India and the Nuclear Weapon

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Energy: Nuclear/Challenges to Internal Security/Indigenization of Technology   Source: IE  Context: The article discusses the timeline of India’s nuclear journey as well as its advantages.    Timeline of India’s Nuclear Journey:   India’s nuclear doctrine (presented in 1999) since Pokhran-II: It highlighted a credible minimum deterrence (CMD) and a no-first-use (NFU) policy, while …

Nuclear energy is proven, scalable and reliable, and its expanded use will be essential for many countries to achieve their decarbonization goals. Do you think its benefits outweigh the risks posed by it? Comment.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 6. Nuclear energy is proven, scalable and reliable, and its expanded use will be essential for many countries to achieve their decarbonization goals. Do you think its benefits outweigh the risks posed by it? Comment. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint , Insights on India Why …

Assess the scope of nuclear energy in the context of India’s energy security scenario as well as clean energy generation, in order to move towards net zero by 2070.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 5. Assess the scope of nuclear energy in the context of India’s energy security scenario as well as clean energy generation, in order to move towards net zero by 2070. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: …

The nuclear power sector has the slowest growth rate amongst fuels despite ambitious targets, strong protection, and generous budgetary allocations due to the risks associated with it. Examine.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 4. The nuclear power sector has the slowest growth rate amongst fuels despite ambitious targets, strong protection, and generous budgetary allocations due to the risks associated with it. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The …

5. Though nuclear energy is a source of clean energy but the vulnerabilities of nuclear reactors make it prone to disasters. Examine. (150 words)

5. Though nuclear energy is a source of clean energy but the vulnerabilities of nuclear reactors make it prone to disasters. Examine. (150 words) Reference: The Hindu Introduction Nuclear Energy plays a critical role in achieving sustainable economic and social development. Modern civilization heavily depends on energy for daily activities. Energy is like a lifeline …

Though nuclear energy is a source of clean energy but the vulnerabilities of nuclear reactors make it prone to disasters. Examine.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5. Though nuclear energy is a source of clean energy but the vulnerabilities of nuclear reactors make it prone to disasters. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Nuclear technology is hazardous. The world was reminded of this on March 3, when a fire broke …

Due to our high dependence on fossil fuels, it is high time for India to relook into its energy policies and shift greater focus towards nuclear energy. Analyse the potential as well as challenges of mainstreaming nuclear energy as a source of power.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 6. Due to our high dependence on fossil fuels, it is high time for India to relook into its energy policies and shift greater focus towards nuclear energy. Analyse the potential as well as challenges of mainstreaming nuclear energy as a source of power. (150 words) Difficulty level: …

Korea may have restarted N-reactor: IAEA

GS Paper 2: Topic covered: Important international institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: The UN atomic agency has observed that North Korea might have resumed its plutonium-producing reprocessing reactor More on this news: This observation is based on the resumption of work on the 5-megawatt reactor in Yongbyon — North Korea’s main …

RELEVANCE OF NUCLEAR POWER FOR FUTURE ENERGY NEEDS OF INDIA

~Vineela Rongali Looking back at the past, it was a herculean task to develop the massive infrastructure required for pursuing and implementing frontline research in the field of nuclear science in a newly independent country with limited resources.  The principle of the organization-“ATOM FOR PEACE” was sabotaged on a number of occasions due to lack …

Insights Weekend Discussions – Week Twelve

Welcome to the Twelfth edition of Insights Weekend Discussions. You can access details of last Eleven discussions here. And the topic is: Should India take initiative and destroy its nuclear  stockpile ? India has asserted that it would follow ‘no-first-use’ policy when it comes to use of nuclear weapons and it would solely use the nuclear weapons …