Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 8 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. No achhe din for power firms yet: http://dc.asianage.com/business/no-achhe-din-power-firms-yet-412
  2. NTPC to finalise price bids for Pudimadaka plant: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/ntpc-to-finalise-price-bids-for-pudimadaka-plant/article7397023.ece
  3. ‘Orissa Government Scuttled Coal Block Project’: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/Orissa-Government-Scuttled-Coal-Block-Project/2015/07/08/article2908709.ece
  4. ICRA warns against aggresive coal bidding, says may hurt projects:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47981722.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  5. Monnet Ispat misses deadline on penalty payment:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47974172.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  6. India is now world’s fastest-growing major polluter: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=phhrlbeeddfaj&title=India_is_now_world%27s_fastest-growing_major_polluter
  7. SC notice to CBI and ED on Hindalco and Sasan UMPP: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/SC-notice-to-CBI-and-ED-on-Hindalco-and-Sasan-UMPP/articleshow/47966640.cms?
  8. Brown coal wins a reprieve in Germany’s transition to a green future: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/07/brown-coal-wins-a-reprieve-in-germanys-transition-to-a-green-future
  9. Greg Hunt approves $1.2bn Shenhua coalmine on Liverpool Plains: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/08/greg-hunt-approves-12bn-shenhua-coalmine-on-liverpool-plains
  10. India overtakes US as world’s third largest steel producer: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-india-overtakes-us-as-world-s-third-largest-steel-producer-2102557

B.IFIs

  1. MoU Signed for Scheme to Prepare Project Reports: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/MoU-Signed-for-Scheme-to-Prepare-Project-Reports/2015/07/08/article2908127.ece
  2. MNRE to raise $2 bn from WB & ADB: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/ministry-of-new-and-renewable-energy-to-raise-2-bn-from-wb-adb/article7395824.ece
  3. IREDA launches loan scheme for rooftop solar power projects: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/ireda-launches-loan-scheme-for-rooftop-solar-power-projects-115070700920_1.html
  4. India seeks $2 bn from World Bank, ADB for rooftop solar projects: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/india-seeks-2-bn-from-world-bank-adb-for-rooftop-solar-projects/article7395640.ece
  5. Chandrababu Naidu meets Japanese Prime Minister in Tokyo: http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/chandrababu-naidu-meets-japanese-prime-minister-in-tokyo-115070700617_1.html
  6. Government aims high, wants to be among top 30 countries in ease of doing business index:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47980273.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  7. Will Complete Projects in Five Years, UP Tells World Bank: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Will-Complete-Projects-in-Five-Years-UP-Tells-World-Bank/2015/07/08/article2907887.ece
  8. MNREGA world’s largest public works programme: World Bank: http://www.rediff.com/news/report/mnrega-worlds-largest-public-works-programme-world-bank/20150708.htm
  9. A new bank for a new era: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/annual-brics-summit-a-new-brics-bank-for-a-new-era/article7396012.ece
  10. 175,000 MW renewable power by 2022 a mission: Goyal: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-85124.html
  11. Angela Merkel must act now for Greece, Germany and the world: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/07/angela-merkel-must-act-now-for-greece-germany-and-the-world
  12. Govt mulls raising ₹15,000 cr through gold bond scheme: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/govt-mulls-raising-15000-cr-through-gold-bond-scheme/article7395517.ece
  1. Land, Water & Forest
  1. Adani Ports & SEZ mulls taking over ‘major port’:http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/logistics/adani-ports-sez-mulls-taking-over-major-port/article7395917.ece
  2. NITI’s Bibek Debroy slams UN development goals, says they will drive govts ‘nuts’: http://www.firstpost.com/politics/nitis-bibek-debroy-slams-un-development-goals-says-will-drive-govts-nuts-2332236.html
  3. Pope – Duty to protect planet, calls for ‘social justice’ on resources | Reuters: http://www.firstpost.com/world/pope-duty-to-protect-planet-calls-for-social-justice-on-resources-reuters-2332224.html
  4. New U.N. development goals will drive nations “nuts” – Indian economist: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=phhvbHdgbbfib&title=New_U.N._development_goals_will_drive_nations_%22nuts%22_-_Indian_economist
  5. India to roll out $20 billion food welfare plan by December: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-to-roll-out-20-billion-food-welfare-plan-by-December/articleshow/47981969.cms
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