Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: Chernobyl

Chernobyl site shows increased gamma radiation levels after Russian siege

Ukraine’s nuclear agency says movement of heavy military equipment has disturbed the topsoil, lifting radioactive dust in the area.

Coronavirus, Chernobyl, Katrina no accident, were predicted but not averted

US agency CDC had predicted COVID-19. Ebola, SARs were nature’s alarm bells. Yet, human greed and narrow parochial goals suppressed those warnings.

Why Wuhan coronavirus crisis isn’t China’s Chernobyl

The coronavirus epidemic is a crisis for public health, economy and even for China’s upper ranks. But that doesn’t make it a catalyst in the mould of Chernobyl.

Ukranian Airlines plane crash won’t be Iran’s ‘Chernobyl’ moment

Tehran’s responses to the incident was similar to that of Moscow’s after Cherbnobyl — denial, grudging acknowledgment and an apology. But Ali Khamenei is not Mikhail Gorbachev.

Three Mile Island, site of America’s nuclear power blunder, set to close-down in few weeks

The partial meltdown and release of radiation in 1979 at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant is an enduring symbol of all that can go wrong with American nuclear energy.

Ukraine has Chernobyl under control: Leonid Bershidsky

Ukraine has grossly mismanaged Chernobyl in the last quarter of a century, but it has been honest about its condition and needs.

Chernobyl lessons unlearned: Russia hides another nuclear leak

On 26 July, a large group of experts published a paper attributing a radiation cloud that spread over Europe in 2017 to an undeclared accident in Russia.

33 years after nuclear explosion, Chernobyl has become a wildlife paradise

The biodiversity in the Chernobyl exclusion zone shows wildlife is more resistant to radiation than previously thought.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.