On the occasion of World Science Day on November 10, Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom will be conducting an online quiz contest for nuclear enthusiasts worldwide designed to highlight the importance of nuclear technologies in everyday life and to underline the role this clean form of energy plays in preserving our fragile planet, according to a company announcement.
Rosatom is the equipment supplier and technical consultant for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in India’s Tamil Nadu state, the first two units of which are already connected to the grid. Rosatom is also collaborating with the Indian operator, the state-run Nuclear Power Corporation if India Ltd (NPCIL), in building four more similar reactors of 1,000 MW capacity each at Kudankulam – Units 3, 4, 5 and 6. The Russian company is similarly assisting in setting up the first NPP in neighbouring Bangladesh that will have two state-of-the-art VVER-1200 reactors of 1,200 MW capacity each.
“On November 10, the World Science Day, Rosatom’s Global Atomic Quiz is coming back! Everyone is welcomed to test one’s knowledge and learn something new about atoms along the way”, the statement said.
“Global Atomic Quiz is Rosatom’s annual one-day international initiative. Last year, the project brought together over 12,000 nuclear enthusiasts from more than 70 countries”, it said.
The quiz will be available for 24 hours on November 10 at quiz.atomforyou.com. Anyone wishing to participate will have the entire day to complete the test of 15 original questions divided in two main categories: for Young Enthusiasts (ages from 11-16 years) and Adults (17+), the statement added.
The quiz will be available in 11 languages (English, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, Hungarian, Bengali, Vietnamese and Uzbek), engaging participants from all over the world.
According to Rosatom, all the participants in the Global Atomic Quiz will get a digital certificate to print out and put on the wall or share with friends on social media.
The participants in each category with the highest points will be selected to compete for the prizes. Kids can win a paid trip to Russia to participate in one of the shifts of the Rosatom Smart Holidays international camp, while adults could get a chance to visit one of the modern Russian nuclear power plants.
“A special prize is reserved for young nuclear professionals, who are eligible for a paid trip to the International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC 2022) in Sochi. All prizes will be awarded in 2022”, Rosatom said.
The winners of the Global Atomic Quiz will be selected with the help of a random number generator by November 26, 2021. The results will be announced on the initiative’s website: quiz.atomforyou.com, the statement added.