IAEA announces support for COVID-19 effort

World Nuclear News
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will provide diagnostic kits, equipment and training in nuclear-derived detection techniques to countries asking for assistance in tackling the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19.

”India to embrace mixed energy basket, with continued coal usage”

IANS
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said that India will target to have a mixed energy basket with both renewable and non-renewable sources of energy.
Russia, Bangladesh start work on Unit 2 of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant

Russia to take back nuke waste, to assist Bangladesh post-warranty period

Nuclear Asia
Russia will take back the nuclear waste to be produced during the operation of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP).

India’s reactor building has progressed only with Russia: Expert

The Indian reactor building program has not gone off well except for the cooperation with Russia, while the rising cost of nuclear technology has been a key factor in this situation, according to a New Delhi based expert.

China’s nuclear power output jumps 18% year on year

World Nuclear News
Its nuclear generating capacity increased by 9.1% year on year, from 44.64 GWe to 48.74 GWe, which followed an 18% increase in capacity between 2017 and 2018.

Finnish firm launches SMR district heating project

World Nuclear News
VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland has today announced the launch of a project to develop a small modular reactor for district heating.

New renewable device generates electricity ”out of thin air”

IANS
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the US have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air.