23
Tuesday
October 2018
3:11 AM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
International News
Trump taps Indian-American to head nuclear energy division
 
Washington, Oct 4 (PTI) US President Donald Trump has nominated prominent Indian-American nuclear expert Rita Baranwal to head the nuclear energy division at the Department of Energy.

If approved by the Senate, Baranwal will be an assistant secretary of energy, responsible for nuclear technology research and the development and management of the department's nuclear technology infrastructure, the White House said in a statement.

Baranwal currently serves as the Director of the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative.

Previously, she served as Director of Technology Development & Application at Westinghouse and was a manager in Materials Technology at Bechtel Bettis, where she led research and development in nuclear fuel materials for US naval reactors.

Baranwal earned her BA in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and PhD from the University of Michigan. She serves on advisory boards for MIT's Materials Research Laboratory and UC Berkeley's Nuclear Engineering Department.

Last week, Trump had signed into law the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act which will speed up the development of advanced reactors in the United States. The law eliminates some of the financial and technological barriers standing in the way of nuclear innovation.

In a recent presentation, Baranwal said that US nuclear industry is equipped to lead the world in deployment of innovative nuclear technologies to supply urgently needed abundant clean energy both domestically and globally.

"The unconventional and energetic spirit that created the commercial nuclear energy industry will again transform our country. New, smaller and more efficient reactors are being developed to combat climate change and meet the energy demand," she said in a blogpost last week.


22 Miners Trapped In China's Coal Mine Accident
Maldives judiciary upholds poll result
Top Afghan Police Chief Killed In Shooting, US General Unhurt
Putin says IS seized 700 hostages in Syria; executing some
Sri Lankan President assured of "fullest cooperation" by PM Modi
VP Naidu arrives in Brussels for 12th ASEM Summit
In Turkey, Pompeo discusses Iranian oil consumption, Khashoggi's disappearance
Trump calls Stormy Daniels a 'Horseface'
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, dies of cancer at 65
Flash floods kill at least 13 people in southwest France
Prince Harry and wife Meghan expecting first baby next year
Death Toll in Afghanistan Election Rally Blast Climbs to 22
Kabul voters wrestle with newspaper-sized ballot paper
Turkey has proof Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed: Report
Hurricane Michael in US kills 11
At least 31 dead after Uganda 'landslide': official
EU officials warned to prepare for no-deal Brexit
China hails Nikki Haley for maintaining dialogue with it at UN
Nikki Haley resigns as US Ambassador to UN
Not only banks, Nirav Modi also defrauded individuals with fake diamonds
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Vaikom Vijayalekshmi ties knot with Anoop
 Vaikom: Playback singer Vaikom Vijayalekshmi has tied knot with Anoop N. at Vaikom Mahadeva temple.  
Mohanlal's Odiyan: Official trailer launched
Mammootty narrates Odiyan's intro?
Sradha Kapoor as Saina Nehwal: First look poster is out.
KERALA NEWS
Vijayan urges UAE Keralites to back salary challenge
 (Abu Dhabi, Oct 18, 2018): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has urged Keralite business
Sabarimala row: Protests against SC verdict continue
Balabhaskar's wife Lakshmi shifted to ICU
Idukki dam's one shutter opened
NATIONAL NEWS
Student gang raped in Muzaffarpur
 Muzaffarpur: A class nine student has been allegedly gang raped in her home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur t
Rafale deal will 'sink' Modi government: Ashok Gehlot
Sabarimala verdict: SC to decide hearing review petitions tomorrow
Fans react to Deepika-Ranveer wedding announcement
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2018 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.