Coal Sector Current Affairs, GK & News

Single Window Clearance System for Coal Mines

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently launched the “Single Window Clearance System” for coal mines. What is Single Window Clearance System? The Single Window Clearance System for Coal Mines is an online platform launched to obtain clearances for smooth operationalisation of coal mines. It is aimed at allowing coal bidders to obtain all required ..

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First Tranche of Coal Mine Auction to Generate Rs 7,000 crores of revenue

On November 9, 2020, the Coal Minister Shri Pralhad Joshi announced that the 19 mines were auctioned during first tranche of coal mine auction. The first tranche of the auction is to generate revenue of Rs 7,000 crores. The auctioned mines have peak rated capacity of 51 million tonnes. Key Highlights Of the 19 auctioned ..

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CSE Report: Supports incentives and penalties to get clean power

On October 21, 2020, the centre for science and environment submitted a report titled “meeting emission norms working paper on penalty and incentive mechanism for coal-based power plants”. The report mainly speaks about the incentives provided for Clean power stations. Key findings of the report The report praises the concept of “first run”. This concept ..

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India-Indonesia: 5th Joint Working Group on Coal to be held in November, 2020

On November 5, 2020, India and Indonesia are to hold the fifth joint working group on coal. The virtual meeting is to deliberate on Indian Coal policy reforms such as coal exploration and commercial coal mining, research and development and potential in off Indonesia India business cooperation on coal in the post covid-19. Highlights During ..

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Rationalization of Coal Linkage Scheme

The Government of India is to rationalize the coal linkages in the country. This is to be done in order to reduce the load on transportation infrastructure and also to ease evacuation constraints. Highlights The Government of India has rationalized the coal linkages in order to reduce the distances of coal transportation. Unlike the previous ..

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