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Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 23 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. JSW Energy tweaks growth strategy:
  2. PM to launch Gram Jyoti Yojana from poll-bound Bihar:
  3. Rebidding for Bhedabahal UMPP by September:
  4. Bhel gets Telangana projects sans bidding:
  5. Great Eastern Energy move to raise output:
  6. Centre may not allow Delhi to cede power:
  7. No special treatment for power sector in third round of coal mine auctions:
  8. Coal Scam: Court Issues Bailable Warrant Against CBI’s Witness:
  9. Tony Abbott’s fight against solar and wind power in Australia:
  10. Economic slump drove drop in CO2 emission in US:
  11. Approval delays behind halt in work on Australia coal project: Adani:
  12. China starts building its largest solar plant:
  13. Bring Down LED Bulb Prices or Government Will Allow Imports, Says Power Minister Piyush Goyal:
  14. Protests brewing against Kakarapalli Thermal Vidyut Project:
  15. Rural electrification scheme to be launched on Saturday:


  1. DIPP accepts ADB, JICA plans on industrial corridors:
  2. Global financial architecture needs improvement: Chinese daily:
  3. World Bank raises forecast for 2015 global crude prices:
  4. World Bank predicts crude oil price rebound:
  5. Alstom-ATSA bags Rs 1497 crore Eastern DFC award:
  6. Corrected – China parliament ratifies BRICS Bank agreement:—china-parliament-ratifies-brics-bank-agreement-news-others-phwrGIeccfcad.html
  7. LIC increases holdings in Adani Power, APSEZ:

C.Land,Water & Forest

  1. Joint panel on Land Bill gets time till Aug 3 to submit report:
  2. Land acquisition for defence had stopped under UPA law, joint panel told:
  3. Govt to strip land bill of sticky clauses, let states decide:
  4. Benefit of Forest Rights Act to Tribals:
  5. Make in India: Special incentive package for electronic manufacturing to stay:
  6. Fund crunch tests mettle of steel industry:
  7. Rivers no more:
  8. Ben to reap dam dividend!:

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