Nuclear technology: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

March, 2020, marks 50 years since the introduction of the first global arms control treaty, the NPT, in 1970. About the Treaty The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is an international treaty to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and its technologies in order to achieve nuclear disarmament. The treaty was opened for signature in 1968 and ..

Russia tests world’s first Floating Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP)

Russian state-run atomic energy corporation Rosatom has successfully tested the world’s first Floating Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) – Akademik Lomonosov. The FNPP has a capacity of 70MW and is equipped with two reactors of 35MW each. It has an operational life span is 40 years, with the possibility of being extended up to 50 years. ..

US Nuclear waste dump plant marks 20 years

With tons of cold war era nuclear waste and decades of bomb making, US started this undergroung nuclear waste isolation program. The program has now successfully proved that radioactive waste could be safely disposed deep underground rendering less threat to the environment. However there had been minor accidents in the plant. A radiation leak in ..

Nageshwara Rao Guntur appointed as Chairperson of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)

Renowned scientist Nageshwara Rao Guntur appointed as Chairperson of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) for the period of 3 years. Guntur is the chairman at Project Design Safety Committee, Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) and former distinguished scientist Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL). The mission of AERB is to ensure that the ..

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 ..