Energy Bangla

Energy electricity and environment news portal

Dhaka Friday,  Apr 27, 2018

Nuclear

Bangladesh approves draft agreement with India and Russia on implementation of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant Bangladesh’s government gave nod to the draft of a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) for trilateral cooperation among Ministry of Science and Technology of Bangladesh, Department of Atomic Energy of India and Russia`s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation to implement the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, businessnews24bd.com reported. Sources of Nuclear Asia confirmed the development: “Exchanges... »
The Union Budget earmarks Rs 13,971.41 crore (USD 2.1 billion) for the Department of Atomic Energy, which is mandated to generate nuclear power in India. The allocation is 5.76 per cent more than what was allocated to the DAE in the previous Budget. The DAE also runs a chain of cancer hospitals and several research institutes such as the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai. The government proposed... »
Bangladesh recently entered the elite club of countries that have tamed the power of the atom to generated nuclear energy to boost its economic growth. Its incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the daughter of the country’s founding father and first Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has taken the initiative to tap nuclear power to provide electricity to every household in Bangladesh. Buoyed by the beginning of construction of the... »
Bangladesh Institute for Nuclear Agriculture develops 90 varieties of 13 crops using nuclear tech Bangladesh Institute for Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) has so far introduced 90 new varieties of 13 different crops in Bangladesh using nuclear technology. This has played an important role in reducing the food shortage of Bangladesh. BINA is still working to improve the crop breeds. Seventeen varieties of rice along have been introduced by BINA. Besides, there... »
The Indian Government is looking at both boosting the indigenous production of Uranium and its import to keep up the operation of nuclear reactors at their rated power. India, as per the vision laid down by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), intends to achieve a ten-fold increase in indigenous Uranium production by 2031-2032. The Indian nuclear programme has faced a nuclear fuel constraint due to international sanctions on nuclear... »
Bangladesh’s premier medical institute the National Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (NINMAS) is going to set up its own Cyclotron department to bolster its nuclear technology-based cancer diagnosis services. The Cyclotron department will be equipped with the Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scan system. Once finished the patients will not need to go abroad to detect diseases like cancer. Director of NINMAS Nurun Nahar told Nuclear Asia: “Nuclear... »
The Bangladesh Government is preparing a new list of farmers affected by the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, who will be eligible to receive compensation. The government has already allocated 28 crore Taka (USD 3 million) for the same and the earlier list of 775 farmers has been set aside. Sources in the Pabna District Administration told Nuclear Asia that it has already ordered the Upazilla Nirbahi Officer (UNO, Officer responsible... »
Radioactive atoms and radiation have been around well ahead of the origin of life on our planet. All substances contain radioactive isotopes that appeared, presumably, at the time of the formation of the Earth. Studying the distribution of natural radioactive nuclides in the environment makes it possible to understand some certain processes that are hardly approachable otherwise. Atom 100 Million BC, or what the radioisotope dating method is all about... »
Bangladesh has started the payment process for setting up its first nuclear power plant at Rooppur and has opened a Letter of Credit worth USD 11.38 for the same. The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) has opened this Letter of Credit and it would cover import of different equipment, services and expertise for the plant from Russia. A letter of credit is a letter from a bank guaranteeing that a... »
The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has signed an agreement with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) to extend technical support for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP), Minister of State of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh informed the Lok Sabha. Singh said in a written reply that the DAE has signed... »