Nuclear reactors: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor to be commissioned in 2022

Published: September 23, 2020

On September 22, 2020, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Atomic Energy and Space Shri Jitendra Singh in a written reply said that the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor is to be commissioned by October 2022. Highlights The reactor was constructed by Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI). When commissioned, the reactor will add 500 MW ..

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UAE issues operating license for Barakah nuclear power plant

Published: February 18, 2020

The United Arab Emirates recently announced that it issued the operating license for the first of four reactors at its Barakah nuclear power plant. It is the first ever nuclear plant in the Arab region. The Barakah plant is located on the Gulf coast west of Abu Dhabi. It has received operating license after several ..

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India’s first indigenously developed 500-megawatt (mw) prototype fast breeder reactor is located in Tamil Nadu

Published: September 21, 2018

India’s first indigenously developed 500-megawatt (mw) prototype fast breeder reactor at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu is expected to achieve criticality in 2019. This was stated by Sekhar Basu, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, at the 62th General Conference of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, on 19th September 2018. ..

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Apsara: BARC recommissions upgraded version of India’s oldest research reactor

Published: September 12, 2018

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay has recommissioned India’s oldest nuclear research reactor named ‘Apsara’, which was shut down permanently in 2009 for repair. The refurbished version of this reactor has been named as ‘Apsara-upgraded’ (Apsara-U) and also has double capacity compared to its earlier version.  It is located within India’s nuclear weapons facility at ..

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BARC re-commissions an upgraded version of nuclear reactor ‘Apsara-U’

Published: September 12, 2018

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has recently re-commissioned an upgraded version of nuclear research reactor ‘Apsara-U’ with a higher capacity, which was shut down permanently in 2009 for revamp. The indigenously made reactor ‘Apsara-U’ uses plate type dispersion fuel elements made of Low Enriched Uranium (LEU). By virtue of higher neutron flux, this reactor ..

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