Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicNuclear power

Topic: nuclear power

Balakot is the first time one nuclear power has used air strikes on another’s territory

Only twice have two nuclear powers indulged in violent conflict — the Soviet Union against China in 1969, and the India-Pakistan Kargil War in 1999.

Amid Pulwama row, Manmohan Singh lauds India’s commitment to no-first-use nuclear policy

Manmohan Singh was speaking at the launch of a book, Nuclear Order in the Twenty-First Century, edited by former diplomat Rakesh Sood.

Pakistan’s conventional military deterrence is more robust than commonly assumed

A US-based policy platform has analysed Pakistan's conventional deterrence capability, and said it now has a range of non-nuclear response options.

As the world warms up, it is nuclear power plants that hold hope for the future

Shut down of nuclear power plants could lead to 4-6 per cent increase in carbon emissions from the power sector by 2035.

India has learnt to live with a bomb, now it must be open to gene editing too

India must not get derailed by Western outrage over gene-edited babies.

INS Arihant is a strategic asset but has little utility for India in conventional conflict

Modi govt’s self-complimentary message on INS Arihant does not obscure the fact that the submarine alone isn’t enough.

Nuclear power’s big problem isn’t what you think

Since nuclear energy is a risky business for commercial operators , it's crucial to get government assistance through regulated cost recovery & price guarantees.

Pakistan saw change this week: Trans community has a manifesto and Sikhs can legally marry

Pak transgenders push for political representation, prepare election manifesto. Pakistani entrepreneur’s solar revolution to combat nation’s power woes. Punjab assembly passes historic bill that gives Sikh marriages legal status. Karachi nuclear power plant praised for ‘security infra’ 

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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