Friday, 18 January, 2019

Topic: coal

Ksan Coal Mining site, where rescue operation is carried out | By special arrangement

Missing officials & missing pumps delay rescue of Meghalaya miners

NDRF official says water inside mine is over 70 feet and divers can’t do much unless level comes down. State human rights commission orders inquiry. 
North Block and South Block on Raisina Hill | Manisha Mandal/ThePrint

India needs Reforms 2.0 to save both bureaucracy and good IAS officers like H.C. Gupta

Hope that the judiciary wakes up to the travesty of convicting good civil servants like H.C. Gupta.
Coal being loaded in Chandwa, Jharkhand | Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

H.C. Gupta’s conviction in coal scam case will force IAS officers to play safe

Despite being castigated and pilloried over the years, India’s IAS officers have performed well.
Daily wage laborers shovel coal into baskets at a limestone quarry in Lower Cherrapunji in Meghalaya| Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

The political problems that are stopping Modi from moving away from coal

The political problems that are stopping Modi from moving away from coal

Scientists suggest $2.4 trillion shift from coal to renewables

To stabilise climate change, the world must invest $2.4 trillion in clean energy every year through 2035 and cut the use of coal-fired power to almost nothing by 2050.
Supreme Court

Cricket, coal, South Delhi: Economic mess that India’s courts created

With 3 crore cases pending, courts shouldn’t spend time on topics outside their purview.
Beijing

Beijing’s air is the cleanest it has ever been in a decade, and this is how it happened

China is hoping to reduce the amount of energy it derives from coal by substituting it with natural gas and nuclear reactors.
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Indian ports are clogging up with coal as railway capacity struggles to keep up

India’s infrastructure lacks the capacity needed for an expanding economy and increasing consumption.
Freight wagons laden with coal sit at the Tori station in Jharkhand | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Indian power plants not operating to full capacity as coal imports drop by 32 per cent

Modi government discouraging of thermal coal imports has been effective. But rising domestic supplies are failing to keep pace with demand.
NTPC coal based thermal power plant in badarpur, Delhi

Badarpur power plant has no plans to shut down despite order from court-appointed body

The Badarpur plant has been identified as India’s most polluting power plant.
hiren gohain

Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent?

Ten JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been charge-sheeted under the sedition law for raising ‘anti-India’ slogan...