Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest issues: 19 June, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. India surging ahead in the field of Green Energy – 100 GW Solar Scale-Up plan: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=122566
  2. INDIA, CHINA NEED CLEANER AIR JUST TO KEEP DEATH RATE STEADY: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AIR_POLLUTION_MORTALITY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
  3. Rs 45K Cr from Mine Auction for Odisha: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Rs-45K-Cr-from-Mine-Auction-for-Odisha/2015/06/19/article2874736.ece
  4. Hydel power pushes NTPC into global big league: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Hydel-power-pushes-NTPC-into-global-big-league/articleshow/47727083.cms?
  5. Finance SEZs: regulators to meet on June 24: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/finance-sezs-regulators-to-meet-on-june-24/article7330030.ece
  6. Jharsuguda-Barpali Rail Line by June, 2016: Coal Secretary: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Jharsuguda-Barpali-Rail-Line-by-June-2016-Coal-Secretary/2015/06/18/article2873709.ece
  7. Electricity supply to all Indian households by 2019?: http://www.rediff.com/business/report/electricity-supply-to-all-indian-households-by-2019/20150618.htm
  8. US Catholics ready to follow Pope’s ‘marching orders’ on climate change: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/18/pope-encyclical-climate-change-catholics-us-response
  9. NTPC hopes to get Centre’s nod on fuel linkage for Katwa:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47723694.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  10. Philippines sees slow take up of renewable energy: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/18/philippines-sees-slow-take-up-of-renewable-energy
  11. NLC inks loan pact: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/nlc-inks-loan-pact/article7327729.ece
  12. CO2 emissions stall thanks to China’s passion for renewables: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27741-co2-emissions-stall-thanks-to-chinas-passion-for-renewables.html#.VYPRRfmqqko
  13. NTPC-JKSPDCL to develop coal block in joint venture: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/ntpc-jkspdcl-to-develop-coal-block-in-joint-venture-115061701367_1.html
  14. Solar power capacity target raised five fold to 100 GW: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/solar-power-capacity-target-raised-five-fold-to-100-gw/article7326369.ece
  15. Delhi discoms to face fines for power outages:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47713614.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  16. Pope attacks emissions trading as a possible ‘ploy’: http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/pope-francis-attacks-emissions-trading-as-a-possible-ploy/article7332361.ece
  17. Climate change projects in poorest nations lose out in battle for funds | Reuters: http://www.firstpost.com/world/climate-change-projects-in-poorest-nations-lose-out-in-battle-for-funds-reuters-2302462.html

B.IFIs

  1. Case for more rate cut by RBI as inflation is low: ADB: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-business/case-for-more-rate-cut-by-rbi-as-inflation-is-low-adb/article7323472.ece
  2. Asia must invest more in clean energy to cope with climate change, says ADB: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/17/asia-invest-clean-energy-climate-change-adb
  3. China seeks rail link between Kunming and Kolkata: http://www.sify.com/news/china-seeks-rail-link-between-kunming-and-kolkata-news-national-pgsiDDbgaaegj.html
  4. China condemns efforts to find fault with new infrastructure bank AIIB: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-china-condemns-efforts-to-find-fault-with-new-infrastructure-bank-aiib-2096785
  5. ‘Government Playing Cruel Joke on Flood-hit in Jammu and Kashmir’: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Government-Playing-Cruel-Joke-on-Flood-hit-in-Jammu-and-Kashmir/2015/06/19/article2874485.ece
  6. Reforms in the pipeline can push India’s economic growth above 7-7.5%: FM: http://www.business-standard.com/article/reuters/india-s-economic-growth-potential-higher-than-7-7-5-percent-finance-minister-115061900009_1.html
  7. 15 more dams come under World Bank-funded project: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/15-more-dams-come-under-world-bankfunded-project/article7331419.ece
  8. Government All Set for Repair of Major Dams in State: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/Government-All-Set-for-Repair-of-Major-Dams-in-State/2015/06/19/article2874448.ece
  9. Cabinet to consider India’s membership of China-led multilateral lender AIIB:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47727819.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  10. State fast-tracks Mekedatu drinking water project: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/484429/state-fast-tracks-mekedatu-drinking.html
  11. Fed hears data more loudly than IMF and World Bank: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/fed-up-115061801231_1.html
  12. Infosys secuity breach puts focus on banks’ security challenge:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47713215.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  13. Retain level of fund flows under central schemes: West Bengal to NITI Aayog:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47708827.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

C.Land Water & Forest

  1. Approval of 22 sezs cancelled: http cancelled://dc.asianage.com/business/approval-22-sezs- -434
  2.  NGOs to face tighter forex scrutiny soon: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/NGOs-to-face-tighter-forex-scrutiny-soon/articleshow/47727823.cms

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