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Radiation-pollution, measurement & application



  1. Types of Radiation Pollution
  2. Sources of Radiation Pollution
  3. Radioactive pollution
  4. Measurement of radioactivity
  5. Application of radiation
  6. Research Reactors in India


  1. Types of Radiation Pollution
  2. Ionizing radiation
  3. Short-wavelength
  4. Particulate radiation.
  5. Non-ionizing radiation

Ionizing radiation

Ionizing radiation is the …

Convention on Disarmament: A-Sat, Mission Shakti & PAROS


  • Conference on Disarmament is a multilateral disarmament forum established by the international community.
  • It is headquartered at Palace of Nations (Palais des Nations) in Geneva.
  • Its main objective is to negotiate arms and disarmament agreement.
  • It represents

Quick shots for Prelims-2019: S & T


  • Uranium contamination in India’s groundwater
  • Formaldehyde contamination
  • Arsenic contamination in paddy
  • Oxytocin hormone
  • Neutrino
  • Ruthenium
  • Cyclone-30
  • Transfat
  • Eat Right Movement
  • ISO
  • FBR
  • Measures of mortality
  • End of Childhood Index
  • International Classification of Diseases
  • Lidar
  • SIH2019
  • Project Navlekha
  • Google

Science Quiz of the week: Niobium


Why in news?

Parker Solar Probe of NASA, which will explore secrets of corona of solar atmosphere, will utilize Niobium shield against intense solar heat.


  • Is a lustrous, grey, ductile & para magnetic metal.
  • It becomes super conductor

Science & Technology Series-1/30 for IAS-2017: Chandrayan-1 rediscovered

NASA’S Jet Propulsion Laboratory has found India’s lost Chandrayan-1 orbiting moon.

Facts about Chandrayan-1:

  1. Launched on 22nd October, 2008 on PSLV-XL-C11 rocket.
  2. ISRO lost communication with Chandrayan-1 on August 29.2009.
  3. It operated for only 312 days, against the targeted

Union Cabinet approved the National Health Policy 2017

The new policy will replace the 2002 Health Policy, which was preceded by the first National Health Policy of independent India in 1983.

The policy proposes that the government undertake an increase in health expenditure as a percentage of GDP …

Drug Price control in India

Friends lets clear your concept about DPCO

If the Government keeps a close watch over diesel prices, air fares and even mobile phone tariffs, why doesn’t it do something about the spiralling prices of medicines? If that’s your question, it …

US Backs India for Nuclear Club Entry

As China claimed support from “several members” to block India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group, USA has come forward to back India’s bid to join the exclusive club of nuclear trading nations.

China made it clear that it will …

Eatables like bread, buns, etc. contain Class 2B carcinogenic compound

According to a study of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), 84% of bread and bakery samples collected from across Delhi contain residues of potassium bromate, potassium iodate or both. Potassium bromate is said to be a Class 2B carcinogenic, …

Meldonium and athlete – sports disgraced

A paper published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine revealed that the use of the now-banned drug meldonium has been “excessive and inappropriate” in 2015 and has been used by generally healthy athletes. On March 7, 2016, former world …

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