News updates on coal, energy, IFIs, land, water and forest: 30 April, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. A fillip to clean power:
  2. India’s renewable energy agency signs IFC’s master cooperation agreement:
  3. JSPL tanks 6% as CBI chargesheets chairman Naveen Jindal in coal scam:
  4. Further stake sale in Coal India to meet SEBI guidelines: Goyal:
  5. Coal Scam: Jindal Steel denies all CBI allegations:
  6. Goa govt losing coal block in Chhattisgarh:
  7. Coal to remain important mainstay fuel for India and Japan’s energy plans:
  8. Khattar dedicates National Transmission Asset Management Centre of Powergrid to nation:
  9. India plans to have more clean coal technology: Minister:
  10. Coal scam: Naveen Jindal, Madhu Koda, 13 others chargesheeted by CBI:
  11. Jharkhand says land no reason for project exit, Reliance Power disagrees:
  12. Coal to remain main fuel: Goyal:
  13. Environmental groups sound alarm over ‘self-destructive’ fracking in Colorado:
  14. Parliamentary panel says Reliance Power ‘ineligible’ for three UMPPs, calls for probe:
  15. Jharkhand says Reliance Power’s Tilaiya exit ‘surprising’:
  16. Coal block case: Court order on May 7 on charges against RSPL:
  17. NTPC says ready to take up Jharkhands’s Tilaiya mega power project:
  18. Coal-related pollution chokes mining towns in Jharkhand:
  19. Group representing 1m medical students backs fossil fuel divestment:
  20. Fossil fuels are the new tobacco when it comes to health risk:
  21. Climate change will significantly affect Australians’ health, report finds:
  22. Fossil fuel companies defy warnings on burning reserves:


  1. US to press China on infrastructure bank governance standards: official:
  2. ACCIF stresses improvement of connectivity:
  3. World Bank extends support to Nepal:

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Land acquisition bill: Farmer resentment grows as water runs dry in Kolar:
  2. Land Bill: With allies’ and Opposition’s united criticism, is PM Modi on backfoot for first time?:
  3. Bangla land agreement Bill to be in Rajya Sabha next week:
  4. Cabinet approves Compensatory Afforestation Bill, likely to be tabled next week:
  5.  Indian Farmers to Face Harder Life Ahead: Studies:

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