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Happenings Globally

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Radioactive water runs out of Fukushima 




The workers wearing protective suits and masks work at a construction site (C) of the shore barrier to stop radioactive water from leaking into the sea at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on August 9, 2013. 
Radioactive water from Fukushima Leak caused by overflow: Contaminated groundwater accumulating under the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has risen 60cm above the protective barrier, and is now freely leaking into the Pacific Ocean, the plant’s operator TEPCO has admitted. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) – the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant – has started pumping out contaminated groundwater from under the facility. Having admitted that the groundwater has been mixing with radioactive substances seeping out of the plant, and then flowing out into the Pacific Ocean, TEPCO now hopes the pumping will reduce the leakage. While on Friday the company managed to pump out …
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India Continues to show a positive change in momentum: OECD
According to the Composite Leading Indicators (CLI) developed by OECD, India continues to show a positive change in momentum. India ’s CLI marginally rose to 97.7 in May which increased to 97.9 in June.
The CLIs point to moderate improvements in growth in most major OECD countries but stabilizing or slowing momentum in large emerging economies. The CLI of China points to slowing momentum while the Euro Area as a whole continues to show a gain in growth momentum. The CLIs for the United States , Japan and the United Kingdom point to economic growth firming while CLIs of Russia and Brazil point to slowing momentum.
Tunisia’s ruling Islamist party accepts assembly suspension
Tunisia’s ruling Islamist Ennahda party said Wednesday it accepted the suspension of the country’s National Constituent Assembly. “Despite our formal and legal reservations about this initiative, we hope it will serve as a catalyst for political adversaries to sit down at the negotiating table,” a party statement said. It added the suspension could lead to “the formation of a government of national unity,” AFP reported. The Assembly announced on Tuesday it was suspending its duties until the government and the opposition enter negotiations.
Sagar Media Inc: New Delhi India : Aug.08,2013.

SAP India, a subsidiary of SAP AG, has reaffirmed its commitment to improve impact of ICT intervention in the area of good governance in the country by launching three new solutions powered by SAP HANA.

The three new applications - Rakshak , TracOHealth and The “Milk Co-operative” Experience, conceived, designed and developed by SAP Labs India, will enable Government organisations and departments to enhance service delivery and responsiveness, and improve preparedness, prevention, safety and security outcomes in real-time in an unpredictable world.

“The convergence of cloud, mobile, social and big data is reshaping the future of e-governance, empowering consumers and changing the ways Public sector and Internal security organisations will deliver citizen services in the future,” said Suprakash Chaudhuri, Managing Director, SAP India & Subcontinent. “Powered by SAP HANA,…

Support mothers to breastfeed

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NEW DELHI, 7 August 2013 On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August 2013),UNICEF organised an event to celebrate the work of women from the remotest parts of India, who have been working tirelessly to support mothers in breastfeeding. The event brought together community champions (members of ᭯ther support groups and frontline health and nutrition workers) from different parts of India to share their experiences with media and technical experts on how they succeeded in their efforts to support mothers to breastfeed at critical times. Welcoming the 㵮sung women heroes䬠Dr. Victor Aguayo, Chief of UNICEF IndiaⳠChild Nutrition and Development Programme said, I congratulate the women champions who have been able to overcome challenges and Reached out to mothers and their families in their homes, their communities, with correct breastfeeding information and support, at times when they needed it most. In her keynote address, Smt Mrinal Pande, Chairperson, Prasar Bharati said, ㉠am…
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IEEE-SA media briefing8082013
IEEE Smart Grid Visions for Communication, Power, IT, Control Systems, and Vehicular Technologies.
Long term visions of what the smart grid in each technology space will look like 20 to 30 years out.
Forward looking use cases, applications scenarios for SG, andcorresponding enabling technologies for SG of the future snap shots of years 2015, 2020, 2030, and beyond.India Smart Grid Initiatives Broad range of topics with involvement from different members and corporations:generation, storage, deployment, distribution, AMI (smart metering), IT, M2M. IEEE-SA is an Associate Member of India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF)
– Advisory Member of ISGF, participating in SG pilot projects
Driving standards focused webinars to SG-SIG and ISGF members
– technical experts provide deep dive on specific standards
– Topics covering cyber-security, power quality, automation,
inter-operability, AMI/smart metering, Micro grids, and renewable
energies (green tech)
Workshops/Outreach planned …
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Global News7082013 Iran’s Rouhani urges ‘serious’ nuclear talks without delay President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Iran was ready for “serious” negotiations on its nuclear programme with the major powers “without wasting time”. “We are the people of interaction and talks, with seriousness and without wasting time, if the other sides are ready,” he said at his first news conference since assuming office on Saturday. “Iran’s peaceful nuclear programme is a national issue… we will not give up the rights of the Iranian people,” he said. “We will preserve our rights based on the international regulations,” he added, in reference to Iran’s insistence that it has the right to peaceful use of nuclear power as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. “As the president of the Islamic republic, I am announcing that there is political will to solve this issue and also take into consideration the concerns of the other sides,” he said. Rouhani hit out a call by 76 US senators for toughe…