National Metrology Conclave 2021 | UPSC

National Metrology Conclave 2021 | UPSC

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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.

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Earth Science
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: IMD

      ISSUE: 

KEYPOINTS

  • PM Dedicates National Atomic Timescale and Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya to the Nation.

Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya’s ‘Certified Reference Material System’ would help in improving the Quality of Indian products

  • 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

ORGANISERS

  • The National Metrology Conclave is organised by the Council of scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL).

THEME 2021

The theme of the conclave is ‘Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation’.

VENUE

  • It is held on the 75th foundation day of CSIR, in New Delhi on January 4, 2021.

OBJECTIVES

  • The conclave will strengthen the role of Precision measurement in various segments that has direct implication in the economic growth of India.

It will mainly focus on establishing and developing primary standards, accreditation, quality systems and standardization, regulations and Legal Metrology, conformity assessment

NATIONAL ATOMIC TIMESCALE

  • The National Atomic Timescale will create the Indian Standard Time with 2.8 nanoseconds of accuracy.

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is called the Timekeeper of India

  • The time scale is maintained with the help of five cesium atomic clocks. Time scale is the time standard.

BHARTIYA NIRDESHAK DRAVYAS

It is a laboratory to support, test and calibrate Quality Assurance

  • 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 Ministry of environment, forest and climate change has designated the CSIR-NPL the for verifying and certifying the emission and ambient air pollution monitoring equipment

  • 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. 

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • 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.
     SOURCES:   PIB  | National Metrology Conclave 2021 | UPSC 

 

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