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648. 

Which Indian accident was inducted into the International Labour Organisation (ILO) report titled "The Safety and the Health at the Heart of the Future of Work- Building on 100 years of Experience"?

[A]. Bhopal Gas Tragedy
[B]. Floods in Tamil Nadu
[C]. Heatwaves in AndhraPradesh
[D]. Bihar Nor'wester Storm

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

UN labour agency International Labour Organisation (ILO) in its recent report titled "The Safety and the Health at the Heart of the Future of Work- Building on 100 years of Experience" termed Bhopal Gas Tragedy as one of the world's 'major industrial accident' which killed more than 15,000 people due to the result of at least 30 tons of highly toxic Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) gas leak in Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal in 1984. In the report, ILO has reported that more than 600,000 workers were affected due to leak of toxic gas from Union Carbide plant.Other major industrial accident after 1919 which ILO talked about in its report is Chernobyl nuclear disaster of Ukraine in 1986, Fukushima nuclear disasters of Japan in 2011 and Rana Plaza building collapse of Bangladesh in 2013.

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