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NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY 11.5.2016 Star of Mysore
NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY
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E.ON says Gazprom deal propped up profits in Q1 11.5.2016 TOI: Intl Business
Frankfurt, May 11, 2016 (AFP) -E.ON, Germany's biggest power supplier, on Wednesday booked a rise in profits in the first three months of this year after the group secured better gas prices from Russian supplier Gazprom. "Our first-quarter results were in line with expectations," E.
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Enola Gay is a museum piece unlike the nuclear arms Obama hoped to eradicate 11.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

The plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima has been assiduously kept; Barack Obama’s commitment to ‘a world without nuclear weapons’ less so

In a quiet hangar outside Washington, the Enola Gay still gleams as if the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the first atomic bomb in anger rolled off the production line yesterday.

Despite his announcing a historic visit to the site that its payload devastated in Japan, Barack Obama’s legacy as the president who would consign all such weapons to the museum looks rather more tarnished.

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Unfair to blame US for not doing business with Iran: John Kerry 10.5.2016 DNA: Popular News
Foreign companies should not use the United States as an excuse for not doing business in Iran following last year's deal on Tehran's nuclear programme, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday. Kerry is due to meet representatives of British and European banks in London on Thursday to discuss the issue of dealing with Iran under the terms of its deal with world powers. "Businesses should not use the United States as an excuse if they don't want to do business, or if they don't see a good business deal ... that's just not fair, that's not accurate," Kerry told reporters in London. "We sometimes get used as an excuse in this process," he said. Tehran has accused Washington of dragging its feet in the implementation of the nuclear deal and has blamed remaining US sanctions, which include a ban on Iran-linked transactions in US dollars being processed through the US financial system, for the reluctance of European banks to do business with ...
UK's attractiveness for renewables investment plummets to all-time low 10.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

UK routinely topped annual league table run by Ernst & Young but has slid to 13th place due to government’s ‘non-committal approach’

The attractions of Britain for investors in renewable energy projects are at an all-time low, an authoritative new report has found.

The UK routinely topped the annual league table for attractiveness to clean energy companies, run by consultancy Ernst & Young (EY), in the mid-2000s. For the first time, however, it has slid to 13th in the global rankings.

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Who rules the world? America is no longer the obvious answer 9.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Challenged from all sides, the US is losing its tight grip on international power, Noam Chomsky writes, as world public opinion becomes a ‘second superpower’ When we ask “who rules the world?” we commonly adopt the standard convention that the actors in world affairs are states, primarily the great powers, and we consider their decisions and the relations among them. That is not wrong. But we would do well to keep in mind that this level of abstraction can also be highly misleading. States, of course, have complex internal structures, and the choices and decisions of the political leadership are heavily influenced by internal concentrations of power, while the general population is often marginalized. That is true even for the more democratic societies, and obviously for others. We cannot gain a realistic understanding of who rules the world while ignoring the “masters of mankind,” as Adam Smith called them: in his day, the merchants and manufacturers of England; in ours, multinational conglomerates, ...
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Solar has a bright future in the UK despite Tory efforts to cloud the picture 9.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

The tough, innovative and resilient UK solar industry can outlast this government’s energy policies

King Canute is alive and well in Britain.

While solar energy has become a global success story over the past few years, with tumbling costs and exploding deployment, Britain, which was keen on the technology, has slammed on the brakes, casting a shadow over a sector which employed more than 30,000 people but is now shedding jobs by the thousand.

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Hinkley Point: UN report says UK failed to consult over risks 8.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

UN Economic and Social Council says Britain has not met its obligations to discuss the impact of nuclear accident with neighbouring countries

The British government has run into a major new problem with the Hinkley Point C nuclear project, with a United Nations committee ruling that the UK failed to consult European countries properly over potential environmental risks.

Documents seen by the Guardian show Britain “is in non-compliance with its obligations” (page 21) to discuss the possible impact of any accident or other event that could affect those nations in proximity to Hinkley.

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Managing Saudi's new energy mega-ministry may bring challenges 8.5.2016 Sify Finance
By Angus McDowall , Rania El Gamal and Reem Shamseddine
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Britain's Labour party must broaden appeal if it wants power: London mayor Sadiq Khan 8.5.2016 DNA: Top News
Sadiq Khan, the newly elected mayor of London, called on Labour on Sunday to "stop talking about ourselves" and broaden its appeal in the latest criticism of the opposition party's hard-left national leader, Jeremy Corbyn. Khan, 45, was elected the first Muslim mayor of London last week, defeating a challenger from the ruling Conservatives who had attempted to link him to extremism in a campaign also marred by charges of anti-Semitism. The former human rights lawyer denounced the campaign against him in an interview on the BBC, calling it "nasty" and "divisive". But he reserved more criticism for his own party, which struggled in local elections on Thursday. He said Labour could win the next parliamentary election only if it started talking to those people who have left its ranks or were voting for the Conservative Party and smaller parties such as the anti-European Union UK Independence Party. "My point is this - I want a big tent," he told the Andrew Marr show. "We've got to speak to everyone, there is ...
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North Korean leader says will only use nuclear weapons if attacked 8.5.2016 DNA: Mumbai
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un told a rare ruling party congress that his country was a "responsible" nuclear weapons state, with a no first-use policy and a commitment to non-proliferation, state media reported on Sunday. Speaking to thousands of delegates gathered for the first Workers' Party congress in more than 35 years, Kim also announced a new five-year plan to boost the impoverished country's moribund economy and "revitalise" people's lifestyles. His remarks yesterday, the second day of the congress, came amid growing concerns that the North might be on the verge of conducting a fifth nuclear test. Kim had opened the congress with a defiant defence of the nuclear weapons programme, praising the "magnificent... and thrilling" test of what Pyongyang claimed was a powerful hydrogen bomb on January 6. But his report to the conclave yesterday stressed that North Korea was also a "responsible nuclear weapons state" with an arsenal built for deterrence. "Our republic will not use a nuclear weapon ...
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The Observer profile / Kim Jong-un: The tyrant’s son who wants to be loved and feared 8.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
North Korea’s ruling party meets this weekend for the first time in 36 years. Will the congress show the young leader as the supreme head of a nuclear power, or merely reveal his insecurities? It is possible to believe almost anything about Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s erratic, unpredictable and little-known leader. And people do. In line with the regime’s tradition of obsessive secrecy, firm facts about the 33-year-old who rules the world’s last Soviet-style totalitarian state are as rare as a Pyongyang apology. Thus one of the most chilling tales about Kim is also largely unsubstantiated: how the young dictator, having inherited power and determined to be his own man, deliberately set about eliminating the senior apparatchiks who had grown rich and powerful under the tutelage of his late father, Kim Jong-il. As if unwitting actors in a devious, internecine plot from a Godfather movie, the pall-bearers who carried the elder Kim’s coffin during an elaborate state funeral ceremony in the capital in December ...
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Anti-nuke protesters campaign against actor Sarath Kumar 8.5.2016 TOI: Cities
Anti-nuclear activists are campaigning against Tiruchendur AIADMK candidate R Sarath Kumar for supporting Kudankulam nuclear plant.
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How Iran's Hassan Rouhani found his voice three years into office 6.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

President has become increasingly vocal, bolstered perhaps by recent election results and nuclear deal. But there may be a price

Hassan Rouhani has taken almost three years to find his voice but at last, and coincidentally one year before his first term as Iranian president runs out, the moderate cleric has become increasingly vocal and blunt.

It is a gradual, yet noticeable departure from his hitherto reserved and often indirect modus operandi. The theologian turned lawyer then president has been bolstered domestically by recent parliamentary elections, which dealt hardliners a humiliating blow, and by his success in peacefully resolving the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear dossier, the main promise on which he ran his campaign in 2013.

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Labour condemns 'waste of money' energy scheme 6.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Capacity market scheme to keep power stations on standby for peak demand could add £38 a year to each household bill

The government has been accused of burying bad news during an election period after publishing a report (pdf) that says an emergency scheme to keep the lights on could add £38 a year to each household bill.

The cash is going towards the cost of a “capacity market” scheme under which energy companies have been paid to keep their power stations on standby for times of peak demand.

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Secretive North Korea hails nuclear programme as it opens party congress 6.5.2016 DNA: Wide Angle
North Korea opened the first congress of its ruling Workers' Party in 36 years on Friday, with Kim Jong Un expected to further consolidate his control over a country that has grown increasingly isolated over its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Secretive North Korea trumpeted "miraculous results" ahead of the event and said advances in nuclear and ballistic missile developments, made in defiance of UN sanctions, were "the greatest gifts" for the rare party congress, but little of substance was revealed. There was no word in Pyongyang from official sources about the proceedings other than that the meeting was under way. North Korean state media mentioned that congress would open on Friday but did not carry details of proceedings as of early evening. The congress opened on a rainy morning. Covers were hung over the giant portraits of Kim's grandfather, Kim Il Sung, and father, Kim Jong Il, that adorn Kim Il Sung square in the capital. Foreign journalists invited to cover the event were not permitted inside the ...
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North Korea prepares Kim’s ‘coronation’ at once-in-generation congress 6.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Nation readies for first meeting since 1980 with little sign of a change in direction

North Korea kicked off a once-in-a-generation congress on Friday in a bid to confirm the absolute power of leader Kim Jong-un and to show unity before a possible nuclear test in the coming weeks.

Kim, the third in his family line to rule the belligerent state with an iron fist, is expected to kick off the 7th Congress of the Workers’ party with a speech that will be closely watched for signs of a change in attitude in the upper echelons of power in the unpredictable east Asian nation.

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'Address to US Congress big opportunity for Modi' 5.5.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'This is going to be an opportunity to hear from the prime minister of the new India and the progress made in the last two years of the growing cooperation between the US and India in several areas, including areas that would have seemed implausible a few years ago.'
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Safety of Nuclear Power Plants 4.5.2016 Govt of india: PIB
In all nuclear power plants, safety is accorded utmost priority in all phases of siting, design, construction,
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North Korea ramps up security ahead of national congress 3.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

The pariah state’s dictator, Kim Jong-un, is expected to cement his grip on power at ruling party’s first convention for 36 years

Security is being stepped up in North Korea’s capital as Kim Jong-un, the pariah state’s supreme leader, takes no chances in the tense run-up to this week’s first national congress of the ruling Workers’ party for 36 years.

Travel to and from Pyongyang has been halted, spot checks are being carried out at hotels and private homes, and additional people’s security ministry personnel have been drafted in from the provinces, South Korea-based media reported.

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