Measurement Current Affairs, GK & News

Measurement  Current Affairs, GK & News

Mexico discovers oil

Mexico recently announced one of its biggest oil discoveries. The discovery is the biggest since the find in 1987. The oil was discovered in the Quesqui Field in the Tabasco state on the Gulf coast. It is an on-shore field with a reserve of 500 million barrels of crude deposits. This is a combined estimate ..

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Mole introduced by CSIR-NPL

On 2019 World Meterology Day, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) has recently introduced redefined International System of Units for the country. The redefined systems are Kilogram (SI unit of weight), Kelvin (SI unit of temperature), Mole (SI unit of amount of substance), and Ampere (SI unit of current). ..

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2019 edition of World Metrology Day (WMD)

The World Metrology Day (WMD) is observed every year on May 20 to commemorate anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. The treaty provides the basis for a coherent measurement system worldwide that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, as well as the improvement of the quality of ..

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Mining firm Vedanta Ltd. gets approval for expansion of its plant in Rajasthan

Mining firm Vedanta Ltd. has received environment clearance approval for the expansion of its oil and gas operation in Rajasthan. This would entail the company an investment of Rs.12,000 crore. The proposal is to expand onshore oil and gas production from 3,00,000 Barrels oil per day to 4,00,000 BOPD and 165 mmscfd (million standard cubic ..

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Kilogram (WATT Balance)

International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) had decided that the kilogram will no longer be pegged to this cylinder made of 90% platinum and 10% iridium. Background In the last 60 years, several standard units — the second, metre, ampere, Kelvin, mole, candela and, the kilogram — have all ceased to be defined by ..

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