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Rafael Grossi becomes new director-general of IAEA

Argentine diplomat Rafael Grossi has become the new director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for a term of 4 years and will assume office in January 2020. He will succeed late Yukiya Amano. Gossi will preside over the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons ..

India ranked 57th in Global Health Security Index, 2019

The GHS Index is a joint project of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), with research by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Global Health Security Index is first comprehensive assessment and benchmarking of health security and related capabilities across 195 countries and it suggests that not a single ..

No First Use Nuclear Policy

The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement about India’s ‘No First Use’ of nuclear arms pledge has raised the questions on whether India is revisiting its No First Use Policy on Nuclear Weapons. What did the Defence Minister Say? A tweet by the Defence Minister stated that “Pokhran is the area which witnessed Atalji’s firm resolve to make ..

Yukiya Amano, former Japanese diplomat and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief, passes away

Yukiya Amano ( 72), the former Japanese diplomat and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief, has passed away on 23rd July 2019. He had been chief of the key U.N. agency that regulates nuclear issues worldwide since 2009. It is not yet clear who will succeed Amano on an interim basis. During his tenure, Amano ..

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 ..

2+2 Dialogue and COMCASA

Recently, the first 2+2 dialogue between India and the US was held in New Delhi. India and the United States have agreed to Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) pact on the sidelines of the 2+2 dialogue. What is 2+2 dialogue? 2+2 dialogue was agreed between India and U.S. during the visit of PM Narenda ..

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 decides to place four more reactors under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards

India has decided to place four more reactors under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards. Accordingly, two Russian-designed Pressurised Light Water Reactors and two Pressurised Heavy Reactors being built with Indian technology will be covered. With this, a total of 26 Indian nuclear facilities will be under the international nuclear energy watchdog IAEA. This ..