First nuclear power plant in north India is under construction

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The first nuclear power plant (NPP) being built in the northern part of India is coming up in the state of Haryana at Gorakhpur about 150 km north of the national capital, Delhi.

Major lithium deposits found in India for the first time 

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For the first time, India has found massive lithium deposits in the northern territory of Jammu and Kashmir, according to an official announcement.

Main coolant pipeline welding completed at unit 2 of first nuclear plant in Bangladesh 

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Welding of the main coolant pipeline (MCP) has been completed at unit 2 of the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Bangladesh, being constructed at Rooppur, according to an announcement earlier this month by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

IAEA, Russian officials have fresh talks on safety of Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant 

Russian officials and a delegation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held a fresh round of consultations in Moscow last week on cooperation in ensuring the safety and security of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant (NPP) in Ukraine in the current situation of conflict in that country.

Tripartite agreement signed for hydrogen energy development in Russia  

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Russia’s government, the state-run atomic energy corporation Rosatom and the Russian energy giant Gazprom have signed an agreement last month on cooperation in the development of hydrogen energy.

Successful trial assembly of reactor vessel for India’s Kudankulam plant unit 5  

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A trial assembly of the internals of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) designated for unit 5 of India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KNPP) was successfully undertaken in late January 2023 at the Volgodonsk (Russia) plant of Atommash, which is a subsidiary of Atomenergomash, the machine building division of the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Indian scientists find first evidence of solitary waves in Mars magnetosphere 

A team of Indian scientists have discovered the first evidence of solitary waves in the Martian magnetosphere — the space around a planet that is controlled by its magnetic field.

Japan to release treated Fukushima wastewater into sea, IAEA monitoring safety aspects

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The Japanese government said last week it will release more than a million tonnes of wastewater into the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP) that was crippled by a tsunami in 2011.

Indian nuclear regulator AERB has a new Chairman

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Distinguished scientist Dinesh Kumar Shukla took charge as the new Chairman of India’s nuclear regulator, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), on December 31, 2022, according to an AERB release.

Germany logs its hottest year in 2022

Germany recorded its hottest year in 2022 with an annual mean temperature of 10.5 degrees Celsius, the National Meteorological Service (DWD) has said.