Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, water and forest: 23 June, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Draft emission rules allow new coal plants to pollute: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Draft-emission-rules-allow-new-coal-plants-to-pollute/articleshow/47778682.cms
  2. KSEB to Go Ahead with Athirapally Project: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/KSEB-to-Go-Ahead-with-Athirapally-Project/2015/06/23/article2881526.ece
  3. NTPC undertaking first-of-its-kind restructuring: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/ntpc-undertaking-first-of-its-kind-restructuring-115062300038_1.html
  4. Vandana Gombar: Norway’s coal exit creates ripples: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/vandana-gombar-norway-s-coal-exit-creates-ripples-115062201181_1.html
  5. PSPCL to import 6 lakh tonnes of coal from South Africa:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47773516.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  6. Centre urges AP, Telangana to speed up mines auction: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/centre-urges-ap-telangana-to-speed-up-mines-auction/article7342884.ece
  7. India, EEU set up group for FTA: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/india-eeu-set-up-group-for-fta/article7342890.ece
  8. Govt transfers environment clearances of 19 coal blocks so far: http://www.firstpost.com/india/govt-transfers-environment-clearances-19-coal-blocks-far-2306614.html
  9. FICCI to host meeting on theme ‘Commercial Mining of Coal: The Enablers’: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-77168.html
  10. Indianised solutions key to fight climate change: Minister: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/indianised-solutions-key-to-fight-climate-change-minister_1617887.html
  11. Climate change threatens 50 years of progress in global health, study says: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/23/climate-change-threatens-50-years-of-progress-in-global-health-study-says
  12. Our fossil fuel addiction harms us as well as the planet: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27769-our-fossil-fuel-addiction-harms-us-as-well-as-the-planet.html#.VYkDQvmqqko
  13. GSU, CEPARD to spearhead ‘One tree, a thousand lives’ for saving forests: http://meghalayatimes.info/index.php/front-page/30380-gsu-cepard-to-spearhead-one-tree-a-thousand-lives-for-saving-forests
  14. Action needed now to slow climate change: White House: http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/action-needed-now-to-slow-climate-change-white-house_1618231.html

B.IFIs

  1. BRICS set to create new financial architecture: http://in.rbth.com/world/2015/06/22/brics_set_to_create_new_financial_architecture_43787.html
  2. Empowering local bodies is important: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/485068/empowering-local-bodies-important.html
  3. Smart cities: govt looking at user charges to raise resources: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/smart-cities-govt-looking-at-user-charges-to-raise-resources/article7342913.ece
  4. Harnessing sun, wind power: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/harnessing-sun-wind-power-115062300004_1.html
  5. Critics of World Bank projects intimidated: report: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/critics-of-world-bank-projects-intimidated-report/article7343509.ece
  6. Sidbi sets up Rs 1k cr fund for MSMEs: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Sidbi-sets-up-Rs-1k-cr-fund-for-MSMEs/articleshow/47776500.cms?
  7. Why we should not trust World Bank forecasts: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/columns/c-p-chandrasekhar/why-we-should-not-trust-world-bank-forecasts/article7342777.ece
  8. IFC to invest Rs 77 crore in Punjab-based healthcare chain Ivy Health:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47766192.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  9. Microfin companies will soon have up to Rs 450 crore more to lend:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47778288.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

C.Land Water & Forest

  1. 3 Sangh outfits oppose land bill, say clauses won’t help farmers: http://in.rbth.com/world/2015/06/22/brics_set_to_create_new_financial_architecture_43787.html

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