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News Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 5 March, 2015

5 March, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Coal block auction: Usha Martin, Adani emerge winners on first day of Round 2: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Coal-block-auction-Usha-Martin-Adani-emerge-winners-on-first-day-of-Round-2/articleshow/46463102.cms?
  2. Little progress on industry corridor: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Little-progress-on-industry-corridor/articleshow/46463198.cms?
  3. PM Modi to inaugurate two 600 MW power units in MP’s Khandwa today: http://zeenews.india.com/news/madhya-pradesh/pm-modi-to-inaugurate-two-600-mw-power-units-in-mps-khandwa-today_1556680.html
  4. LS Passes Coal Bil: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/LS-Passes-Coal-Bill/2015/03/05/article2698669.ece
  5. Clean coal power capacity may rise 103 GW by 2025: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/clean-coal-power-capacity-may-rise-103-gw-by-2025/article6959716.ece
  6. Adani, Avantha signs share purchase pact for Korba plant: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/adani-avantha-signs-share-purchase-pact-for-korba-plant/article6959765.ece
  7. BHEL weighs its options beyond power equipment: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/bhel-weighs-its-options-beyond-power-equipment-115030401366_1.html
  8. Delay in price hike hits Coal India profits: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/delay-in-price-hike-hits-coal-india-profits/article6959717.ece
  9. Issue of Allocation of Coal Blocks for Karnataka Power Plants: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=116478
  10. PM Modi focussed on Skills Development: Piyush Goyal: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-27128.html
  11. Lok Sabha passes coal allocation bill : http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/lok-sabha-passes-coal-allocation-bill-roundup-115030401302_1.html
  12. Adani in binding pact with Avantha for Korba unit: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/adani-in-binding-pact-with-avantha-for-korba-unit/article6959659.ece
  13. India to partner with Africa to fight climate change: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/developmental-issues/India-to-partner-with-Africa-to-fight-climate-change/articleshow/46458662.cms?
  14. Climate change has negative impact on human health: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-27105.html
  15. Drill into Mars for clues to Earth’s climate: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27077-drill-into-mars-for-clues-to-earths-climate.html#.VPftR_zLcm8
  16. Weak opening likely; Pipavav Defence, Cairn India, Adani Power in focus: http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/pre-market-axis-bank-sbi-cairn-india-in-focus-115030500102_1.html
  17. Coal, insurance bills sail through Lok Sabha: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Coal-insurance-bills-sail-through-Lok-Sabha/articleshow/46462373.cms?

B.IFIs

  1. Discussions going on over Imphal-Mandalay bus service: Singh: http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/discussions-going-on-over-imphal-mandalay-bus-service-singh_1556362.htmle
  2. World Bank admits botched resettlement policy: http://www.firstpost.com/world/world-bank-admits-botched-resettlement-policy-2136631.html
  3. China lowers growth target to 7% as it fights ‘deep-seated’ economic problems: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/05/wrapup-2-china-lowers-annual-growth-target-pledges-more-reform-0
  4. Burkina Faso passes corruption law required for World Bank support: http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/burkina-faso-passes-corruption-law-required-for-world-bank-support_1556341.html
  5. Case study of heterodox model of universities: http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=mar0415/state053

C.Land , Water & Forest

  1. Jairam Ramesh: 2014 land Act will take us back to 1894!: http://www.rediff.com/news/special/jairam-ramesh-2014-land-act-will-take-us-back-to-1894/20150305.htm
  2. Government may restore consent clause to land bill, but in diluted form: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Government-may-restore-consent-clause-to-land-bill-but-in-diluted-form/articleshow/46462289.cms?
  3. Government proposes to take land bill for consideration in LS Monday: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-government-proposes-to-take-land-bill-for-consideration-in-ls-monday-2066192
  4. Shipping minister Nitin Gadkari allays fears, says ports’ corporatization won’t hit jobs: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/infrastructure/shipping-minister-nitin-gadkari-allays-fears-says-ports-corporatization-wont-hit-jobs/articleshow/46452870.cms
  5. Major infrastructure boost for Navi Mumbai’s JNPT project: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/navi-mumbai/Major-infrastructure-boost-for-Navi-Mumbais-JNPT-project/articleshow/46447679.cms?

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