India's own 700 MW reactor goes critical at Kakrapar

Officials work tirelessly to make Kakrapar PHWR go critical

IANS
Officials of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), India’s atomic power plant operator, worked tirelessly during the Covid-19 lockdown to ensure that indigenously designed 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station in Gujarat attained criticality, a top official of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) said.
India's own 700 MW reactor goes critical at Kakrapar

During COVID-19, India achieves criticality with first indigenously built reactor

Nuclear Asia
India is the only country in the world this year, to have achieved criticality with its first indigenously built nuclear reactor, even as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic rages worldwide, starting from its spread during the first quarter.
Another nuclear plant needed for greater localisation: DG Rosatom

NEA launches landmark report on cutting costs in nuclear construction

Nuclear Asia
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forcing a global lockdown and severe setback to economic activity worldwide, a landmark report on civilian nuclear energy was released earlier this month on how to reduce the costs of building large new plants, which has become the major hurdle in the development of this clean energy source.
India-Russia webinar on Industry 4.0, mining post-Covid

India-Russia webinar on Industry 4.0, mining post-Covid

Nuclear Asia
As part of a series of web-based seminars to support Indian industry, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organizing a digital conference for the mining sector on May 21 in partnership with Finnish-Russian digital solutions provider Zyfra.
The safe disposal of nuclear waste

The safe disposal of nuclear waste

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New Delhi is banking on nuclear, but will it succeed?

India is banking on nuclear, but will it succeed?

Sustainability Times
India’s rise in the global nuclear order has been tumultuous in the past few decades. As a result of India’s nuclear tests in the 1970s, the country was isolated from the international community for a significant time.
Nuclear technology to fight mosquito bite diseases causing over a million deaths per year

Nuclear technology to fight mosquito bite diseases causing over a million deaths per year

Nuclear Asia
At a time when health services the world over are under tremendous strain to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there has emerged good news on the front of combating another major global health menace — the scourge of mosquito-borne diseases, which take a heavy toll in the developing world.
Indian Neutrino Observatory to come up in 7 years’ time

Should we be afraid of nuclear power?

Sustainability Times
Radioactivity is part of nature. The incredible energy of a supernova explosion billions of years ago locked away energy as matter, in uranium (and similar) atoms.
Distance learning: five tips how to make it more productive

Distance learning: five tips how to make it more productive

Nuclear Asia
Students are learning online now: lessons by videoconference, sending tasks by e-mail, chatting with teachers.
World Bank approves $185m for Bangladesh renewable energy project

Outage management adapts to COVID-19

World Nuclear News
Electricity generation is vital in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but scheduled refuelling and maintenance outages at nuclear power plants around the world must still go ahead.

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