Current Affairs


  1. Powerful earthquake (magnitude 7.4) hit northern Japan, briefly disrupting cooling functions of a nuclear plant and generating a small tsunami in Fukushima region that was devastated by a 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.
  2. All Japan’s nuclear power plants in the area were shut down in the wake of the March 2011 disaster, which knocked out the cooling systems of the Tokyo Electric Power Co’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, causing reactors to melt down and spew radiation into the air, soil and sea.
  3. Japan accounts for about 20 per cent of the world’s earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.