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
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