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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The government has permitted 10 sites for establishing new power projects, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Listing out 10 sites located in 9 states, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Jitendra Singh, stated that the home-grown reactors would be established at Gorakhpur village in Fatehbad district of Haryana, Mahi Banswara in Rajasthan, Chutka and Bhimpur in Madhya Pradesh, and Kaiga at Karnataka.

Reactors with foreign support would be set up in Jaitapur at Maharashtra, Chhaya Mithi Virdhi in Gujarat, Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, Kovvada at Andhra Pradesh and Haripur in West Bengal.

Informing the house, Singh said in a written reply, “The federal government had accorded “in precept” approval of the sites for finding nuclear power projects in future, based mostly on each indigenous applied sciences and with overseas co-operation”.

Singh also informed that a Prototype Fast Breeder Reaction (PFBR) of 500 MWe capacity at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu is being constructed by BHAVINI, a Public Sector Undertaking of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). He said that PFBR is under advanced stage of commissioning. The physical progress achieved as on 31 March last year is 97.64%.

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‘Doodle 4 Google’ Opens Public Voting

The first edition of "Doodle 4 Google India" was held in 2009 and the theme was "My India"

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A Google logo is displayed at the entrance to the internet based company's offices in Toronto. VOA

Google on Tuesday opened public online voting for 20 children shortlisted for its annual ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition.

The annual competition, announced early in August, encouraged creative, art-loving students across India to bring their imagination to life for the search engine giant’s logo.

This year’s theme was “what inspires you”. The doodle, incorporating letters G-o-o-g-l-e, were to be created using crayons, clay, water colours and graphic design.

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Representational Image of ‘Doodle for Google’. Flickr

From a beautiful sight at the beach to nature’s tiny creatures; India’s farmer community to the Indian folk music; space exploration to learning from animals; children drew their inspiration using crayons, clay and graphic designs, the tech giant said in a statement.

Of the 75,000 students, from Class 1 to 10, across the country who sent in their entries, more than 55 per cent were from non-metro cities, including Visakhapatnam, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Bareilly, Kottayam and Bhubaneswar.

Out of these, Google shortlisted 20 from five categories: Group 1 comprising students from Class 1 to 2; Group 2 with students from Class 3 to 4; Group 3 with students from Class 5 to 6; Group 4 with students from Class 7 to 8 and Group 5 with students from Class 9 to 10.

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A Google logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, VOA

The online voting, which began on Tuesday, will continue till November 6 (until 10 a.m.). People can cast their votes on the Doodle 4 Google 2018 voting page.

The doodle with the maximum votes will get featured on Google’s home page on Children’s Day that falls on November 14.

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The national winner would win a Rs 5 lakh college scholarship, a Rs 2 lakh technology package for their school, as well as a trip to the Google office in India, among other prizes, the company said.

The first edition of “Doodle 4 Google India” was held in 2009 and the theme was “My India”. (IANS)

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