Uranium Current Affairs, GK & News

Uranium Mining in Rajasthan

Huge reserves of Uranium have been found at Rohil (Khandela Tehsil) in Sikar district of Rajasthan. With this reserve, this state has come on the world map. It is located at around 120 km from state capital Jaipur. Key facts After Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand, Rajasthan has become the third state where uranium has been found. ..

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What are ‘Volatile organic compounds’?

The Volatile organic compounds are chemicals that are lighter than air at room temperature. They are used as paint thinners. Also they are used in perfumes. They are naturally found in petroleum products. They are also produced by plants, animals and micro organisms. Frequent exposure to volatile organic compounds leads to cancer and respiratory irritation. ..

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Uranium-214- Lightest form of Uranium

The scientists have recently created lightest form of Uranium. It is called the Uranium-214. The discovery reveals more information about an alpha particle. The alpha particle are those particles that gets ejected from radioactive elements as they decay. About Uranium-214 This isotope of Uranium has a greater number of neutrons than protons. The neutrons have ..

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How will Japan release contaminated Fukushima water into the ocean?

The Japanese Government recently approved a plan to release more than 1 million tonnes of treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. In 2011, there occurred a nuclear disaster in the plant due an earthquake and tsunami. It was the most severe Nuclear accident that was classified as Level 7 on the International ..

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Iran’s Strategic Measures for the Removal of Sanctions: Highlights

The Iranian Parliament has recently passed a bill called the “Strategic Measures for the Removal of Sanctions”. The bill aims to boost the nuclear activity of Iran in the wake of killing of the Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. He was the head of the Iranian defence ministry innovation centre. He was assassinated on November ..

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India-US extend MoU for Cooperation on Nuclear Energy

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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