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Kaiga Atomic Power Station creates world record

The Kaiga Atomic Power Station of Karnataka has created a new world record, with one of its units functioning continuously without any interruption for 941 days.
Kaiga Atomic Power Station creates world record
  • The previous world record was held by Unit 2 of Heysham of the United Kingdom. 
  • It operated without any interruption for 940 days.

About Kaiga Atomic Power Station:

  • Kaiga Atomic Power Station is a nuclear power generating station located at Kaiga in Karnataka, India.
  • It is operated by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India.
  • The power plant has been functioning since March 2000.
  • The Kaiga power plant has four units of 220 MW each.
  • The total power generating capacity of Kaiga power plant is 880 MW.
  • It is the third largest nuclear power plant in India.
  • Tarapur (1400 MW) of Maharashtra is the largest and Rawatbhata (1180 MW) of Rajasthan is the second largest power plant in India.
  • It supplies electricity to Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Interesting to know:

  • The same unit of Kiaga Power plant had set a world record in October 2018 when it functioned non-stop for 894 days.
  • The record set by Kaiga power plant is a record for all kinds of units in the world which generate nuclear power, including advanced gas-based reactor.

Question:

Q. Which Atomic Power Station of Karnataka has created a new world record, with one of its units functioning continuously without any interruption for 941 days?
a. Tarapur Atomic Power Station
b. Kaiga Atomic Power Station
c. Rawatbhata Atomic Power Station
d. None of the above
Kaiga Atomic Power Station creates world record Kaiga Atomic Power Station creates world record Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on December 21, 2018 Rating: 5

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