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MNS Chief Raj Thackeray outside the Raj Bhavan after meeting Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari in Mumbai, Thursday, Oct 29, 2020. | PTI

Raj Thackeray meets Maharashtra Governor, seeks intervention on inflated power bills issue

Several people in Maharashtra had complained that they received inflated electricity bills during the Covid lockdown.

Mumbai reels under sudden massive power outage, CM Thackeray orders enquiry

State Energy Minister Nitin Raut said there was a technical glitch in a power circuit and about 2,200 megawatts of power supply to Mumbai was disrupted as a result.
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Large parts of Mumbai hit by power outage, local trains service affected

Power is being currently supplied to critical services in Mumbai, but no timeline for restoration has been given till now.
The coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause both demand and supply shocks in the global economy (representational image) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Investor sentiment still low. But green shoots in bank loans, GST collections, power usage

Double-digit growth seems optimistic. Modi govt needs to more than double its expenditure to compensate for the losses and avert GDP decline. It's fanciful at best.
Workers install solar panels onto the roof of a residential property in Johannesburg | Waldo Swiegers | Bloomberg

Mini-grids — the little-known clean energy revolution

Mini grids, which use solar power, have become much cheaper than installing long-distance transmission lines from a central grid, making it more accessible to people who need it.
Artificial intelligence

Power consumption can explode with increasing use of artificial intelligence

A flood of new devices are getting internet connections, generating more data and increasing the need for more computing power with AI to make sense of the new information.
Power grid

Two months on, discoms struggling to use Modi govt’s Rs 90,000 cr lifeline to power sector

The Rs 90,000 cr power sector loans are among a raft of measures announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to help revive the economy.
A file photo of actor Taapsee Pannu. | Photo: ANI

Taapsee Pannu, Huma Qureshi, Vir Das slam Mumbai discoms for unusually high power bills

After Mumbai residents, Bollywood celebrities slam discoms over high bills for June. Companies say bills calculated on an estimated basis due to lockdown.
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Covid shows future powered by wind, solar energy is short on batteries

A drop in energy demand caused by the Covid crisis has left European grids overloaded with green electricity, underlining the need for storage in a low-carbon energy system.
Expenditure secretary T. V. Somanathan | ThePrint

Link Aadhaar to ration cards, hike property tax — how states can increase borrowing limit

Expenditure Secretary T.V. Somanathan said the Centre's conditions to increase the borrowing limit for states are long-pending reforms aimed at ensuring debt sustainability.

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.

Defence

File image of a BrahMos missile

India successfully test fires air-launched version of BrahMos missile from Sukhoi jet

The missile hit a sinking ship in the Bay of Bengal with accuracy, official sources said. It was fired after the Su-30 MKI aircraft travelled for over three hours.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.