Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicCoal mining

Topic: Coal mining

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has come out in support of the suspect, submitting that there is no consent for a CBI probe and that the state had withdrawn general consent two years ago.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

All about commercial mining and how it changes the coal production game in India

The Modi govt is hoping commercial coal production will make India self-sufficient and bring down its import bill.

Auctioned coal blocks will create 2.8 lakh jobs, attract Rs 33,000 cr investment: Amit Shah

Shah said in line with Atmanirbhar Bharat, this decision will make India self-reliant in the energy sector by introducing competition and boosting coal production.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

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A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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