Nuclear power can play major role in achieving net zero emissions by 2050: IEA

Nuclear Asia
Amidst the current global energy crisis, nuclear power has the potential to play a significant role in helping countries to securely transition to energy systems dominated by renewables, according to a new special report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) released late last month.

Heat treatment done of reactor vessel for unit 5 of India’s Kudankulam nuclear plant

Nuclear Asia
The final heat treatment of the reactor vessel for unit 5 of the Kudankulam nuclear power project (KNPP) in India has been completed at a plant in Russia, the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom announced earlier this week.
Bangladesh to formalise Rooppur Nuclear Plant’s safety through MoU with India, Russia

Bangladesh to formalise Rooppur Nuclear Plant’s safety cooperation through MoU with India, Russia

Bangladesh has sought some changes in the proposed Memorandum of Understanding with India and Russia on nuclear safety cooperation on the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Emmanuel Macron

EDF submits binding offer to set up 6 EPR reactors at Jaitapur in India

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French state-run power utility Électricité de France (EDF) has submitted a binding techno-commercial offer to the government-owned Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) for the construction of six EPR reactors for the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant (NPP) in India’s Maharashtra state.
China to oppose India's Nuclear Suppliers Group entry

China to oppose India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group entry: Geng Shuang

Despite Russia`s promise to persuade China to let India become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Beijing said its stance on the issue remained unchanged.

Metal structures erected for inner containment dome of unit 2 at Bangladesh’s nuclear plant

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Metal structures for the inner containment dome of the second unit at the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Bangladesh were installed at the construction site in Rooppur, according to a statement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.
Nitride fuel developed for Russia's BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor

Pakistan nuclear experts bat for small modular reactors to meet power demands

Pakistan nuclear experts have emphasised on small modular reactors (SMRs) as a ‘sensible way’ ahead for the country to meet demands of its power starved population.
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission Bill passed

Parliament passed Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission Bill

Parliament on Wednesday passed the ‘Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission Bill, 2017’ to update the version of the ‘Bangladesh Atomic Commission Order, 1973’ in Bangla.

India’s installed nuclear power capacity has grown 40% in last 7 years

Nuclear Asia
In a year-end assessment of the current nuclear power capacity in the country, the Indian Atomic Energy Minister, Jitendra Singh, has said that India’s installed nuclear power capacity has increased by over 40 percent in the last seven years, growing from 4,780 MW to 6,780 MW.

Construction begins of unit 6 in India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant

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The construction of unit 6 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, being built with the assistance of the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, was officially launched earlier this week with the first concreting in the foundation slab of the reactor building, Rosatom has announced.