Distinguished physicist and scientist Ajit Kumar Mohanty was appointed the new Director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) on Tuesday.
The slow-moving US plans to set up six nuclear power plants in India have received a boost as the two nations reiterated their commitment to strengthen security and civil nuclear cooperation during the 9th India-US Strategic Security Dialogue.
Both the Bangladeshi and Russian sides expressed their satisfaction over the progress of construction work of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP), said a statement on Saturday issued by Rosatom, the Russian contractor which was awarded the project.
Bangladesh is seeking to cope with climate change by employing nuclear technology not only for power generation but also for protecting its agriculture against flood and salinity.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects that the share of Nuclear power in the global energy mix is expected to decline by 2040 in absence of policy support to boost investment, which in turn would have an adverse impact on the energy security and sustainability.
The World Bank has approved $185 million credit to add 310 Megawatt (MW) renewable energy generation capacity in Bangladesh and mobilise private sector participation to meet the growing demand for electricity in the country.
Faced with challenges in penetrating the residential and the SME market space, the solar rooftop sector would fall short of its target of installing 40,000 megawatt (mw) capacity by 2022, say developers and experts.