News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 16 March, 2015

16 March, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Australia spells out plans to protect Great Barrier Reef:
  2. “If we ask govt to clean up, we are guilty of judicial overreach”:
  3. Supreme Court judge defends ‘overreach’ to save environment:
  4. Commercial mining of coal to be allowed:
  5. Coal block ownership:
  6. Centre to ensure lower power tariff:
  7. Sunita Narain: Cleaning up power:
  8. Government to issue ownership rights of 15 coal mines on March 23:
  9. Lots of watts in it:
  10. Climate change: keep India’s needs in mind, Goyal tells developed nations:
  11. Vanuatu President says climate change `contributed` to disaster:
  12. How Can Solar Electricity Become Even Cheaper?:
  13. PM Narendra Modi a ‘man with a mission’: Javadekar:
  14. Climate change: UN backs fossil fuel divestment campaign:
  15. World powers compliment Modi government, hail India’s emergence as a major player:
  16. Now, miners lobby in capital for relaxations in coal, mines bills:


  1. India better prepared for external financial shocks: IMF:
  2. Support for China-led development bank grows despite US opposition:
  3. With plan to join China-led bank, Britain opens door for others:
  4. KMC Bosses’ Apathy Delays Potable Water Project:
  5. World Bank chief says welcomes China-backed development bank:
  6. World Bank expected to grant USD 250 million to J&K:
  7. A ‘Bharatiya’ approach to development:
  8. PGCIL, TSECL ink pact on WB project:
  9. Australia PM says to decide on China-backed bank membership soon:
  10. Long-term maintenance of roads with WB aid:
  11. As Poland loses its doctors and builders, ‘Euro-orphans’ are left at home to suffer:
  12. Shimla MC submits draft plan to Centre:
  13. Meghalaya to receive Rs 776.93 crore from World Bank for Power sector development:
  14. Japan promises $4 billion in aid to combat disasters over four years:
  15. World Bank aid for NE:
  16. ‘Disaster management should become a people’s movement’:
  17. Land acquisition and democracy:
  18. Loans worth Rs 55,000cr may turn bad by March 31:

C. Land Water & Forest

  1. FM Arun Jaitley, Sebi to discuss Gujarat International Finance Tec-City norms:
  2. Javadekar says green nod for coastal road soon:
  3. Lalu leads RJD March to Raj Bhawan against Narendra Modi’s ‘false promises’ and Land Acquisition Bill:
  4. Land Acquisition Bill likely to be passed this week: Environment Minister:
  5. Llyod’s in talks with IRDA to set up re-insurance business in India:
  6. Land Acquisition Bill likely to be passed this week: Prakash Javadekar:

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