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Peak power demand in Delhi crosses 7,000 MW-mark

The Times of India 20 May 2022
NEW DELHI. The relentless heat resulted in Delhi recording a peak power demand of 7,070 megawatt (MW)-mark on Thursday night, which is not only the highest this season but also the highest ever for the month of May ... The highest peak power demand ever recorded in Delhi is 7,409 MW, recorded in 2019.
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Clear dues to gencos and CIL or lose power access, 5 states and Jammu and Kashmir told

The Times of India 20 May 2022
NEW DELHI. The power ministry has warned five big defaulting states and the UT of J&K to clear the dues of generation companies (gencos) and Coal India Ltd (CIL) or lose access to electricity as the outstanding amounts are causing supply-side strains ... distribution utilities (discoms) was threatening the reliability of power supply.
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Hybrid work to heatwave: Why India is facing its worst power crisis in over six years

The Times of India 20 May 2022
NEW DELHI. India is facing its worst power crisis in over six years as a heatwave bakes vast swathes of South Asia, causing widespread power outages ... New hybrid work models adopted since COVID-19 struck in 2020 have resulted in millions of Indians working from home, boosting residential daytime power use.
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‘Mild-mannered, level-headed’: Anil Baijal may have been the L-G AAP could live with

Indian Express 19 May 2022
The amendment to the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991, passed during Baijal’s time, gives the L-G ... However, considering the powers that the new amendment has given to Delhi’s L-G, it seems the Centre wants an official who will take the lead.
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India should increase naval capabilities to counter Chinese threat in Indian Ocean: Expert

Beijing News 19 May 2022
However, China's total defence spending of USD 252 billion is more than three times the USD 72.9 billion India spends on its military."Pointing to the threat posed by China, the Maynamar expert argued that the US is in a position to coordinate with New Delhi by supporting the development of India's economic, political, and military power.
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India's power grid creaks under hybrid work model, heatwave

The Times of India 19 May 2022
NEW DELHI ... The federal power ministry did not respond to a Reuters email seeking comment on this ... New Delhi has already unveiled steps to alleviate the power crunch, including cancelling passenger train services to free up tracks for the movement of coal and invoking an emergency law to restart generation at idled import-dependent coal power plants.
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Power grid creaks under hybrid work model, heatwave

The Times of India 19 May 2022
NEW DELHI ... The power ministry did not respond to a Reuters email seeking comment on this ... New Delhi has already unveiled steps to alleviate the power crunch, including cancelling passenger train services to free up tracks for the movement of coal and invoking an emergency law to restart generation at idled import-dependent coal power plants.
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Analysis: India's power grid creaks under hybrid work model, heatwave

Reuters 19 May 2022
NEW DELHI, May 19 (Reuters) - Indians are cranking up air conditioning as they still work from home, while lights come back on in offices and factories with an end to COVID curbs, upending power demand patterns amid a heatwave and the country's worst blackouts in years.
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India asks regulator to allow utilities to import up to 30% of coal needs

The Times of India 19 May 2022
NEW DELHI. India has asked its federal power regulator to allow power generators to import up to 30% of the country's coal requirement until March next year, according to a power ministry letter seen by Reuters ... It was not immediately clear if beneficiaries meant power distribution companies or end-consumers.
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Researchers find way to hit iPhones with malware even when switched off

The Times of India 19 May 2022
NEW DELHI ... When an iPhone’s power is down, chips inside it continue to run in a lowpower mode to ... “The current low-power mode implementation on Apple iPhones is opaque and adds new threats,” the researchers wrote in a paper last week.
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Centre tells 6 big defaulting states to clear dues or lose power supply

The Times of India 19 May 2022
NEW DELHI. The power ministry has warned six big defaulting states to clear dues of generation companies (gencos) and Coal India Ltd (CIL) or lose access to electricity as the outstanding amounts were causing supply side strains ... was threatening the reliability of power supply.
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Explainer: Why is India facing its worst power crisis in over six years?

The Times of India 19 May 2022
NEW DELHI. India is facing its worst power crisis in over six years as a heatwave bakes vast swathes of South Asia, causing widespread power outages ... New hybrid work models adopted since Covid-19 struck in 2020 have resulted in millions of Indians working from home, boosting residential daytime power use.
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Coal Stock Norms Likely To Be Revised Amid Power Crisis | Mint

Live Mint 19 May 2022
NEW DELHI . The government is likely to lower the minimum coal stock requirements for power stations to “realistic" levels in order to reduce the financial burden on gencos as they grapple with fuel shortages that have triggered a power crisis ... Queries sent to the coal and power ministries remained unanswered at press time.
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Explainer: What we know about Russia's new laser weapons that can destroy drones

The Times of India 19 May 2022
NEW DELHI. Russia claims it is using a new generation of powerful lasers in Ukraine to burn up drones, the latest secret weapon deployed by Moscow to counter the flood of Western arms in a conflict that is about to enter its fourth month ... The new and more powerful laser weapon allegedly deployed in Ukraine is called 'Zadira'.
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Power Minister Tells States To Build Up Coal Stocks For Monsoon

MENA FN 19 May 2022
(MENAFN - IANS) New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Union Power Minister R.K. Singh has written to various states asking them to direct state gencos to take immediate steps to import coal for blending in order ... .

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