News updates on Coal, Eenergy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 12 March, 2015

12 March, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Supreme Court moved for probe on Birla, RIL: http://dc.asianage.com/india/supreme-court-moved-probe-birla-ril-867
  2. NGO seeks CBI, ED probe into Aditya Birla group: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ngo-seeks-cbi-ed-probe-into-aditya-birla-group/article6983436.ece
  3. Hindalco caught in a bind: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/hindalco-caught-in-a-bind/article6983435.ece
  4. Mamata gets green nod from Modi govt for 43 projects: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/mamata-gets-green-nod-from-modi-govt-for-43-projects/articleshow/46532625.cms
  5. Adani, GVK Power get clearance for port expansion in Queensland: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/adani-gvk-power-get-clearance-for-port-expansion-in-queensland/article6982979.ece
  6. PC Parakh’s arbitrary action caused loss to PSU: Court: http://www.firstpost.com/business/pc-parakhs-arbitrary-action-caused-loss-psu-court-2148591.html
  7. Manmohan’s action facilitated windfall profit to HINDALCO: Court: http://www.firstpost.com/business/manmohans-action-facilitated-windfall-profit-hindalco-court-2148385.html
  8. Aussie nod bodes well for GVK Power: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/markets/stock-markets/aussie-nod-bodes-well-for-gvk-power/article6982947.ece
  9. Boris Johnson told to divest £4.8bn pension fund from fossil fuels: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/11/london-assembly-votes-to-divest-48bn-pension-fund-from-fossil-fuel
  10. Government to scrap allocation of CBM block given to GEECL: Dharmendra Pradhan:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46529001.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  11. PM Modi offers USD 500 million credit for infrastructure projects in Mauritius: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-30025.html
  12. Is climate change decaying mummies?: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Is-climate-change-decaying-mummies/articleshow/46523549.cms?
  13. Losing paradise: the people displaced by atomic bombs, and now climate change: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/09/losing-paradise-the-people-displaced-by-atomic-bombs-and-now-climate-change
  14. Environmentalists wary of India’s plan to intervene in publishing of smog data: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/11/environmentalists-wary-delhi-india-manage-pollution-smog-data
  15. 10 myths about fossil fuel divestment put to the sword: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/09/10-myths-about-fossil-fuel-divestment-put-to-the-sword
  16. What is fossil fuel divestment?: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/09/what-is-fossil-fuel-divestment
  17. E.ON reports record group losses as prepares to hive off fossil fuel business: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/mar/11/eon-reports-record-group-losses-hive-off-fossil-fuel-business-german
  18. Reforms back on track; insurance, coal and mines bills may get nod: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Reforms-back-on-track-insurance-coal-and-mines-bills-may-get-nod/articleshow/46534542.cms?

B.IFIs

  1. Railways to set up body to enhance ties with pvt investors: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/464837/railways-set-up-body-enhance.html
  2. Business transformation council to increase private investors in Indian Railways: Prabhu: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-29941.html
  3. Infra Set to Get Rs 10,000 Cr Push Through PPP, Says Singh: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/Infra-Set-to-Get-Rs-10000-Cr-Push-Through-PPP-Says-Singh/2015/03/12/article2709691.ece
  4. IFC offers help to develop Vijayawada as smart city: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/ifc-offers-help-to-develop-vijayawada-as-smart-city/article6984090.ece
  5. IFC keen to develop Vijayawada as smart city: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pdlxupjfjfhcf&title=IFC_keen_to_develop_Vijayawada_as_smart_city
  6. World Bank grants Rs 1,376 crore for power T&D network in Tripura:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46531818.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Mamata plans March against land bill, asks JD(U) to coordinate move: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Mamata-plans-March-against-land-bill-asks-JDU-to-coordinate-move/articleshow/46534433.cms?
  2. Rs 47,202 crore spent on Narmada project: Gujarat government: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-rs-47202-crore-spent-on-narmada-project-gujarat-government-2068073
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