Nuclear Power Current Affairs, GK & News

Hualong One: China’s entry in Nuclear Power Sector

China recently connected its first indigenously developed third generation nuclear power reactor called Hualong one to its national grid. The Hualong One nuclear power reactor is first of its kind. About Hualong One According to the China National Nuclear Corporation, Unit 5 of Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant located in Fujian province was connected to the ..

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India-Kazakhstan sign Memorandum of Understanding

On November 17, 2020, India and Kazakhstan held seventh round of foreign office consultations via video conference. The countries signed the “Indian Grant Assistance for Implementation of High Impact Community Projects in Kazakhstan”. Highlights During the consultations, the countries reviewed their bilateral cooperation within the framework of their strategic partnership. The consultations covered economic, political, ..

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UAE starts operation of Arab world’s first nuclear power reactor

The United Arab Emirates has launched operations at the Arab world’s first nuclear power plant on the Gulf Coast to the east of Qatar. Nuclear fission has started in one of the four reactors at the Barakah plant, which uses South Korean technology. Background This plant was expected to open in 2017 but the star-up ..

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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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Iran seeks Financial Help from IMF first time since 1962 to fight against Corona Virus

For the first time since 1962, Iran is seeking the help of International Monetary Fund. Since Islamic Revolution Iran stopped getting help from IMF. IMF and Corona Virus Earlier, this month, IMF allocated emergency funds to middle income countries. The international banking institution, allocated 50 billion USD to fund middle-income and poor countries. Also, it ..

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