Despite much hype, construction of the Jaitapur nuclear power plant — an Indo-French joint venture — is unlikely to kick off anytime soon as the project proposal does not fulfill major criteria set by India’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).
India has been on a journey to exploit its Thorium reserves to generate nuclear energy with an ultra-modern, indigenously designed, and locally mastered fast-breeder reactor at its Kalpakkam facility near Chennai for some years now.
The team of 23 was led by Zheng Jian, deputy director of National Railway Administration of China, who met with the Nepali Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport on November 10, after completing field trips to Gyirong, Pokhara and Lumbini.
Foreign relations experts and analysts attending the Heads of the Indo-Russian Think Tanks meeting in New Delhi unanimously agreed that the scope of ties between India and Russia should be explored in areas beyond the traditional engagements of defense and energy.
The Indian government has expedited the process of getting clearances for four proposed projects to build reservoirs to store water from the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries amid fresh reports of Chinese threats to divert the river’s water to its arid regions.
Providing a major thrust to the Indian government’s “clean energy” drive, a wind power tariff in the country is poised to touch a record low of less than four cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh).
Already in its third year, this large-scale event was thought of by President Putin in order to add some much-needed substance to Russia’s Eastern vector of relations, which had up until that point sorely been lacking an economic dimension
As Westinghouse is already struggling to win more business for the AP1000 reactor, India’s continuation with talks may be consolatory as the job has become much harder after the suspension of two of the four reactors in the US.
In its continuing bid to go solar, Indian Railways launched its first 1,600 HP diesel electric multiple unit train with solar-powered coaches, but in May this year, passengers made away with 337 headphones meant for the entertainment systems from the Tejas Express after its maiden trip.
Indian Oil intends to receive the sour crude from North American sellers at Paradip port between September 25 and October 4 or at Vadinar refinery in the western part of the country during the first week of October.