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Periodic Table Turns 150

The ‘Periodic Table of Elements’ or ‘The Table’ has turned 150 years old in 2019. The United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO have decided to observe 2019 as the “International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)”. History of the Periodic Table Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier wrote the Traité Élémentaire de Chimie (Elementary Treatise ..


The Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), an Indore-based unit of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has developed an instrument called Fluorimeter, to measure traces of uranium in water. The device is capable of examining traces of uranium in sample of water from 0.1 PPB (Parts-per- billion) unit to 100 PPB.  It can be ..

Hemantha Rao to receive INS outstanding Service Award 2010

Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) Deputy Chief Executive (Fuels) GVS Hemantha Rao will receive the Outstanding Service Award 2010, conferred by the Indian Nuclear Society. An outstanding scientist, Mr Rao has vast experience in maintenance, project execution and fabrication of fuels used in BWRs and PHWRs and Sub Assemblies for PFBR.