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Vigyan Samagam in New Delhi from 21st January

The multi-venue mega science exhibition’s New Delhi edition, Vigyan Samagam will commence on 21st January 2020 at the National Science Centre (NSC) at Pragati Maidan and will run-up to the 20th of March 2020. The first of its kind exhibition was started in collaboration of the Department of Science and Technology and the Department of ..

MoU on Cancer Research

The Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Department of Atomic Energy have signed an MOU for undertaking joint collaborative research programmes in the area of cancer research. Tata Memorial Centre which is the coordinating centre on behalf of The National Cancer Grid of India will be representing the Department ..

New Delhi hosts ‘Parmanu Tech 2019’

The “Parmanu Tech 2019” Conference was organised by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) at New Delhi on February 6. The conference discussed issues related to Nuclear Energy and Radiation Technologies. Dr Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space, delivered the keynote address at ..

27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference started in Gandhi Nagar

The 27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2018) has started in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat on October 22. The 3-day event is organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and hosted by the Department of Atomic Energy and Gandhinagar-based Institute of Plasma Research. The purpose of the Conference to serve as a platform for sharing ..

Kamlesh Nilakanth Vyas newly-appointed Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

For the first time in India’s strategic atomic energy sector, the transfer of power at the highest level took place in a foreign country. Kamlesh Nilakanth Vyas, the newly-appointed Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) took charge from incumbent Sekhar Basu in Vienna, Austria on September 20, 2018. Vyas is also the Secretary to ..

India’s first indigenously developed 500-megawatt (mw) prototype fast breeder reactor is located in Tamil Nadu

India’s first indigenously developed 500-megawatt (mw) prototype fast breeder reactor at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu is expected to achieve criticality in 2019. This was stated by Sekhar Basu, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, at the 62th General Conference of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, on 19th September 2018. ..

Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas appointed as new Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission

Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas, the renowned nuclear scientist, has been appointed as the new Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), and Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) till May 3, 2021. He succeeded Shekhar Basu. At present, Vyas is the Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai. The DAE is under the direct charge ..

The 4th edition of Global Exhibition on services (GES-2018) started in Mumbai

The 4th edition of Global Exhibition on services (GES-2018) has been inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai on May 15. He has also released the logo for Services and launched the portal. 25 Indian states and around 100 countries are expected to participate in Global Exhibition on Services, this ..