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World Bank releases a report titled ‘Quality Unknown: The Invisible Water Crisis’
The World Bank (WB) has recently released a report titled ‘Quality Unknown: The Invisible Water Crisis’ to address human and environmental harm. The study evaluated how a combination of bacteria, sewage, chemicals and plastics suck oxygen from water supplies and ..
Tags: Chemistry • Environmental science • Nature • Nitrate • Nitrogen cycle
Karnataka government classifies Nictoine as Class A poison
The Karnataka government has recently classified nicotine as Class A poison by amending the Karnataka Poisons (Possession and Sale) Rules 2015. The move is to curb illegal sale, smuggling of nicotine cartridges & e-cigarettes. Highly toxic chemicals (such as cyanogen, ..
Tags: Blood agents • Chemistry • Cyanides • Electronic cigarette • Electronic cigarettes
IIT Hyderabad with Harvard University studied mercury accumulation in fish
According to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and IIT Hyderabad, climate change and overfishing are resulting in an increase of a toxin called methylmercury (MeHg) in the ocean’s fishes like Atlantic cod, Atlantic bluefin tuna. These fishes ..
Tags: Atlantic bluefin tuna • Chemical elements • Chemistry • Edible fish • Fish as food
The researchers at IIT Madras designs a system to recycle urine
The researchers at IIT Madras have designed a system titled ‘Project Water Chakra’ to recycle human urine. The project won the Indian Innovation Growth Programme 2.0 award in July 2019. The researchers have retrofitted urinals on the campus to collect ..
Tags: Ammonia • Chemical elements • Chemistry • Dietary minerals • Household chemicals
British scientist creates world’s thinnest gold
The researchers at the University of Leeds in Britain have created a new form of gold which is 0.47 nanometres thick – one million times thinner than a human finger nail. They claimed that it is the world’s thinnest-ever unsupported ..
Tags: Algae • Atoms • Chemistry • Gold
Union Government sets up KABIL to ensure supply of critical Minerals
The joint venture company namely Khanij Bidesh India Ltd. (KABIL) has been set up with the participation of three Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) to ensure a consistent supply of critical and strategic minerals to Indian domestic market. These CPSEs ..
Tags: Chemical elements • Chemistry • Cobalt • Hindustan Copper • Lithium