Britain, China join hands for nuclear plants The British and Chinese governments agreed on 21 October 2015 to give Chinese contractors a substantial role in the British nuclear industry.Initially, the Chinese companies will be minority investors and suppliers to Électricite de France, the French company that holds the contract to build Britain’s first new nuclear power plant in years. But the deal announced on October 21 opens the way for China to invest in future British nuclear projects and possibly to play a larger role in building the plants. The deal, which involves plans for a nuclear power station called Hinkley Point C and which would result in the first nuclear plant begun in Western Europe since the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan made many countries rethink their nuclear energy strategies, is a push for the flagging French industry. France has long been a global leader in nuclear power,but it has stumbled lately in trying to introduce a new generation of technology – the type of reactors that will be used in Britain. Rajnath Singh releases BSF commemorative postage stamp Home Minister Rajnath Singh 21 October 2015 released a commemorative stamp to mark 50 years of raising of country’s largest border guarding force BSF. The Home Minister also honoured the families of the martyrs of the Border Security Force. The Rs 5 stamp released depicts BSF’s camel patrol in the hot deserts of Thar in Rajasthan who are deployed there as part of their duty to guard the International Border between India and Pakistan. Former Cabinet Secretary Alok Rawat has been appointed as the first male member of the NCW Former Cabinet Secretary Alok Rawat has been appointed as the first male member of the National Commission for Women, filling the fourth seat in the five-member body.A 1977 batch Sikkim cadre IAS officer, Rawat has served as Director/ Joint Secretary in Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; Secretary (UPSC); Secretary (Coordination and Public Grievances) in the Cabinet Secretariat and Secretary in Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.