News clippings on Coal, Eenergy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 20 February, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Rules for mines auction to be readied by May: Narendra Singh Tomar:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46298917.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  2. Coal block auctions in India see aggressive bidding: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pctoc3aggbgfh&title=Coal_block_auctions_in_India_see_aggressive_bidding
  3. Half-way through coal e-auction, aggressive bids fetch Rs 60,000 cr: http://www.rediff.com/business/report/half-way-through-coal-e-auction-aggressive-bids-fetch-rs-60000-cr/20150219.htm
  4. ‘Aggressive bidding in auction to be credit negative for power companies’: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-aggressive-bidding-in-auction-to-be-credit-negative-for-power-companies-2062325
  5. Coal Block Auction: Hindalco wins Gare Palma IV/5 mine in Chhattisgarh: http://www.firstpost.com/business/coal-block-auction-hindalco-wins-gare-palma-iv5-mine-chhattisgarh-2108439.html
  6. Sense & nonsense in coal auction: Jindal’s mine at Rs 108/tn, Birla’s at Rs 3,502: http://www.firstpost.com/business/sense-nonsense-coal-auction-jindals-mine-rs-108tn-birlas-rs-3502-2110927.html
  7. Hindalco wins block for Rs.14,859 cr: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-business/hindalco-wins-block-for-rs14859-cr/article6914554.ece
  8. Government expects sale proceeds of 204 coal blocks to surpass the earlier estimates of Rs 7 lakh crore: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46296239.cms
  9. NTPC, Coal India, SAIL plan to produce green energy: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/ntpc-coal-india-sail-plan-to-produce-green-energy/article6914770.ece
  10. Rural India’s LPG failure kills people, changes weather: http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/rural-india-s-lpg-failure-kills-people-changes-weather-115022000228_1.html
  11. Coal bids may hit Rs 15 trillion: http://dc.asianage.com/business/coal-bids-may-hit-rs-15-trillion-767
  12. 2.7-lakh MW capacity to be added in 5 years: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/27lakh-mw-capacity-to-be-added-in-5-years/article6914189.ece
  13. NDA govt’s grouse with Greenpeace: Mahan coal block protests: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/nda-govt-s-grouse-with-greenpeace-mahan-coal-block-protests-115022000023_1.html
  14. Modi to visit Sri Lanka next month: http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/modi-to-visit-sri-lanka-next-month/article6913674.ece
  15. Climate Change Conference: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/Climate-Change-Conference/2015/02/20/article2676642.ece
  16. Met police ‘pay to protest’ proposal rejected by campaigners: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/19/met-polices-pay-to-protest-proposal-rejected-by-campaigners
  17. Harvard prepares to fight fossil fuel divestment case in court: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/19/harvard-prepares-to-fight-fossil-fuel-divestment-case-in-court
  18. The Climate is Changing: So What?: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/the-climate-is-changing-so-what/article6913047.ece
  19. Concern over impact of Bhutan hydel project: http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=feb1915/state052
  20. Ukip candidate asks: what happens when renewable energy runs out?: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/feb/19/ukip-candidate-renewable-energy-runs-out
  21. Fossil fuel industry protests over ‘risky’ assets warning from energy secretary:

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/18/fossil-fuel-industry-protests-over-risky-assets-warning-from-energy-secretary\

B.IFIs

  1. The UK must fight for better World Bank environment policy: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2015/feb/19/uk-must-fight-better-world-bank-environment-policy
  2. IIM Kashipur holds a workshop on ‘Environment Assessment’ in Delhi: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/IIM-Kashipur-holds-a-workshop-on-Environment-Assessment-in-Delhi/articleshow/46291528.cms?
  3. Sri Lanka Finance Minister meets top officials of World Bank, IMF: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/lankan-finance-minister-meets-top-officials-of-wb-imf-115022000247_1.html
  4. Deng Xiaoping Devised What was Suitable for Mainland China: http://www.newindianexpress.com/columns/s_gurumurthy/Deng-Xiaoping-Devised-What-was-Suitable-for-Mainland-China/2015/02/20/article2677556.ece
  5. Route proposals through Centre, World Bank tells Shimla: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Route-proposals-through-Centre-World-Bank-tells-Shimla/articleshow/46305777.cms?
  6. Japanese firm looking to invest $9 billion in Andhra: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/japanese-firm-looking-to-invest-9-billion-in-andhra-115021901156_1.html
  7. Japan offers help in food processing sector: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/japan-offers-help-in-food-processing-sector/article6914726.ece
  8. What is the millennium development goal on poverty and hunger all about?: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/feb/19/millennium-development-goal-one-poverty-hunger
  9. World Bank & IIM-I to assess higher education in MP: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/indore/World-Bank-IIM-I-to-assess-higher-education-in-MP/articleshow/46294475.cms?

C.Land Water & Forest

  1. Millions at risk from rapid sea rise in swampy Sundarbans in Bengal: http://www.firstpost.com/living/millions-risk-rapid-sea-rise-swampy-sundarbans-bengal-2108107.html
  2. 20 years on, Datia farmers lose land and live in darkness: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/20-years-on-Datia-farmers-lose-land-and-live-in-darkness/articleshow/46293429.cms?
  3. RIL employee among 5 detained for leaking confidential petroleum ministry documents: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/ril-employee-among-5-detained-for-leaking-confidential-petroleum-ministry-documents/articleshow/46303332.cms
  4. HC asks State govt to quickly take a stand on diluted planning rules: http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/articles/state-govt-amendment-rmp-2015-city-planning-rules-bangalore?utm_source=copy
  5. Modi govt vs Priya Pillai: Insanity of the ‘doodh mein makkhi’ theory: http://www.firstpost.com/india/modi-govt-vs-priya-pillai-insanity-of-the-doodh-mein-makkhi-theory-2108681.html
  6. Ministry asks Delhi govt. for plan on pollution: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/ministry-asks-delhi-govt-for-plan-on-pollution/article6914963.ece
  7. Congress not to join Anna Hazare’s protest against land ordinance: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Congress-not-to-join-Anna-Hazares-protest-against-land-ordinance/articleshow/46294153.cms?
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News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest

A.Coal & Energy

  1. RIL, Adani qualify for coal auction: http://www.asianage.com/business/ril-adani-qualify-coal-auction-281
  2. Maharashtra seeks Rs 10,000 crore from Centre for power infrastructure: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Maharashtra-seeks-Rs-10000-crore-from-Centre-for-power-infrastructure/articleshow/46226017.cms?
  3. 134 companies enter final coal block race: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/134-companies-enter-final-coal-block-race/articleshow/46224485.cms?
  4. Power production at YTPS to start in May: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/459426/power-production-ytps-start-may.html
  5. NLC Posts Rs 309 cr PAT in Q3: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/NLC-Posts-Rs-309-cr-PAT-in-Q3/2015/02/13/article2666551.ece
  6. Coal auction: 44 bids rejected; ex-owners, sector biggies ahead: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/coal-auction-44-bids-rejected-ex-owners-sector-biggies-ahead-115021300079_1.html
  7. Fadnavis Hints at Lower Power Tariffs for Industries: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Fadnavis-Hints-at-Lower-Power-Tariffs-for-Industries/2015/02/13/article2665638.ece
  8. Bengal power utility out of coal auction: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150213/jsp/business/story_3075.jsp#.VN2gefmUd1E
  9. Custodian soon for coal blocks withdrawn from auction: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/custodian-soon-for-coal-blocks-withdrawn-from-auction/article6887701.ece
  10. Scientists warn of `mega-drought` risk in western US: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/scientists-warn-of-mega-drought-risk-in-western-us_1545713.html
  11. US move to make climate changes rejected: http://www.asianage.com/international/us-move-make-climate-changes-rejected-231
  12. NDA’s 100-Gw solar power plan to face a test of credibility: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/nda-s-100-gw-solar-power-plan-to-face-a-test-of-credibility-115021300048_1.html
  13. UN climate deal to rely on persuasion, not coercion, if nations fail to keep promises: http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-un-climate-deal-to-rely-on-persuasion-not-coercion-if-nations-fail-to-keep-promises-2060565
  14. UN special envoy for cities and climate change Michael Bloomberg to visit India next week: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/UN-special-envoy-for-cities-and-climate-change-Michael-Bloomberg-to-visit-India-next-week/articleshow/46218229.cms?
  15. From Bangkok to Bhutan, growing cities race to outrun disasters – TRFN: http://www.sify.com/news/from-bangkok-to-bhutan-growing-cities-race-to-outrun-disasters-trfn-news-environment-and-nature-pcmtuthgdaebf.html
  16. U.N. climate deal set to rely on persuasion, not coercion: http://www.firstpost.com/world/u-n-climate-deal-set-to-rely-on-persuasion-not-coercion-2096235.html
  17. Australian uranium ‘could end up in India’s nuclear weapons program: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/13/australian-uranium-could-end-up-in-indias-nuclear-weapons-program
  18. Two more Japan nuclear reactors get safety clearance post Fukushima disaster: http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-two-more-japan-nuclear-reactors-get-safety-clearance-post-fukushima-disaster-2060313

B.IFIs

  1. IMF, World Bank to provide financial assistance to Ukraine: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/459504/imf-world-bank-provide-financial.html
  2. World Bank to provide up to $2 billion in aid to Ukraine: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/world-bank-to-provide-up-to-usd-2-bn-in-aid-to-ukraine-115021300087_1.html
  3. IFC to Fund Birla’s Rs 200 mn Carbon Black Facility in China: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/IFC-to-Fund-Birla%E2%80%99s-Rs-200-mn-Carbon-Black-Facility-in-China/2015/02/13/article2666540.ece
  4. TRIGP to improve economic conditions of poor: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/trigp-to-improve-economic-conditions-of-poor/article6889530.ece
  5. Sri Lanka government seeks $4.0 billion IMF bailout: http://www.asianage.com/international/sri-lanka-government-seeks-40-billion-imf-bailout-137
  6. India one of top 3 markets for equities in 2015: CFA survey: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/markets/india-one-of-top-3-markets-for-equities-in-2015-cfa-survey/article6887618.ece
  7. Reliance Power signs MoU with Rajasthan to develop solar project: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-18297.html
  8. ICICI Bank, Prudential Plc plan to sell 5% stake in insurance JV at $6 billion valuation:

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46222308.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

  9. India, US vow to fight terror funds: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150213/jsp/business/story_3066.jsp#.VN2GqPmUd1E
  10. Aid money for development projects in Nepal linked to child labour: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/feb/12/aid-money-development-projects-nepal-child-labour#

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Anna Hazare has right to opinion regarding Land Acquisiton Bill, says government: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-anna-hazare-has-right-to-opinion-regarding-land-acquisiton-bill-says-government-2060564
  2. Jharkhand: Maoist blow up railway tracks; protest amendment of Land Acquistion Act: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-jharkhand-maoist-blow-up-railway-tracks-protest-amendment-of-land-acquistion-act-2060487#

News on Energy, IFIs, Land and water resources – 12 February, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. HC relief for Jindal Steel on coal block use, no impact on auction: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/HC-relief-for-Jindal-Steel-on-coal-block-use-no-impact-on-auction/articleshow/46207083.cms?
  2. Solar plan will not skid on oil prices, Piyush Goyal says: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Solar-plan-will-not-skid-on-oil-prices-Piyush-Goyal-says/articleshow/46207142.cms?
  3. Panchayats to have stake in solar power projects: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Panchayats-to-have-stake-in-solar-power-projects/articleshow/46207158.cms?
  4. Fresh Public Hearing Puts the Brakes on TTPS Expansion: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Fresh-Public-Hearing-Puts-the-Brakes-on-TTPS-Expansion/2015/02/12/article2664905.ece
  5. Renewable Energy Sector to Attract Rs 200 bn: Goyal: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Renewable-Energy-Sector-to-Attract-Rs-200-bn-Goyal/2015/02/12/article2664662.ece
  6. Investors keen on setting up 200 GW of clean energy projects in five years:

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46206022.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

  7. Coal catches court cramps: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150212/jsp/business/story_2865.jsp#.VNxEwvmUd1E
  8. Delhi High Court order grants some respite to JSPL: http://www.asianage.com/india/delhi-high-court-order-grants-some-respite-jspl-928
  9. The world in 2020: Good, bad and ugly: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/the-world-in-2020-good-bad-and-ugly-115021200037_1.html
  10. Don’t dump Delhi power discoms: http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/don-t-dump-delhi-power-discoms-115021101640_1.html
  11. RE-Invest to garner more than expected investment: Piyush Goyal: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/re-invest-to-garner-more-than-expected-investment-piyush-goyal-115021101048_1.html
  12. Renewable energy sector to attract $200 bn, generate over 200 GW power: Goyal: http://www.firstpost.com/business/economy/renewable-energy-sector-attract-200-bn-generate-200-gw-power-goyal-2093591.html
  13. Govt to build 11,500MW renewable energy plants: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Govt-to-build-11500MW-renewable-energy-plants/articleshow/46179737.cms?
  14. Shell boss calls fossil fuel critics ‘naive’ but admits Big Oil has ‘credibility issue’: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/12/shell-boss-calls-fossil-fuel-critics-naive-but-admits-big-oil-has-credibility-issue
  15. Keystone pipeline passes House vote as Republicans defy Obama veto threat: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/11/keystone-xl-pipeline-house-republican-obama
  16. Progress in Geneva with climate pact blueprint: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/progress-in-geneva-with-climate-pact-blueprint_1545075.html
  17. Apple to build $850 million solar energy farm in California: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Apple-to-build-850-million-solar-energy-farm-in-California/articleshow/46198533.cms?
  18. Global Environment Facility (GEF) agrees to take up four pilot projects on sustainable urban practices: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=115352
  19. White House calls climate change greater threat to country than terrorism: http://www.sify.com/news/white-house-calls-climate-change-greater-threat-to-country-than-terrorism-news-international-pcloJmjfcaiaf.html
  20. David Harewood: Kenya’s eternal summer drove home climate impact: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/feb/11/david-harewood-kenya-climate-change-coalition-valentines-day-shakespeare-sonnet
  21. TAPI pipeline: India asks Turkmenistan to ease rules:

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46201649.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

  22. Scientists urge global ‘wake-up call’ to deal with climate change: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/10/geoengineering-should-not-be-used-as-a-climate-fix-yet-says-us-science-academy
  23. Wind farm study finds ‘no direct evidence’ they affect health: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/11/wind-farm-study-finds-no-direct-evidence-they-affect-health
  24. Fossil fuel lobby goes on the attack against divestment movement: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2015/feb/11/fossil-fuel-lobby-goes-on-the-attack-against-divestment-movement
  25. What Apple Just Did in Solar Is a Really Big Deal: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-11/what-apple-just-did-in-solar-is-a-really-big-deal

B.IFIs

  1. Cheap renewable energy ignites hope of a climate deal: ADB Vice-President: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/cheap-renewable-energy-ignites-hope-of-a-climate-deal-adb-vicepresident/article6875269.ece
  2. ‘ADB could be equity or debt partner for smart cities’: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/adb-could-be-equity-or-debt-partner-for-smart-cities/article6875294.ece
  3. Will RBI’s new regulations be effective for bond market?: http://www.moneylife.in/article/will-rbis-new-regulations-be-effective-for-bond-market/40436.html
  4. Government to start ranking states on the ease of doing business: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/government-to-start-ranking-states-on-the-ease-of-doing-business/articleshow/46181346.cms
  5. Centre to Help TS Tap WB Fund for Water Grid: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/Centre-to-Help-TS-Tap-WB-Fund-for-Water-Grid/2015/02/10/article2661475.ece
  6. Bankruptcy Law Reform Committee seeks changes in Companies Act 2013: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/bankruptcy-law-reform-committee-seeks-changes-in-companies-act-2013/articleshow/46194174.cms
  7. European Central Bank should stay out of politics: http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-european-central-bank-should-stay-out-of-politics-2059978
  8. AP Racing against Time to Submit DPRs to ADB: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/AP-Racing-against-Time-to-Submit-DPRs-to-ADB/2015/02/12/article2664877.ece
  9. Top officials in huddle to ease business: http://dc.asianage.com/business/top-officials-huddle-ease-business-950
  10. Payment bank license: Mahindra Finance in talks with IFC for JV:

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46201801.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

  11. China’s project-funding choices to shape reputation in Pakistan: http://www.sify.com/news/china-s-project-funding-choices-to-shape-reputation-in-pakistan-news-international-pcloumdaeibeg.html
  12. Why Modi and Jaitley are likely to push reforms despite Delhi setback: http://forbesindia.com/article/special/why-modi-and-jaitley-are-likely-to-push-reforms-despite-delhi-setback/39599/1#ixzz3RVVjq9dc
  13. India aims to amend arbitration law to lure foreign investors: http://www.sify.com/finance/india-aims-to-amend-arbitration-law-to-lure-foreign-investors-news-crime-pckqavhaifajj.html
  14. In India, Low Wages Start at the Top: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-01-29/heads-of-india-s-state-owned-banks-earn-low-wages

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. MIDC issues notices to firm for not building SEZ: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/MIDC-issues-notices-to-firm-for-not-building-SEZ/articleshow/46207047.cms?
  2. Tatas, Adani, 7 Others Show Interest in Airport Projects: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Tatas-Adani-7-Others-Show-Interest-in-Airport-Projects/2015/02/11/article2663830.ece
  3. Sitharaman inspects SEZ sites: http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=1..110215.feb15
  4. Special Economic Zone Promoter Knocks NGT Doors: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/Special-Economic-Zone-Promoter-Knocks-NGT-Doors/2015/02/11/article2663107.ece
  5. Closing thematic debate, UN Assembly President urges better funding for post-2015 development: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-17797.html
  6. Adani Ports commissions bulk terminal at Kandla: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/logistics/adani-ports-commissions-bulk-terminal-at-kandla/article6877962.ece

9 February, 2015 – News Today

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Kolkata port peeved at ferrying coal via inland waterway: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/logistics/kolkata-port-peeved-at-ferrying-coal-via-inland-waterway/article6871370.ece
  2. Coal imports fall 20% in January, snaps surging trend: http://www.firstpost.com/business/coal-imports-fall-20-january-snaps-surging-trend-2086865.html
  3. Exempt imported coal from customs duty, demand private power firms:

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46163065.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

  4. Mines Ministry extends leases of govt firms: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/mines-ministry-extends-leases-of-govt-firms-115020800089_1.html
  5. Koradi resident moves MPCB over power plant pollution: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Koradi-resident-moves-MPCB-over-power-plant-pollution/articleshow/46160326.cms?
  6. Mahanadi Coalfields to form two SPVs: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/mahanadi-coalfields-to-form-two-spvs/article6869283.ece
  7. Policy reform is necessary in mining: Kameswara Rao: http://www.business-standard.com/budget/article/policy-reform-is-necessary-in-mining-kameswara-rao-115020700723_1.html
  8. Indian Railways signs first bilateral PPA to cut energy costs: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/indian-railways-inks-first-bilateral-ppa-to-cut-energy-costs-115020700481_1.html
  9. EU wants India to contribute to the UN Green Climate FundL: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/eu-wants-india-to-contribute-to-the-un-green-climate-fund-115020900037_1.html
  10. “Seagrass rehabilitation can mitigate impact of climate change: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/seagrass-rehabilitation-can-mitigate-impact-of-climate-change/article6872858.ece
  11. France pushes for resolution on climate deal funds: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/458556/france-pushes-resolution-climate-deal.html
  12. ‘Claims to cut power tariffs irrational’: http://www.asianage.com/delhi/claims-cut-power-tariffs-irrational-226
  13. Javadekar on climate change and France: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/global-warming/Javadekar-on-climate-change-and-France/articleshow/46164805.cms?
  14. Delhi government must give environment high priory: R.K. Pachauri: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/delhi-government-must-give-environment-high-priory-r-k-pachauri-ians-interview-115020800399_1.html
  15. Climate change to blame for Australia’s record hottest year, says report: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/07/climate-change-to-blame-for-australias-record-hottest-year-says-report
  16. ‘India can achieve highest emission reduction in Asia’: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/india-can-achieve-highest-emission-reduction-in-asia-115020800073_1.html
  17. Worries linger after nuke ‘breakthrough’: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150209/jsp/nation/story_2333.jsp#.VNg4GvmUd1E
  18. Government reveals details of Indo-US nuclear deal; victims cannot sue foreign suppliers for nuclear accident: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-government-reveals-details-of-indo-us-nuclear-deal-victims-cannot-sue-foreign-suppliers-for-nuclear-accident-2059201
  19. Analysis: Last Tango for Nuclear Power?: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28991-analysis-last-tango-for-nuclear-power

B.IFIs

  1. Road ministry plans system to store details of 90,000 km of national highways: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Road-ministry-plans-system-to-store-details-of-90000-km-of-national-highways/articleshow/46160974.cms?
  2. Pursue World Bank assessment report on J&K flood: NN Vohra: http://zeenews.india.com/news/jammu-and-kashmir/pursue-world-bank-assessment-report-on-jk-flood-nn-vohra_1542984.html
  3. World Bank says Investments in water in poor nations give big benefits: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-wolrd-bank-says-investments-in-water-in-poor-nations-give-big-benefits-2058701
  4. Assam plan to map river basin- Govt seeks World Bank aid: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150208/jsp/northeast/story_2123.jsp#.VNhCj_mUd1E
  5. BRICS to pursue Green Global Fund with World Bank cooperation: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/brics-to-pursue-green-global-fund-with-world-bank-cooperation-115020601425_1.html
  6. Banks in India feel squeeze of rock-bottom fees, despite big govt deals: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/458518/banks-india-feel-squeeze-rock.html
  7. ’12 projects to be launched by April’: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/12-projects-to-be-launched-by-April/articleshow/46154028.cms?
  8. ‘Stingy’ Centre Dashes AP’s Capital Dreams: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/Stingy-Centre-Dashes-APs-Capital-Dreams/2015/02/08/article2658606.ece
  9. India’s economy seen rising through fog of data: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pcjiu7ieihaih&title=India%27s_economy_seen_rising_through_fog_of_data
  10. Fadnavis bats for Central aid, early clearances for infra projects: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/fadnavis-bats-for-central-aid-early-clearances-for-infra-projects-115020900078_1.html
  11. Building capital for infrastructure: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/editorial/building-capital-for-infrastructure/article6871348.ece

C.Land,Water & Forest

  1. Why easy land is no guarantee of industrial growth: http://indiatogether.org/articles/sez-failure-implications-for-land-acquisition-and-industry-growth-economy
  2. Ambani brothers seek faster approval for stalled projects: http://www.rediff.com/business/report/ambani-brothers-seek-faster-approval-for-stalled-projects/20150207.htm
  3. Govt may approve new SEZs, extend existing ones: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-may-approve-new-sezs-extend-existing-ones-115020600878_1.html
  4. PM focuses on Team India, as vision of cooperative competitive federalism to take National Development Agenda ahead : http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=115249