16.05.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Teerth purohits of Kedarnath observe fast   Teerth Purohits of Kedarnath observed a one-day fast.   They were protesting against the government for carrying out beautification work at the temple allegedly in violation of religious and ancient beliefs. The protesters also decided to observe fast every Monday.   After performing morning prayers and … Read more 16.05.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

18.04.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Crimes registered under POCSO almost double in 2 years in Kumaon   As various parts of Uttarakhand erupt in protest against rape of minor girls in Kathua in Jammu & Kashmir and Unnao in UP, the hill state has seen a spike of crimes registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in its own backyard. In villages and … Read more 18.04.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

28.02.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Ban of polythnene in garhwal region from march 31   The ban on use of disposable items made from polythene and polystyrene (thermocol) will be strictly enforced in all the seven districts of Garhwal region from March 31 onward. The Garhwal commissioner further said that environmental damage has been exacerbated due to the … Read more 28.02.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

Properties of soaps and detergents

Properties of soaps and detergents Soap – Characteristics And Uses Soaps are excellent cleansing agents and have good biodegradability. A serious drawback which reduces their general use, is the tendency for the carboxylate ion to react with Ca+ and Mg+ ions in hard water. The result is a water insoluble salt which can be deposited on … Read more Properties of soaps and detergents

Preparation of Oxygen

Preparation of Oxygen Oxygen is prepared in lab generally in two ways either by the application of heat or no application of heat. Using heat: Oxygen in lab is prepared by heating the mixture of powdered potassium chlorate and manganese dioxide in the ratio 4:1 in a hard glass test tube. The oxygen gas is … Read more Preparation of Oxygen

Preparation of nitrogen

  Preparation of nitrogen Nitrogen is found in both free and combined states. It occupies 78.07% by volume. Nitrogen can be prepared: By heating copper in air: Firstly, air is passed through lime water and then concentrated sulphuric acid to make the air free from carbon dioxide and moistures respectively. The air contains only nitrogen … Read more Preparation of nitrogen

Preparation of hydrogen

Preparation of hydrogen Hydrogen Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. The sun and other stars are composed largely of hydrogen. Astronomers estimate that 90% of the atoms in the universe are hydrogen atoms. Hydrogen is a component of more compounds than any other element. Water is the most abundant compound of hydrogen … Read more Preparation of hydrogen


Metal In chemistry, a metal is an element that readily forms positive ions (cations) and has metallic bonds. Metals are sometimes described as a lattice of positive ions surrounded by a cloud of delocalized electrons. The metals are one of the three groups of elements as distinguished by their ionization and bonding properties, along with … Read more Metal

Non Metals

Non Metals As far as elements are concerned, a nonmetal is simply an element that does not display the properties of a metal. It is not defined by what it is, but by what it is not. It doesn’t look metallic, can’t be drawn into a wire or pounded into shape or bent, doesn’t conduct … Read more Non Metals


Ore An ore is a special type of rock that contains a large enough amount of a particular mineral (usually a metal) to make it economically practical to extract that mineral from the surrounding rock. Not all minerals are found in a large enough amount in one location to make it worth it to remove the ore … Read more Ore