Nuclear Power in India Current Affairs, GK & News

Nageshwara Rao Guntur appointed as Chairperson of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)

Renowned scientist Nageshwara Rao Guntur appointed as Chairperson of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) for the period of 3 years. Guntur is the chairman at Project Design Safety Committee, Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) and former distinguished scientist Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL). The mission of AERB is to ensure that the ..

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India, Russia and Bangladesh sign tripartite MoU for civil nuclear cooperation

For the first time, India has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with foreign partners — Russia & Bangladesh — for civil nuclear cooperation. The MoU will be helpful for cooperation in construction of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Pabna, Bangladesh. This will be first ever nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. It was signed ..

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Take home from the Indo-US Nuke Deal 2015

It is projected, that by 2035 India’s energy demand would grow by 132% and India will surpass china to become world’s largest energy consumer according to a latest BP energy outlook report. Nuclear energy with its low carbon footprint and consolidated land requirement would remain a good option for the India’s energy mix. Especially when ..

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Australia agrees to provide uranium to India

Australia has agreed to supply uranium to India. It is making internal arrangements to ensure the supply. It is known that earlier Australia had denied supply of uranium to India as it was not a signatory to Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) although India signed treaties with more than 8 countries including the US for nuclear trade.

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Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant

Tamil Nadu: What is happening at Kudankulam? Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant is currently under construction in Koodankulam in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. The original agreement was signed between former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev on November 20, 1988. The project remained in suspension for a decade due to political ..

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