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Indians Living in Australia

There is no doubt that the subject of Indians living in Australia has been very much in the headlines over the last few months due to alleged racial tension between the Australian population and various immigrant worker communities. The situation has reached uncomfortable levels and indeed the police and politicians have had to step in and take control of the situation. But will these ongoing racial tensions affect the lives of Indians living in Australia?

Japan Shows Us It Can Happen Here

The probability that a particular reactor core at a U.S. nuclear power plant will be damaged as a result of a blackout ranges from 6.5 in 100,000 to less than one in a million, according to a 2003 analysis by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Compared to many more mundane technologies, such as cars and airplanes, nuclear power facilities are quite safe. For the past half century, we have assumed they are safe enough.

China Takes the Development of High-Tech Industries Seriously

Chinese government has promulgated new policies to stimulate the development of the software and integrated circuit industries. The 12th Five-Year Plan daft was past on Saturday and it said China also encourages foreign investment in high-tech industries such as modern agriculture, advanced manufacturing, energy-efficient and environmental protection, new energy and modern services.

Indians Living in Germany

When you consider the number of Indians living in Germany totals upwards of 40,000 with many more of the German population having family ties to India it is not difficult to see why the country continues to attract the attention of Indian workers. Germany is a country which has undergone massive changes over the last 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the integration of East and West Germany.

The Dragon Boat Festival or Dianwu (Double 5)!

On the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, the Dianwu (‘Double 5′) or Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated. A lunar calendar is used to determine the start date (the year’s first New Moon marks the first Lunar Month’s start and also Chinese New Year’s Day) and June 6th is the nearest UK equivalent for 2011. On or around this day, teams of racers in Dragon Boats compete energetically against each other on local lakes or watercourses.

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