EXTREME RAINFALL EVENTS AND FLOODS
It is being reported that extreme rainfall events are increasing over India and widespread floods have increased threefold over the last several decades from an average of two events per year to six events per year. But the link between extreme rainfall events and rising incidence of floods remains tenuous.
MONOCROTOPHOS is a cheap pesticide used in agriculture, which helps plants look green and healthy. It is acutely toxic and has been linked to death of 23 school children in Bihar in 2013 and is recently blamed for the deaths of 14 devotees in a temple in Karnataka.
Ozone is a naturally occuring gas in the upper atmosphere (Stratosphere). It protects life on Earth from Sun's UV radiation. In the lower atmosphere (Troposphere) near Earth's surface, it is created by chemical reactions between air pollutants from vehicle exhaust, gasolione vapours and other emissions. At ground level, high concentrations of ozone are toxic to people and plants.
A TECHNOLOGY THAT CAN MAKE READING LATENT FINGERPRINTS FASTER
Being luminescent, this new nanomaterial highlights fingerprints, which can be captured by UV lamps and then reconstructed.