International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Current Affairs, GK & News

IAEA Initiates Investigations on ‘Dirty Bomb’ Claims in Ukraine

The UN’s nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recently initiated investigations on Russia’s allegations accusing Ukraine of producing dirty bombs. What are dirty bombs? Dirty bomb is a conventional explosive device laced with toxic materials. Unlike a nuclear weapon, it does not cause atomic explosion. Rather, it spreads radioactive, biological or chemical wastes after ..

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Chernobyl Plant

On February 24, Russian troops launched a full-scale invasion in Ukraine and targeted its bases and cities with airstrikes and shelling. Highlights The Russian army captured airfield near capital of Ukraine, Kyiv. It also took control of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. It has attacked Ukraine, from three sides (Land, Sea, Air). So far, 137 people ..

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What is Fukushima water plan?

On February 14, 2022, An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) taskforce started mission in Japan for reviewing controversial planned release of treated water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. Highlights Since the Fukushima nuclear plant went into meltdown after a tsunami in 2011, about a million tonnes of processed water has accumulated in tanks ..

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Iran to allow nuclear surveillance by IAEA

On September 12, 2021, Iran agreed to allow nuclear surveillance by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Highlights Iran has allowed the international inspectors to install new memory cards into surveillance cameras across its sensitive nuclear sites and to continue filming there, This announcement was made by Mohammad Eslami of the Atomic Energy Organization of ..

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IAEA: Iran has accelerated uranium enrichment

According to UN atomic watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has accelerated its uranium enrichment to near weapons-grade. Key Points IAEA notes that, this move is raising tensions with the West because both the sides want to resume talks on reviving Tehran’s nuclear deal. Iran has increased the purity of refining Uranium from 20 ..

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