450383.cms?#
  3. SAD passes resolution rejecting land bill: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/SAD-passes-resolution-rejecting-land-bill/articleshow/46449539.cms?
  4. $95-billion tax benefits for companies, individuals, up 7% : http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/95-billion-tax-benefits-for-companies-individuals-up-7-115030300340_1.html
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