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Proton therapy may be soon used for cancer treatment at two 9.1.2018 General News
Proton beam therapy is expected to be soon used for cancer treatment at two hospitals in the country, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Centre said today. R Chidambaram said research will be taken up to develop indigenous version of proton beam therapy (PBT). "Proton beam therapy is expected to be put to use to treat cancer patients at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai and at a private hospital in Chennai shortly," he said. Chidambaram was talking to reporters after taking part in the inaugural session of the Indian Particle Accelerator Conference (InPAC- 2018) at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology here. The four-day meet has been organised by the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences of the Department of Atomic Energy, and the Indian Society for Particle Accelerators (ISPA). Chidambaram, a noted experimental physicist, said research to develop a fully indigenous version of proton beam therapy is going to be started soon. He said research projects are underway .
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Emmanuel Macron meets Xi Jinping as China, France seal business deals 9.1.2018 News
Macron came to Beijing to discuss an ambitious agenda with Xi
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Macron meets with Xi as China, France seal business deals 9.1.2018 General News
Chinese President Xi Jinping and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron met today for talks and to oversee the signing of business deals as the two global leaders seek closer ties. After touring Beijing's sprawling Forbidden City, Macron met with Chinese business leaders and held talks with top officials at the imposing Great Hall of the People. Xi, who had already hosted Macron and his wife Brigitte for dinner last night, treated the French leader to a military honour guard at the hall before their meeting. Macron, who has positioned himself as the leading voice of the European Union, came to Beijing to discuss an ambitious agenda with Xi, the most powerful Chinese leader in decades. Macron has put on the charm during the visit, giving Xi a Republican Guard horse as a gift and delighting Chinese social media users by releasing a video of him learning to say his climate slogan, "Make the planet great again", in Mandarin. France, which runs a USD 30 billion euro (USD 36 ...
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Why Are Indian Institutes and Labs So Lacking in Their Outreach Efforts? 9.1.2018 The Wire

“In a free society, scientists funded by tax-based sources should obligate themselves to celebrate their discoveries with the public.”

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Family of murdered Sri Lanka editor seeks justice 8.1.2018 General News
The family of a newspaper editor murdered in Sri Lanka criticised the government for failing to bring his killers to justice as they marked the ninth anniversary of his death today. Lasantha Wickrematunga, a prominent critic of the former administration, was stabbed days before he was due to testify in a corruption case involving the then defence minister Gotabhaya Rajapakse. The killing sparked an international outcry and shone a light on human rights violations in Sri Lanka under former president Mahinda Rajapakse, Gotabhaya's brother. President Maithripala Sirisena promised to bring the perpetrators to justice when he came to power in 2015 after ousting Rajapakse, but no one has yet been prosecuted. In a statement, Wickrematunga's brother Lal accused the government of using the case as a political tool without ensuring justice was done. "What about bringing the perpetrators to book," he said, adding there was a "sense of hopelessness" over the government's handling of
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Bhima-Koregaon violence: Shiv Sena won't tolerate those 'playing caste card' in Maharashtra, says Uddhav Thackeray 8.1.2018 Latest News Politics on Firstpost
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said those who were involved in attacks against Dalits at Bhima-Koregaon should show courage and come forward
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Won't let BJP spoil Konkan: Uddhav Thackeray 8.1.2018 General News
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray slammed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government on Sunday over the proposed chemical industry projects in Konkan region of Maharashtra, saying that they would not let the party spoil Konkan and its beauty.Pointing that the chemical industries were "forcibly established" in Maharashtra, Thackeray said that Gujarat, on the other hand, was reaping such benefits of development as the bullet train project."Shiv Sena will not allow to spoil Konkan and its beauty and make Gujarat prosperous", Thackeray said at Global Konkan Mahotsav in Navi Mumbai's CIDCO exhibition centre.The Shiv Sena Chief was referring to the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project and the West Coast Refinery and Petrochemical project proposed to go on floors in Ratnagiri district along the Konkan coast of Maharashtra."Appeals are made that development projects should not be opposed but why hazardous projects in Konkan? Shift these projects to somewhere else, who is preventing you?" asked .
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Nuclear Physicist and NIAS Director Baldev Raj No More 7.1.2018 The Wire

The fruits of his research have been deployed in strategic industries like space and defence, as well as to help characterise and conserve culturally important monuments.

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The Mule and His Very Big Nuclear Button 7.1.2018 The Wire

Trump is the proverbial black swan which was not anticipated – a low probability, high-impact presence which is disrupting American politics, its alliance systems and its governance structures.

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NIAS director prof Baladev Raj is no more 6.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
Prof Baladev Raj, renowned scientist and director of the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) here, died in Pune on Saturday. He was 70. He had gone to Pune to attend a conference. Known for his research in nuclear science, Baldev Raj held various eminent positions and won many fellowships before becoming the director of NIAS in 2014. He was the scientific officer in the Department of Atomic Energy, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, in 1970. He became the director of Department of Atomic Energy, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, in 1993. His field of interest ranged from materials science and technologies to medical technologies, and cultural heritage and policies. He was also known for his contributions to the world of academic research. A Padma Shri, Baladev Raj has to his credit more than 1,300 publications, 80 books and over 100 articles in encyclopedia and handbooks besides achievements like patents. He was conferred with the lifetime achievement award by the Indian ...
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'world class infrastructure brings massive economic develpt' 5.1.2018 General News
World class infrastructure brings massive economic development to a nation and India is one of the top nations giving importance to infrastuctre development, a senior official in L&T Construction said here today. P Niranjana, Vice-President and Head (Nuclear and Special Bridges), L&T Construction,Chennai,said infrastructure development is the need of the hour for India, particularly in roads, bridges, dams, urban areas and power sectors. India needs more bridges and many projects are already in the pipeline and there is lot of space for development, he said. Niranjana was addressing the 3rd International Conference on 'Frontline Areas of Civil Engineering (ICFACE-2018), which got underway at the Sri Krishna College of Technology. He said infrastructure sector growth is dependent on solving some key challenges related to regulations,appropriate financing mechanisms and ensuring efficient project management. As academia and industry go hand in hand, the need for ...
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Agreement between Westinghouse and NPCIL 5.1.2018 General News
The project is planned to be set up at Kovvada in Andhra Pradesh and comprises of six units of 1208 MW each. The cost and schedule of the project will emerge upon finalisation of the project proposal and accord of its administrative approval and financial sanction by the Government.
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Hindi at the UN 4.1.2018 Hindu: Letters
 This move is not just uncalled for but also highly prodigal. It also goes against the spirit of inclusiveness propagated by the Constitution (“Spat over Hindi as official language at UN”, Jan. 4). Su...
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Dominion Energy to buy Scana Corp in $7.9-bn deal 3.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Dominion Energy will also assume Scana's debt of $6.7 billion, making the total deal worth $14.6 billion
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China’s hypersonic missile threat to India, US, Japan: Report 3.1.2018 Central Chronicle
Agencies, Beijing China’s new “hypersonic” ballistic missiles will not only challenge the defences of the... more »
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Oil and gas sector is changing - and so is geopolitics 31.12.2017 All Beyond Business Stories
Book review of 'Windfall'
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The Hindu’s pick of top 10 non-fiction books from 2017 30.12.2017 Hindu: Home
To pick the 10 best books in an incredible year of non-fiction books is perhaps an impossible task, but here goes our list, subjective, and by no means the last word on it.
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A sense of an ending 29.12.2017 Hindu: Home
The literary world reflected the tumult in the world with books on politics, the economy, migration and gender
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Kudankulam: CAG faults NPCIL for plant delays, cost overruns 28.12.2017 Hindu: National
Missed deadlines led to additional interest payments; no recovery was initiated
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CAG raps money erosion in commissioning and operation of Kudankulam plant 27.12.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Implementation of the first two units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu, by Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) had several deficiencies, says the office of the Union comptroller and auditor-general (CAG).That included avoidable payment of interest on borrowings, non-transparency in availing of loans to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore from HDFC, lapses in rate fixation and undue benefits to foreign collaborating partners. All resulting in losses of several thousands of crores.Commercial operation of Unit I was done six months before getting a licnece for regular operation. Schedule dates for completion of the project were repeatedly postponed for both units, due to delayed completion of different activities, many were attributable to Atomstroyexport (ASE), a Russian company. However, there was no revision of schedule in repayment of the Russian credit taken, resulting in start of repayment of Russian credit before revenue generation, causing additional interest ..
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