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23 May 2018, Edition - 1044, Wednesday

FLASH NEWS:

  • Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter crash-lands in Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir
  • NHRC takes cognizance of Tuticorin violence, issues notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and DGP
  • The Madras High Court directed Vedanta to stop the construction of the second unit of Sterlite copper smelter plant
  • Tamil Nadu government forms judicial commission to probe Tuticorin violence
  • J&K: Grenade attack in Bijbehara as 7 civilians were injured
  • MHA has sought a report from Tamil Nadu Government on the violence in Tuticorin
  • Mudarai HC stays expansion of Sterlite copper smelter plan
  • US President Donald Trump warned that his landmark summit with Kim Jong Un may not take place as planned
  • Sec 144 imposed in and around Tuticorin till May 25th
  • Shops were shut and 5000 policemen were deployed in Tuticorin after 11 people died while protesting against the Sterlite Plant

Coimbatore

Kudankulam Unit 2 suspends power generation

Covai Post Network

Chennai: Power generation at the second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) was suspended today for pre-scheduled maintenance works on the turbine.

Talking to the media, the KNPP officials informed that maintenance works on the 1,000 MW unit, which was generating 240 MW electricity, would be conducted by specialists from India and Russia. The maintenance would enable the unit generate power on a regular basis, they said. The unit had so far supplied 5.3 crore units of power to the southern grid.

The second unit was test synchronised with the southern power grid on August 29. The KNPP Site Director, RS Sundar, had said then that the unit would be shut down for mandatory inspection of turbine-generator after a few days of operation. “The power level will be increased in phases to 50, then 75, and 90 per cent and later to 100 per cent, after obtaining necessary regulatory clearances,” he had said in a statement.

KNPP-2 attained first criticality this year, on July 10. Various tests have since then been performed on the reactor.

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