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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

Non-communicable

Non-communicable diseases kill 40-million people each year

New Delhi, Jun 25 (UNI) Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 40-million people each year, says World Health Organisation (WHO).

Aarogyasri

Aarogyasri Trust holds cancer detection screening camps

Hyderabad, Jun 23 (UNI) Telangana Aarogyasri Health Care trust, the flagship scheme of the state government with an aim to provide quality health care to poor is holding early cancer detection screening camps in rural areas in the state.

Pilates

Pilates fitness centre at Apollo Life

Hyderabad, Jun 23 (UNI) Apollo Life in association with Body Image, Mumbai launched Pilates Fitness Centre at its hospital here today.

Govt

Govt launches VAJRA for global scientists

New Delhi, Jun 22 (UNI) The Government today launched a web portal VAJRA -- Visiting Advanced Joint Research -- for faculty scheme of science and engineering research board and also released a commemorative stamp on completion of 250 years of Survey of India (SoI).

Chowdary

Chowdary inaugurates Indian Pavilion at BIO International Convention, Exhibition

New Delhi, Jun 21 (UNI) Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences YS Chowdary has said that the positive discussions during Biotechnology Innovation Organisation (BIO) International Convention and Exhibition 2017 will lead to a lot of new opportunities for Indian start-up companies in Science and Technology.

Ayurveda

Ayurveda equally effective to cure fever: Bharatiya Chikitsa dept

Kozhikode, Jun 19 (UNI) At a time when infectious diseases were spreading in Kerala which reported more than 100 deaths during the last few days, Bharatiya Chikitsa Department today said elaborate arrangements have been made to provide ayurveda treatment to patients in this district, which also proved equally effective as conventional medicine to cure fever.

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

New Delhi, Jan 26 (UNI) Sri Lankan scientists report having developed a simple way to make a benign, more efficient fertilizer – described as nano-particle fertilizer - that could contribute to a second food revolution across the globe.

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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