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China to increase its Nuclear Power: Plans to build 6 to 8 reactors/year

On July 9, 2020, the China Nuclear Energy Association announced that it is to increase the country’s nuclear power to 200 GW by 2035. Highlights China is to achieve the target by installing 6 to 8 nuclear reactors a year between 2020-25. This will increase China’s nuclear potential to 70 GW. This is 43.5% more ..

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How is the power system to be managed during lights off on April 5, 2020?

On April 3, 2020, PM Modi addressed India to switch off their lights at 9 PM for nine minutes and light lamps or candle. This is being done to show the united strength of the country against the virus. Concerns on Power System during Lights Off When everyone switches off the light at 9 PM, ..

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11th Nuclear Energy Conclave

The India Energy Forum organized the 11th Nuclear Energy Conclave in New Delhi. The theme of the event was “Economics of Nuclear Power-Innovation towards safer and cost-effective technologies”. It was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for development of North Eastern Region, Minister of State Atomic Energy and Space, Prime Minister’s Office and Personnel, ..

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Russia launches world’s first floating nuclear reactor into Arctic despite warnings

Despite environmentalists warning of serious risks to the region, Russia has launched the world’s first floating nuclear reactor – Akademik Lomonosov – across the Arctic. It was loaded with nuclear fuel from the Arctic port of Murmansk to begin its 5,000km voyage to voyage to Pevek in northeastern Siberia. The reactor’s trip is expected to ..

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