Kudankulam nuclear plant in India opts for more advanced fuel for its reactors 

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India has been offered a more advanced fuel option for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) by the Russian state-run atomic energy corporation Rosatom, according to India’s Atomic Energy Minister Jitendra Singh.

Japan to allow nuclear power plants to operate beyond 60 years 

Japan has decided to allow nuclear reactors to operate beyond their current limit of 60 years and replace aging facilities with new advanced ones, signalling a major change in the county’s nuclear policy.

India’s prototype fast breeder reactor delayed further, likely to be commissioned in 2024 

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The commissioning of India’s first prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR), being set up at the nuclear power complex located in Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu state, has been further delayed, according to the country’s Atomic Energy Minister Jitendra Singh.

Sri Lanka, Russia discuss cooperation in nuclear energy  

Nuclear Asia
Sri Lanka has announced that it is discussing with Russia about cooperation in nuclear energy, and to further this objective the South Asian island nation in the Indian Ocean has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

K.V. Suresh Kumar appointed Chairman of India’s fast breeder reactor company 

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India’s state-run fast breeder reactor manufacturer Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd.

Non-energy applications of nuclear technology – in healthcare, agriculture, industry 

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Atomexpo 2022 — the global nuclear industry’s leading exhibition-cum-business platform organised by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom – held in Sochi, Russia, on November 21–22, featured a roundtable discussion on the “Non-Electric Applications of Nuclear and Radiation Technologies”.