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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 ..

The scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory creates a new type of plastic ‘PDK’ that can be recycled forever

A team of researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has created a next-generation plastic, called Poly Di-Ketoenamine (or PDK), that can be fully recycled into new materials of any colour, shape, or form, without loss of performance or quality. They have designed a recyclable plastic that, like a Lego ..

Environment GK Questions and Answers for Civil Services Examination

1. Which among the following is also known as a hotspot for cactus biodiversity? [A]Sechura Desert in Peru and Ecuador [B]Caatinga scrub in equatorial Brazil [C]Tehuacán Valley desert in southern Mexico [D]Sahara Desert in Africa Tehuacán Valley desert in southern Mexico The rain shadow effect is largely responsible for many tropical arid lands that seem ..