India And Argentina Collaborate To Explore Lithium Mines

Argentina and India have joined hands to set up a lithium exploration and mining project in Catamarca, Argentina. The government will explore the development of 5 lithium brine blocks viz 1. Cortadera-I, 2. Cortadera-VII, 3. Cortadera-VIII, 4. Cateo-2022-01810132 and 5. Cortadera-VI by Khanij Bidesh India Limited (KABIL). With this Agreement, KABIL has obtained ‘Exploration and […]

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Solar Production Costs In China Falls By 42% In 2023: Wood Mackenzie

A latest report states that the cost of producing solar modules in China has dropped by 42% in the last 12 months to US$0.15 per watt (/W). This gave manufacturers in the country cost advantage over international rivals according to the New Horizons report from Wood Mackenzie. The report looks at ‘Five low-carbon tech trends […]

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Cabinet Approves Change In MMDR Norms To Specify Royalty For Lithium

Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved amendment of Second Schedule of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (‘MMDR Act’). The amendment was meant for specifying rate of royalty for three critical and strategic minerals–Lithium, Niobium and Rare Earth Elements (REEs). Recently, the Mines and Minerals (Development and […]

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India Hints At Developing Lithium From Lab To Reality

Union Minister of Mines and Coal Pralhad Joshi, in his recent reply made before the Lok Sabha, said that India has already made successful attempts to extract Lithium from the mineral concentrate on a laboratory scale. He also said that the country was able to develop technologies to utilize the Lithium sources present in the […]

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India Paves Way For Allowing Commercial Mining Of Lithium, Other Critical Minerals

The Union Cabinet is now reported to have approved amendments to the Mines and Minerals (Development) and Regulation) Act to pave the way to allow commercial mining of Lithium and other critical minerals in the country. This comes months after India discovered reserves of Lithium in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir and another […]

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Developing Countries Yet To Explore Critical Minerals: IRENA Report

A latest report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on critical minerals claims that several developing countries hosting critical mineral reserves are yet to explore them fully. The agency mentioned its latest findings on critical minerals in its report titled ‘Geopolitics of the Energy Transition’.  The report said that developing countries with higher reserves […]

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Chinese Firms Doubled Their Investments In Critical Minerals: IEA Report

A latest report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) claimed that companies in China doubled their investments in critical minerals in 2022. The report, released today, talked about the global landscape of demand and supply of critical minerals like Lithium, Cobalt and Nickel, among others. In its maiden report on the issue, titled “Critical Minerals Market […]

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Uber Flagship EV Product Uber Green Rolled Out at Mumbai Airport

Travel aggregator Uber Technologies has presented its flagship electric vehicle (EV) Uber Green in the city of Mumbai. Last month, the firm had made known its plans to make an addition of 25,000 electric cars to its platform. Towards this, it had forged partnerships with Lithium, Everest and Moove- firms that provide fleet. Uber said, […]

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Five Reasons EVs Will Deliver On Their Clean Promise

In Part 1 of this two-part series yesterday, we covered the various challenges to Electric Vehicles (EVs), especially regarding their green credentials. However, the EV juggernaut has only picked up speed in India, with the market leader, Tata Motors, which leads in the four-wheeler EV segment with their EV models-Tiago and Nexon is now all set to launch its […]

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