Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 24 November, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. G20 meeting: India defended climate change red lines: http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/india-defended-climate-change-red-lines-at-g20-meeting-115112200579_1.html
  2. Gas supply, technical glitches delay Tripura power project:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/agartala/Gas-supply-technical-glitches-delay-Tripura-power-project/articleshow/49877585.cms
  3. Sioma $200m power project starting soon: https://www.daily-mail.co.zm/?p=50789
  4. Bangladesh to ink pact with India for 100 MW power from Tripura :http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/49882013.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  5. Rampal thermal power plant complete by 2019 : Minister: http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2015/11/23/119644
  6. Fresh court challenge for the Adani Carmichael coal mine: http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2015/11/fresh-court-challenge-for-the-adani-carmichael-coal-mine-.html
  7. Neyveli Lignite Corporation to foray into coal mining for power generation – See more at: http://money.livemint.com/news/company/news/neyveli-lignite-corporation-to-foray-into-coal-mining-for-power-generation-411755.aspx#sthash.ClkxPe34.dpuf
  8. Centre puts up 8 coal mines from 4 states for auction: http://tvnewsroom.org/newslines/world/centre-puts-up-8-coal-mines-from-4-states-for-auction-26008/
  9. China coal mine fire kills 21: http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/35584/China-coal-mine-fire-kills-21
  10. Coal Mining Update Indonesia: Price, Production & Export Still Down: http://www.indonesia-investments.com/news/todays-headlines/coal-mining-update-indonesia-price-production-export-still-down/item6209
  11.  EU official cautions Japan about exporting coal-fired power plants: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/11/22/national/politics-diplomacy/eu-official-cautions-japan-about-exporting-coal-fired-power-plants/#.VlP2_3YrLIV
  12. Will seek detailed report on coal dust pollution, says Arlekar: http://www.navhindtimes.in/will-seek-detailed-report-on-coal-dust-pollution-says-arlekar/
  13. OECD COUNTRIES TO LIMIT OVERSEAS FINANCING FOR COAL PLANTS: http://or-politics.com/u-s-world/oecd-countries-to-limit-overseas-financing-for-coal-plants/169185/
  14. Factcheck: What’s actually happening with China’s coal use: http://energydesk.greenpeace.org/2015/11/23/whats-happening-china-coal/
  15. Coal remains to be fuel of choice in ASEAN as energy demand grows: http://business-humanrights.org/en/coal-remains-to-be-fuel-of-choice-in-asean-as-energy-demand-grows

B.IFIs

  1. The Future of Finance: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-11-22/the-future-of-finance
  2. Home finance and mortgage business likely to grow significantly: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/talking-business-home-finance-and-mortgage-business-likely-to-grow-significantly/article7905703.ece
  3. JICA pledges to help mitigate road accidents in Kilimanjaro: http://dailynews.co.tz/index.php/home-news/44416-jica-pledges-to-help-mitigate-road-accidents-in-kilimanjaro
  4. Japan sees business possibilities with Asean under TPP – See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/business/article/japan-sees-business-possibilities-with-asean-under-tpp#sthash.pLnrGUnR.dpuf
  5. Japan is Asia’s best partner for economic growth, says Abe: http://english.astroawani.com/world-news/japan-asias-best-partner-economic-growth-says-abe-81876
  6. Swati Dandekar appointed Executive Director to Asian Development Bank by Obama: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/swati-dandekar-appointed-executive-director-to-asian-development-bank-by-obama-1448256191-1
  7. Corporation to get Rs. 500 cr. as loan for drainage, water supply works: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mangalore/corporation-to-get-rs-500-cr-as-loan-for-drainage-water-supply-works/article7907693.ece
  8. ADB to give Bangladesh $250 million loan to help reform capital market: http://bdnews24.com/economy/2015/11/22/adb-to-give-bangladesh-250-million-loan-to-help-reform-capital-market
  9. China offers $10 bln in infrastructure loans for Southeast Asia: http://www.trust.org/item/20151122102151-5pwys
  10. Banks to push solar panels: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Banks-to-push-solar-panels/articleshow/49900746.cms?
  11. Bengal gets third tranche of ADB Loan: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Bengal-gets-third-tranche-of-ADB-Loan/articleshow/49892899.cms?
  12. Andhra Pradesh power sector to get Rs 4,000 cr assistance from World Bank: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/ap-power-sector-to-get-rs-4-000-cr-assistance-from-world-bank-115112300959_1.html
  13. Historic opportunity to end poverty will be lost if we don’t tackle climate change: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/nov/23/historic-opportunity-end-poverty-will-be-lost-if-we-dont-tackle-climate-change

C.Land, Water & Forest

    1. Rehabilitation of Sardar Sarovar Project displaced: Did three governments lie to the Supreme Court?: http://www.firstpost.com/india/rehabilitation-of-sardar-sarovar-project-displaced-did-three-governments-lie-to-the-supreme-court-2516636.html
    2. Ex-judges shocked at poor rehabilitation: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/exjudges-shocked-at-poor-rehabilitation/article7893652.ece
    3. Dam project proves power of science crowdfunding: http://www.scidev.net/global/funding/news/dam-project-proves-power-science-crowdfunding.html
    4. Confrontation between banks-road ministry over funding delays highways projects: http://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/confrontation-between-banks-road-ministry-over-funding-delays-highways-projects/49890173
    5. Govt mulls Europe-style water law to save resource: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Govt-mulls-Europe-style-water-law-to-save-resource/articleshow/49900918.cms?
    6. A Decade of RTI: How implementation of the law has weakened people’s political power: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/column-a-decade-of-rti-how-implementation-of-the-law-has-weakened-people-s-political-power-2148318
    7. Land bill: Opposition members in joint panel want PM Modi’s explanation: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-land-bill-opposition-members-in-joint-panel-want-pm-modi-s-explanation-2148171
    8. First Meeting of the Indo-European Water Forum Begins: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=131809
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