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Caustic Soda (NaOH) – Properties & Uses

Caustic soda, also known as sodium hydroxide (NaOH), is a corrosive white crystalline solid.  It is strongly alkaline, meaning it readily dissolves in water and releases hydroxide ions (OH-), giving it a pH of around 14. It is primarily produced through electrolysis. This process […]

What is Rail Gauge?

Rail gauge is a fundamental concept in the railway industry. It refers to the spacing of the rails on a railway track and is measured between the inner faces of the load-bearing rails. Rail Gauge The gauge determines the width and stability of the […]

Lack of a drug recall law in India

Context: Despite the rise in substandard drugs, India still lacks a national law on recalling drugs. India has never witnessed domestic or foreign pharmaceutical companies recall substandard or mislabelled drugs in India. Is there a drug recall law in India? Issues plaguing India’s pharmaceutical […]

Smart Meters

Context: India is on a unique journey of meeting its growing electricity demand while decarbonising its generation sources. Smart meters comprise a critical part of the transition toolbox by enabling responsible consumption, efficient energy management, and cost-effective integration of distributed energy resources. Smart Meters: […]

Lab Grown Diamonds

About Lab Grown Diamonds (LGDs) Reasons for interest in Lab Grown Diamonds Process of making Lab-Grown Diamonds Identification of Laboratory Grown Diamonds Proposals in Union Budget 2023-24 for Lab Grown Diamonds Diamond Simulants

Prussian Blue drug

Recently, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted manufacturing and marketing licenses for the commercial use of Prussian blue insoluble formulations, developed under the Technology Development Fund (TDF) scheme. About Prussian blue: Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI): Technology Development Fund (TDF) […]

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