Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicPower plants

Topic: Power plants

Buy your own wagons, don’t depend on railways alone — govt tells 8 power firms to avert crisis

In first 2 months of 2022-23, several power plants ran out of coal due to delays in transportation. As a result, Indian Railways had to cancel passenger trains to make way for freight trains.

These are India’s options to tackle power crunch as coal crisis worsens

Coal-fired power stations have an average of 4 days’ worth of fuel stock, and over half the plants are already on alert for outages. India's options right now are limited.

Power crisis, urea shortage, piled-up grain stock — how goods train suspension has hit Punjab

With goods trains not plying in Punjab since 2 Oct, both govt & private thermal plants are facing acute coal shortage. Urea for farms is also not reaching state, leading to shortage.

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.

Why it’s always sunny in India’s renewable power market

If India’s power project developers can make round-the-clock renewables work on the business side, they’ll be an attractive option for India’s power buyers.

India’s most intractable bad loans lie in the power sector

A parliamentary subcommittee estimated earlier this year that 34,000 megawatts-worth of capacity is in trouble.

Stolen power to the people

Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar must rank amongst our bravest creative young people for making 'Katiyabaaz', a documentary about organised power theft in our rotting cities.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

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.
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