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Iodine 131, a radioactive isotope mostly associated with nuclear fission has been detected in air sampling results of some of the official monitoring organizations in Europe, pointing towards a possible nuclear incident in the polar regions of Arctic. The radioactive particles were first detected in January in Svanhovd, Norway near the Russian border. Similar detection has also been confirmed in Spain. Air sample detection indicated a very-low concentration of isotope,

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Even if leaders like Wilders and Le Pen are defeated, unrest against EU may persist : British research group London : A wave of unrest against the European Union (EU) has gripped the entire Europe. The parties with aggressive ideology, who oppose EU, may demand referendum in their respective countries. It is possible in France, Netherlands and Italy. The parties with aggressive ideology in these countries, are putting up a lot

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India to derive its energy from moon by 2030, claim ISRO scientists New Delhi: After successfully launching the ‘Chandrayaan’ and ‘Mangalyaan’ in their very first attempt, the ‘Indian Space Research Organisation’ (ISRO) has just accomplished a new feat by launching 104 satellites into orbit in one go. Next, ‘IRSO’ is now concentrating their efforts on a project to derive India’s energy needs from the moon. Dr. Sivathanu Pillai, a leading scientist

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Turkey threatens European Union over extradition of rebel soldiers Ankara : Turkey has threatened European Union (EU) that it will back out from the deal made with EU regarding migrants, if the soldiers, participated in the unsuccessful military coup staged last year in Turkey, are not handed over to Turkey. Turkey issued this threat after the Supreme Court of Greece turned down Turkey’s demand of extradition of the rebel soldiers to

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India-Venezuela seek to enhance bilateral cooperation New Delhi: India and Venezuela have initiated efforts to strengthen bilateral relations. This will involve a boost to increase cooperation in Pharmaceutical industry and educational sectors soon. Venezuela is an important country in India’s Look East and then Act East Policy.  Eastern oil-rich countries are exporting oil to India along with the US and China. India is the third largest oil purchaser on Venezuela’s export

Story of Stents in India

Healthcare is one of the emerging sectors in India but the cost for the common man is a point of concern. Very recently the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has decided to cap prices of coronary stents. The costs are expected to reduce between 30% to 80%. In July 2016, Government of India had initiated a step to include the stents (tiny wire mesh tubes used widely by surgeons to

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India-Russia collaborate to run passenger train between Nagpur-Secunderabad at the speed of 200 kmph New Delhi : From November 2016, three major railway mishaps have occurred in India in a very short span. The last of these mishaps was witnessed on Saturday night at 11 pm, claiming lives of 39 passengers. When the whole country is reacting with grief due to these mishaps, a news has come to the fore that

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Iran’s ally Oman to Participate in Saudi’s ‘Gulf army’ Dubai : Oman has declared its participation into Saudi’s ‘anti-terrorism war’ and ‘Gulf Army’. Oman’s Defense Minister ‘Badr Bin Saud Al-Busaidi’ declared their decision in a letter to Saudi Arabia. Surprise is being expressed at this ally of Iran joining Saudi-led group. Meanwhile, Pakistani media has been claiming that Pakistan’s ex-army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif has been appointed to head the

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China gives Pakistan two patrol ships for security of CPEC Karachi : China has given two patrolling ships to Pakistan for the security of the ambitious ‘Economic Corridor’ project, being built by China in Pakistan and is worth almost 46 billion dollars. The two ships will also look after the security of ‘Gwadar’ port. Pakistan has initiated both the vessels in its navy. China is going to give two more maritime

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Recently a conference was convened in the French capital of Paris with a clear focus on the hotly disputed and blood-soaked issue of Israel and Palestine. In the attendance were the foreign ministers, envoys and delegates from 70 nations of the world which included Permanent-5 of the United Nations, G20, European Union, Arab countries, etc. Ironically even though the topic of discussion was ‘Israel-Palestine issue’ yet both were not invited