UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2016

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    India is an important member of the 'International Thermonuclear Experimental React of. If this experiment succeeds, what is the immediate advantage for India?

    A)  It can use thorium in place of uranium for power generation.

    B)  It can attain a global role in satellite navigation.

    C)  It can drastically improve the efficiency of its fission reactors in power generation.

    D)  It can build fusion reactors for power generation.

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    Exp. [d] International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is an international nuclear fusion research and mega engineering project. This project aims at transition from experimental studies of plasma physics to full scale electricity producing fusion power station. They have designed to produce 500 Mw of output by consuming input of 50 Mw. So, it will be producing great amount of energy in very less time and this has not been achieved in any fusion reactor. In this project, seven members are participating (funding and running) -European Union, India, Japan, China, Russia, South Korea and United States. Focus of project is to develop a fusion reactor that used helium 3 and deuterium.

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