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: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/international/australia-spells-out-plans-to-protect-great-barrier-reef/article6998529.ece
  2. “If we ask govt to clean up, we are guilty of judicial overreach”: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/if-we-ask-govt-to-clean-up-we-are-guilty-of-judicial-overreach/article6997526.ece
  3. Supreme Court judge defends ‘overreach’ to save environment: http://dc.asianage.com/india/supreme-court-judge-defends-overreach-save-environment-721
  4. Commercial mining of coal to be allowed: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/commercial-mining-of-coal-to-be-allowed-115031600063_1.html
  5. Coal block ownership: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150316/jsp/business/story_8898.jsp#.VQZyWI6Ud1E
  6. Centre to ensure lower power tariff: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/465830/centre-ensure-lower-power-tariff.html
  7. Sunita Narain: Cleaning up power: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/sunita-narain-cleaning-up-power-115031600021_1.html
  8. Government to issue ownership rights of 15 coal mines on March 23: http://dc.asianage.com/business/government-issue-ownership-rights-15-coal-mines-march-23-581
  9. Lots of watts in it: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/money-wise/stock-insight/lots-of-watts-in-it/article6996096.ece
  10. Climate change: keep India’s needs in mind, Goyal tells developed nations: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/climate-change-keep-indias-needs-in-mind-goyal-tells-developed-nations/article6996211.ece
  11. Vanuatu President says climate change `contributed` to disaster: http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/vanuatu-president-says-climate-change-contributed-to-disaster_1562263.html
  12. How Can Solar Electricity Become Even Cheaper?: http://latestsolarnews.com/how-can-solar-electricity-become-even-cheaper/
  13. PM Narendra Modi a ‘man with a mission’: Javadekar: http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/pm-narendra-modi-a-man-with-a-mission-javadekar_1562119.html
  14. Climate change: UN backs fossil fuel divestment campaign: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/15/climate-change-un-backs-divestment-campaign-paris-summit-fossil-fuels
  15. World powers compliment Modi government, hail India’s emergence as a major player: http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/world-powers-compliment-modi-government-hail-indias-emergence-as-a-major-player_1561775.html
  16. Now, miners lobby in capital for relaxations in coal, mines bills: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/now-miners-lobby-in-capital-for-relaxations-in-coal-mines-bills/articleshow/46578288.cms

B.IFIs

  1. India better prepared for external financial shocks: IMF: http://www.business-standard.com/article/reuters/india-better-prepared-for-external-financial-shocks-imf-115031600110_1.html
  2. Support for China-led development bank grows despite US opposition: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/13/support-china-led-development-bank-grows-despite-us-opposition-australia-uk-new-zealand-asia
  3. With plan to join China-led bank, Britain opens door for others: http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/with-plan-to-join-china-led-bank-britain-opens-door-for-others-115031400730_1.html
  4. KMC Bosses’ Apathy Delays Potable Water Project: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/KMC-Bosses-Apathy-Delays-Potable-Water-Project/2015/03/16/article2715394.ece
  5. World Bank chief says welcomes China-backed development bank: http://www.sify.com/finance/world-bank-chief-says-welcomes-china-backed-development-bank-news-debt-pdnsGvjhjfdeh.html
  6. World Bank expected to grant USD 250 million to J&K: http://zeenews.india.com/news/jammu-and-kashmir/world-bank-expected-to-grant-usd-250-million-to-jk_1562164.html
  7. A ‘Bharatiya’ approach to development: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/a-bharatiya-approach-to-development/article6996158.ece
  8. PGCIL, TSECL ink pact on WB project:http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=mar1515/oth055
  9. Australia PM says to decide on China-backed bank membership soon: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/australia-pm-says-to-decide-on-china-backed-bank-membership-soon/articleshow/46570298.cms
  10. Long-term maintenance of roads with WB aid: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/longterm-maintenance-of-roads-with-wb-aid/article6995296.ece
  11. As Poland loses its doctors and builders, ‘Euro-orphans’ are left at home to suffer: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/15/euro-orphans-fastest-shrinking-town-poland-radom
  12. Shimla MC submits draft plan to Centre: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Shimla-MC-submits-draft-plan-to-Centre/articleshow/46569695.cms?
  13. Meghalaya to receive Rs 776.93 crore from World Bank for Power sector development: http://meghalayatimes.info/index.php/front-page/29135-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: http://www.firstpost.com/world/japan-promises-4-billion-in-aid-to-combat-disasters-over-four-years-2154367.html
  15. World Bank aid for NE: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150314/jsp/northeast/story_8568.jsp#.VQZxbI6Ud1E
  16. ‘Disaster management should become a people’s movement’: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/disaster-management-should-become-a-peoples-movement/article6992576.ece
  17. Land acquisition and democracy: http://www.rediff.com/money/column/column-rajni-bakshi-land-acquisition-and-democracy/20150313.htm
  18. Loans worth Rs 55,000cr may turn bad by March 31: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/loans-worth-rs-55000cr-may-turn-bad-by-march-31/articleshow/46577642.cms

C. Land Water & Forest

  1. FM Arun Jaitley, Sebi to discuss Gujarat International Finance Tec-City norms: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/fm-arun-jaitley-sebi-to-discuss-gujarat-international-finance-tec-city-norms/articleshow/46577364.cms
  2. Javadekar says green nod for coastal road soon: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/javadekar-says-green-nod-for-coastal-road-soon/articleshow/46577055.cms
  3. Lalu leads RJD March to Raj Bhawan against Narendra Modi’s ‘false promises’ and Land Acquisition Bill: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/lalu-leads-rjd-march-to-raj-bhawan-against-narendra-modis-false-promises-and-land-acquisition-bill/articleshow/46574728.cms
  4. Land Acquisition Bill likely to be passed this week: Environment Minister: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150315/jsp/frontpage/story_8839.jsp#.VQZrpY6Ud1E
  5. Llyod’s in talks with IRDA to set up re-insurance business in India: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/llyods-in-talks-with-irda-to-set-up-re-insurance-business-in-india/articleshow/46571649.cms
  6. Land Acquisition Bill likely to be passed this week: Prakash Javadekar: http://www.asianage.com/india/land-acquisition-bill-likely-be-passed-week-prakash-javadekar-600
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