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Strategic Crude Oil Reserves
Strategic Crude Oil Reserves

July 27, 2021

Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Limited (ISPRL), a Government of India Special Purpose Vehicle, has established Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) facilities with total capacity of 5.33 Million Metric Tonnes (MMT) at 3 locations.

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National Programme on High Efficiency Solar PV Modules
National Programme on High Efficiency Solar PV Modules

July 20, 2021

The Cabinet has approved the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy's proposal for implementation of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme 'National Programme on High Efficiency Solar PV (Photo Voltic) Modules' for achieving manufacturing capacity of Giga Watt (GW) scale in high efficiency solar PV modules with an outlay of Rs.4,500 crore.

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Auctions for 2nd Tranche of Commercial Coal Mining, 2021
Auctions for 2nd Tranche of Commercial Coal Mining, 2021

July 13, 2021

India launched (March 2021) its 2nd Tranche of auction for commercial coal mining offering 67 mines for sale of coal. This is the highest number of mines on offer in a particular tranche of auction after commencement of the auction regime since 2014.

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Discovered Small Field Bid Round - III
Discovered Small Field Bid Round - III

July 09, 2021

Discovered Small Field (DSF) bid round-III for international competitive bidding was launched in June 2021. The virtual event was attended by more than 450 participants including major E&P players, prospective new entrants and service providers.

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Sustainable Development for Coal Sector
Sustainable Development for Coal Sector

July 06, 2021

The Government has put major thrust on sustainable development in coal mining and is taking multi-pronged action on both environmental and social fronts. The Ministry of Coal has moved forward with a comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan and has initiated its speedy implementation.

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Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR)
Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR)

June 29, 2021

The Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) is being constructed by Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI). It is expected to get commissioned by October 2022. On completion of commissioning, PFBR will be adding 500 MW of electrical power to the national grid.

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Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LED for All (UJALA)
Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LED for All (UJALA)

June 03, 2021

Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LED for All (UJALA) scheme was launched on 5th January, 2015 to provide LED bulbs to domestic consumers with a target to replace 77 crore incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs by March, 2019. No States/UTs wise targets have been set.

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National Energy Conservation Day: 14 December
National Energy Conservation Day: 14 December

May 31, 2021

The National Energy Conservation Day is organized every year on 14th December every year by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) with an aim to showcase India's achievements in energy efficiency and conservation, while working for its ambition of holistic development as part of the nation’s overall effort towards climate change mitigation.

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Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC)
Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC)

May 28, 2021

The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) was launched in 2007 as a voluntary code by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency for effecting energy efficiency in buildings. ECBC establishes minimum energy standards for commercial buildings having a connected load of 100 kW or contract demand of 120 KVA and above.

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Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP)
Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP)

May 25, 2021

On 5 January, 2015, the government launched Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) to replace conventional street lights with smart and energy efficient LED street lights by March, 2019.

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Standards & Labeling (S&L) Programme of BEE
Standards & Labeling (S&L) Programme of BEE

May 22, 2021

The Standards & Labeling (S&L) programme of BEE, provides the consumer an informed choice about the energy saving by star rating of appliances. These appliances are rated from 1 star to 5 star, where 5 star is most efficient.

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International Solar Alliance (ISA)
International Solar Alliance (ISA)

May 19, 2021

The idea and concept behind the International Solar Alliance (ISA) is part of the prime Minister of India's vision to provide clean and affordable energy to all. This vision was formally presented to the Heads of the diplomatic Missions of eligible member countries of the ISA in India on 30 July 2015.

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Schemes for Solar Power Plants
Schemes for Solar Power Plants

May 16, 2021

The Government has declared no specific Solar Energy Policy for solar power plants. However, the Government has launched many schemes to promote solar energy.

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