Page-4 of Chemistry Current Affairs, GK & News
Union Government imposes definitive anti-dumping duty on PTA imports from South Korea & Thailand
The Ministry of Finance has imposed definitive anti-dumping duty on all imports of Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) from South Korea and Thailand. PTA is primary raw material in the manufacture of polyester chips, which in turn are used in a number of applications in textile, packaging, furnishings, consumer goods, resins and coatings. The latest action ..
Topics: Chemistry • Commodity chemicals • Dumping • Indorama Ventures • Physical sciences • Plastics • Polyester • PTA • Synthetic resins • Terephthalic acid • Thermoplastics • Thermosetting plastics
The researchers at IIT Hyderabad develop eco-friendly solar cells using kumkum dye
The scientists at IIT Hyderabad have developed low-cost, environment-friendly solar cells by employing an off-the-shelf dye used to make kumkum or vermilion in India. The Dye-Sensitised Solar Cell (DSSC) is based on New Fuchsin (NF) dye with aqueous electrolyte and platinum-free counter electrodes. The research is published in the Solar Energy journal. The most familiar ..
Topics: Chemistry • Crystalline silicon • Dye-sensitized solar cells • Electrolyte • Energy • Energy conversion • Energy harvesting • Indium tin oxide • Lithium-ion battery • Physical chemistry • Physical sciences • Solar cells
Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) to be launch by Ministry of Earth Sciences
The Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) has finally got the green signal from the Government of India (GoI). It is five-year, Rs 8000-crore plan to explore the deepest recesses of the ocean & will be launched by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences. The mission proposes to explore the deep ocean similar to the space exploration ..
Topics: Chemistry • Deep Ocean mission • Government of India • Indian Space Research Organisation • Manganese • Natural sciences • Nodule • Ocean exploration • Oceanography • Physical sciences • Sea • Seabed
Tezpur University‘s researchers develops a low-cost filter to remove arsenic from water
Researchers at Assam’s Tezpur University have developed a simple and cost-effective filtration system – Arsiron Nilogon – that may help reduce the health burden caused by arsenic and iron contaminated groundwater. The system filters out 99.9% of the arsenic contamination from the groundwater to make it suitable for drinking. The chemicals used in the filtration ..
Topics: Aquifers • Arsenic • Arsenic contamination of groundwater • Chemical elements • Chemistry • Groundwater pollution • Hepatotoxins • Hexavalent chromium • Metal toxicity • Physical sciences • sanitation • Water pollution
The first iron ore mine of Bangladesh discovered in Dinajpur
For the first time in Bangladesh, iron ore mine has been discovered at Isabpur village in Dinajpur. According to the Geological Survey of Bangladesh, a 400-foot thick iron layer was found 1,750 feet beneath the surface stretched over an area of 6-10 square kilometre. The percentage of iron in the mine was 65 which indicate ..
Topics: Chemical elements • Chemistry • Dietary minerals • Economic geology • Ferromagnetic materials • Iron • Iron ore • Mining • Natural sciences • Ore • Physical sciences • Transition metals
Iraq becomes India’s top crude oil supplier in 2018-19 fiscal year
For the second year in a row, Iraq has become India’s top crude oil supplier in 2018-19 fiscal year and meet more than a fifth of the country’s oil needs. According to official data sourced from the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics, Iraq sold 46.61 million tonnes (mt) of crude oil to India ..
Topics: Chemistry • Indian Basket • Liquids • Oil and gas industry in India • Oil fields • petroleum • Physical sciences