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Past articles by Bhanvi:

Power Minister Bats For Basic Customs Duty On Imported Solar Panels

Union Power Minister RK Singh has urged the finance ministry to impose basic customs duty on solar equipment in a phased manner to boost domestic manufacturing. → Read More

India’s Oil Consumption For August Lowest Since Nine Months

India’s fuel consumption in August was the lowest since November last year. → Read More

Why India’s Wind Turbine Makers Are Under Stress

Lower tariffs for wind power developers after India moved to an auction regime in 2017 has hurt wind turbine makers in the country. → Read More

Electricity Usage Of Up To 200 Units Is Now Free In Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today people in the national capital won’t have to pay for electricity if their monthly power usage is within 200 units. → Read More

Stricter Emission Standards: Is India Ready For The Big Change In Shipping?

Starting January 1, the shipping industry will have to use low-sulphur fuel, according to International Maritime Organization’s shipping emission standards. Prices of the low-sulphur shipping fuel have already have jumped on anticipation of higher demand. Indian Oil and BPCL, however, say they are ready to meet the demand for low-sulphur shipping fuel. → Read More

Will Letters Of Credit By Discoms Help Curb Payment Delays Of Power Producers?

India asked power distributors to offer letters of credit as a security against delays in payments to generation companies. But analysts are divided if that would help curb mounting unpaid dues. → Read More

Kerala Tops Niti Aayog’s Health Index Again, Uttar Pradesh Fares Worst

Kerala retained its spot as the healthiest state on the Niti Aayog’s state-wise healthcare rankings while Uttar Pradesh stood at the bottom. → Read More

Higher Reinsurance Premiums Are Power Sector’s Latest Headache

Indian power producers are up in arms against a circular that proposes a threefold hike in their reinsurance premiums. → Read More

Solar Panel Makers Seek Safeguard Duty On Imports From Thailand, Vietnam

Solar panel makers are considering urging the government to impose a safeguard duty on Thailand and Vietnam as imports from these two Southeast Asian nations rose following a levy on China and Malaysia last year. → Read More

PFC Said To Appoint Deloitte As Consultant For Its Merger With REC

PFC-REC Merger: Deloitte will see whether to opt for a share swap or raising equity, among other options, for the PFC-REC merger. The government would want to have 51% stake in the entity resulting from PFC-REC merger but hasn’t decided how will it be done. → Read More

The Hurdles To Modi’s Ambitious Renewable Energy Target

India’s looking to resolve operational issues to meet its ambitious renewable energy capacity target of 175 gigawatt by 2022 as Asia’s third-largest economy shifts from coal-fired energy. → Read More

Why Telangana Has Spooked Solar Power Producers

At least 10 private solar power producers have urged the Telangana government to clear dues worth around Rs 1,000 crore pending for nearly eight months. → Read More

Air India To Be First Beneficiary Of Jet Airways’ Overseas Rights, Says Official

Jet Airways crisis: Air India has got one or two international flight routes of Jet Airways and is likely to get more because they have spare fleet capacity. Aviation secretary will chair a meeting on May 17 with operators to discuss reallocation of Jet Airways’ international routes. → Read More

Selloff Plan Has Left Pawan Hans Struggling To Stay Afloat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government lined up a profitable Pawan Hans Ltd. for sale—about three years later, the state-run helicopter services provider hasn’t found a buyer. And it’s battling a crippling cash crunch. → Read More

How U.S. Ending Iran Waivers Will Impact India

Indian oil refiners said they have tied up alternative supplies and the U.S.’ decision to end waiver that allowed to import oil from Iran won’t have much impact. → Read More

Airlines In Talks With Lessors To Take Over Jet Airways’ Deregistered Planes, Says Aviation Secretary

Most Indian airlines are in talks with lessors to take over deregistered aircraft of Jet Airways (India) Ltd. as the ailing carrier stares at a full shutdown. → Read More

SpiceJet Likely To Induct 10-12 Planes From Jet Airways’ Lessors, Says Official

SpiceJet Ltd. is likely to lease about a dozen planes from Jet Airways (India) Ltd.’s lessors as it looks to operate at its earlier capacity following the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft by the aviation regulator. → Read More

India Is Changing The Way It Is Lighting Its Homes

To promote use of energy-saving bulbs in Indian homes, the Modi government had launched UJALA—Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All scheme—in 2015. → Read More

PFC Becomes The Promoter Of REC

Power Finance Corporation Ltd. became the promoter of power financier REC Ltd. as it acquired the government’s 52.63 percent stake in the state-run peer along with its management control. → Read More

India’s Electric Car Rollout Is Undergoing A Rethink

Carmakers anticipating the second round of bids to supply electric cars to the government may be up for disappointment. The state-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. will now focus on public transport. → Read More