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Second 1000 MWe Unit at Kudankulam goes critical
Jul 11, 2016

Second Nuclear power reactor Unit of 1000 MWe capacity at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu achieved criticality on 10th July, 2016.

This is the second 1,000 MW pressurised water reactor to go critical in the country. The first unit at Kudankulam went critical in July 2013.

The unit will start commercial generation in four to six months time. Prior to that tests have to be conducted and then the unit will be connected to the Southern power grid.

Once the second unit at Kudankulam starts power generation to its full capacity, the total atomic power capacity in Tamil Nadu would go up to 2,440 MW.

In a first, Kerala imposes ‘fat tax’ on pizzas, burgers

The “fat tax” on junk foods sold through fast food chains such as McDonalds and Pizza Hut is the first ever such impost by any government in India.

This 14.5 per cent tax, aimed at discouraging consumption of foods linked to obesity, was first introduced by Denmark in October 2011, only to be scrapped after about a year.

Others such as France, Hungary, UK and Finland have imposed sugar taxes on sugary drinks and confectionaries.

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