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Fukushima monkeys show blood abnormalities due to radiation 26.7.2014 Hindu: News
Primates have low white and red blood cell levels and radioactive caesium
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YATRA 25.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
YATRA
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American lawmakers hopeful of better Indo-US ties under Narendra Modi 25.7.2014 Zee News : India National
Eagerly awaiting to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits the US in September, top American lawmakers have hoped that an assertive foreign policy of the new Indian government would bring the two countries closer than ever.
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Belarus anti-nuclear activist fears for 'another Chernobyl' on her doorstep 25.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Tatyana Novikova says new Russian-funded nuclear power plant bypassed official planning regulations and violates international conventions

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US nuclear disaster plans inadequate, says report on Fukushima crisis 25.7.2014 FirstPost: World

US nuclear plants must better prepare for the risk of natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis and floods, said a report on lessons learned from Japan's Fukushima crisis in 2011.

The post US nuclear disaster plans inadequate, says report on Fukushima crisis appeared first on Firstpost.

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Construction works on for 3rd and 4th units at KNPP 25.7.2014 deccanherald.com
Construction works for the third and fourth units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, for which India recently signed a deal with Russia, have commenced, said Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Director Sekhar Basu. Russia and India signed an agreement for building the third and fourth units of the KNPP at a cost of Rs 33,000 crore. A general framework agreement was signed between the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) with representatives of Russian-based Rosatom. Basu also told reporters at Chennai airport that the power production from the second unit is expected to start in another eight months. This was confirmed by Minister of State for Power Piyush Goyal in the Lok Sabha in a written reply on Thursday. He also said that the first unit has reached production of 1,000 MW power. According to NPCIL sources the first unit will start operating commercially by August end. The commercial operation of the country's first 1,000 MW multi-crore atomic power plant once again jumped target by ...
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Icy moon explorer gets an Alaska road test 25.7.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
Camped on a glacier, Lisa Grossman meets a robot that could pierce the ice of Jupiter's moon Europa and check its hidden ocean for signs of ...
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Japanese monkeys' abnormal blood linked to Fukushima disaster study 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Primates in Fukushima region found to have low white and red blood cell levels and radioactive caesium

Wild monkeys in the Fukushima region of Japan have blood abnormalities linked to the radioactive fall-out from the 2011 nuclear power plant disaster, according to a new scientific study that may help increase the understanding of radiation on human health.

The Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) were found to have low white and red blood cell levels and low haemoglobin, which the researchers say could make them more prone to infectious diseases.

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Communities could be paid £40m for considering nuclear waste dump 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Renewed effort to find site for underground disposal site will not allow veto for any one level of local government

Local communities could be paid over £40m by government for simply considering the building of an underground nuclear waste disposal facility in their area, ministers announced on Thursday.

The renewed effort to find a permanent solution for the UKs growing stockpile of nuclear waste comes after Cumbria council vetoed a proposed waste dump site in January 2013. But the new approach will not allow any one level of local government to veto future site decisions.

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Google offers $1 million to make smaller inverters 24.7.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Google offers $1 million to make smaller inverters
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Benefiting people is development, says MLC 24.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Benefiting people is development, says MLC
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Kudankulam plant's 2nd unit to be commissioned shortly: Govt 24.7.2014 ET: Power
"Unit 1 has achieved full power (1,000 MW) on June 7, 2014. Unit 2 is expected to be commissioned shortly," Minister of State for Power Piyush Goyal told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.
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Revisiting of nuclear liability bill 24.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
India has decided to ratify an Additional Protocol with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the Application of Safeguards to Civilian Nuclear Facilities.
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Privatisation of Electricity Production 24.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Privatisation of Electricity Production
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Kudankulam’s 2nd unit to be commissioned shortly: Govt 24.7.2014 Hindu: National
Kudankulam nuclear power project’s second 1,000 MW unit is expected to be commissioned shortly, the government said on Thursday.The power project, located in Tamil Nadu, has two units of 1,...
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Modi ready to fast track NSG issues 24.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Modi ready to fast track NSG issues
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Modi’s bilateral meetings to focus on nuclear deals 24.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Modi’s bilateral meetings to focus on nuclear deals
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UK renewable energy subsidies capped at £200m a year 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Solar industry says contracts for difference budget represents a large reduction in the support they receive

A ceiling of £200m a year will be placed on subsidies to some of the major forms of renewable energy from this autumn, affecting the funding of large-scale low-carbon installations from wind and solar farms to biomass-burning power plants.

The money will be available under the coalition's new contracts for difference, which subsidise renewable energy companies who offer electricity at a lower rate of carbon emissions than fossil fuel generators, and are paid for by levies on household energy bills.

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Govt eyes N-technology to end vegetable shortage 24.7.2014 Rediff: Business
To curb rising food prices, the Union government is contemplating using large-scale nuclear irradiation technologyfor increasing the shelf life of fruit and vegetables, particularly that of onions and potatoes.
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Preparation of Nuclear and Radiation Safety Policy 24.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The mission of AERB is to ensure that the use of ionizing radiation and nuclear energy in India does not cause unacceptable impact on the health of workers and the members of the public and on the environment.
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