Coal Current Affairs - 2020

Govt. launches PRAKASH Portal for monitoring coal supply to power plants

Union Power Minister (Independent charge) Raj Kumar Singh and Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi have jointly launched PRAKASH– Power Rail Koyla Availability through Supply Harmony Portal in New Delhi. About PRAKASH Portal Objective of Portal: To bring better coordination for coal supplies among all stakeholders. Need: After rainy season in 2019, coal Read More…

Growth of eight core sectors slows to 2.1% in July 2019

According to official data released by Government, Growth of eight core industries (Index of Eight Core Industries) dropped to 2.1% in July 2019. It was mainly due to contraction in coal, crude oil, natural gas and refinery products. These eight sectors had expanded by 7.3% in July 2018. Moreover, it has declined by 6.2% during Read More…

India biggest emitter of sulphur dioxide: Report

According to recently released report by Greenpeace India, India is the largest emitter of sulphur dioxide (SO2) in the world. The findings of report were based on data obtained from NASA’s Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) satellite. Findings of Report Indian Scenario: It is largest emitter of SO2 in the world, with more than 15% of Read More…

Core Industrial Output increased in February

The output from the eight core sectors which include coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity witnessed a growth of 2.1 per cent in February, compared to the corresponding month last year as per the data from the Ministry of Commerce and Industries. How Core Industries Performed? The production of Read More…

Global Energy & CO2 Status Report: Key facts

The Global Energy & CO2 Status Report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) makes the following observations: China, the US and India together accounted for nearly 70 per cent of the rise in energy demand and energy demand worldwide grew by 2.3 per cent last year. The rise in energy demand was driven by Read More…