UKPCS Science Chemistry: GLASS #18

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GLASS

Glass is a non-crystalline amorphous solid that is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optoelectronics. The most familiar, and historically the oldest, types of glass are “silicate glasses” based on the chemical compound silica (silicon dioxide, or quartz), the primary constituent of sand. Continue reading “UKPCS Science Chemistry: GLASS #18”

UKPCS Science Chemistry: Plaster of Paris #14

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PLASTER OF PARIS

Gypsum plaster, or plaster of Paris, is produced by heating gypsum to about 300 °F (150 °C)

CaSO4·2H2O + heat → CaSO4·0.5H2O + 1.5H2O (released as steam). Continue reading “UKPCS Science Chemistry: Plaster of Paris #14”

UKPCS Science Chemistry: Water purification #9

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Water purification

Water purification is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases from water. The goal is to produce water fit for a specific purpose. Most water is disinfected for human consumption (drinking water), but water purification may also be designed for a variety of other purposes, including fulfilling the requirements of medical, pharmacological, chemical and industrial applications. The methods used include physical processes such as filtration, sedimentation, and distillation; biological processes such as slow sand filters or biologically active carbon; chemical processes such as flocculation and chlorination and the use of electromagnetic radiation such as ultraviolet light. Continue reading “UKPCS Science Chemistry: Water purification #9”

Political Parties in India #55

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Syllabus: GS-2, Salient features of RPA.

Types of parties in India

  • National Parties
  • State Recognized Parties
  • Unrecognized Parties

What are the conditions to become a national party in India?

  • Lok Sabha has 543 seats in total out of which a part should at least have 2 per cent of seats from at least three different states in India.

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PIB summary 10 Oct

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(1) 29th Accountants General Conference

• The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 29thAccountants General Conference in New Delhi.

Context:

• The 29th Accountants General Conference is the right occasion and opportunity to introspect and deliberate on what needs to be done to further our mission of promoting accountability, transparency and good governance. Continue reading “PIB summary 10 Oct”

Supreme court: Aadhaar verdict #38

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Syllabus: GS 2– Governance

'Aadhaar is a game changer in a poor country like India where the citizen even lack a basic identity document'. Discuss the importance of aadhaar in light of the recent Supreme court verdict.

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PIB summary 30 Sept

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(1) Government constitutes Competition Law Review Committee

Context

• In pursuance of its objective of ensuring that Legislation is in sync with the needs of strong economic fundamentals, the Government has constituted a Competition Law Review Committee to review the Competition Act. Continue reading “PIB summary 30 Sept”

Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana & Rythu Bandhu scheme #37

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Syllabus: GS 2 — Government schemes, GS3 — Agriculture

'Co-operative federalism  also means that the union government and the state government learn from each other'. Discuss the MP's Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana and Telangana's Rythu Bandhu Scheme in improving the status of agriculture in India in this light.

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Ayushman Bharat, Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) #32

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Syllabus: Mains paper 2 | Healthcare, Government policies

'Universal health coverage is still a distant dream'. Discuss in the light of recently announced Ayushman Bharat scheme.

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