Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicThermal plants

Topic: thermal plants

New rules on fly ash disposal a ‘positive step’, but experts say health, ecology risks remain

Fly ash is the residue of coal combustion, which, if disposed of improperly, is hazardous. New govt rules include a system of environmental compensation based on polluter-pays principle.

India’s coal stockpile dangerously low as inventories dry up, lowest since November 2017

The short supply may force plants to buy expensive imported coal or pay hefty premiums at domestic auctions, and raise costs across an economy already battling high fuel prices.

India can save almost Rs 9,000 cr a year by shutting old thermal power plants, study says

According to New Delhi-based CEEW, closing down old plants, which consume more coal than new ones, can help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, clean up air and reduce soil & water pollution.

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.

Modi govt is considering shutting down old, polluting thermal power plants

Efforts to close old coal plants have gathered pace amid rising outcry against air pollution and deepening concerns over climate change.

Boiler explodes at NLC India thermal plant in Tamil Nadu, 8 sustain burn injuries

Following the accident, power generation was halted and the injured were rushed to a private hospital in Tiruchirappalli after first aid.

Coal-based power plants a major cause of air pollution in Delhi: Dharmendra Pradhan

Union petroleum minister says Delhi could breathe easy only when it migrates all industrial units and vehicles to clean fuel.

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Bloomberg

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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