India’s installed nuclear power capacity has grown 40% in last 7 years

Nuclear Asia
In a year-end assessment of the current nuclear power capacity in the country, the Indian Atomic Energy Minister, Jitendra Singh, has said that India’s installed nuclear power capacity has increased by over 40 percent in the last seven years, growing from 4,780 MW to 6,780 MW.

Global Impact Conference brings together experts on Sustainable Development Goals

Nuclear Asia
The Global Impact Conference, a case-based international conclave which brought together leading experts working towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in different countries, was held online on December 1, 2021.

Japan’s greenhouse gas emission down 5.1%

IANS
Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped 5.1 percent year-on-year in fiscal 2020, down for the seventh consecutive year, reflecting lower energy consumption by companies amid the Covid-19 pandemic, government data has revealed.

S.Korea, Russia to bolster cooperation in nuclear energy sector

IANS
South Korea and Russia agreed to expand their cooperation in developing reliable atomic technology, including the safe dismantling of nuclear plants, the science ministry has said.

Welding work in progress on unit 5 reactor of India’s Kudankulam nuclear plant

Nuclear Asia
Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom’s machine building division Atomenergomash has started welding the upper semi-vessel of the VVER-1000 type nuclear reactor for unit 5 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (NPP) under construction in India, Rosatom said in a statement.

Bangladesh develops improved cotton varieties using nuclear techniques

Nuclear Asia
Bangladesh has collaborated with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to develop new varieties of cotton that are more productive and have better fibre quality, according to the IAEA.