Coal India subsidiary, Northern Coalfields Ltd. dispatches highest ever coal of 3.87 lakh tonnes in a single day

Coal India-led subsidiary, Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) has dispatched the highest ever coal in a single day last week on 27 August, 2021. NCL’s offtake grew to a whopping 3.87 lakh tonnes. As per the Coal Ministry data, NCL has also sent the highest ever, 38 Coal Rakes of Indian Railway to upcountry coal consumers […]

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JNPT’s cargo volumes achieve pre-Covid levels during April-July 2021 period

Mumbai-based Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Nhava Sheva – the country’s largest container port – has achieved pre-Covid volumes of cargo between April and July 2021 on increasing export momentum. The port authorities said it aims to sustain pre-Covid levels of cargo volumes, despite continued container shortage. “JNPT has already regained its traffic to pre-Covid levels […]

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Adani Ports’ net profit jumps by 77% to Rs 1,342 crore in June quarter

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) reported a 77.04 per cent jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,341.69 crore for the first quarter of the current financial year. The country’s largest integrated logistics player had clocked a consolidated net profit of Rs 757.83 crore in the corresponding period a year ago, according to a […]

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PM Modi launches National Hydrogen Mission and announces India’s $1.35 trillion infrastructure plan

Emphasizing India’s commitment to expediting its renewable energy initiatives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the National Hydrogen Mission (NHM) during his national address on India’s 75 Independence Day. He said that his government’s aim is to make India a global hub for the production and export of green hydrogen. Given the increasing […]

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Over 100 million litres of milk transported by ‘Doodh Duronto’ trains to Delhi

Over 10 crore litres of milk has so far been transported by ‘Doodh Duronto’ special trains from Renigunta of Andhra Pradesh to the national capital, the Railway Ministry said. Right from the date of introduction on March 26, 2020, these special trains have been operated by the South Central Railway uninterrupted and to date 2,502 milk tankers were transported […]

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Indian Railways to operate trains on hydrogen fuel-based technology

Indian Railways in an effort to become an eco-friendly mode of transport has invited bids for its green fuel vertical Indian Railways Organization of Alternate Fuel (IROAF) for Hydrogen Fuel Cell-based Train on the rail network. Under the flagship programs of the Government, ‘Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Batteries’ and ‘National Hydrogen Mission’, the goal of the […]

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Cochin Shipyard launches five vessels at one go in Kochi

Ship maker Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) launched five vessels at one go from its building dock at Kochi. CSL achieved this rare feat, amidst the Covid -19 pandemic and the lockdown restrictions. The vessels launched are three ‘Floating Border Outpost Vessels (FBOP)’ for the Border Security Force and two 8000 DWT mini general cargo ships for JSW Shipping & […]

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Rich economies must help foot our energy transition bill: India’s environment secretary

Wealthy economies must help with financing India’s energy transition, according to a Bloomberg report, citing India’s Environment Secretary, Rameshwar Prasad Gupta. “Every policy decision has a cost to the economy. Going net-zero or using less carbon also has a cost,” Gupta said in an interview. “We are not anti-net-zero. But without adequate climate finance being […]

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Excise duty collections from petroleum products being used in infra development: Minister Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said excise duty collected from petroleum products are being used for infrastructure development and other development items. The road transport and highways minister said this in the Lok Sabha while replying to a question on the impact of rising fuel prices on the logistics cost of transportation in the […]

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Commerce and Industry minister, Piyush Goyal calls for Indo-Pacific trade agreement

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal called for a services trade agreement among friendly nations of the Indo-Pacific region as it can help liberalise domestic regulations and build capacity in sectors like e-commerce and IT. Speaking at special plenary with the trade ministers of the Indo-Pacific region, Goyal said India’s trade with select Indo-Pacific economies […]

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