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China to use Taiwan as base to isolate India, Japan: US lawmaker 18.5.2018 General News
China will turn Taiwan into a major nuclear and conventional military base, a move which will allow it to project power into the Indian Ocean and consolidate more control over the disputed South China Sea to "isolate" both India and Japan, a US lawmaker has warned. Expressing concern over China's growing economic and military power, Richard D Fisher of the International Assessment and Strategy Center told lawmakers yesterday that Beijing had a new strategy for gaining eventual global military access called "debt trap diplomacy". "China may be using debt pressure right now to force Djibouti to limit US military access in that strategic base. It recently gained ownership of a new large port in Sri Lanka by debt default. Vanuatu, Pakistan, Thailand and others are vulnerable," Fisher said. A good reason to deter a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, which could be perhaps as early as the mid-2020s, was that China will turn Taiwan into a major nuclear and conventional military base, he ...
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Greenpeace unfurls banner near European Parliament 17.5.2018 General News
Greenpeace activists on Thursday set up solar panels on the European Parliament in Brussels and unveiled a giant banner demanding easier access to solar power as the penultimate round of negotiations on the role of renewable energy in the EU was held.
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Power goes out in several Pakistan cities, millions left to sweat it out 16.5.2018 Zee News : World
Pakistan has been grappling with power shortage and the unusually long hours of power outages has been haunting its people for about a decade.
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Major power breakdown hits several Pak cities 16.5.2018 General News
Several cities in Pakistan's Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces were today plunged into darkness after a major power outage occurred due to a technical fault in one of the main transmission lines, leaving millions of people without electricity in the scorching summer heat. The breakdown occurred due to tripping of Muzaffargarh-Guddu main transmission line. Four nuclear power plants at Chashma had also tripped due to the tripping of the main transmission line. "The main 500 KV transmission line tripped due to unknown reason, leaving the two provinces with electricity, said Power Division spokesman Zafaryab Khan. Minister for Power Awais Khan Leghari said the sudden breakdown resulted in the tripping of several power generation plants in a cascading effect. "But repair work was started soon after the incident and power was being slowly restored to the affected areas," he said. Leghari promised a probe into the causes of the breakdown, which has caused huge embarrassment for the ...
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Prez launches integrated centre for crisis management at BARC 15.5.2018 General News
President Ram Nath Kovind today inaugurated an integrated centre for crisis management (ICCM) at the iconic Bhabha Atomic Research Centre here that will help the nation respond more effectively to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear emergencies. The new facility will monitor radiological data from a network of 504 radiation sensors across the country. Addressing the gathering of atomic scientists at the premier nuclear research facility, Kovind, who also remotely inaugurated three other nuclear facilities of the department of atomic energy, said, "Scientists and the technological community are the real nation- builders, and I salute you." Among the other facilities that were inaugurated today include a metal fuel pin fabrication facility jointly developed by BARC and the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research at Kalpakkam, near Chennai, that can increase plutonium production in fast breeder reactors. The third facility in Hyderabad will help develop high-power electron ..
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President of India Visits an Exhibition on Department of Atomic Energy Technologies at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Inaugurates DAE Facilities 15.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, visited an exhibition on Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) technologies at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Trombay, Mumbai today (May 15, 2018).
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Address by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of Inauguration of Department of Atomic Energy Facilities at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre 15.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
I am very happy to be amongst you all today, at this iconic national institution. The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre reflects the vision, efforts and foresight of Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabha and I am glad to have got a glimpse of the pioneering work that all of you do. I am more aware today about your work in the field of nuclear science and technology and I am happy that I inaugurated some of the facilities of Department of Atomic Energy today.
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NPCIL wins Russian award for 'Atom on Wheels' campaign 15.5.2018 General News
In recognition of the importance of public outreach in nuclear power development, state-run Nuclear Power Corp of India (NPCIL) on Monday won the top award in the public communication category from the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom at its 10th Atomexpo international conference here.
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CBS sues controlling Redstone family in bid for independence 15.5.2018 General News
(Reuters) - CBS Corp filed a lawsuit on Monday to reduce the voting power of controlling shareholder National Amusements Inc, the movie theater company owned by Sumner and Shari Redstone, in an act of defiance aimed at thwarting the Redstones' plan to merge CBS with Viacom Inc .
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Kovvada nuclear power plant clears a major hurdle 15.5.2018 Hindu: Home
NPCIL gets possession of major chunk of land in project area
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Harnessing atoms for farming 14.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
India’s dream of harnessing atoms for peace and prosperity has now come true in the form of Asia’s biggest nuclear research laboratory exclusively de
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CBS sues controlling Redstone family, in bid for independence 14.5.2018 General News
(Reuters) - CBS Corp filed a lawsuit on Monday to reduce the voting power of controlling shareholder National Amusements Inc, the movie theatre company owned by Sumner and Shari Redstone, in an act of defiance aimed at thwarting the Redstones' plan to merge CBS with Viacom Inc.
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Phenomenal rise in nuclear power in 3 years: WNA chief 14.5.2018 General News
Nuclear power is the only source of energy with a low carbon footprint that countries can purchase of which the world has witnessed a phenomenal expansion in the last few years, a leading expert said on Monday.
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RInfra board approves raising up to Rs 3,000 cr via equity shares issue 14.5.2018 General News
Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) today said its board has approved raising up to Rs 3,000 crore by issuance of equity shares to its existing shareholders or qualified institutional investors to bolster long-term resources. "The board approved the company augmenting long-term resources by issue of equity shares by way of rights issue to the existing shareholders and/or through Qualified Institutions Placement, for an amount up to Rs 3,000 crore," the company said in a filing to BSE. The board constituted a committee of directors in this behalf to decide the mode of issue, issue price, timing of issue and all other related matters. The board noted some of the awards recently won by the company, including Rs 7,000 crore Versova-Bandra sea link project, Rs 3,647 crore Uppur thermal power project, Rs 1,585 crore Mumbai metro line 4 project and Rs 1,081 crore Kudankulam nuclear power project. "In view of the above, the board agreed to further strengthen the company's net worth and capital ..
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Don`t worry, Congress will come back: Siddaramaiah dismisses exit polls on Karnataka 13.5.2018 Zee News : India National
Siddaramaiah asked Congress members not to worry about the exit polls and asked them to treat it as mere entertainment.  
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Vasundhara Raje lessons on Narendra Modi’s surgical strike and Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Pokharan tests 12.5.2018 DNA: India
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje lauded former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the Yuva Shakti Sammelan (youth power conference) organised at Baran on Friday, to mark the 20th anniversary of Pokhran Nuclear Test. Raje said that we are sharif (humble), not weak. If someone raises his eyes on us, we can show him our strength. An example of this is surgical strike.  Yuva Shakti Sammelan was organised by Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM). “For the first time under the leadership of PM Modi, India is emerging as a powerful country in the world. India’s credibility and trust have been sustained in the entire world,” said  Raje at the conference.   She said that nuclear tests were done during the tenure of former PM Vajpayee. At that time Raje was MoS Foreign affairs in the Central Government. She added, after the test, many kinds of restrictions are imposed on India. But our government did not bend. Raje called upon Youth Morcha workers to gear up ...
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SuperShe Resort: A women-only island sparks gender-equality debate 12.5.2018 Zee News : World
The SuperShe island resort has been advertised as a women-only rejuvenation spa and promises to be completely free from male eyes.
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Political mudslinging over, Karnataka all set to decide which party soars 12.5.2018 Zee News : India National
The ruling Congress and the BJP are the main contenders for power, while former prime minister H D Deve Gowda's JD(S) is likely to play the kingmaker, according to most surveys and opinion polls.
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Call to increase farmers’ incomes 11.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
‘Dont make them dependent’
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Govt exempts public consultation to projects located in industrial parks 11.5.2018 General News
In a bid to streamline environment clearance process, the Centre has exempted public consultation to those projects located within the industrial parks which were notified prior to September 2006 and had obtained green nod. In a recent directive, the Environment Ministry said the exemption has also been given to those projects that have obtained Terms of references (ToRs) prior to environment clearances to such industrial estates/park. However, the exemption will not be applicable to projects on thermal power, nuclear power, coal washeries, mineral beneficiation, cement, petroleum refining, coke over plants, tanning, sugar, distilleries, asbestos milling, pulp/paper and metallugical industries. It may be noted that ToRs are given for assessing the enviornment impact of any new project requiring environment clearance. Most categroy A and B projects are required to undergo public consultation at present.
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