Matter: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Water Treatment measure introduced in Tokyo

Tokyo which is hosting summer Olympics in 2020 has introduced water treatment measure to better deal with natural calamities like typhoons or squalls to keep the city safe. Preventing the Calamities The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has developed infrastructure such as levee protection, a pond to control the water level, tide embankment, watergate and so on. Disaster ..

Murray Gell-Mann, Jewish American physicist, passes away

Murray Gell-Mann (89), a Jewish American physicist who theorized the existence of the quark and won a Nobel Prize for his method of classifying particles, has passed away in New Mexico on May 24, 2019. He transformed physics by devising a method for sorting subatomic particles into simple groups of eight, based on electric charge, ..

Scientists at University of Edinburgh discovers chain-melted state of matter

The scientists at University of Edinburgh have discovered a new state of physical matter – which allows atoms to exist as both solid and liquid at the same time. Until now, atoms in physical matter were understood to exist typically in one of three states — solid, liquid or gas. An international team of physicists ..

Tata Steel wins ‘Global Slag Company of Year’ award

Tata Steel has been named as the ‘Global Slag Company of the Year’ at the 14th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition 2019 in Aachen, Germany. It is one of the largest global annual slag events, attended by major steelmakers, steel mill service providers & associated companies. The award was presented to Tata Steel for its ..

Karnataka government declares 2019 as ‘Year of Water’

In Bangaluru, the Government of Karnataka has declared 2019 as the ‘Year of Water (or Jalavarsha)’ to emphasise the importance of water becoming a scarce commodity and the need to conserve it. The declaration will apply to all government departments. This initiative is expected to spread water literacy, focus on conservation, promotion of smart water ..