After prolonged respite from the blistering heat conditions mercury took an upward swing and heat wave conditions revived in the state.

The scorching heat continued in the state for the second consecutive day on Wednesday. The conditions further aggravated which affected normal life and vehicular traffic.

Heavy rain lashed several places on Tuesday with at least 5 districts witnessing flood-like situation due to excessive rain in the past one week.

The National Board of Wildlife (NBWL) recently shot down a proposal to set up a Clinker Grinding and Flash Mixing Unit in close proximity to the Chambal Crocodile Sanctuary in Kota, Rajasthan.

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has notified the Mukundra hills sanctuary as the third tiger reserve in the state.

An ambitious food fortification programme launched in Rajasthan this past September benefiting school children through the mid-day meals scheme will be expanded this year to cover about 10 lakh children. The centralised kitchens are supplying fortified soya dal analogue containing additional micronutrients under the project.

The State Government is implementing the project in collaboration with Jaipur-based Institute of Health Management & Research (IIHMR) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Mid-day meals were added to the programme after its successful execution through the public distribution system for common citizens, women and children having low levels of nutrition.

With loss of habitat and rising incidents of human-bear conflicts plaguing the sloth bear population in Rajasthan, the state government has drawn up an ambitious conservation plan for the nocturnal

IAEA Officials Found Fault In The Fire-Door Function, Seek Inspection & Maintenance

Jaipur: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which inspected the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) in Rawatbhata in Kota district, has suggested certain recommendations on safety matters. The international nuclear watchdog, however, appreciated the plant for initiating some fine practices.
This is the first time that any Indian nuclear installation has been inspected by IAEA.

Several “good practices” too at atomic plant, to be shared with global nuclear industry

The safety review of units 3 and 4 of the atomic power station at Rawatbhata in Rajasthan by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has ended with the inspection team identifying certain deficiencies in the operations of the units. The team has found problems in the maintenance of the fire doors and electrical cables and has flagged a need for improvements in certain aspects of the surveillance-testing programme and the system for root cause analyses.

JAIPUR: Raising doubts over the inspection by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) in Rawatbhata, anti-nuclear activists on Friday demanded safety examination by an independent body. Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP) and People's Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL) claimed that the exercise is a mere eyewash and power generation through nuclear plants is hazardous for people.

The activists fear that the IAEA will give clean chit to Rawatbhata nuclear plant where implementation of proper safety measures is still under a cloud.

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