Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Hydropower

India has installed 100 GW renewable energy capacity, inching closer to target, govt announces

The govt had set an initial target of installing 175 GW of renewable energy capacity, including wind, solar, and hydro, by 2022. It later raised this target to 450 GW by 2030.

Caught between SC & Centre, 24 Uttarakhand hydel projects stuck on paper after 2013 floods

Despite 31 Supreme Court hearings and 3 government committee reports, a clear policy on hydroelectricity projects (HEPs) in Uttarakhand has remained elusive. 

Why NTPC, a thermal power firm, is building hydro projects in the Himalayas

NTPC is in focus as one of its hydropower projects — Tapovan Vishnugad, at Dhauliganga river in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district — has been damaged in the floods.

Tasmania is now powered entirely by renewable energy

The Australian island state of Tasmania now runs on 100% renewable energy, having met its goal to be fully self-sufficient on green energy.

China’s era of mega-dams is ending as solar and wind power rise

China’s hydro industry is down-shifting toward smaller projects and pumped storage. Rival energy sources are also deterring the move to more challenging locations.

Pakistan’s 40-yr-old Gilgit-Baltistan dam project could finally be a reality, with China help

With Diamer-Bhasha dam coming up in disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region, India has reacted sharply, saying building projects in territories under Pakistan's illegal occupation is 'not proper'.

Clearances for coal blocks stuck, Modi can revive Manmohan Singh’s project monitoring group

Ex-IAS officer tells the Modi government to look at both demand as well as supply side issues to lift India's power sector out of crisis.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.