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Manipur & Mizoram JERC: Rengthanvela Thanga takes oath of office

New Delhi: Rengthanvela Thanga has taken the oath of office as a Member of the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for Manipur & Mizoram. Union Minister for Power and New &.......

Narendra Goenka takes over as new Chairman of AEPC

New Delhi: Narendra Kumar Goenka took charge of the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) as its new Chairman. Padma Shri Dr A Sakthivel handed over the charge to him. Assuming charge of the.......

New PSE policy: DPE to identify PSUs for privatisation in non-strategic sectors

DPE will now be responsible for taking in-principle approval from CCEA for privatisation or closure of identified CPSEs in non-strategic sectors DPE has also been entrusted with the task of.......

Govt has advised ONGC to bring in partners for Mumbai High, Bassein fields: Minister

‘The government is keen that domestic oil and gas production increase exponentially’ ‘ONGC being the leading organisation has to play an important role’ New Delhi:.......

NP Shukla appointed as an Independent Member (Technical) in CAQM

New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal for the appointment of NP Shukla as s Full-time Independent Member (Technical)in the Commission for Air Quality.......

ONGC, Saudi Aramco sign feedstock & marketing MoU

ONGC’s and Aramco’s affiliates will also engage with each other under the MoU This MoU further strengthens our bilateral energy relationship, which is one of the cornerstones of the.......

500 GW by 2030: Govt forms sustainable development cell for clean utilisation of coal

Coal and lignite companies have planned to install additional 5,560 MW of renewable capacity with an investment of over Rs 15,000 crore 39 FMC projects have been planned to be commissioned by.......

After 19 years, India will see 5-6 PSU privatisation this year: DIPAM Secretary

‘Financial bids for the privatisation of as many as six PSUs, including BPCL, BEML Ltd and SCI, among others, will be invited by December this year or January 2022’ ‘The.......

500 GW by 2030: Govt allows bundling of RE to replace thermal power under existing PPAs

This is a very significant step towards achieving the goal of 500 GW of non-fossil fuel capacity by 2030, the Power Ministry said The gains from the bundling of renewable energy with thermal.......

Power crisis: Govt mulls changes in normative coal stock requirement for TPPs, say sources

According to a draft document being discussed, the Centre is considering lowering the normative coal stock requirement to 10 days for pithead TPPs The CEA is expected to come up with the revised.......

Govt to soon set up a company for monetisation of privatisation-bound PSU assets

An SPV in the form of a company would be set up to hold these assets which would be monetised to fetch value to the exchequer, said the DIPAM Secretary The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE).......

Govt to implement Phase I of Market-Based Economic Dispatch (MBED) from April 1, 2022

The ministry has released the framework for the Phase-I programme, which is expected to reduce consumers’ power purchase costs by five percent A robust day-ahead market will form the basis.......

Govt slashes bank guarantee requirement for telecom companies by 80%

New Delhi: The Department of Telecom has slashed the performance and financial bank guarantee requirement of telecom operators by 80 per cent, according to a licence amendment note issued on.......

Govt allows captive mines to sell 50% coal, lignite in a financial year

The change would be applicable for both the private and public sector coal and lignite captive mines The availability of additional coal will ease pressure on power plants and will also aid in.......

Ethanol blending: Govt doubles incentive on sugar diverted for ethanol production

Every sugar season (October- September), production of sugar is around 320-330 Lakh Metric Tonne (LMT) as against the domestic consumption of 260 LMT The Centre has fixed a target of 10 percent.......