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32 Free Run For 72 Hours

Free Run For 72 Hours

On July 21, 2015 a question was raised in the Rajya Sabha by a Parliamentarian asking, “Whether government is considering the formulation of a mechanism for the capping of economy and business class airfares, to curb the predatory pricing of passenger tickets by airlines?

30 Solar Module Tender by EESL

Solar Module Tender by EESL

Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a joint venture company of four CPSUs – NTPC, REC, PFC, PGCIL – of Ministry of Power is procuring indigenously made solar power panels at 30 cents/kwh capacity (Rs 20.63/kwh), cheaper than the current rate of good quality Chinese panels.

36 Coal Shortage

Coal Shortage

As on November 9, 2017, power generation capacities of 13,045 MW at various thermal power stations across 12 states are idling due to want of coal. These plants, some of which have been shut for over three months, were to receive the dry fuel from Coal India.

40 Supreme Court order to restore PPA discipline

Supreme Court order to restore PPA discipline

The Supreme Court in its October 25, 2017 ruling said that electricity regulators’ “inherent powers” are circumscribed and can’t be used “to deal with any matter which is otherwise specifically provided under the Electricity Act 2003.” It further said, GERC’s Conduct of Business Regulation 80 “is akin to Section 151 of the Code of Civil

44 Drones


Moving closer to permitting commercial use of drones, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has put up for public consultations the draft requirements for operation of civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) system. Foreign companies and citizens are likely to be barred from directly operating drones for civilian use in India.

18 Electricity for Every Household by Mar’19

Electricity for Every Household by Mar’19

After ensuring that the earlier target for providing electricity in every village in 1,000 days (announced on 15.08.2015) has been nearly achieved with just 2,760 more villages to be covered out of total 18,452 villages, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 25, 2017 has set another task – provide electricity connection to every household

26 Talcher Coal Gasification Project

Talcher Coal Gasification Project

On May 24, 2017, Talcher Fertilizers Ltd (TFL) issued tender inviting bids for Coal gasification plant for producing Ammonia Synthesis Gas (ASG), and Carbon Dioxide Gas for its Talcher plant in Odisha.

23 Tipper vs Dumper

Tipper vs Dumper

On September 8, 2017, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a case against TK Lahiry, former chairman & managing director (CMD) of Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL) and other former senior officers of the company in the purchase scam of 100 tippers in 2013 at an “exorbitant cost” which resulted in wrongful gain