Russia commissions new nuclear-powered icebreaker ‘Sibir’

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Russia has commissioned a new nuclear-powered icebreaker named Sibir, the first in a series of such icebreakers being constructed under its “Project 22220”, which will help keep the Northern Sea Route open for year-round shipping through the Arctic, Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has announced.

Drawing on Rosatom’s experience, Rusatom delivers nuclear medicine products worldwide

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Nuclear medicine nowadays plays a pivotal role in healthcare and can help give early diagnosis for patients, and a more localised point for treatment.

World’s first high temperature gas-cooled reactor connected to grid in China

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The world’s first land-based small modular reactor (SMR) has been connected to the grid in China earlier this month, the state-run China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has announced.

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.

MBIR fast neutron research reactor International Advisory Board to be formed in 2022

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The International Advisory Board to determine the research program for the world’s most powerful multi-purpose fast neutron research reactor (MBIR), under construction in Russia, is planned to be established in 2022, according to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

India’s Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has developed 49 seed varieties for cultivation

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India’s premier nuclear research institution, the state-run Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai, has been carrying out development of crop seed varieties using gamma radiation, and 49 such seed varieties developed have been notified for cultivation so far, the government has announced.

Moscow ranked first among European cities in ranking of innovations against Covid-19

Moscow has been recognized as the first European city in the ranking of innovations that are used for the formation of resilience to the coronavirus.