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India can be a hub for safe, fast breeder reactors

Dr Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, visited the Economist House on 10 March. He graciously mentioned: “your TerraPower article (IE March issue) attracted and made me come here.” Dr Kakodkar referred to the father of nuclear energy in India, Dr Homi Bhabha, envisioning the prospects for the use of

When Mukesh Ambani rushed to meet Jaganmohan…

AP Chief Minister Jaganmohan offering a Rajya Sabha seat to the President of Reliance Industries Group, Parimal Nathwani, appears a master-stroke. AP CM Jaganmohan Reddy has been through tough times. The state’s finances are not in great shape. His predecessor, Chandrababu Naidu, quit the NDA alliance blaming, the Centre for not

TerraPower – another Bill Gates brainwave

TerraPower will re-use the spent fuel rods with depleted Uranium-238, burnt in conventional light-water reactors. This technology, if perfected, will help the US meet all its fuel needs for the next 120 years using the existing used fuel rods! Terrapower will address the present concerns: chances for human error, long-term storage

He literally threw money down the toilet

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private foundation in the world. The objective: to help people lead healthy and productive lives. Under the direction of Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, the foundation works in 138 countries, mostly developing and under-developed. It started

Tamil Nadu’s finances are not in great shape

Deputy Chief Minister, O Panneerselvam, who handles finance also, in his budget speech presented a detailed report on the performance of the different departments and listed the allocations. The budget for 2020-21 estimates a revenue of Rs 219,375 crore comprising Rs 149,429 crore of state’s own revenues and Rs 69,946 crore

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