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BARC designs third generation nuclear reactors

Thiruvananthapuram. 15 March 2017. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has designed Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) for utilisation of Thorium. This reactor has several passive safety systems andRead more ›

Year End review: Department of Atomic Energy

Following are the main highlights of the activities of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) during the year 2016:   ·         Unit 1, (1000 MWe) of the Kudankulam Nuclear PowerRead more ›

Government of India approves funds for LIGO-India Project

New Delhi. 11 August 2016. The Government has given ‘in-principle’ approval for setting up Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) in India. The LIGO-India project will establish aRead more ›

Increase in Atomic Power Units in Rajasthan

New Delhi. 11 August 2016. The present installed nuclear power capacity in the state of Rajasthan is 1180 MW comprising six units, Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS)1 toRead more ›

Foreign Companies interested in Indian Nuclear Projects

New Delhi. 10 August 2016. Several foreign companies from various countries including Westinghouse Electric Company (WEC) and GE-Hitachi, United States of America (USA), Electricite de France (EDF), FranceRead more ›

India Does Not Gain Much Tangible from NSG Membership: G Balachandran

   New Delhi. 17 June 2016. Reflecting upon the interest among informed Indians on India’s membership application in the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG), noted expert on nuclear technologyRead more ›

Safety of Nuclear Power Plants : A top priority

New Delhi. 04 May, 2016. In all nuclear power plants, safety is accorded utmost priority in all phases of siting, design, construction, commissioning and operation. A systematic approachRead more ›

MOU with France on Jaitapur nuclear reactor

New Delhi. 28 April,2016. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and Electricite De France (EDF), France for Implementation ofRead more ›

Nuclear collaboration with Canada to grow further: Dr Jitendra Singh

New Delhi. 26 April, 2016. The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy andRead more ›

Shutdown of Unit-1 of KAPS Nuclear Power Plant following an incident of leakage from Coolant System

Mumbai. 11 March, 2016. The Unit-1 of Kakrapara Atomic Power Station (KAPS), an indigenous 220 MWe Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) underwent an automatic shutdown today at aboutRead more ›

India’s Nuclear Disarmament Policy Pragmatic

New Delhi. 25 february,2016. Reinforcing India’s unwavering support for universal and non-discriminatory nuclear disarmament, Joint Secretary, Disarmament & International Security Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, Amandeep Singh GillRead more ›

Indian Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)Takes a Lead in Nation Building during 2015

   Energy Security  DAE progressively pursues the indigenous three-stage Nuclear Power Programme and thereby contributes in the energy-mix options of India by, as envisioned by Dr. Homi JehangirRead more ›

7th Nuclear Energy Conclave testifies Make in India

New Delhi. 03 November, 2015. India’s nuclear programme is ahead of many other nations and truly testifies the “Make in India” initiative said Union Minister of State (Independent Charge)Read more ›

BARC transfers key technology to accelerate Make in India mission

New Delhi.  These are becoming increasingly indispensable components in high power motors, micro motors, alternators, couplers, bearings, and actuators etc. that cater to various non-strategic industries. The requirementRead more ›

India gets nearer CERN

New Delhi. India has initiated the process of acquiring the Associate Membership of the Centre for European Nuclear Research (CERN), the largest particle physics laboratory. A proposal forRead more ›

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Kudankulum license for regular operation

New Delhi. The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) granted license for regular operation of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project Unit-1 (KKNPP-1) which is valid for five years. AERB hasRead more ›

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