Units 5 and 6 of Kudankulam nuclear power plant to cost around Rs 50,000 crore

PTI
The fifth and the sixth unit of India’s largest nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu will cost about Rs 50,000 crore to build with half of it being funded by Russia as loan.

Bangladesh urges developing nations to draw benefits from peaceful use of nuclear technologies

UNB
Mentioning that Bangladesh is solidly anchored at its principled position on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the developing countries to forge greater cooperation to draw maximum benefits from the peaceful uses of nuclear technologies through IAEA expertise.

Cannot put deadline for ratifying India-Japan nuclear deal – Japan’s Envoy

Hindu Business Line
The India-Japan civil nuclear agreement has been historic as it is Tokyo’s first nuclear deal with a country that is non-signatory to Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty.

Nuclear Fuel Complex sets new world record of production

IANS
The Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), part of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), on Thursday said it has set a new world record with production of 1512A metric tonnes (MT) of nuclear fuel in 2016-17, surpassing its own record.

India organises essay competition on nuclear power

The Hans India
Article writing competition for children was organised at Vijetha Smart School Bhawanipuram, as part of a nation-wide campaign to generate awareness about importance of energy and to dispel the misconceptions related to nuclear energy.

India to build reactor for utilisation of thorium

PIB
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has designed Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) for utilisation of Thorium.

India to increase nuclear power share with indigenous and foreign cooperation

PIB
The share of nuclear power was about 3.2% in India in the year 2016-17 (up to Feb-2017). During this period, about 34136 Million Units (MUs) of electricity was produced from Nuclear Power Plants against a total of about 1052160 MUs produced in India [Source: Central Electricity Authority (CEA), All India Summary, Issue Date-March 02, 2017].

Nuclear power capacity to be tripled in India the next 10 years

PIB
The Government, in July 2014, had announced tripling of the then existing capacity of 4780 MW in the next ten years.

India develops portable kit to check water contamination

PIB
National Centre for Compositional Characterisation of Materials (NCCCM), Chemistry Group, BARC, located at Hyderabad has developed a portable visual detection kit for detection of hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] between 5 to 500 ng/ml (ppb) range in water within 5 minutes.

India to undertake massive expansion of Uranium program

PIB
Uranium Corporation of India Ltd. has outlined a plan for massive expansion, said the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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