Saturday, 25 December 2010

QR – Cure – Quizzing Realms – 222

And we reach Double Nelson having just crossed the 30,000-pageviews mark!

Here’s today’s question. It’s name is derived from the fact that it was given to India by Canada, and one of the things it uses the most is supplied by the USA. India got it in 1954, and it started working in 1960. After about eight years of refurbishments, it was restarted in 2005. However, after half a century of service, it will be shut down as this decade ends, because of a treaty signed between Manmohan Singh and George W Bush.

What am I talking about here?

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!


Six answers, but can’t give it to the ones who said it was the CANDU reactor. I was looking for the CIRUS reactor, CIRUS being an acronym for Canada India Research US. US provides us the heavy water to produce plutonium. However, because this reactor helped us produce plutonium for the Pokhran blasts, according to the treaty, it has to be shut down.


  1. The Nuclear Power Separation plan?
    The 123 agreement signed b/w the 2.............

  2. I am not specific but i can come close to the funda...
    Is it the Nuclear Research Technology being imported... US supplies nuclear fuel to India..
    The 8 yrs may refer to the slump for Pokhran test when India was widely criticized and barred from further support.. and the support resumed for sterilizing some of the plants for preventing military use.:/

    Nuclear pact with GWB, had a great furore in the it must be the Nuclear Technology...

  3. The Canada-India Reactor or CIRUS

  4. The CANDU (CANada Deuterium Uranium) reactor ?


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