Explosives: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Safety of explosives at warehouses in India being checked

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs has directed the field offices to verify within 48 hours that all explosive materials lying in Customs warehouses and ports are compliant with the safety standards as required and also that they should not pose any kind of danger to the lives of common people. This step ..

2019 International Mine Awareness Day

The International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is observed every year on April 4 to raise awareness about landmines, explosive remnants of war, and progress toward their eradication. The 2019 Theme is “United Nations Promotes SDGs – Safe Ground – Safe Home”.

Blasts rock China’s Chemical Plant

In a loud explosion at a pesticide plant in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, at least 6 people have been killed and 30 have been seriously injured as per the official social media platform Sina Weibo. The fire department has said that the real cause of the blast is not known and the rescue ..

The scientists of CSIR develops less polluting firecrackers named – SWAS, SAFAL & STAR

The scientists at CSIR have developed Less Polluting ‘Green’ Firecrackers which are not only environment friendly but 15-20 % cheaper than the conventional ones. These crackers have been named as Safe Water Releaser (SWAS), Safe Minimal Aluminium (SAFAL) and Safe Thermite Cracker (STAR). The commonly used pollution-causing chemicals – aluminium, barium, potassium nitrate and carbon ..

New Laser developed by the Scientists to assist in Detecting Roadside Bombs

A new laser developed by Researchers at Michigan State University United State Department of Homeland Security funded the research and it was published in the journal Applied Physics Letters The laser has the sensitivity and selectivity to look into large areas and detect improvised explosive devices, which cause 60% of coalition soldiers’ deaths in Afghanistan ..