Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicPower Outage

Topic: Power Outage

Less than a day’s coal left, says Delhi power minister as blackouts loom

Minister Satyendar Jain said the coal back-up in power plants should at least be for 21 days.

Soaring mercury, long power outages & more — why ‘coal shortage’ has states & Modi govt squabbling  

Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh are facing some of the longest power cuts in the country, as a heatwave sweeps over India.

Power outage risks increase as India’s coal stockpiles plunge to 3-year low

Heavy rains in mining regions are worsening coal supply crisis. The dwindling supplies also come at a time when electricity consumption has been strong due to revival in economic activity.

China’s cyberattack on Maharashtra power grid was to improve PLA’s bargaining position

China’s cyber assault against India’s critical infrastructure in October 2020 happened amid an ongoing crisis on their contested boundary.

On Camera

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Representational image of dal and roti | Photo Pixahive/CC0

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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