SSC General Science & Technology Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-7

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    Consider the following statements regarding India's Nuclear Programme
    1. In the first stage, India is using natural uranium as fuel to Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR).
    2. In the second stage, plutonium reprocessed from the spent fuel of the PHWRs, depleted uranium and thorium kept in the blanket form will be used as fuel to power a series of breeder reactors. Thorium used in the breeders gets converted into uranium-233, a fissile material.
    3. In the third stage, reactors will use thorium and uranium-233 to generate electricity.
    4. India's Nuclear Fuel Complex is in Hyderabad. Which of the above statements are correct?

    A)  1 and 3

    B)  1, 3 and 4

    C)  1, 2 and 3

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

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