National Metrology Conclave 2021 | UPSC
National Metrology Conclave
WHY IN NEWS:
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to deliver an inaugural address at the National Metrology Conclave on January 4, 2021.
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: IMD
- PM Dedicates National Atomic Timescale and Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya to the Nation.
- Lays Foundation Stone of National Environmental Standards Laboratory.
- Urges CSIR to interact with students to inspire them become future scientists.
- Exhorts Scientific Community to Promote ‘value creation cycle’ of Science, Technology and Industry.
- Strong Research will Lead to Stronger Brand India: PM.
NATIONAL METROLOGY CONCLAVE 2021
- The National Metrology Conclave is organised by the Council of scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL).
- It is held on the 75th foundation day of CSIR, in New Delhi on January 4, 2021.
- The conclave will strengthen the role of Precision measurement in various segments that has direct implication in the economic growth of India.
NATIONAL ATOMIC TIMESCALE
- The National Atomic Timescale will create the Indian Standard Time with 2.8 nanoseconds of accuracy.
- The time scale is maintained with the help of five cesium atomic clocks. Time scale is the time standard.
BHARTIYA NIRDESHAK DRAVYAS
- Currently the Government of India is focusing to support nanotechnology, material science, Ayush, Food and Agriculture and biologics through Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravyas.
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS LAB
- It will focus on self-Reliance in certification of ambient air and industrial emission monitoring equipment.
- The Global market value of air pollution monitoring system is to reach 7000 million USD by 2025.
- The CSIR-NPL the for verifying and certifying the emission and ambient air pollution monitoring equipment.
- Thus, CSIR-NPL is launching the dedicated National Environmental Standards Laboratory.
- The Prime Minister also dwelled on the role of the timescale in strengthening India’s role in Industry 4.0.
- India is moving towards a leading position in the field of environment.
- Still, for technology and tools for measuring air quality and emission, India is dependent on others.
- This achievement will lead to self-reliance in the field and will lead to creation of more effective and cheaper tools for pollution control.
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