User: vinodced Topic: Energy
Category: Conventional :: Nuclear
Last updated: May 24 2015 06:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
21 to 40 of 20,083    
Greenpeace staff to work for free after India blocks funds 21.5.2015 deccanherald.com
Greenpeace is determined to keep operating in India even after the central government froze its bank accounts, leaving it with no funds to pay wages to hundreds of staff, its country head said on Thursday. The home ministry blocked foreign funding to the local branch of the environmentalist group in April as part of a wider crackdown against international and domestic non-governmental organisations (NGOs) found to have misreported foreign aid. Greenpeace took legal action against Prime Minister Narendra Modis nationalist government after bureaucrats found holes in its balance sheet and suspended transactions for six months. "The government has made it impossible for us to operate but our employees are willing to work without pay for one month because they see that the larger commitment has always been to fight against injustice," said Greenpeace India head Samit Aich. Greenpeace workers - who have campaigned against genetically modified crops, nuclear power and toxic waste management - said their ...
Also found in: [+]
Ammunition production has increased by 18%: Manohar Parrikar 21.5.2015 DNA: Wide Angle
To address shortage of ammunition for army, their production has been increased by 18% since last year, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday. The minister said that after taking charge he has taken the task of stream lining projects and financial planning for the same. A CAG report on ammunition management had pointed out that the army faced a massive ammunition shortage with reserves that would barely last 20 days of intense fighting. The army needs to build up its war wastage reserves for 40 days of intense fighting. "It is a 2003 report. After taking over, we put this on priority and did a follow-up. The Ordinance Factory Board has seen an increase in the level of production by 18%. This has improved the criticality level," the defence minister said. Parrikar was speaking at a Maharashtra Majha conference, organised by Marathi news channel ABP Majha, to mark a year of the Narendra Modi government. Apart from Parrikar, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Anant Geete, Minister for Heavy ...
Also found in: [+]
Will Self's 'amanuensis' to publish memoir of working for the novelist 21.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Matthew De Abaitua’s Self & I covers the six-month period he spent reading, drinking and rolling ‘special cigarettes’ as assistant to the Booker-shortlisted author in the early 1990s From an interview involving shooting whisky bottles and smoking “special” cigarettes to an attempt to take a short cut through Sizewell’s nuclear power stations, the novelist Matthew De Abaitua is set to lift the curtain on the six months he spent as Will Self’s amanuensis in Suffolk 20 years ago. De Abaitua’s memoir Self & I has just been acquired by Aardvark Bureau , a new imprint at independent publisher Gallic Books, which will publish it next May. It details the half-year period in the early 1990s when De Abaitua worked as a live-in assistant for Self: at the time, the novelist had just published My Idea of Fun, while De Abaitua was 21, and had recently completed the creative writing MA at the University of East ...
Also found in: [+]
Greenpeace India head says staff willing to work for free 21.5.2015 HBL: Home
Greenpeace is determined to keep operating in India even after the federal government froze its bank accounts, leaving it with no funds to pay wages to hundreds of staff, its country head said on...
Also found in: [+]
World’s largest particle collider busts record: CERN 21.5.2015 HBL: Home
The world’s largest particle smasher broke the record for energy levels late Wednesday in a test run after a two-year upgrade, CERN announced today.“Last night, protons collided in the Larg...
Also found in: [+]
Greenpeace India employees to work for free after govt freezes funds 21.5.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Greenpeace is determined to keep operating in India even after the central government froze its bank accounts, leaving it with no funds to pay wages to hundreds of staff, its country head said on ...
Also found in: [+]
Greenpeace staff to work for free after India blocks funds 21.5.2015 Sify Finance
By Rupam Jain Nair
Also found in: [+]
India wants China’s backing for Security Council, NSG entry 21.5.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
India wants China’s backing for Security Council, NSG entry
Also found in: [+]
The reinvention of the SNP 21.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
How Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon pulled off the political triumph of a lifetime. By David Torrance As poll after poll suggested that the Scottish National party was set to make historic gains on 7 May, several outgoing Labour MPs found solace in gallows humour. “I’m now set to Defcon fucked,” remarked one. “It doesn’t matter how good you are or how weak your [SNP] opponent is – it’s over.” Another said the mood in Scotland resembled “the last days of Rome”, just “without sex, or wine. In fact, with none of the fun bits.” Others simply spoke of an oncoming “tsunami”. On the night itself, only three unionist MPs found themselves on high enough ground when that nationalist wave hit. The electoral map of Scotland had become a sea of yellow, with just a speck of blue in the south, red in the east and orange in the north. Scotland’s once-dominant centre-left party, observed the then Scottish Labour leader, Jim Murphy, had been “overwhelmed by history and circumstance”. Salmond’s first big step towards ...
Also found in: [+]
India still a pawn on the strategy board 20.5.2015 HBL: Opinion
The US will use India to counter China’s growing stature, but won’t give any backing on terrorism. That’s the game-plan
Also found in: [+]
Fadnavis claims all is well between BJP and Sena 20.5.2015 Latest News
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis scoffed at the reports about widening communication gap between between BJP and Shiv Sena and also rising differences over various issues including land acquisition ordinance, development of Jaitapur ...
Also found in: [+]
People are feeling betrayed by BJP: Congress 20.5.2015 Latest News
People are feeling "betrayed" as BJP leaders had promised good days before elections but Narendra Modi led NDA government was now working just to "appease" a few capitalists, Congress MP Deependra Hudda said here today. The Rohtak (Haryana) MP ...
Also found in: [+]
ASIA CREDIT CLOSE: Investors chase 10-year bonds 20.5.2015 Sify Finance
HONG KONG, May 20 (IFR) - A drop in 10-year US Treasury yields prompted Asian investors to move into long-dated credits in order to shield returns from expectations of rising interest rates.
Also found in: [+]
From Kansas to Copenhagen: clean energy beacons around the world 20.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

From small islands to towns and cities, here are the climate trail blazers showing the way to an energy future that does not run on coal, oil and gas

With global demand for energy continuing to rise and fossil fuel production buoyed by $600bn (£380bn) in tax-payer subsidies annually, it is easy to lose hope that cleaner forms of energy will ever catch up. But there are beacons around the world showing the way to an energy future that does not run on coal, oil and gas. Here are nine places that are blazing a trail to a less polluting future.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Japan approves third nuclear plant for restart 20.5.2015 Zee News : World
Japan`s nuclear regulator signed off on the basic safety of a reactor at a third nuclear plant on Wednesday, as the country inches toward rebooting its atomic industry more than four years after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
Also found in: [+]
An Armyman’s assessment and a wake-up call for India 19.5.2015 Asian Age: Books
China’s Military Power: A Net Assessment By Maj. Gen. (Dr) G.D. Bakshi, SM, VSM Knowledge World and CLAWS, pp. 376, Rs 980 Following the massive earthquake in China’s Sichuan region in 2008, thousands of radiation technicians were reportedly sent there. When visuals on TV showed oddly collapsed hills across the province, officials eventually admitted there was a network of tunnels underneath, dubbing it their ‘Underground Great Wall’. A study conducted by a Georgetown University student translating secret military documents and blogs revealed that China could have as many as 3,000 nuclear warheads, a lot more than current estimates of between 80 and 400. The as-yet-unpublished 363-page study has been discussed in Congress and circulated among officials. Researchers concentrated on a 3,000-mile network of tunnels dug largely in Sichuan province by the Chinese Second Artillery, a secretive unit responsible for protecting the country’s nuclear weapons. While the reported assessment of nuclear weapon ...
Also found in: [+]
An Armyman’s assessment and a wake-up call for India 19.5.2015 Asian Age: Books
China’s Military Power: A Net Assessment By Maj. Gen. (Dr) G.D. Bakshi, SM, VSM Knowledge World and CLAWS, pp. 376, Rs 980 Following the massive earthquake in China’s Sichuan region in 2008, thousands of radiation technicians were reportedly sent there. When visuals on TV showed oddly collapsed hills across the province, officials eventually admitted there was a network of tunnels underneath, dubbing it their ‘Underground Great Wall’. A study conducted by a Georgetown University student translating secret military documents and blogs revealed that China could have as many as 3,000 nuclear warheads, a lot more than current estimates of between 80 and 400. The as-yet-unpublished 363-page study has been discussed in Congress and circulated among officials. Researchers concentrated on a 3,000-mile network of tunnels dug largely in Sichuan province by the Chinese Second Artillery, a secretive unit responsible for protecting the country’s nuclear weapons. While the reported assessment of nuclear weapon ...
Also found in: [+]
An Armyman’s assessment and a wake-up call for India 19.5.2015 Asian Age: Books
Following the massive earthquake in China’s Sichuan region in 2008, thousands of radiation technicians were reportedly sent there. When visuals on TV showed oddly collapsed hills across the province, officials eventually admitted there was a network of tunnels underneath, dubbing it their ‘Underground Great Wall’. A study conducted by a Georgetown University student translating secret military documents and blogs revealed that China could have as many as 3,000 nuclear warheads, a lot more than current estimates of between 80 and 400. The as-yet-unpublished 363-page study has been discussed in Congress and circulated among officials. Researchers concentrated on a 3,000-mile network of tunnels dug largely in Sichuan province by the Chinese Second Artillery, a secretive unit responsible for protecting the country’s nuclear weapons. While the reported assessment of nuclear weapon stockpiles of the US and Russia is 5,000 and 8,000 respectively, China’s holdings are known only to the concerned Chinese ...
Also found in: [+]
TN to get power in next few months 19.5.2015 All Specials Stories
The first 1,000-Mw unit of the Indo-Russian joint venture in the state commenced its commercial operations last year
Also found in: [+]
Kudankulam Unit-II in advanced stages 19.5.2015 All Specials Stories
Fuel will soon be loaded into the reactor
Also found in: [+]
21 to 40 of 20,083