• Container Corporation of India Ltd (Concor) will start coastal shipping services in the next few days on the country’s eastern coast, linking Chennai Port with Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.
  • The Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) opened an “Industry and Investors’ Facilitation Centre” as a new wing of the ministry, to resolve issues of investors in this sector.
  • According to the ministry, the centre will be headed by Amitesh Kumar Sinha, a Joint Secretary of MNRE. The centre will catalyse and boost investor confidence and ensure timely completion of projects in the sector. A dedicated portal for this task will be set up soon. It will also function as a focal point that provides information on policies and initiatives of the government.
  • Despite coal production being hampered at Dipka mines due to prolonged rains, Coal India Ltd will exceed last year’s production figures, a top coal ministry official said.
  • Coal India’s production was nearly minus 8% till October.So in the last few months the coal production has caught up. Now it has just minus 3.5%.
  • The Goa government told the Supreme Court that the mining leases can be extended to the year 2037 as per the mining companies’ contention, but that it would abide by the decision of the court.
  • Mining in the state came to a halt on March 15, 2018, after the apex court quashed the second renewal of the mining leases of 88 companies. Two mining companies have approached the court for extension of their mining leases till 2037.
  • India’s renewable energy (RE) sector seems to be losing steam and may find it tough to meet its 175 gigawatt (GW) target by 2022, even as its total capacity reached almost 86 GW by December 2019, claimed a new report released by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).
  • India has set itself a target of 175 gigawatt (GW) RE capacity by 2022, mainly in the form of 100 GW solar and 60 GW wind. Between 2014 and 2018, the RE sector grew from 2.6 GW to 28 GW, a cumulative aggregated growth rate of around 18%.
  • Wonder Cement, one of the country’s leading cement manufacturing companies announced the launch of a digital campaign ‘Har Raah Mein Wonder Hai’. The campaign has been designed specifically to run on platforms such Instagram, Facebook & YouTube.  The campaign also marks Wonder Cement being the first ever cement brand to enter the world of IGTV. No other brand in this category has created content specific to the platform.
  • The objective of the campaign is to reach out to the end user digitally with a nice story, screenplay and script that encapsulates the journey of a cement bag.