Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicCoal mining

Topic: Coal mining

2 mining projects, 1 power battle — Chhattisgarh controversy lays bare the chaos in Congress

Two mining projects in Chhattisgarh's Hasdeo Arand forests are at the centre of a 'political power play' involving CM Bhupesh Baghel & Health Minister T.S. Singh Deo.

Modi govt’s coal reforms go beyond the current crisis. It transforms India’s energy security

Land acquisition for coal mines has had a complicated history in India. But Modi govt's reforms pave the way for a paradigm shift in energy security.

How Modi govt’s changes to mining law could unshackle the sector in India

A look at the key changes to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment (MMRDA) Bill, 2021, and how they impact the mining sector.

Didn’t require prior consent from Bengal govt to probe illegal coal mining case — CBI to SC

Last month, the central agency had issued summons to the wife of TMC MP and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, Rujira, in connection with the case.

CBI has no jurisdiction to probe coal mining case in West Bengal, prime suspect tells SC

West Bengal govt has come out in support of the suspect, submitting that there is no consent for a CBI probe and that the state had withdrawn general consent two years ago.

Laptops to phones, Cobalt demand is booming. Congolese miners need more protection

The Katanga region in Congo is home to more than half of the world’s cobalt resources. And more than 2 million Congolese miners depend on it for income.

SBI’s foreign shareholders question its proposed loan to Adani’s Australian coal mine

BlackRock & Norway’s Storebrand have raised concerns about SBI's proposed Rs 5,000 cr-loan to Adani Enterprises for its Carmichael coal mine in Australia.

India should phase out coal plants and end fossil fuel subsidies, UN chief Guterres says

Delivering the 19th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture, UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres stressed on how clean energy can help economies recover from Covid-19 pandemic.

Chhattisgarh opposes Modi govt on coal block auction, says move to hit elephant reserve plan

Representatives of 20 gram panchayats in Chhattisgarh have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to halt the coal block auction process.

‘Modi govt encircled by coterie of businessmen’: CM Soren slams move to auction coal blocks

Jharkhand govt has moved SC over auction of coal blocks. CM Hemant Soren says his govt has not granted clearance to auction of 22 coal blocks in the state.

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A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

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The LCH at the Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF inducts indigenous Light Combat Helicopters after a 23 year journey which began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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