India considers allowing private sector investment to develop small modular reactors 

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India is exploring collaborations both with the country’s private sector as well as with foreign countries for development of small modular reactors (SMRs) to fulfil its commitment to clean energy transition, Atomic Energy Minister Jitendra Singh told the Indian Parliament earlier this month.

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.

8 water jet pumps shipped from Russia for units 5, 6 of India’s Kudankulam nuclear plant 

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Eight water jet pumps for the under-construction units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KNPP) located in India’s Tamil Nadu state have been shipped from Russia, according to a statement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

“Precise Energy” science Olympiad gets massive response in India’s Tamil Nadu state 

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A Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom initiative last month to raise public awareness in India about nuclear technology generated an unprecedented response with the participation of over 10,000 students in an Olympiad competition in mathematics, chemistry and physics titled “The Precise Energy – 2023”.

Russia unveils its most powerful quantum computer till date

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Russia, earlier this month, unveiled its most powerful quantum computer designed till date which has been developed by a team of scientists working under the coordination of the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

High heat flux tests of foreign equipment for ITER reactor completed in Russia

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Foreign equipment for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), under construction in France, have completed a cycle of high heat flux tests at Russia’s D.

India importing larger quantities of isotope supplies from Russia

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Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom subsidiary Isotope – Regional Alliance has delivered the first shipment of germanium-68/gallium-68 (Ge-68/Ga-68) generators to India, Rosatom said earlier this month.

Fukushima treated water safe to release at sea as per international safety standards: IAEA 

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The UN nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded that Japan’s plans to release treated water stored at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station into the sea are consistent with the IAEA Safety Standards.