Sodium iodide is used in the treatment of cancer. It emits radioactive radiations and needs to be handled with care.
GN Bureau | May 29, 2015
A radioactive leak from a consignment, meant for medical use, was detected at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport, Delhi on Friday morning.
One of the four packets of low-radioactive sodium iodide leaked and was detected after being offloaded at the airport’s cargo complex. The consignment had come aboard a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul.
Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the atomic energy department reached the spot. The leaked consignment was separated and the surrounding area was cordoned off by the teams for sanitization.
The NDRF chief O P Singh and union home minister Rajnath Singh reportedly said that there was nothing to panic about as the situation was under control. They added that the leak had no effect on the passenger area, which is about over a km away from the cargo area.
Sodium iodide is used in the treatment of cancer. It emits radioactive radiations and needs to be handled with care. The material was procured by a private hospital. Meanwhile, two workers who handled the consignment were taken to AIIMS hospital for a check-up. They had first noticed the leakage after they complained of itching in their eyes.
The most economically developed states are not adequately adding to skillsets, which may result in severe shortages of skilled manpower in the coming years, according to an ASSOCHAM-Thought Arbitrage Paper. Maharashtra
It’s a hot May afternoon and Connaught Place is almost deserted. But KL Mahar and Anjana Mahar, a middle-aged dalit couple, are striding briskly towards Delhi’s famed protest square, near the Jantar Mantar, to get a glimpse of Chandrashekhar Azad. Popularly called Ravan, Chandrashekhar
“Call me Tedros,” the newly elected director-general (DG) of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told a Chinese reporter at a press conference held after he was elected on May 23. “The issue is: in Ethiopia we don’t have surnames, and also my wife o
Should there be a national test for teachers?
The government has sanctioned 111 posts of cyber security professionals for the Indian computer emergency response team (ICERT) under the ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY), according to a ministry official, who added that the posts were sanctioned earlier this year.
In many ways the story of Gross National Happiness in a country is the story of Bhutan and its modern history. There are two major transition points in Bhutan’s recent history, the beginning of the monarchy in 1907, and the transition to a Constitutional monarchy in 2008, and the pursuit of happine