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India ranked 4th most powerful military power in world

Out of 133 countries, India has been ranked the 4th most powerful military power in the world, according to the Global Fire Power Index (GFPI) 2017. According to the index, India has an active military comprising of 13, 62,500 personnel. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has 2102 aircraft — 676 fighter, 809 attack, and others. ..

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Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant: Current Status & Significance

Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is the first nuclear power plant of Bangladesh, currently under construction. The plant with 2.4GW capacity is located in Pabna district of Bangladesh on bank of Padma river. The plant has two units (1200MW each) and first unit is expected to commence operation in 2023. Bangladesh is constructing this plant under financial ..

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Union Cabinet Approves Proposal to Build 10 Atomic Reactors

The Union Cabinet has cleared a proposal allowing for the construction of 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR). The reactors will have a capacity of 700 MW. These reactors will add 7000 MW capacity and will ramp up nuclear power generation in the country. Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors use natural uranium as fuel and heavy water ..

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UN says threat of a hacking attack on Nuclear Plants is growing

The UN has warned that vicious non-state groups who seek weapons of mass destruction are capable of creating a mass disruption using cyber technologies and launch a hacking attack on a nuclear power plant’s computer system which will result in the uncontrolled release of radiation. In the Security Council meeting, the focus was on ways to ..

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Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015 introduced in Lok Sabha to fast track nuclear power projects

Union Government has introduced Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to facilitate and fast track setting up of new nuclear projects in the country. It was introduced by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Atomic Energy and Space Dr Jitendra Singh. The Bill seeks to amend the Atomic Energy Act, 1962. Key provisions of the Atomic ..

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