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How to Check Adulteration/Contamination

How to Check Adulteration/Contamination

Milk Detecting presence of water Put a drop of milk on polished slanting surface Pure milk either stays or flows slowly, leaving a white trail behind Milk adulterated with water will flow immediately without leaving a mark Detecting presence of detergent Take equal parts of milk and water. Shake thoroughly If adulterated, dense lather will form Pure milk will form a thin layer of foam Ghee/Butter/Oil Detecting mashed potato, sweet potato and other starches Take half teaspoon of ghee/butter, add…

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The Constitution of India – Preamble

The Constitution of India – Preamble

Preamble WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens: JUSTICE, social economic and political; LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation; IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty-six day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT…

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Touching a woman inappropriately, Land you in Jail for 5 Years

Touching a woman inappropriately, Land you in Jail for 5 Years

Laws that are in place to make our workplaces safe for women. Vishaka guidelines, promulgated by the Supreme Court, were in place since 1997. This was superseded in December 2013, when the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, or POSH Act, was passed. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, was also passed and Section 354 was added to the Indian Penal Code (IPC). This defines sexual harassment and the penalties for the offence. Additionally,…

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Decoding – The Flag Code

Decoding – The Flag Code

The Flag Code of India 2002, the rules Size of National Flag: National Flag should be rectangular in shape with ratio 3:2. There are a total of nine different sizes in mm. 6,300 x 4,200 3,600 x 2,400 2,700 x 1,800 1,800 x 1,200 1,350 x 900 900 x 600 450 x 300 225 x 150 150 x 100 Dignity and Honour of Flag: National flag should be distinctly placed A damaged flag should not be displayed When displayed on…

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Stop Sex Selection

Stop Sex Selection

Pre-conception Sex Selection & Pre-natal Sex Determination is a Criminal Offence. Every offence under the PC&PNDT Act 1994 is Cognizable, Non-Bailable & Non-Compoundable. Salient Features of PC&PNDT Act Prohibits sex selection before & after conception. Prohibits advertisement related to determination and selection of sex of foetus, even through internet. Mandatory registration for facilities providing diagnostic services capable of determination of sex. MAINTENANCE and PRESERVATION of records, include “Form F” is mandatory for all facilities. There is no punishment and fine…

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