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Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest issues: 3 November, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. RPower’s Sasan UMPP did not require Chhatrasal block: Govt:
  2. BASIC countries appeal to rich nations to do more to combat climate change:
  3. West Virginia’s former ‘King of Coal’ goes on trial:
  4. More Trouble in Coal Country: Health Care at Risk for 12,000 Retired Miners and Their Families:
  5. Nathan Tinkler appointed Australian Pacific Coal managing director:
  6. China coal testing regime ‘significant impost’ on free trade, BHP says:
  7. Arch Coal Will Be Bankrupt Before The End Of 2015:
  8.  LHC vacates stay against coal-fired power project:
  9. ‘Investment decision on Namibia’s Kudu power project mid-2016’:
  10. Green Climate Fund to reveal first project amid NGO protest:
  11. Adani’s coal mine nod evokes ‘orality debate in Australia:
  12. A coal tax to help the climate and the resource owners:
  13. Draft of Climate Negotiations – India asks rich nations to come out with clear roadmap on climate finance:
  14. China’s new 5-year plan brilliant news for mining:


  1. NPC starts AIIB agreement ratification process:
  2. ADB, IFMR Capital partners to fund MFIs:
  3. US agencies keen to fund Metro project: MMRDA:
  4. PM’s constituency sees Ganga cleaning project restarting after 6 months:
  5. China taking pragmatic approach to building regional trade corridors:
  6. ADB suggests Cooks recognise de-facto relationships:
  7. Plugging wastage can add half percentage to GDP:
  8. ADB-funded projects discussed:
  9. The dilemma over MIC status:

C.Land, Water and Forest


    1. Ken-Betwa river linking project will hamper tigers in Panna, says former director of Project Tiger:
    2.  Banks ask private equity firms to fund infrastructure projects:



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