Physical sciences: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Smog and Photochemical Smog

Smog is nothing but a combination of smoke and fog. Smog occurs due to the factors like geography, sunlight, industrial activity, vehicular emissions, calmness of winds, burning of coal etc. Smog usually occurs at a ..

Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya (BND-4201)

India Government Mint (IGM), a unit of Security Printing and Minting Corp of India Ltd has launched India’s first home-grown high purity gold reference standard –Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya (BND-4201). Launched by India Government Mint (IGM) ..

Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch a full-fledged niche Earth observation (EO) satellite — called the Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS). The HySIS satellite has critical chip called an “optical imaging detector array’” indigenously ..

Committee on Public Credit Registry (PCR)

The Reserve Bank of India has constituted a 10-member ‘High Level Task Force on Phublic Credit Registry (PCR) for India’, which will, among other things, suggest a roadmap for developing a transparent, comprehensive and near-real-time ..

Jeevan Bindi

It is medically enhanced version of regular bindi, embedded with iodine. It delivers the daily requirement of iodine i.e., 100-150 micro grams, absorption through the skin.  These are being supplied in Maharashtra to iodine deficient ..