Q. The “Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO)” project, often seen in news is proposed to establish at?

[A] Tamil Nadu

[B] Andhra Pradesh

[C] Karnataka

[D] Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Answer: A

Explanation: Tamil Nadu government has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that it would not permit the proposed INO at Bodi West Hills in Theni district.

  • INO is a multi-institutional effort aimed at building a world-class underground laboratory and an Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector for studying neutrinos.
  • It aims to assess the properties of neutrino particles and to make precision measurements of the parameters related to neutrino oscillations.
  • It is jointly funded by the Dept. of Atomic Energy and the Dept. of Science and Technology.