Ever wondered how peaceful use of atoms can be used for human right? On the Human Rights Day 2020, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) highlighted some key benefits of nuclear science related to human rights: the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to benefit from scientific progress and the right to the highest-attainable standard of health. IAEA’s statutory mission: “accelerate and enlarge theContinue reading “Atoms for human rights”
“Let us Discuss RiskComm” There is no aspect of human life that is untouched by science and technology in some form or another. High technology products and services are no longer the luxuries of the rich. Although the public perceives science as the provider of the solutions to enhance the quality of life, novel technologies areContinue reading “Summary of “Let us Discuss RiskComm” with Prof VS Ramamurthy”
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, previously known as Atomic Energy Establishment (AEET), was instituted in January 1954 for multidisciplinary research program essential for the ambitious nuclear program of India. BARC carry out pioneering research on nuclear and accelerator technologies. The beginning of the research being pursued at IGCAR, RRCAT, VECC etc has originated at BARC. The research carried out at BARC has led toContinue reading “Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)”
An interesting video by UNSW explaining nuclear safety, security and safeguard
Misconceptions, Misinformation & the Media Nuclear Energy in India has faced oppositions from both anti-nuclear groups and the general public. These sentiments stem from fear and a lack of proper understanding of both science as well as policy. Dr. KS Parthasarathy narrates his run ins with the media and handling of misconceptions & misinformation duringContinue reading “Stories of Risk Communication”
Prof. Dinesh Kumar Srivastava walks us through the History of Plagues, Vaccines, Risk Management and Communication…
The first unit of Kakrapara Atomic Power Plant 700MWe Indian Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (IPHWR) was synchronized with the grid on 11:37 hours on 10th January 2021. Earlier the reactor attained criticality on 22nd July 2020. This is the largest size indigenously designed PHWR reactor connected to the grid. The Government of India has alreadyContinue reading “Successful grid synchronization of first 700MWe IPHWR”
The first in this series is a discussion on Risk Communication with Prof V.S. Ramamurthy, Emeritus Professor and former Director at NIAS.
DAE or ‘Parmanu Urja Vibhaga’ is the one of the premiere nuclear establishment in India. It was founded in 1954 and operates directly under the supervision of Prime Minister of India.
A video to explain a few essential points regarding the CO2 emissions per kilowatt hour by conventional sources (coal and natural gas) compared to renewables and nuclear energy.