Enriched uranium: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
Fire at Iran’s Nuclear facility slows down development of Centrifugal Machines
Published: July 6, 2020
A fire that broke out in the Natanz nuclear facility of Iran has caused significant damages that could slow down Iran’s Nuclear enrichment programme. There were no casualties reported in the incident. Highlights The Natanz Uranium enrichment site is located underground. It is one of the several Iranian facilities that are monitored by International Atomic ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2020
Category: International Current Affairs
Iran announces Partial Withdrawal from JCPOA
Published: May 9, 2019
Iran announced it will pull out of some commitments under 2015 international nuclear agreement signed with world powers, called Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA). About Iran’s Partial Withdrawal In a move of partial withdrawal from JCPOA Iran will pull out of some commitments such as: It will stop suppressing its stocks of enriched uranium ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2019
Topics: China • Enriched uranium • France • Iran • JCPOA • Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action • Middle-East • Nuclear Agreement • P5+1 • President Donald Trump • Russia • United Kingdom (UK) • United Nation Security Council • United States • UNSC
BARC re-commissions an upgraded version of nuclear reactor ‘Apsara-U’
Published: September 12, 2018
The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has recently re-commissioned an upgraded version of nuclear research reactor ‘Apsara-U’ with a higher capacity, which was shut down permanently in 2009 for revamp. The indigenously made reactor ‘Apsara-U’ uses plate type dispersion fuel elements made of Low Enriched Uranium (LEU). By virtue of higher neutron flux, this reactor ..
Topics: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre • Energy conversion • Energy technology • Enriched uranium • Nuclear fuels • Nuclear physics • Nuclear reactors • Nuclear reprocessing • Nuclear technology • Pakistan Atomic Research Reactor • Pool-type reactor • Thorium-based nuclear power
The world’s first IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank opened in Kazakhstan
Published: August 30, 2017
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched the world’s first IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) bank at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant (UMP) in Oskemen, Kazakhstan. The $150 million facility will help ensure a steady supply of low enriched uranium for countries’ nuclear power programmes. The bank is owned and managed by IAEA. It is ..
Iran, world powers unable to overcome impasse over Teheran’s nuclear programme
Published: June 21, 2012
No breakthrough could be achieved in the Moscow round of talks between Iran and the 6 major world powers – the USA, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, over Teheran’s nuclear programme. The negotiations concluded with a decision to organize a technical follow-up meeting in Istanbul on July 3, 2012. What is the stand of ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2012
Topics: Enriched uranium • Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant • Foreign relations of Iran • Nuclear energy in Iran • Nuclear fuels • Nuclear physics • Nuclear program of Iran • Nuclear technology • Physical sciences • Politics of Iran • Uranium