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41 Percent Growth in India’s Power Consumption in April 2021

Power consumption in India grew 41 percent in April 2021 to reach 119.27 BU According to data made available by the Power Ministry, power consumption in India grew 41 percent in April 2021 to reach 119.27 billion units (BU) over the same month last year, showing what the ministry believes to be a robust recovery in industrial and […]

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India is not Responsible for Climate Change That is Happening: Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar has said that India will raise its climate ambitions, but it is not responsible for climate change that is happening. Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar while addressing the press after a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the French Embassy has said that India will raise its climate ambitions but […]

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State NBFCs – PFC & REC Reduce Lending Rates by up to 2 Percentage Points

State-owned non-banking financial corporations Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and REC will reduce lending rates by up to two percentage points from April 1, 2021. “PFC and REC as group companies have been aligning operations to realise synergies. As part of such effort, PFC and REC have now decided together to reduce lending rates up to two percentage points,” PFC said in a statement. […]

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All Delhi Officials Will Commute in EVs, Request 4W Owners to Switch: Gahlot

Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has announced that all leased or hired cars to be used by Delhi government officials for commute will be electric vehicles (EVs) within the coming six months. The Minister also requested all four-wheeler owners in the city to switch to EVs. Also, he claimed that the subsidies being offered by […]

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Amara Raja Opens Tech-hub for Lithium-ion Cells in Tirupati

Amara Raja Batteries has opened the country’s maiden technology hub to develop lithium-ion cells, at its Tirupati facility in Andhra Pradesh. Amara Raja Batteries, a leading automotive battery manufacturer in India has announced that it has opened the country’s maiden technology hub to develop lithium-ion cells, at its Tirupati facility in the state of Andhra […]

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Javadekar: India the Only Country Keeping Commitments on Climate Change

Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar has said that he believes that only India is keeping its commitments on climate change Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar has said that he believes that only India is keeping its commitments on climate change, despite accounting for only six to seven percent of total carbon emissions in the world. Speaking at a […]

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Ola Exploring Sites for Network of Charging Stations in India & Europe

Indian ride-hailing firm, Ola is searching multiple sites to build a network of charging stations for electric two-wheelers(E-2Ws) across India and Europe. The E-mobility driven Ola, is searching in 50 cities in India and different locations in Europe to build the global network of charging infrastructure, according to sources privy to the development. Also, over […]

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Clean Energy, Powered by Clean Technology, is Critical for India: Kant

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has said that clean energy is critical for India and it must achieve it by getting into cutting-edge technology. Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, while addressing a virtual book launch event organised by the Observer Research Foundation, has said that clean energy is critical for India and that it is important for the […]

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Power Sector Employees Protest Against Privatisation of Discoms: AIPEF

Power sector employees have held nationwide protests against the government’s decision to privatise Discoms, AIPEF has said. Power sector employees on November 26, 2020, held nationwide protests against the government’s decision to privatise Discoms, the All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has said. They also demanded the withdrawal of Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 and scrapping of the standard bidding document (SBD). […]

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