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Russia gives alpha emitter for India's 2nd lunar mission

Russia gives alpha emitter for India's 2nd lunar mission

New Delhi, Feb 14 (UNI) Russian state-run Rosatom is supplying pure alpha emitter for India’s second lunar mission Chandrayan-2 to help it analyse the moon’s surface.
The alpha emitter, Radionuclide curium-244 (Cm-244) manufactured by Russian “State Scientific Center - Research Institute of Atomic Reactors” (JSC SSC RIAR) enables sources to determine chemical composition of any rocks and soils.
It will be installed on the Alpha Proton X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) aimed at analysing the lunar surface, a company spokesperson said today .
The launch of second Chndrayan spacecraft is scheduled for 2018.
Cm-244 production is produced by only two countries in the world- Russia and the US.
UNI NAZ SW SNU 1518

China

China confirms bird flu outbreak at quail farms in Guizhou province

BEIJING, Aug 18 (Reuters) China confirmed a bird flu outbreak at quail farms in the country's southwestern province of Guizhou, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement today.

CII

CII Young Indians (Yi), IMA Goa state sign MoU for organ donation

Panaji, Aug 17 (UNI) Goa chapter of CII Young Indians (Yi), part of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Indian Medical Association (IMA) Goa have come together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a joint action plan for better planning and implementation for organ donation.

Philippine

Philippine troops to help cull thousands of fowl in bird flu battle

MANILA, Aug 16 (Reuters) The Philippines will deploy hundreds of troops to hasten a cull of about 600,000 fowl, the farm minister said today, as part of efforts to rein in the Southeast Asian nation's first outbreak of bird flu.

India

India needs to build bigger registry of bone marrow doners: Expert

Bengaluru, Aug 11 (UNI) With the country witnessing 20,000 children born with Thalassemia major, a life-threatening disorder every year, India needs to build a bigger registry of bone marrow doners, a noted expert today said.

MR

MR vaccine to launch on Aug 17

Hyderabad, Aug 10 (UNI) The Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine will be launched in Telangana on August 18 after the state is targeted in the second phase of MR Vaccination campaign.

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Humans may have ritualistically "killed" objects to remove their symbolic power, some 5,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new international study of marine pebble tools from an Upper Palaeolithic burial site in Italy suggests.

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