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

16 April, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Australia-India civil nuke pact possible by year end: FM Bishop:
  2. Coal turnaround to ease power cuts this summer:
  3. Fewer power cuts likely this summer as govt engineers coal turnaround:
  4. State discoms may cap costs of thermal power plants before inviting bids for power supply:
  5. Coal auction III next week:
  6. 23 coal blocks may be up for auction next week:
  7. Gautam Adani, PM Modi’s constant companion on overseas trips:
  8. Power generation crosses 1 trillion unit mark in FY15:
  9. Process for third round of coal auction may start next week:
  10. We Can be Partner of Choice to India’s Energy Needs: Australian Foreign Affairs Minister:
  11. Coal India gets few takers for imported coal in maiden year:
  12. Meet to suggest framework for mining of fossil fuels:
  13. Power Generation Shows Growth Rate Of 8.4%:


  1. Government to press ahead with Rs 40,000 crore tax demand on FIIs, says Arun Jaitley:
  2. China-led Infra Bank comes closer to reality; India, 56 members join as founding members:
  3. Pakistan economy to grow by 4.4%: World Bank:
  4. Bretton Woods twins bet big on India’s growth, over China:
  5. World Bank Likely to Fund Government’s Flagship Schemes:
  6. At a conference, Ban calls for investment to achieve sustainable energy:
  7. World Bank lending: how the organisation rode roughshod over its own rules – interactive:
  8. World Bank breaks its own rules as 3.4 million people are forced off their land:
  9. Why the Mundra power plant has given Tata a mega headache:
  10. World Bank may fund govt. projects:
  11. U.S. to keep engaging China on Asian infrastructure bank – official:
  12. साल 2016 में चीन को पछाड़ कर भारत बनेगा नबंर 01 :

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Aravali not a forest, says Haryana order:
  2. India delinks Assam from land agreement with Bangladesh, bill likely in parliament soon:
  3. Land Bill threatens ‘identity of women’, government should reconsider: Aruna Roy:
  4. Medha Patkar criticizes new land acquisition bill:

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