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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

Environmental

Environmental health risks especially affect women and children

Kolkata, Nov 20 (UNI) Environmental health risks especially affect women
and children, because they are more vulnerable socially and because
exposures to environmental contaminants create greater risks for children’s developing bodies and cognitive functions.

Hydrogen

Hydrogen can become great tool against climate change

New Delhi, Nov 19 (UNI) Greater use of hydrogen for energy can considerably reduce CO2 emissions compared to today’s levels, says a study.

Cipla

Cipla Receives Final Approval for Generic Pulmicort Respules

Mumbai, Nov 17(UNI) Pharma major, Cipla Ltd, today said that it
has received final approval for its Abbreviated New Drug Application
(ANDA) for Budesonide Inhalation Suspension, 0.

Antibiotic

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health

Kolkata, Nov 14 (UNI) Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security and development today.

Drop

Drop in cases of plague in Madagascar: WHO

Geneva, Nov 4 (UNI) While progress has been made in response to the plague outbreak in Madagascar, and the number of suspected new cases continues to decline, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that sustaining operations through the remainder of the plague season would be critical as there was still a risk of potential further spread of the disease.

Solar eclipse 2017: North America will witness total solar eclipse

Solar eclipse 2017: North America will witness total solar eclipse

New York, Aug 21 (UNI) Today, all of North America will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting darkness across swathes of the Earth's surface - with up to 14 states shrouded in complete blackout.

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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