Bhabha Atomic Research Centre develops two new rice varieties

Russia’s nuclear project work worldwide has not been hit by COVID: Rosatom DG

Nuclear Asia
Addressing an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meeting, the Russian state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev said that the nuclear industry in Russia had also been faced with challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and “have passed this test successfully”.
Amid COVID-19, Bangladesh completes 30% construction of first nuclear plant

India’s fast breeder reactor delayed, likely to be commissioned in October 2022

Nuclear Asia
India’s first pressurised fast breeder reactor (PFBR), being set up at the Madras Atomic Power Station at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu state, is likely to be commissioned in October 2022, according to the country’s Atomic Energy Minister Jitendra Singh.

Switch to clean energy could employ 5 million Indians by 2050: Report

IANS
Finland’s Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) and Delhi-based ‘Climate Trends’ in a new report on Tuesday established how northern India’s energy systems, comprising the world’s largest metropolitan area — Delhi-NCR — can be switched to 100 per cent clean energy by 2050.
Rosatom ships steam generator for Kudankulam nuclear power plant

Rosatom ships steam generator, other equipment for Kudankulam

IANS
Russia’s integrated nuclear power player Rosatom on Tuesday said a ship has set sail with several oversized components like steam generator, trestle crane, main coolant pipeline and other equipment for the third and fourth 1,000 MW nuclear power plants under construction in Tamil Nadu’s Kudankulam.
No plan to allow private sector in nuclear power in India

No plan to allow private sector in nuclear power in India

IANS
The central government on Wednesday told the Lok Sabha that it has no plan to allow non-governmental/private sector into nuclear power generation.
Considerations for safer and less costly nuclear energy

India has defaulted in cash contribution to ITER: Director General

Nuclear Asia
The machine assembly of the “tokamak” (derived from the Russian words for the “toroidal magnetic confinement” facility invented in Russia) nuclear fusion reactor ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), or the world’s largest nuclear fusion project, started in Cadarache, France, in the last week of July.

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