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China to destroy unsafe drug capsules

254 pharmaceutical enterprises (~ 12%) of all capsule makers in China were discovered to be producing unsafe drug capsules. 5.8 % were found to contain excessive levels of chromium, of the 11,561 batches of drugs tested. China’s food and drug watchdog ordered substandard drugs to be immediately taken off shelves, sealed, recalled and destroyed. Hazards ..

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Production begins in AP’s first uranium mine ‘Thummalapalli’

Production commenced in the first uranium mining and processing plant of Andhra Pradesh, at Thummalapalli in YSR District. About the new plant: Capacity of mining and processing: 3,000 tonnes uranium a day. Reserves: With over 48 million tonnes of reserves, the Thummalapalli mine has been estimated one of the world’s largest uranium mines. Cost: The ..

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Current Affairs: January 5, 2012

Prof Trinh Xuan Thuan gets ‘Kalinga Chair’ award Eminent scientist, Prof Trinh Xuan Thuan, of Vietnam has been conferred with the prestigious ‘Kalinga Chair’ award at the 99th Indian Science Congress at Bhubaneswar. The award was conferred marking the 60th anniversary of the prestigious UNESCO Kalinga Prize. Kalinga Prize is given by United Nations Educational, ..

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Central Water Commission finds iron concentration in 22 spots in six states

A study by the Central Water Commission has observed that high concentration of iron content greater than 1.0 mg/l at 22 water quality stations has been found in six states. These states are Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Bihar. The permissible iron concentration in surface water should be less than 1.0 ..

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The Arsenic Hit Ganga Belt

Over thousands of years, arsenic has been washing down from the Himalayas with the Ganga water as sediment. In the plains, this arsenic has been leaching into the ground. It remained within permissible limits and did no harm till around the 1970s when, concerned over deaths in the Gangetic belt caused mainly by the unhygienic ..

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