South Asia keenly observes first small, modular, floating Nuclear Power Plant

By Ritu Sharma
So far the floating nuclear reactors in the world have been used for propulsion in the aircraft carrier, nuclear-powered submarine or in ice-breakers.
700 km Transmission Lines for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant to be built at $1.5 billlion

700 km Transmission Lines for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant to be built at $1.5 billlion

NUCLEAR ASIA
The 700 km transmission lines from Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) has received government nod.
45 power plants with 13,813 MW capacity are under construction in Bangladesh

Kalpakkam home for reactors powered by different fuels: R. Chidambaram

IANS
Tamil Nadu’s small coastal town Kalpakkam has the unique distinction of being the home for reactors fueled by three different fissile isotopes, renowned nuclear scientist R.
Coal power plants in India flouting emission control norms

Thermal power to stay main energy source despite renewable push in India

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Even as the government continues its push for renewables, coal-fired power is expected to remain the main source of energy for the next decade or so, Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister R.
Bangladesh aims to increase power generation to 24,000 MW by 2021

Bangladesh to build power transmission infrastructure for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant

NUCLEAR ASIA
In an ambitious project, the Bangladesh Government is building infrastructure for transmitting power that will be produced at the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.
India's energy consumption to nearly triple by 2040: Dharmendra Pradhan

India’s energy consumption to nearly triple by 2040: Dharmendra Pradhan

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India’s energy consumption, already the third-highest in the world, is likely to grow at more than four per cent annually and will nearly triple to 607 million metric tonnes by 2040, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in Abu Dhabi.
World urged to step up climate action ahead of 2020

Thorium reactors will be a reality in few years, research continues

NUCLEAR ASIA
Even as India is awaiting its Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor at Kalpakkam to achieve criticality, it is undertaking research and development work on a wider scale to develop technologies for the third stage of its nuclear power programme – that is to develop Thorium-fuelled Advanced Heavy Water Reactors (AHWRs).
India, Canada to cooperate on Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors

India, Canada to cooperate on Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors

NUCLEAR ASIA
Old collaborators in the field of peaceful nuclear technologies – India and Canada – signed a broad framework for research in the field of testing and designing of Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) and other non-power atomic technologies.
Renewed hopes for Indian Nuclear Power Project after Westinghouse take over

Westinghouse makes techno-commercial offer on nuclear power plant in India

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Progress in the techno-commercial negotiations between India and the US’ Westinghouse Electric Company on the construction of USD 20 billion six units of AP-1000 nuclear power reactors hinges on the operation of the reference plant of the above design in the US.
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Physicist A.K. Mohanty is BARC chief

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Distinguished physicist and scientist Ajit Kumar Mohanty was appointed the new Director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) on Tuesday.

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