India’s National Quantum Mission to scale up R & D in quantum technology

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The Indian government has recently approved the National Quantum Mission to scale-up scientific and industrial research and development (R&D) for quantum technologies.

Multiple factors will aid increase of nuclear power in Asia Pacific region: Moody’s

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A combination of factors like the move towards decarbonisation, fuel diversification, geopolitical situations resulting in fossil fuel price hikes and climate change affecting solar and wind power provide the base for expansion of nuclear power in the Asia Pacific region, Moody’s Investors Service said earlier this month.

Clean energy investment extending lead over fossil fuels: IEA

Investment in clean energy technologies is significantly outpacing spending on fossil fuels as affordability and security concerns triggered by the global energy crisis strengthen the momentum behind more sustainable options, a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report said on Thursday.

Hungary to set up VVER-1200 reactors, making it a first time in European Union

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Hungarian Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Péter Szijjártó met with the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom Director General (DG) Alexey Likhachev last month to discuss the construction of the proposed Paks II nuclear power plant (NPP) in Hungary, as well as other aspects of Russo-Hungarian cooperation in the nuclear sector, according to a Rosatom statement.

Growing opportunities of localisation in Indo-Russian nuclear cooperation  

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There are increasing opportunities for further indigenisation of production in the construction of units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu state, being built with the assistance of the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, according to a senior Rosatom official.

Developments in 2022 in the nuclear field in Bangladesh  

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January 25 is the anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Russia.

India unveils green hydrogen production policy  

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The Indian government has launched the National Green Hydrogen Mission designed to substantially increase the use of the clean fuel in its energy mix, and for the development of the country’s green hydrogen ecosystem.

India taking steps for developing small modular reactors 

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India is taking steps for the development of small modular reactors (SMR) with up to 300 megawatts (MW) capacity to fulfill the country’s commitments towards clean energy transition, according to the Indian Atomic Energy Minister Jitendra Singh.

Non-energy applications of nuclear technology – in healthcare, agriculture, industry 

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Atomexpo 2022 — the global nuclear industry’s leading exhibition-cum-business platform organised by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom – held in Sochi, Russia, on November 21–22, featured a roundtable discussion on the “Non-Electric Applications of Nuclear and Radiation Technologies”.

Closed nuclear fuel cycle will allow recycling of spent fuel for an infinite resource base 

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The success of the ongoing experiments on closing the nuclear fuel cycle is of utmost importance to the nuclear industry that is faced with the serious challenge of stopping the accumulation of spent fuel and ensuring the recycling of fissionable materials.