Notes: The Tummalapalle Mine is a uranium mine in Tumalapalli village located in Kadapa of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Results from a research conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission of India in 2011 made the analysts conclude that this mine might have one of the largest reserves of uranium in the world. This finding substantially increased India’s capability of producing energy from nuclear plants
2. Which among the following is the site of Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) in India?
Notes: India’s three stage nuclear power programme was formulated in 1950s by Dr. Homi Bhabha to secure the country’s long term energy independence, via use of uranium and thorium reserves found in the monazite sands of coastal regions of South India. The ultimate focus is on Thorium Fuel Cycle. The three stages are as follows:
Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR)
Fast breeder reactor (FBR)
Advanced Heavy Water Reactor(AHWR)
4. Consider the following features of generally available coal in India:
It is high in silica and alumina
It is lowly abrasive and has low slagging characteristics.
Notes: Indian coal is high in silica and alumina and is highly abrasive, with high slagging characteristics. Its high ash content of 35-45 per cent and the weak coal transportation system in the country mean that it is economical to locate power plants close to pit heads. Most of the pit head stations have their own dedicated coal transportation system and do not depend on India’s railways.
5. Which among the following has been identified for maximum potential of Tidal Power in India?
[A] Gulf of Cambay [B] Gulf of Kutch [C] Sundarbans [D] Palk Strait