Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest issues: 17 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Coal mine collapses in central Philippines, 3 dead, 6 missing: http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/coal-mine-collapses-in-central-philippines-3-dead-6-missing_1631505.html
  2. Sops for transmission projects that beat the schedule: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/power-ministry-to-incentivise-early-commissioning-of-transmission-projects/article7433272.ece
  3. Delhi govt hopeful to get coal block by October: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Delhi-govt-hopeful-to-get-coal-block-by-October/articleshow/48106450.cms?
  4. Booster for infra projects, RRBs: http://www.thehindubusineIssline.com/economy/policy/booster-for-infra-projects-rrbs/article7430417.ece
  5. CCEA approves intra-State power transmission system: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/ccea-approves-intrastate-power-transmission-system/article7430410.ece
  6. Coal scam badly affected BHEL: Minister Geete: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-89644.html
  7. Al Gore criticizes Obama on climate change and ‘insane’ Arctic drilling: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/16/al-gore-obama-climate-change-arctic-drilling
  8. Singareni Collieries told to set higher production target: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/centre-assures-support-to-singareni-projects-expansion/article7429962.ece
  9. Five lessons from the fossil fuel divestment movement: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/16/five-lessons-from-the-fossil-fuel-divestment-movement
  10. Two mega projects get CRZ nod: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/two-mega-projects-get-crz-nod/article7432510.ece
  11. U.N. conference agrees on plan to finance development goals | Reuters: http://www.firstpost.com/world/u-n-conference-agrees-on-plan-to-finance-development-goals-reuters-2347000.html

B.IFIs

  1. ADB’s India forecast: Sunny with a chance of 7.8% growth: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/adb-s-india-forecast-sunny-with-a-chance-of-7-8-growth-115071700030_1.html
  2. ADB lowers China’s growth forecast: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/489740/adb-lowers-chinas-growth-forecast.html
  3. EM ASIA FX-Yellen’s rate hike views, ADB weak growth outlook hit Asia FX: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=phqluNbaghied&title=EM_ASIA_FX-Yellen%27s_rate_hike_views%2C_ADB_weak_growth_outlook_hit_Asia_FX
  4. State signs $ 250-m credit deal with WB for Hudhud repairs: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/state-signs-250m-credit-deal-with-wb-for-hudhud-repairs/article7431842.ece
  5. Skill development programmes can boost income by 21%, but not all of them beneficial: World Bank:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48106307.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  6. World Bank, China to establish poverty reduction fund: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/world-bank-china-to-establish-poverty-reduction-fund-115071700052_1.html
  7. 6 More States Under NCRMP: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/6-More-States-Under-NCRMP/2015/07/17/article2924407.ece
  8. Govt ends ‘sub-limit’ raj in foreign investment: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/govt-ends-sublimit-raj-in-foreign-investment/article7430416.ece

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Nagaland govt extends support to Centre’s land Act: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Nagaland-govt-extends-support-to-Centres-land-Act/articleshow/48104234.cms
  2. In their land, states have their own rules: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/In-their-land-states-have-their-own-rules/articleshow/48106506.cms?
  3. PM Modi giving ground in land bill to push through GST?: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/PM-Modi-giving-ground-in-land-bill-to-push-through-GST/articleshow/48106632.cms
  4. Opposition irked as key officials miss meeting on land bill: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Opposition-irked-as-key-officials-miss-meeting-on-land-bill/articleshow/48106644.cms
  5. Land talks ire at Centre: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150717/jsp/nation/story_32099.jsp#.VaiLjPmqqko
  6. Goa CM: Let Goa be allowed to enact own land acquisition law: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/CM-Let-Goa-be-allowed-to-enact-own-land-acquisition-law/articleshow/48105223.cms
  7. ‘Give priority to the displaced in recruitments’: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/give-priority-to-the-displaced-in-recruitments/article7428223.ece
  8. Priority to local area development: NTPC: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/priority-to-local-area-development-ntpc/article7428090.ece
  9. Farmers demand share in proposed SEZ: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/farmers-demand-share-in-proposed-sez/article7426946.ece

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