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What is Gene Editing, CRISPR/Cas9, Examples and Benefits?

Oct 15, 2020
Genome editing is also known as gene editing. Various approaches to genome editing have been developed. How is it done, what are its applications, benefits, examples, etc? Let us find out!

10 Facts about Asia's largest solar power plant

Jul 10, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Asia's largest solar power plant in MP's Rewa on 10 July, 2020. The ceremony of inauguration took place through video conferencing. Let us have a look at 10 facts about Asia's largest solar power plant.

Dexamethasone: Know about the World’s first life saving COVID-19 drug

Jun 19, 2020
The whole world is suffering from COVID-19 pandemic, several trials are going on for the treatment of coronavirus where Dexamethasone can be life-saver and can prevent ventilation stage in COVID-19 cases. Let us read in detail about Dexamethasone, how it works, and about the study related to Dexamethasone.

Do you know which one is better Soap or Sanitizer?

May 8, 2020
COVID-19: Health officials have suggested various measures to reduce the risk of infection from the COVID-19 pandemic and one such is the importance of good personal hygiene. Frequent handwashing with soap or an alcohol-based sanitizer. Do you know which one is better soap or hand sanitizer?

What is Remdesivir and can it be useful in treating COVID-19?

Apr 30, 2020
To combat COVID-19 various clinical trials are going on and one such is remdesivir. According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told that results from a clinical trial of a drug remdesivir for treating COVID-19 virus have shown "quite good news". Let us read in detail about the research and remdesivir medicine.      

Reasons behind the earthy odour of soil after first rain

Mar 20, 2020
Have you ever noticed the earthy odour or smell that comes from the soil after the first rain? The smell makes us poetic and gives the experience of fresh soil. Is there any scientific reason behind the smell? Let us find out!  

Why Gold does not rust?

Mar 19, 2020
We know that gold has been used in India since ancient times. Its accuracy is measured in the carat. People use it in the form of jewellery, coins, etc. You may have noticed that gold does not rust like other metals but why? Let us find out!

Green Crackers: Meaning, Composition and Facts

Mar 19, 2020
Firecrackers are enjoyed by most of the children in the Diwali festival. And every time it is seen that due to crackers air pollution increases and affects health. CSIR developed green crackers which are better than previous sound-emitting crackers and other fireworks. Let us read more about green crackers, how they will help in combating air pollution, the composition of green crackers, etc.    

What is “OneerTM”?

Mar 14, 2020
OneerTM is a technology which will be helpful in rural areas and is developed under Make in India Mission. But do you know for what purpose OneerTM is developed, what are its features, how it will work etc. Let us find out through this article.

Interesting facts about Cyanide

Mar 14, 2020
Cyanide is a chemical that can be present in different forms. This is known as the most dangerous poison. Let us study through this article about cyanide poisoning, its impact, symptoms, are all cyanides dangerous or fatal, etc.

What are the impacts of Nitrogen Pollution?

Mar 14, 2020
Nitrogen constitutes 78% of Earth’s air.  It is essential to exist life on earth but too much of everything is dangerous in the same way an excessive amount of nitrogen may be dangerous for soil, plants, living beings, etc. Let us study through this article about Nitrogen, its uses, nitrogen pollution, how is it caused, what are the impacts of nitrogen pollution, etc.

Global Warming: Effects and Causes

Feb 24, 2020
What is global warming? How is it caused and what is its impact? Nowadays it is a matter of concern. Let us have a look!    

Hydrocarbon: Types and Importance

Feb 24, 2020
Do you know about hydrocarbons? How many types of hydrocarbons are there? What is the importance of hydrocarbons? Let us find out!  

What is Catalysis?

Feb 20, 2020
The chemical substance due to the presence of which rate of a chemical reaction is increased or decreased but does not take part in chemical reaction itself is called catalyst and the process is called catalysis.  Let us study in detail about catalysis!

List of some common man-made Polymers and their Uses

Feb 20, 2020
What are Polymers? How many types of polymers are there? What are the uses of polymers? Let us have a look!    

The Concept and importance of pH Scale

Feb 20, 2020
Do you know what is pH Scale and for what purpose is it used? Who invented pH scale and when? What is the value of pH scale? Let us find out!    

Indian Railways eco-friendly initiative: All you need to know

Aug 23, 2019
Do you know that Indian Railways is going to take an eco-friendly initiative and that is to ban single-use plastic materials on Railway premises including trains from 2nd October? Let us read more about this.

What is Chemical Explosive and its typology?

Feb 15, 2019
The use of chemical and explosive materials by criminals and terrorist groups poses a significant threat not only to the public safety on a large-scale but also severely impact economic and political stability in the contemporary world. Explosives are those substance which provides extreme heat and energy and a sharp cracking sound on combustion. They usually have less potential energy than fuels, but their high rate of energy produces a great blast pressure.For a chemical to be an explosive, it must exhibit all of the following: Rapid expansion (i.e., rapid production of gases or rapid heating of surroundings);evolution of heat;rapidity of reaction; and initiation of reaction.

General Science A Complete Study Material

Jan 2, 2019
Understanding the basics of General Science can lead any aspirant to achieve good marks in the examination. Therefore, We have compiled a complete study material on General  science with major subjects like Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  

Why do particles of matter constantly move?

Aug 20, 2018
Matter is that occupies space and has weight. Everything around us is made up of particles. The particles which make up matter are so small that we cannot see them with a high power microscope. One of the characteristic of particle is that it constantly moves. Let us prove it through this article.

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