Pokhran Current Affairs, GK & News

National Technology Day: May 11

Every year, India celebrates National Technology Day on May 11. This year, the National Technology Day is being celebrated under the theme: Theme: Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future The Ministry of Science and Technology organises several events across the country to celebrate the day. Why is National Technology Day celebrated in India? The ..

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Pinaka rockets manufactured by Economic Explosives Ltd (EEL) test fired at Pokhran

Pinaka Rockets, completely manufactured by a private sector organization named Economic Explosives Ltd, have completed its successful test firing operation at Pokhran. Key Highlights A total of six Pinaca rockets have been test-fired. The rockets were manufactured by Economic Explosives Ltd (EEL) after a technology transfer agreement with DRDO. It is for the first time ..

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KVIC revives Pokhran Potteries

On June 21, 2020, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) in order to revive the pottery industry in Pokhran distributed 80 electric potter wheels. Highlights The KVIC distributed blunger machines as well apart from potter wheels. The machines are used to mix clay. These machines are capable of producing 800 kg of clay in ..

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May 11: National Technology Day

Every year, National Technology Day is observed on May 11, 1974 in order to remind India’s technological advancements. This year the day is being observed under the theme Theme: Focusing on Rebooting the economy through Science and Technology. Why on May 11? On May 11, India tested its first successful Shakti-I nuclear missile. The missile ..

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2019 edition of National Technology Day (NTD)

The National Technology Day (NTD) is held every year on May 11 to celebrate India’s achievements in science and technology and to mark the historic feat of test-firing its very first nuclear-capable missile back in 1998 at Pokhran. The day also highlights the importance of science in daily life and encourages youngsters to embrace it ..

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