Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 20 May, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Public hearing on NTPC power project on May 23: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/public-hearing-on-ntpc-power-project-on-may-23/article7225845.ece
  2. CSE welcomes proposed changes in emission norms: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/cse-welcomes-proposed-changes-in-emission-norms/article7225483.ece
  3. New emission, water consumption standards for thermal power plants: http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/new-emission-water-consumption-standards-for-thermal-power-plants-115052000043_1.html
  4. CSE hails govt’s stringent pollution norms for thermal plants: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/cse-hails-govts-stringent-pollution-norms-for-thermal-plants_1598063.html
  5. Govt drafts rules for cleaner coal power: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/pollution/Govt-drafts-rules-for-cleaner-coal-power/articleshow/47347011.cms
  6. Coal block case: Court frames charges against Rathi Steel and Power: http://www.moneylife.in/article/coal-block-case-court-frames-charges-against-rathi-steel-and-power/41813.html
  7. Govt ropes in PSUs for air monitoring stations in 12 cities: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/govt-ropes-in-psus-for-air-monitoring-stations-in-12-cities_1597939.html
  8. Fourfold increase in energy use in Asia-Pacific: UNEP: http://zeenews.india.com/news/science/fourfold-increase-in-energy-use-in-asia-pacific-unep_1597965.html
  9. The rise and rise of the fossil fuel divestment movement: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/19/the-rise-and-rise-of-the-fossil-fuel-divestment-movement
  10. Court charges framed against Delhi company in coal block scam: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-60719.html
  11. 6 govt depts get rules to monitor mining: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/6-govt-depts-get-rules-to-monitor-mining/articleshow/47348822.cms
  12. Climate change boosting hurricane intensity: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/global-warming/Climate-change-boosting-hurricane-intensity/articleshow/47340252.cms
  13. Peabody Energy exploited Ebola crisis for corporate gain, say health experts: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/19/peabody-energy-exploited-ebola-crisis-for-corporate-gain-say-health-experts
  14. India seeks clarity on sources of USD 100 billion climate fund: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/india-seeks-clarity-on-sources-of-usd-100-billion-climate-fund_1598012.html
  15. Environment Minister reiterates commitment to climate change: http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/environment-minister-reiterates-commitment-to-climate-change-115051901378_1.html
  16. India will Work with International Community to Find Practical and Equitable Solutions to Climate Change: Javadekar: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=121858
  17. New ethanol emission norms for vehicles: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/New-ethanol-emission-norms-for-vehicles/articleshow/47350011.cms

B.IFIs

  1. Government may do away with mandatory RBI approval for FDI:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47345457.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  2. Help quake-hit Nepal by cancelling foreign debt – campaigners – TRFN: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pftru5bbhfdgj&title=Help_quake-hit_Nepal_by_cancelling_foreign_debt_-_campaigners_-_TRFN
  3. Japan to earmark $100 billion for Asian infrastructure: Report: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-japan-to-earmark-100-billion-for-asian-infrastructure-report-2087126
  4. Progress on sustainable energy improving, but ‘world must move faster’: UN report: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-60670.html
  5. We will start commissioning Dedicated Freight Corridors by 2018″: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/we-will-start-commissioning-dedicated-freight-corridors-by-2018-115051900525_1.html
  6. UPDATE 1-China-backed AIIB founding members to meet in Singapore this week: http://www.sify.com/news/update-1-china-backed-aiib-founding-members-to-meet-in-singapore-this-week-news-politics-pftkangiiefbg.html

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. No going back on land bill, open to changes: Gadkari: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/No-going-back-on-land-bill-open-to-changes-Gadkari/articleshow/47344996.cms
  2. Way cleared for Metro Rail operations on single line: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=121850
  3. Posco’s Odisha journey: Travails of a big-ticket project: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/posco-s-odisha-journey-travails-of-a-big-ticket-project-115051901647_1.html
  4. Board of approvals cancels handicrafts and artisans SEZ in Kutch: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Board-of-approvals-cancels-handicrafts-and-artisans-SEZ-in-Kutch/articleshow/47341244.cms
  5. Now, each state to have a score card on ease of doing business: http://www.rediff.com/business/report/now-each-state-to-have-a-score-card-on-ease-of-doing-business/20150519.htm
  6. Union Minister for Steel & Mines Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Holds Discussions with Chief Minister of Assam on Issues Regarding Development of Assam and Other North-East Areas: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=121862
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