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Jaitapur project and the China syndrome

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N-safety concerns after Fukushima disaster

The 1979 coined term 'the China syndrome' seems to be true with the Japanese experience at Fukushima and at the same time the disaster sent a clear cut message to every nuclear-embedded nation to take adequate measure to protect their nuclear installations from the deadly repercussion of nuclear mishap. The term China syndrome refers to the loss of coolantaccident and describes a nuclear reactor operations accident characterized by the severe meltdown of the core components of the reactor. This was the third major disaster after one in the US (Three Mile Island) and the second in the erstwhile Soviet Union (Chernobyl).
It is true to a great extent that an absolute leak proof and impeccable system of prevention cannot be installed and the margin of error remains as a part of human's limitations.

Ayodhya : Looking beyond Mandir and Masjid

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The September 30, 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict on the Ayodhya title suit looks innocently apolitical. After a wait of 61 long years the learned judges presented a paradigm of belief, history and jurisprudence in the Babri Masjid case.

The holy city of Ayodhya is one of the most ancient cities of India. Going by the history of Indian epics and as the history supports, the city of Ayodhya was built by King Ayudh of the Kosala dynasty. He was the founder  of this city and hence came the name Ayodhya. Ayodhya is described as the birth place of Hindu god Sri Rama, and the capital of the ancient Kosala Kingdom. Not only for the birth place of Hindu God Rama, the city is also important in the history and heritage of Buddhism in India, as several Buddhist temples, monuments and centers of learning were established here during the age of the Mauryas and the Guptas. The Jain communities also regard the city of Ayodhya as scared as the city of Ayodhya is the birth place of five Tirthankars, including the first Tirthankar of Jainism, ShriRishabhDev, who is known as the father of the Jain religion. The founder of the Mughal rule in India, Babur built a Mosque here and named the mosque as Babri Masjid in the year 1527. The city of Ayodhya really holds something significance in terms of faith. It is of great religious importance to almost all the major religious followers of this holy land called, India. This is the reason that the scriptures and people call Ayodhya as “the land of spiritual bliss and liberation from the karma-bandhan”

Euthanasia : In the light of SC verdict

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Euthanasia refers to the practice of ending a life in a manner which relieves pain and suffering. Euthanasia is categorized in different ways, which include voluntary, non-voluntary, or involuntary and active or passive. Euthanasia is usually used to refer to active euthanasia, and in this sense, euthanasia is usually considered to be criminal homicide, but voluntary, passive euthanasia is widely non-criminal. Countries permitting Euthanasia are: (A) The Netherlands (B) Belgium (C) Switzerland (D) Luxembourg (E) Albania (F) USA (only in three states Washington, Oregon and Montana).

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