Niti Aayog clears six proposals for high-tech public transport

Why in news ?  Niti Aayog cleared half-a-dozen proposals of the transport ministry exploring options to improve public transport. Approval of Niti Aayog to experiment and introduce six latest mass rapid transportation technologies. These technologies include metrino, stadler buses, hyperloop, pod taxis, hybrid buses and freight rail road. How it helpful in transport? Mass rapid… Read More Niti Aayog clears six proposals for high-tech public transport

Cabinet approves SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program

In News Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for upgradation and widening of 65 kms of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur. The project will improve connectivity between Imphal with the eastern part of the state. Project is being developed with ADB’s loan assistance under the South Asian Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)… Read More Cabinet approves SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program

MERIT app launched by power ministry

In News Indian electricity distribution companies (discoms) struggling with huge debts can together expect to save up to Rs 20,000 crore per annum with better scheduling of power, through an app developed by the government that provides information on sourcing cheaper electricity. MERIT app Merit Order Dispatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency… Read More MERIT app launched by power ministry

POSOCO-IMD Weather Portal for Power Sector & Web Portal ‘MERIT’

Union Ministry for Power, Coal , New & Renewable Energy and Mines launched Weather Portal for Power Sector in association with POSOCO and IMD at the meeting of the Forum of Regulators here today . Need for the initiative Weather variations have an impact on load demand and energy production, transport and distribution management, as… Read More POSOCO-IMD Weather Portal for Power Sector & Web Portal ‘MERIT’

Cabinet approves new coal allocation policy for power sector

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), approved a new transparent coal allocation policy for the power sector called Shakti or Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating ‘Koyala’ (Coal) Transparently in India-2017. This will ensure the rights of coal supplies for Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA) holders and signing of FSA with Letter of Assurance (LoA) holders. Importance… Read More Cabinet approves new coal allocation policy for power sector

Cabinet nod for 10 indigenous nuclear reactors

Union Cabinet cleared the proposal to construct 10 indigenous pressurised heavy water nuclear reactors (PHWR)with a total capacity of 7,000 MWe. The 10 PHWR project will result in a significant augmentation of nuclear power generation capacity. Need for Indigenous Reactors Troubles for India’s international collaborations in nuclear projects. U.S. deal, involving Toshiba Westinghouse for six reactors… Read More Cabinet nod for 10 indigenous nuclear reactors

Indo-Bangla bridge connectivity

Tripura government has commenced the land acquisition process for the construction of India-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge. About the Project India-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge constructed over river Feni that demarcates boundaries between the two countries in south Tripura. The process for acquiring land for a four-lane approach road and a connecting road on Indian side in southern Tripura… Read More Indo-Bangla bridge connectivity