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Jan 21, 2020, 05.19 PM IST

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  • "All social networking platforms including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and other messengers from here on now will not be allowed at the naval bases and ships," said a senior Indian Navy officer. On December 20, Intelligence agencies busted an espionage racket linked to Pakistan with the arrest of seven Indian Navy personnel and a hawala operator.

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    Jitendra Singh said there was an identification of a malware infection on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) administrative network which is used for day-to-day administrative activities.

    During the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha, Union minister for Atomic Energy Jitendra Singh said there are presently nine reactors under construction and pre-project activities are in progress at the 12 reactors accorded sanction.

    The 3,500-km range missile, designed for the Arihant class of nuclear submarines, will be tested from a fixed underwater pontoon as part of the developmental trials being conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    U.S. defense officials say they are closely watching North Korea for signs of a possible missile launch or nuclear test in the coming days. ...

    TVEL, fuel division of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, has been supplying uranium fuel pellets for Tarapur on a regular basis in 2019. The total volume of the fuel pellets supplied to India for Tarapur in 2019 exceeded 50 tons. The pellets will be used for fabrication of nuclear fuel assemblies for the Tarapur Nuclear Power Plant.

    Conventional nuclear power plants use a different technology, fission, which generates energy as a large, unstable nucleus is split into smaller elements. Unlike fusion systems, they also produce deadly, radioactive waste

    Atomic Energy Commission chairman and secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, K N Vyas said "you may say that my opinion could be biased. I have worked for more than 30 or 40 years in the department of atomic energy. You may have fear of radioactivity. I do not have any fear of radioactivity,

    Sources said that the 3,500 km range missile, designed for the Arihant class of nuclear submarines, is likely to be tested from a fixed underwater pontoon as part of the developmental trials being conducted by the DRDO within a fortnight. The last test of the K4 was attempted in 2017 and there has been an urgency to expedite the developmental process.

    The missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the entire launch activity was carried out by SFC of the Army and monitored by scientists of DRDO as part of the training exercise, official sources said. The downrange teams on board a ship deployed near the designated impact point in the Bay of Bengal monitored the terminal events and splashdown.

    Following recent assertion by Tehran of its intention to resume uranium enrichment at its Fordow facility, the United States on Monday said it would withdraw its sanction waiver to Iran's facility.

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