Uranium: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India-US extend MoU for Cooperation on Nuclear Energy

Published: November 28, 2020

India and the United States have extended the Indo-US Civil Nuclear Energy agreement for another ten years. The agreement is also called the 123 agreement. India buys the nuclear material from United States based on this agreement. The extension of the agreement was signed at the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP). India-US Civil ..

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India-Kazakhstan sign Memorandum of Understanding

Published: November 18, 2020

On November 17, 2020, India and Kazakhstan held seventh round of foreign office consultations via video conference. The countries signed the “Indian Grant Assistance for Implementation of High Impact Community Projects in Kazakhstan”. Highlights During the consultations, the countries reviewed their bilateral cooperation within the framework of their strategic partnership. The consultations covered economic, political, ..

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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 ..

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WHO: Ground Water contaminated with Uranium in India above 30 micro-gram per litre

Published: March 16, 2020

On March 16, 2020, the Minister of State for Jal Shakti Shri Rattan Lal Kataria announced in the parliament that ground water is contaminated with Uranium at 30 micro-grams per litre in the country. Highlights According to the ministry, the World Health Organization has quoted that the ground water in localized areas of certain states ..

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Cabinet approves India-Mongolia Agreement on exploration of outer space

Published: January 8, 2020

On January 8, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the agreement between India and Mongolia to explore outer space for civilian and peaceful purposes. The countries signed the agreement in September 2019. Highlights The agreement enables the countries to pursue research in planetary exploration, space system, application of space technology. The plan ..

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