Ministry of Coal Current Affairs - 2020

NLC and Coal India to form JVC for Developing Solar and Thermal Power Assets

A Navratna Company of Government of India- NLC India Limited has signed an agreement with a Maharatna Company- Coal India Limited to form a Joint Venture Company (JVC) for developing Solar and Thermal power assets. In the Joint Venture Company, both NLC and Coal India will have equal 50:50 equity. This was informed on 3rd Read More…

SATYABHAMA Portal for AtmaNirbhar Bharat in Mining and Mineral Sector launched

A portal named ‘Science and Technology Yojana for AtmaNirbhar Bharat in Mining Advancement (SATYABHAMA)’ was launched by Union Ministry of Mines and Coal, Pralhad Joshi. About the Portal The portal has been designed and developed by emphasizing the need for promoting the role of digital technology in the mineral and mining sector of the country. Read More…

Government launches Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System and Khan Prahari mobile app

The Union Ministry of Coal has launched Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System (CMSMS) and Mobile Application ‘Khan Prahari’. The CMSMS and the mobile app have been developed by CMPDI, Ranchi a Subsidiary of CIL and Bhaskarcharya Institute of Space Application and Geo-informatics (BISAG). Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System (CMSMS) The CMSMS is web Read More…

Government launches UTTAM App for coal quality monitoring

The Ministry of Coal has launched UTTAM (Unlocking Transparency by Third Party Assessment of Mined Coal) Application for coal quality monitoring. The app aims to ensure transparency and efficiency in coal quality monitoring process and bring coal governance closer to people. Key Facts The app has been jointly developed by Ministry of Coal and Coal Read More…

Lok Sabha passes Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015

Lok Sabha on 4 March 2015 passed the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015. This bill will replace the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) second ordinance, 2014. Key facts The bill has provisions for allocation of coal mines through a transparent bidding process i.e e-auction. The e-auction of coal blocks will ensure the continuity in coal Read More…