One of this century’s great success stories could well be India, a diverse country with huge untapped human and economic potentials.
At a time when health services the world over are under tremendous strain to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there has emerged good news on the front of combating another major global health menace — the scourge of mosquito-borne diseases, which take a heavy toll in the developing world.
The first batch of low-enriched uranium nuclear fuel has been delivered to the construction site of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP), according to a release from the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, the builders of the NPP.
In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and consequent global lockdown, Finland’s nuclear regulator STUK has undertaken a remote inspection of project management by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom’s subsidiary, RAOS Project, who are the suppliers for the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear power plant (NPP), as per a release.
On the issue of the enhanced safety and cost efficiency provided by small and modular (SMR) reactors, making these more suitable for Asian countries, various research has shown that SMRs, essentially by virtue of their design, provide increased safety by eliminating many of the factors that provoke accidents.
Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, which operates the world’s only nuclear icebreaker fleet has signed a contract with shipbuilder Zvezda for the construction of a nuclear icebreaker – Leader – according to a statement.