On March 31, when the deadline for states to opt into the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) ended, all but four states had chosen to sign up for power minister Piyush Goyal's plan. UDAY is one of the most sweeping reforms of the electricity sector since 2003, when it was formally opened up to the private sector. The new reform was initiated in September 2015, to clean the books of electricity distribution companies of their cumulative outstanding of more than Rs 4 lakh crore.
I will not be able to forget my last phone call to Union environment minister Anil Madhav Dave. It was on the evening of May 17. I had been chasing him for an interview for the past two weeks. It was for a India Today special edition on "three years of NDA government". Besides, I was also working on a special Environment Day package for Business Today, for which I had prepared some questions to ask him. He had finally agreed to give an interview to me, which now I know, will never happen.
In the midnight of April 11, it was celebration time at the Paris headquarters of French clean energy firm Solairedirect SA. Their Indian arm had bagged a contract to build a 250 MW solar power plant at National Thermal Power Corporation's, or NTPC's, mega solar project at Kadapa in south central Andhra Pradesh. Prior to this, the Indian arm of Solairedirect was managing 182 MW projects in India - 97 MW operational and 85 MW under construction.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".