Leningrad nuclear power plant to begin production of radioisotope Lutetium-177

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The Leningrad nuclear power plant (NPP), operated by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom subsidiary Rosenergoatom, has received permission from the country’s nuclear regulator Rostechnadzor to produce a new radioisotope – lutetium-177 – Rosatom announced earlier this week.

Agreements inked for container transit, logistics hub to ship via Northern Sea Route

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An agreement was signed earlier this week on the Northern Container Transit (NCT) project to set up the first regular container line to ship transit cargo between eastern and western Eurasia via the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

India’s first indigenously built 700 MW reactor becomes fully operational

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India’s first fully indigenously built 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) – unit 3 at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP) in Gujarat state – has begun commercial operations.

India lands on the Moon!

India’s moon lander successfully set its four legs softly and safely on the lunar soil as planned and became the fourth nation in the world to achieve the feat.

Global quantum communications market will be worth $20 billion by 2035: Experts

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The widespread practical use of quantum computing will begin as early as 2025, and by 2030, technological leadership will be impossible without quantum technologies, according to experts who participated at the international conference “Future Technologies Forum: Computing and Communication.

BRICS Health Ministers agree on formation of a Nuclear Medicine Working Group

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Health Ministers of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries at their meeting in Durban, South Africa, earlier this month agreed on the formation of a Nuclear Medicine Working Group of the grouping members, according to an official statement issued following the meeting.

Permit granted to begin work on construction of Paks II nuclear power plant in Hungary

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The Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has received permission last week to start the main phase of construction for two new units at the Paks II nuclear power plant (NPP) project in Hungary.

Passive Heat Removal System installed in unit 1 of Bangladesh’s first nuclear plant 

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The installation of eight heat exchangers of the Passive Heat Removal System (PHRS) has been completed in unit 1 of the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Bangladesh located at Rooppur.

Fukushima water release to meet international standards if done as planned: S. Korea

The South Korean government said last month that Japan’s plan to release contaminated water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant would meet international standards, including those set by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), if carried out as planned.

Main coolant pipeline welding completed at unit 3 of India’s Kudankulam nuclear plant

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The welding of the main coolant pipeline has been completed earlier this month at the under-construction third unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KNPP) located in India’s Tamil Nadu state.