DMPQ: What are Chemical weapons? Give some examples.? List down the conventions against the use of chemical weapons.

Chemical weapons are specialised weapons that deliver chemicals that inflict death or injury on humans through chemical actions. They are also called poor man’s bomb because they are relatively cheap and easy to produce. Example of chemical weapons are mustard gas, phosgene, chlorine and nerve agents sarin and VX.           Sarin: The UN had confirmed … Read more

DMPQ: What is Integrated Guided Missile Development programmes?

The Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) was conceived by renowned scientist Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam to enable India attain self-sufficiency in the field of missile technology. The following are the Key components of the Programme:   Short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Prithvi-The Prithvi missile is a family of tactical surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missiles … Read more

DMPQ: What are allotropes? Discuss the allotropes of carbon with their features.

Allotrope: An element, in different forms, having different physical properties but similar chemical properties is known as allotropes of that element. Carbon has three well known allotropes which are graphite, diamond and buck minster fullerene. These are formed by carbon atoms. Following are the allotropes of carbon: Graphite:  Each carbon atom is bonded to three other carbon atoms … Read more

DMPQ: Higher teledensity will help to solve various problems. In light of this discuss the recently drafted National telecom policy.

The national telecom policy in work will focus on complete transition of the country from physical to digital infrastructure, with norms to push availability of high speed and uninterrupted broadband services in mission mode.   One of the key strategies in the draft talks of recognising spectrum as a key natural resources for public benefit … Read more

DMPQ: Discuss the role played by DRDO in Life science field. 

DRDO has played a stellar role since its inception in 1958. Having established a sound ecosystem and supported by a large pool of committed manpower, we have today a proven competence to produce strategic and state-of-the-art tactical military hardware and related technologies, in diverse disciplines covering Aeronautics, Missiles, Naval Systems, Armament & Combat Engineering, Electronics, … Read more

DMPQ: Discuss the types of nuclear reactors.

Most of the nuclear reactors work on the principle of nuclear fission. The energy released in the reaction is used to turn water into steam. The steam is used to run the turbine. Diff types of nuclear reactor: Type of reactor Characteristics Light water reactor 1.    Boiling water reactor ·         Reactor core heats water which … Read more

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