UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    Following are certain statements regarding India's Civil Nuclear Programme.              
    1. 'Dhruva' is an indigenous 100 MW reactor.                                                 
    2. Purnima-I uses U-233 fuel in solution form.                                                
    3. Cirus was developed for production of isotopes besides training and experimentation.          
    4. Kamini is a neutron source reactor.                                                        
    Which of the statements given above are correct?                                       

    A)  1, 3 and 4                    

    B)  2, 3 and 4         

    C)  1, 2 and 4                    

    D)  1, 2 and 3      

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Dhruva was commissioned in 1985, for research in advanced nuclear physics and for isotope production, Purnima-l was based on plutonium, but was modified to Purnima-11 to use U-233 fuel in solution form. Cirus was commissioned in 1954 and it was supplied by Canada, used heavy water to produce 40 MW. Kamini is neutron source reactor to provide enough of neutrinos to carry out chain reaction.

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