News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 27 April, 2015

27 April, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Rusbridger: India must review fossil fuel subsidies: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-must-review-fossil-fuel-subsidies/article7144075.ece
  2. ‘Climate change is the most important story of our lives’: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/interview/climate-change-is-the-most-important-story-of-our-lives/article7143655.ece
  3. Coal block auction II: Ministry looking at ‘one group, one bid’ cap: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/coal-block-auction/article7143711.ece
  4. Like shale oil, solar power is shaking up global energy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/Like-shale-oil-solar-power-is-shaking-up-global-energy/articleshow/47062840.cms?
  5. Task force for scrapping of MoUs with 16 IPPs: http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/task-force-for-scrapping-of-mous-with-16-ipps-115042600836_1.html
  6. JSPL to invest Rs. 20,000 cr in power business: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/jspl-to-invest-rs-20000-cr-in-power-business/article7143300.ece
  7. The Company has been Able to Bring Down its Debt Burden: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/The-Company-has-been-Able-to-Bring-Down-its-Debt-Burden/2015/04/26/article2782992.ece
  8. ‘Kudgi thermal plant 11 months away from power generation’: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/kudgi-thermal-plant-11-months-away-from-power-generation/article7140064.ece
  9. Climate change: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/climate-change/articleshow/47065005.cms\
  10. Australia’s Direct Action fund may need $1bn more to meet emissions target: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/datablog/2015/apr/27/australias-direct-action-fund-may-need-1bn-more-to-meet-emissions-target
  11. Soas becomes first London university to divest from fossil fuels: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/24/soas-becomes-first-london-university-to-divest-from-fossil-fuels

B.IFIs

  1. IMF ready to send team to Nepal to assess needs: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pe0wamjcgbgci&title=IMF_ready_to_send_team_to_Nepal_to_assess_needs
  2. ADB funding 31,000 km rural roads in five States: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/adb-funding-31000-km-rural-roads-in-five-states/article7143696.ece
  3. ADB lends USD 2 billoin to India for road construction in 5 states: http://dc.asianage.com/business/adb-lends-usd-2-billoin-india-road-construction-5-states-286
  4. Farmers approach ADB, get road project halted: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/Farmers-approach-ADB-get-road-project-halted/articleshow/47032901.cms?
  5. Community to look into coastal protection: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/473465/community-look-coastal-protection.html
  6. Submit report on beach erosion by June 15, NIOT told: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/submit-report-on-beach-erosion-by-june-15-niot-told/article7144632.ece

C. Land,Water & Forest

  1. More relief will be provided to distressed farmers: FM Arun Jaitley: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-more-relief-will-be-provided-to-distressed-farmers-fm-arun-jaitley-2080951
  2. Venkaiah Naidu rejects possibility of rethink on Land Bill: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-venkaiah-naidu-rejects-possibility-of-rethink-on-land-bill-2080962
  3. Carrot-&-stick policy can help implement NGT ban: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Carrot-stick-policy-can-help-implement-NGT-ban/articleshow/47055791.cms?
  4. New Land Bill to provide new opportunities to farmers as well as rural poor seeking jobs:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47053278.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  5. What is the main strength of the 2015 Land Bill? Implicit rejection of 1894 Land Acquisition Act:

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47053496.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

  6. Jharkhand: Farmers, activists continue to battle against corporate projects:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47053046.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  7. Land bill issue will act as ‘Sanjeevani’ for Congress party: Jairam Ramesh: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-land-bill-issue-will-act-as-sanjeevani-for-congress-party-jairam-ramesh-2080732
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