An Unceasing Battle

By : Abhinav Malhotra Detailed Account of Taliban and intricacies of Afghanistan’s current scenario In the words of Victor Hugo, a French Novelist, and Poet of the Romantic movement “An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come” It is perhaps difficult to filter whether the present scenario in Afghanistan is an outcome of armies that could not be defeated or the entire idea/ideology that led to the invasion of the World’s largest producer of Opium “Afghanistan” Let us first throw a sufficient amount…

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TEN NOTEWORTHY FACTS ABOUT OMICRON

By : Dr. Samayug Bhowmick, Bureau Chief-ICN West Bengal KOLKATA : On 26 November 2021, WHO designated the variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern, named Omicron, on the advice of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE).This decision was based on the evidence presented to the TAG-VE that Omicron has several mutations that may have an impact on how it behaves, for example, on how easily it spreads or the severity of illness it causes. 1.Omicron is now the dominant strain in India, already it has been increasing by leaps and bounds…

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SJVN’s 1320 MW Buxar Thermal Project enters Advanced Construction Phase

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA : SJVN’s 1320 MW Buxar Thermal Power Project in Bihar achieved another milestone today with Jacking up of Ceiling Girder (1400 tonnes) for First Boiler Unit. The activity was virtually activated by Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director from the Company’s Corporate Headquarter at Shimla. Nand Lal Sharma informed that with this Jacking-up activity, First Boiler Unit of the Project will start taking its shape. He said that the entire process will be completed in Four Stages and in each Stage Ceiling Girder will jack…

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RENUKA DAM PROJECT TO EASE DRINKING WATER SUPPLY IN DELHI BESIDE GENERATING 40 MW ELECTRICITY

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA : Renukaji Dam Project in Himachal Pradesh, foundation stone of which was laid by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mandi during his visit to the State on 27th December, 2021, has been designed to meet 40 percent of the drinking water needs of NCR Delhi besides generating 40 MW of electricity. Technical Advisory Committee of the Government of India had approved the cost of the project at Rs. 6946.99 crore in December 2019. In this, total cost of water component is Rs.…

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SJVN bags 125 MW Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA : SJVN Limited has bagged two more grid connected solar power projects of 125 MW capacity through tariff based ‘Competitive Bidding Process’ conducted by Uttar Pradesh New & Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA). SJVN has been issued Letter of Intent (LoI) by the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency for developing 75 MW grid connected solar power project at Gurhah, in Jalaun District, and 50 MW grid-connected solar power project at Gujrai, in Kanpur Dehat District in the state of Uttar.…

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SJVN to Enter Power Trading Business

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA : Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has granted Trading License to Public sector SJVN Limited for interstate trading of electricity. The Commission said that SJVN meets the requirements of the Act and the Trading License Regulations for grant of inter -State trading license. Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director of the company said that by the grant of Trading License, another business vertical has been added to SJVN’s operations and will give a big boost to its business. SJVN will now be…

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SJVN inks MoU with iDeCK to provide consultancy services for Renewable Projects

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA : SJVN Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Infrastructure Development Corporation, (Karnataka) Limited (iDeCK) for providing Consultancy Services in Renewable Energy Sector. SJVN and iDeCK will collaborate for the purpose of providing “Consultancy Services” for Development of Solar/Wind/ Hybrid/Battery Storage Energy Projects. The MoU was signed by Shri R.K. Gupta, Chief General Manager, Business Development, SJVN and Shri Ashish Kapoor, Sr. Vice President Business Development, IDeCK in the presence of senior officials of SJVN & iDeCK at New Delhi.  Nand…

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SJVN Achieves record 90% CAPEX Target in 3 Quarters

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA : State owned SJVN Limited has achieved a record 90 percent Capital Expenditure budget utilization target set for the financial year 2021-22,  a quarter ahead of the year, in December 2021. Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director informed that by achieving 90% CAPEX utilisation Target of Rs 4510 Crores by 31st December 2021, SJVN has emerged as one of the Top Performers among central Power PSUs. The capital expenditure is on several ongoing projects of the company in hydro, thermal, wind and…

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SJVN Clocks record 1480 MU Power Generation in December quarter

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA : State owned SJVN has clocked record 1480 MU of power generation in 3rd Qtr. of FY 2021-22. Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, told that SJVN has surpassed the previous record of 1343 MU in the corresponding period of FY 2019-20 from all its Power Stations. Sharma informed that against total Design Energy of 8700 Million Units for the SJVN has already generated 8321 million units of energy during the ongoing financial year. The company is operating two Hydro Power Stations…

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Prime Minister lays Foundation Stones of  SJVN’s  Hydro power projects

SJVN Limited (A Joint Venture of Govt. of India & Govt. of H.P.) By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA : At an impressive ceremony in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually laid the Foundation Stones of 210 MW Luhri Stage-1 Hydro Electric Project located in Shimla & Kullu districts of Himachal Pradesh and 66 MW Dhaulasidh Hydro Electric Project situated in Hamirpur & Kangra districts of Himachal Pradesh. Narendra Modi also launched the Ground-Breaking Ceremony of the 382 MW Sunni Dam Hydro Electric Project located in Shimla &…

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