India and France have concluded the Industrial Way Forward Agreement between Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and French energy giant EDF taking the 2008 Agreement on the Development of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy forward on the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant in Maharashtra.
Undoing the geographical constraint of its north-eastern states that followed partition, India is seeking a corridor through Bangladesh for transmission of power from its eastern states to its western states.
As its partnership with the United States under Trump administration is undergoing strain, India signed an agreement with its age old friend, Russia to further cooperation in the nuclear field.
In line with its priority to overhaul the power sector in the country, the Bangladesh Government has proposed an allocation of Taka 24,921 crore (USD 2.
French company EDF has submitted a techno-commercial proposal to the government for the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant (JNPP), in a significant step towards the progress of the project, sources said.
India has operationalized an indigenous swimming pool type research reactor Apsara on Sep 10.
In a bid to attract more investment in the power sector, the Bangladesh Government has requisitioned research through wind modelling to find out the potential of wind energy on its beaches and river.
With number of nuclear medicines departments across the country registering over 100 per cent increase, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has laid out plans to gradually increase the production of therapeutic radio pharmaceuticals used in nuclear medicine for treatment of cancer and diagnosis of thyroid, kidney and heart related diseases.
By using radiation induced mutagenesis along with cross breeding, the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has developed two mutants of rice and one mutant of cowpea, which are ready for release.
In an ambitious project, the Bangladesh Government is building infrastructure for transmitting power that will be produced at the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.