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Adani Enterprises, 3 ex-NCCF officials booked for irregularities in coal supply contract

The CBI alleged that during the tendering process in 2010, NCCF officials favoured the Adani Group even though it had not given any trading margin.
Coal being loaded in Chandwa, Jharkhand | Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Coal India’s stranglehold will deter investors from commercial mining opened up by govt

Foreign companies may not rush to bid in auctions as state clearances take time & costs will have to be lowered to compete with Coal India.
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West should get China to drop veto rather than lecture India on cutting emissions

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Modi govt formulating National Coal Index to bring in more FDI, open up sector

With the index, the govt will be able to benchmark coal price, cost of production and efficiency of operations, Coal India said.
Representational image of a coal mine | Source: Twitter/@coalindiahq

India is coal’s brightest star but it’s facing a burning question

Coal-fired power has long failed in terms of health & climate impacts, but now its raw economics are collapsing too. Even the govt can’t keep it going for long.
A coal wholesale market in Mumbai

India, world’s no. 2 coal buyer, plans to cut imports by a third

India plans to meet its coal demand by increasing domestic production and from a jump in renewables output over the next 5 years.
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Adani doubles down on controversial Australian coal mine, says India needs thermal power

Adani says Australia’s Carmichael coal mine is viable for his group and renewable energy is good but can’t meet India’s power needs.
The NTPC Ltd. Badarpur coal-fired power plant | Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

Coal will still meet nearly 50% of India’s energy needs in 2030 despite focus on renewables

A mismatch between peak periods of demand and output from renewables means coal will remain the primary energy producer, a report by the Central Energy Agency states.
A pedestrian covers his face with a handkerchief for protection against air pollution, in New Delhi

World’s dirtiest air presents challenge for Modi in second term

Modi government will have to take a series of steps starting with strengthening power distribution firms to ensure clean air.
Coal being loaded in Chandwa, Jharkhand | Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

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.

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Social sciences

Covid-19 put brake to academic activity, but digital libraries can ensure continuity

Covid-19 has paced up the transition to distance learning. While institutes are racing to shift courses online, students are engaging en masse with e-books.

Can India balance its domestic pharma needs and also be a global player in Covid-19 fight?

India has lifted the ban on the export of 24 pharmaceutical ingredients, including anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.

Defence

A picture of items found on the dead terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector. | Photo: By special arrangement

Masala tikka-flavoured snacks to AK-47s: What 5 slain Lashkar terrorists brought from Pakistan

Indian Army calls Pakistan's complicity in aiding and abetting infiltration, especially at a time when the world is fighting coronavirus, 'reprehensible'.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.