Nuclear physics Current Affairs, GK & News
The International Day Against Nuclear Tests is observed every year on 29th of August for increasing awareness about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.
Topics: Effects of nuclear explosions • International Day against Nuclear Tests • Law by country • Nuclear arms race • Nuclear disarmament • Nuclear explosion • Nuclear physics • Nuclear weapons • Nuclear weapons in popular culture • Nuclear weapons testing • Politics by country
Lucrezia Terzi, a researcher at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCKCEN), has come up with a new way of predicting the monsoon at a science and technology conference organised in Vienna by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO). The new method measures how much Beryllium-7 (an isotope of the element Beryllium) is present in the ..
Topics: Atmosphere of Earth • Beryllium • Chemical elements • Cosmic ray • Ionizing radiation • Monsoon • Natural sciences • Nuclear physics • Physical geography • Physical sciences • Reducing agents • Solar phenomena
With tons of cold war era nuclear waste and decades of bomb making, US started this undergroung nuclear waste isolation program. The program has now successfully proved that radioactive waste could be safely disposed deep underground rendering less threat to the environment. However there had been minor accidents in the plant. A radiation leak in ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: Energy • Environmental impact of nuclear power • Hazardous waste • High-level radioactive waste management • Nuclear and radiation accidents and incidents • Nuclear history of the United States • Nuclear physics • Nuclear technology • Radioactive waste • Radioactive Waste Repository Authority • Radioactivity
The “Parmanu Tech 2019” Conference was organised by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) at New Delhi on February 6. The conference discussed issues related to Nuclear Energy and Radiation Technologies. Dr Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space, delivered the keynote address at ..
The scientist at INMAS claim to have developed India’s first indigenous medical kit that may ensure protection from serious injuries and faster healing of wounds resulting from nuclear warfare or radioactive leakage. The medical kit has been developed for the armed, paramilitary and police forces only as they are the first ones likely to get ..
Topics: Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid • Ionizing radiation • Natural sciences • Nuclear and radiation accidents and incidents • Nuclear medicine • Nuclear physics • Nuclear warfare • Physical sciences • Radiation protection • Radioactivity • Radiobiology • Radionuclide
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