Aerosols: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

DRDO develops Fire Detection and Suppression System

Published: November 9, 2020

The DRDO has developed fire detection and suppression system for passenger buses. The technology can detect fire in buses in less than 30 seconds. Also, it can extinguish the fire in 60 Seconds. Highlights The technology was developed by the Delhi based Centre for fire explosive and environment safety of DRDO. The fire detection and ..

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NSAFE: First antimicrobial and washable Face Mask

Published: May 8, 2020

The Startup of IIT Delhi has found an antimicrobial face mask that can be washed and reused for 50 times. The Nanosafe Solutions at IIT Delhi has developed the masks to fight against COVID-19. Highlights The NSAFE face mask provides 99.2% of bacterial filtration. This is the first fabric-based face mask that is antimicrobial and ..

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DRDO Mobile COVID-19 Testing Lab inaugurated by Defence Minister

Published: April 24, 2020

On April 24, 2020, Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh inaugurated mobile COVID-19 testing laboratory facility. The facility is capable of testing 1000 samples in a day. Highlights The Mobile Virology Research and Diagnostics Laboratory (MVRDL) was developed by DRDO in association with the ESIC Hospital in Hyderabad. The laboratory was set up in 15 days ..

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NASA: Air Pollution in India at 20 year low

Published: April 23, 2020

On April 22, 2020, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) announced that Air Pollution in India has reached 20 year low. Highlights According to the data published by NASA, the Aerosol Optical Depth in 2020 has been the least as compared to the average of 2016 to 2019. Aerosol Optical Depth is absorption of light ..

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Erratic monsoon rainfall in India partly due to air pollution: Study

Published: September 15, 2018

According to recent study by scientists from IIT Kanpur, erratic behaviour of monsoon rainfall, including phenomenon of concentrated heavy rainfall on small number of days in localized area can be attributed to the rising air pollution, especially the increase in suspended particles in the atmosphere. The study has found that high pollution levels are not ..

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