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Zika crisis growing in Brazil

Zika crisis growing in Brazil

Health officials battling the Zika virus in Brazil say as many as 100,000 people could have been infected in one city alone- Recife.

The virus, which has no symptoms 80% of the time, is blamed …

PSLV-C31 launches IRNSS-1E

PSLV-C31 launches IRNSS-1E

IRNSS-1E was successfully put into orbit by PSLV-C31 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, Sriharikota. It was the fifth of the seven satellites of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) that will make the …

Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)

IRNSS

  • IRNSS, an independent and indigenously developed regional navigation satellite system of India.
  • It will provide accurate real-time positioning and timing services over India and region extending to 1500 km around India.
  • It is ‘regional’, unlike the GPS of USA

Drug regulator warns e-pharmacies against violating rules

Drug regulator warns e-pharmacies against violating rules

The Drugs Controller General of India said that it will ban companies selling medicines online if they are found to be violating the rules. It also directed all state governments and Union territories …

Graphene could be used to clean up nuclear waste

Graphene could be used to help detoxify nuclear waste

Latest experiments shows that it can act as a “super sieve”, able to separate different atomic isotopes of hydrogen and act as a subatomic filter.
The Manchester researchers showed that graphene …

WHO declared Guinea Ebola free

WHO declared Guinea Ebola free

Guinea was declared free of Ebola virus, leaving Liberia as the only country still awaiting a countdown for the end of the epidemic.

There were more than 3,800 Ebola cases in Guinea out of more …

INS Viraat wins Cock Trophy

INS Viraat wins Cock Trophy

Aircraft-carrier INS Viraat won the coveted Cock Trophy during the Western Fleet Whaler Pulling Regatta, making it the last time the warship participated in the event before it is decommissioned in 2016.

INS Viraat was …

DEFENSE-AIR CRAFT CARRIERS OF INDIA, MISSILES AND SUBMARINES

AIR CRAFT CARRIERS OF INDIA

  • INS Vikrant – purchased in 1957 (formerly HMS Hercules-UK), commissioned in 1961 and decommissioned in 1977. Played important role in 1971 war. Later turned into Maritime Museum at Cuffe Parade, Mumbai. Dismantled in 2015, after

TYPES OF REACTORS AND INDIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAMME

TYPES OF REACTORS AND INDIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAMME

Type Sub-type Moderator Fuel Part of Indian Nuclear Programme Indian Reactors
Light Water Reactor Boiling Water Reactor Light Water Enriched Uranium - Tarapur (Maharashtra)
  Pressurized Water Reactor Light Water Enriched Uranium - Kudamkulam

Nuclear technology- IECR & India

There are four key International Export Control Regimes (IECR):

  1. The Wassenaar Arrangement:Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies
  2. The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG): A group of countries that controls nuclear related technology andglobal nuclear commerce.
  3. The Australia
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