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.

‘Blue economy is the economy of the future’  

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The “blue economy”, or ocean economy based on the optimal utilisation of all maritime-related resources, is the economy of the future, was the consensus among the participants at a roundtable on “Blue Economy: Government, Business, and Science for a Sustainable Future” organised at the Atomexpo 2022 International Forum held last week.

New fuel technologies would raise efficiency of VVER units like Kudankulam in India 

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TVEL, the fuel arm of the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, is developing a series of new fuel technologies that could also help increase the efficiency of the operating units at India’s Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), according to an expert.

Inadequate progress on climate action: UN report 

As intensifying climate impacts across the globe hammer home the message that greenhouse gas emissions must fall rapidly, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report finds that the international community is still falling far short of the Paris goals, with no credible pathway to 1.

Role of clean energy in development of Russia’s Arctic region 

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Russia plans to commission four modernized floating power units by 2031 in the Chukotka region located in the country’s Arctic belt, thus increasing the share of nuclear power in Chukotka’s energy sector from the current 31 percent to more than 68 percent in order to improve the quality of life in the area and develop the Baimskaya ore mining zone.