Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicCoal imports

Topic: Coal imports

NTPC invites bids for importing coal for first time in two years

The fuel will mainly be used at power plants located far from domestic mines, which are most vulnerable to disruptions. India has been grappling with shortages of coal since August.

Commercial coal mining is key to Modi’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat, but states need to do their bit

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren has chosen to oppose commercial coal mining, which damages our national interests as it makes it difficult to deal with local issues.

Adani expects India’s coal imports to break records this year as demand stays robust

Imports will climb almost 11% to 184 million metric tons in 2019-20, & rise further to average about 200 million annually through following decade.

Modi govt promised to end coal imports by 2016, but they’ve been on the rise since then

In 2017-18, India imported 208 million tonnes of coal, up from 191 million tonnes the previous year, and between April and Nov 2018, imports rose by over 9%.

For the first time in 4 years, India’s top power producer NTPC wants coal imported

State-run NTPC wants to import 2.5 million MT coal as domestic supplier Coal India Ltd has failed to meet its rising demand.

On Camera

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Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
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Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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