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Narendra Modi cabinet approves 10 nuclear reactors for power generation

Narendra Modi cabinet approves 10 nuclear reactors for power generation

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) for nuclear power generation.

May 17, 2017, 16:35 PM IST

Japan high court rules nuclear reactors can restart

A Japanese appeals court today ruled that a pair of nuclear reactors halted by a lower court order can be restarted, in a victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's energy policy.

Mar 28, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
Scientists create material for safer, economical nuclear reactors

Scientists create material for safer, economical nuclear reactors

This may be used in next-generation nuclear reactors that will operate at higher temperatures and radiation fields, producing energy more efficiently and economically.

Dec 11, 2016, 18:25 PM IST

China allocates $4.8 billion to build two more nuclear reactors

China will spend USD 4.8 billion this year to build two more nuclear power reactors, as part of its plan to expand production of clean energy and reduce dependence on coal

Mar 25, 2016, 18:10 PM IST

Has the Galactic radioactive plutonium puzzle finally been solved?

The research held by a team of scientists from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem have claimed that all the plutonium used on earth is artificially produced in nuclear reactors and still it turns out that it is also produced in nature.

Dec 09, 2015, 19:20 PM IST

Four indigenous nuclear reactors will be ready by 2019: Govt

Four indigenous nuclear power reactors under construction in two plants in Gujarat and Rajasthan will be completed by 2019, the government said on Wednesday.

Apr 22, 2015, 19:08 PM IST

Japan court battles could delay nuclear restarts further

 The fight over restarting Japan`s nuclear industry is moving to the courts, where power companies face the risk of further delays in firing up idled reactors if judges side with local residents worried about nuclear safety.

Mar 05, 2015, 11:12 AM IST

'China assisted Pakistan to build 6 nuclear reactors'

China has assisted Pakistan to build six nuclear reactors with a total installed capacity of 3.4 million kilowatts, a top Chinese official said on Sunday as Beijing plans to build two 1100 mw reactors in Karachi with USD 6.5 billion assistance.

Feb 09, 2015, 00:29 AM IST

India to complete process of placing reactors under safeguards

 Paving the way for having imported fuel for its nuclear power reactors, India will complete the process of placing its civilian reactors under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards in the next two days.

Dec 28, 2014, 16:23 PM IST
Seoul's N-reactors hacker used Chinese IP addresses

Seoul's N-reactors hacker used Chinese IP addresses

A suspect in the hacking attacks on South Korean nuclear reactors used multiple IP addresses based in China, investigators said Wednesday.

Dec 24, 2014, 15:16 PM IST

Russia mulling abolition of visas for Indians: Minister

Russia on Friday said it is mulling abolition of visas for Indian businessmen and tourists and a decision in this regard could come soon.

Dec 13, 2014, 00:10 AM IST
India, Russia ink 20 agreements; agree to set up more nuclear reactors

India, Russia ink 20 agreements; agree to set up more nuclear reactors

Nuclear energy cooperation between India and Russia got a major boost with both sides on Thursday inking a vision document for the construction of 12 Russia-built nuclear units in India over the next two decades as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin held summit talks here.

Dec 12, 2014, 00:05 AM IST

South Korea announces four more nuclear reactors to be built

South Korea said on Friday it will start to construct two new nuclear power plants in 2017 at the earliest and another two by 2022, making a total of 11 new nuclear plants planned by 2024.

Nov 21, 2014, 15:01 PM IST

Fukushima operator TEPCO posts solid mid-term profit

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant posted a solid mid-term pre-tax profit on Friday, despite not restarting idle nuclear reactors or hiking electricity rates.

Oct 31, 2014, 19:18 PM IST

Indian-origin researcher in US unveils robot for port scan

A low-cost football-sized robot has been developed by an Indian-origin researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in US to perform underwater ultrasound scan at ports to spot concealed contrabands.

Sep 27, 2014, 21:17 PM IST

Modi 'spoke like PM' on Indian Muslims, but should check right wing: CPI

Narendra Modi "spoke like a Prime Minister" when he said that Indian Muslims would live and die for the country, but he should check the Sangh Parivar from promoting communal polarisation to back his message of national unity, the CPI said on Monday.

Sep 22, 2014, 15:14 PM IST

Nuclear liability: Centre asks GIC to work on insurance plan for reactors

To sort out the liability issue plaguing Indian nuclear reactors, the Centre has asked General Insurance Company (GIC) to work on a model that could be applied to insure such facilities in the country.

Sep 14, 2014, 23:00 PM IST

Japan nuke watchdog gives green light for two reactors to restart

Japan's nuclear watchdog Wednesday (Sep 10) gave the green light for two reactors to restart, a year after the nation shut down its last unit, but the operator still has to persuade local communities they are safe.

Sep 10, 2014, 14:20 PM IST

Japanese regulator approves restart of first nuclear reactors

Japan`s nuclear regulator gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the restart of a nuclear power station, the first step to reopening an industry that was mothballed after the Fukushima disaster and which may involve the definitive closure of a dozen old plants.

Sep 10, 2014, 12:26 PM IST

Japan to push for closure of ageing reactors

Japan will push nuclear operators to draft plans to scrap a quarter of the country`s 48 reactors, which are either too old or too costly to upgrade to meet new standards imposed after the Fukushima disaster, the Nikkei reported on Friday.

Sep 05, 2014, 10:40 AM IST