• Adani Enterprises Ltd placed the winning bid for the Gondulpara coal mine in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand, on the sixth day of commercial coal mine auctions, said a government official.
  • On the 5th day of the commercial coal auction, the Aditya Birla Group placed the highest bid for Radhikapur (East) coal mine at 16.75% revenue sharing. Aurobindo Realty and Infra placed the highest bid for Urma Paharitola coal mine at 26.5%.
  • On the fourth day of the commercial coal mining auction, Fairmine Carbons won a block in Jharkhand, while Chowgule and Company emerged as the highest bidder for a mine in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar appealed to key industry leaders from steel, cement, power and pharmaceutical sectors to work with the government in combating climate change and help India achieve the targets set under the Paris Climate Agreement.
  • MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari suggested businesses to adopt cost-effective methods and modes such as waterways to bring down the logistics cost for bamboo products originating from India’s Northeast. Gadkari also stressed on the need for more intensive use of bamboo resources in India that are already used in multiple fields such as handicrafts, agarbatti making, garments, buildings and interiors, bio-fuel resource, etc. For the same, he also asked the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) to come up with a Bamboo Policy since maximum bamboo production happens in the Northeast.
  • Wind energy will achieve record growth globally over the next five years, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) trade association said, as the impact of COVID-19 has only been to delay, not cancel, projects.