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Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology Nanoscience and Nanotechnology involve the investigation and application of extremely small constituents. This field involves the study of materials at the nanometer scale, typically ranging between 1 and 100 nanometers. These materials exhibit distinctive optical, magnetic, or electrical characteristics. Instances of nanoscale particles comprise: Ultrafine particulate matter Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Nanoparticles Various industrial fields …

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Madagascar cyclone ‘Gamane’

Why in News Madagascar cyclone ‘Gamane’: Recently, the disaster management office of Madagascar reported that a tropical cyclone named Gamane, which traversed the island, resulted in the deaths of at least 18 individuals and the displacement of thousands more. Overview of Madagascar Geographic Location: Situated in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa, …

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LANDSLIDE SUSCEPTIBILITY MAP OF INDIA

Why in the news LANDSLIDE SUSCEPTIBILITY MAP OF INDIA? An IIT Delhi team creates India’s first high-resolution landslide Susceptibility map of India. Background Numerous States in North India had severe floods and landslides in late 2023 as a result of intense rains during the northeast monsoon, which claimed hundreds of lives. A national landslide susceptibility …

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DEFINITION OF DISASTER?

DEFINITION OF DISASTER? Introduction- According to the United Nations, ‘Disaster is a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources.’ In other words, a disaster is an …

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