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Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

Onkalo aims to solve the 100,000-year problem of nuclear waste storage

Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

India

Featured The global ‘dumbphone’ market is forecast to grow 5,000 percent this year, with new devices and rock-bottom prices offering a stepping stone between older models and smartphones

India’s march to mobile is about to get dumb

The global ‘dumbphone’ market is forecast to grow 5,000 percent this year, with new devices and rock-bottom prices offering a stepping stone between older models and smartphones

Energy India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced the addition of 5,400 mW of wind power in the past year

India announces record year for wind energy

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced the addition of 5,400 mW of wind power in the past year

Strategy Iris scans and fingerprint identification will be made mandatory for filing tax returns and owning a mobile phone

India makes biometric database registration mandatory for tax returns

Iris scans and fingerprint identification will be made mandatory for filing tax returns and owning a mobile phone

Energy The number of coal power plants under construction plummeted over 2016, while over 100 new construction projects have been frozen

Coal reaches turning point in key markets

The number of coal power plants under construction plummeted over 2016, while over 100 new construction projects have been frozen

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Business Vodafone India has announced that it is to merge with Idea, creating the country’s largest telecoms operator

Vodafone’s Indian unit announces merger in wake of price war

Vodafone India has announced that it is to merge with Idea, creating the country’s largest telecoms operator

Energy India’s sizeable off-grid population is reliant on fossil fuels. By bringing solar power to industrial operators, Madhav aims to cause a trickle-down effect, helping households go green

Madhav’s solar solutions allow deprived areas to convert to renewable sources

India’s sizeable off-grid population is reliant on fossil fuels. By bringing solar power to industrial operators, Madhav aims to cause a trickle-down effect, helping households go green

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Energy India's new solar power agreement with the World Bank paves the way for the developing nation to lift ever more citizens out of poverty and meet climate targets at the same time

India signs $1bn solar energy deal with World Bank

India’s new solar power agreement with the World Bank paves the way for the developing nation to lift ever more citizens out of poverty and meet climate targets at the same time

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Energy Following a complaint from the US, the WTO has ruled India’s solar energy mission discriminates against international competitors

The US attacks India’s solar programme

Following a complaint from the US, the WTO has ruled India’s solar energy mission discriminates against international competitors

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Technology Facebook's plan to provide free internet access to poor communities has been blocked by Indian regulators

India bans Facebook’s Free Basics

Facebook’s plan to provide free internet access to poor communities has been blocked by Indian regulators

Business The lack of a national goods and services tax is stopping India making the most of its continent-size domestic market. The government is keen, but local politics is holding it back

The main roadblock to an Indian common market? Democracy

The lack of a national goods and services tax is stopping India making the most of its continent-size domestic market. The government is keen, but local politics is holding it back

Energy India’s commitment to renewables is at odds with a refusal to subject its targets to external scrutiny

COP21, day two: India’s climate policy under the microscope

India’s commitment to renewables is at odds with a refusal to subject its targets to external scrutiny

Business Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn has signed a deal with India's Maharashtra state to build a $5bn facility in the next five years

Foxconn announces $5bn India investment

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn has signed a deal with India’s Maharashtra state to build a $5bn facility in the next five years

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