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New way to produce nuclear fuel using electricity 5.12.2016 DNA: Money
 Scientists in Russia have developed a unique, low-cost method for producing high-quality nuclear fuel using electricity. The main type of fuel for nuclear power reactors is the uranium oxide pellet composition, said Ivan Tananaev, from the Far Eastern Federal University School of Natural Sciences. It is produced from a powder by granulation, pressing, and sintering with the subsequent control of the quality and size of the pellets. The new technology allows one to obtain products of high quality and to reduce the number of production stages without increasing the cost. The researchers have proposed an alternative mode of production, which forms the basis of powder metallurgy: electric pulse sintering under pressure. "The key idea of our method is heating by an electric current passing through the mold with the powder placed in," said Tananaev. "Under these circumstances, the uranium oxide fuel is simultaneously influenced by the powerful pulse discharge and mechanical pressure," he said. The main ...
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India must be wary about China's plans for a Pakistan port 2.12.2016 Rediff: Columns
'Gwadar has the potential to facilitate PLAN's operations in the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean.'
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Measures to meet targets for Nuclear Power 1.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Government has taken measures to ensure availability of fuel in required quantity (from both domestic and imported sources) and to expedite ongoing projects.
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Nuclear power most sustainable energy source: IAEA official 1.12.2016 ET: Power
Precluding disasters, nuclear power plants are the most sustainable energy sources in terms of environmental impact, a top International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) official has said.
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Soon, nuclear waste to generate clean electricity 1.12.2016 DNA: Mumbai
Scientists have developed a new technology that uses nuclear waste to generate clean electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. Researchers from the University of Bristol in the UK have grown a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, is able to generate a small electrical current. The development could solve some of the problems of nuclear waste, clean electricity generation and battery life, researchers said. Unlike the majority of electricity-generation technologies, which use energy to move a magnet through a coil of wire to generate a current, the man-made diamond is able to produce a charge simply by being placed in close proximity to a radioactive source. "There are no moving parts involved, no emissions generated and no maintenance required, just direct electricity generation," said Tom Scott, Professor in the university's Interface Analysis Centre. "By encapsulating radioactive material inside diamonds, we turn a long-term problem of nuclear waste into a nuclear-powered battery ...
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India, Russia deal on Kudankulam n-plant units 5, 6 likely by year end 30.11.2016 ET: Power
The plant's blocks 3 and 4 (the second stage) would be commissioned in 2022 and 2023, they said.
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Iran may invite India to nuclear technology event 29.11.2016 TOI: India
VVER reactor designs originally developed by Soviet Union and now Russia is and will be used by India, Iran and China among other countries.
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India ranked ninth in global race of supercomputers 28.11.2016 TOI: India
Supercomputers are broadly defined as the fastest computing systems at any given time and are used for scientific purposes that require handling of troves of data at high speed.
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Fidel Castro dies at 90 27.11.2016 The Assam Tribune
Fidel Castro dies at 90
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Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro no more 27.11.2016 Manipur: E-Pao
Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro no more
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Tsunami hits Japan after strong 6.9 quake 22.11.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The quake struck on Tuesday morning at about 06:00 local time (2:30 am IST on Tuesday), the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding that the epicentre of the quake, which was felt in Tokyo, was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 25km, the agency said.
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India becomes associate member of Geneva-based CERN 21.11.2016 DNA: Mumbai
India became an associate member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world's largest nuclear and particle physics laboratory. The agreement was signed on Monday by Sekhar Basu, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and CERN Director General Dr Fabiola Gianotti at the DAE's office in Mumbai. Last year, the Union Cabinet green-lit the proposal for India officially entering the Geneva-based body, following which the CERN Council accepted the country as an associate member. In September this year, the CERN Council adopted a resolution to this effect. "There are three major activities going on in our laboratory-- accelerators, detectors and computing. Indian scientist fraternity is good at all the three areas; hence we have taken decision to upgrade the status," Gianotti told reporters here. Becoming Associate Member of CERN will enhance participation of young scientists and engineers in various CERN projects. It will also open ...
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India becomes Associate Member of CERN, Geneva 21.11.2016 Govt of india: PIB
India and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) signed an agreement today making India an Associate Member State of CERN. This follows CERN Council’s adoption of the resolution to this effect on September 15, 2016. The agreement was signed by Dr. Sekhar Basu, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy and CERN Director General Dr. Fabiola Gianotti in Mumbai today.
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Blocking regional initiatives cannot go on, says Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Pak actions 21.11.2016 TOI: India
Sending out a clear message to Pakistan, India on Monday asked it to desist from "blocking every possible initiative" under SAARC, cautioning such a hugely damaging approach will force countries of the region to look for other options like BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation)to boost regional cooperation.
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Fishermen plan nationwide protest against Sagarmala project 21.11.2016 DNA: Popular News
Government's national mega project of Sagarmala aimed at accelerating economic development in the country by harnessing potential of India's 7,500 kilometre long coastline and 14,500 kilometre of navigable waterways has brought the fishermen community together who are feeling threatened of losing their livelihood. "We the fishermen are facing a serious threat as the government is planning to dot Indian coastline with about 300 big ports, about 50 nuclear power plants, dozens of smart cities touching industrial corridors. This development is highly unsustainable and is aimed at driving the traditional community of fishermen away,"said Chairperson of National Fishworkers' Forum (NFF), M Ilango. According to Narendra R Patil General Secretary of Maharashtra Machhimar Kruti Samitee (MMKS), about a lakh of fishermen would lose their golden belt that fetches fishes like Pomfret, Ghol and Dadha once the Port of Jindal Infrastructure comes up on the coastline of Palghar district. "The decision to hand over four ...
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DONALD TRUMP AND THE PROPHECY OF NOSTRADAMUS 18.11.2016 Star of Mysore
DONALD TRUMP AND THE PROPHECY OF NOSTRADAMUS
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Pakistan PM to witness military drills at India border 16.11.2016 TOI: Pakistan
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the country's powerful army chief are traveling to a strategically located secret area bordering India to witness a military exercise of ground and air power.
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Foundations laid by people like Ashok Parthasarthi enabled India to enhance its Science and Technology capacity: Vice President 15.11.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that the foundations laid by people like Prof. Ashok Parthasarthi enabled India to enhance its Science and Technology capacity.
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Morning News Call - India, November 15 15.11.2016 Sify Finance
To access the newsletter, click on the link: http://share.thomsonreuters.com/assets/newsletters/Indiamorning/MNC_IN_11152016.pdf If you would like to receive this newsletter via
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A distracted America is set to pull back from Asia 14.11.2016 Rediff: Columns
'Clearly, from the Indian viewpoint, the US retrenchment from Asia cannot be happening as good news.'
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