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182. 

India's biggest cyclotron facility 'Cyclone-30' that will produce radioisotopes vital for diagnosis and treatment of cancer became operational at __________.

[A]. Kolkata
[B]. Mumbai
[C]. Pune
[D]. Delhi

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

India's biggest cyclotron facility named Cyclone-30 that will produce radioisotopes vital for diagnosis and treatment of cancer became operational at the Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) in Kolkata. Cyclone-30 will become the first and only facility in the country to produce Germanium 68 isotopes, which is used in the diagnosis of breast cancer. At present, many radioisotopes are imported while some are produced in nuclear research reactors such as the Apsara at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), and remaining in cyclotrons facilities run by large private hospitals.

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