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Sustainable Hydrogel

Sustainable Hydrogel: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a sustainable hydrogel to address the issue of microplastic pollution in water. Microplastics, posing significant threats to human health and the environment, can enter our bodies through water consumption. The three-layer polymer hydrogel, consisting of chitosan, polyvinyl alcohol, and polyaniline, forms an interpenetrating […]

Venomous Jellyfish : Bloom Across The Visakhapatnam Coast

Venomous Jellyfish : Bloom Across The Visakhapatnam Coast A bloom of venomous jellyfish was reported across the Visakhapatnam coast. The species, Pelagia noctiluca, also known as the mauve stinger or purple-striped jellyfish, has a painful sting and causes different degrees of illnesses such as diarrhoea, extreme pain, vomiting and anaphylactic shock and can be life-threatening. […]

Operation Meghdoot

Operation Meghdoot: The Indian Army recently commemorated 40 years since ‘Operation Meghdoot’ began for securing the Siachen Glacier. Operation Meghdoot was the code-name for the Indian Armed Forces operation to capture the Siachen Glacier, a strategically crucial region dominating Northern Ladakh. Siachen has been a bone of contention between India and Pakistan ever since the […]