Home Tags Coal

Topic: coal

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.
A coal wholesale market in Mumbai

Indians are addicted to cheap coal power and it’s killing them

Coal provides roughly 70% of India’s power needs, even as 1.24 million citizens die annually as a result of choking smog, according to The Lancet.
Pakistan, Thar Desert

Coal doesn’t cut it: Why govts across should read this study on public opinion on energy

International investors in coal often claim they are only funding coal projects countries want, but citizens have indicated a clear preference for clean energy.
Coal being loaded in Chandwa, Jharkhand | Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

The future of coal is dark

You know it's time to shut shop when companies like Glencore, largest supplier of thermal coal to global market, promise to put a cap on coal production.
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.

On Camera

Vir Das incident proves rogue sneezing and coughing are the new guns during Covid-19

Comedian Vir Das’s Twitter post showing a neighbour threatening to sneeze on him points to a growing global trend of people using sneezes & coughs as threats.

Yogi vs Uddhav vs Piyush Goyal: Will politics over migrant workers hurt economic revival?

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s accusation that the Railways is not running enough trains to ferry migrant workers sparked a Twitter war with Railway minister Piyush Goyal.

Defence

Indian Army

Ladakh stand-off, Kashmir, ammunition & training — agenda for Army commanders’ meet tomorrow

The biannual event is attended by the top Army leadership to brainstorm on new security and administrative issues, and plan a roadmap.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.