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National Metrology Conclave 2021

Published on January 04, 2021
Current Context: The National Metrology Conclave was inaugurated and addressed by PM Modi on 4th Jan 2021.
National Metrology Conclave 2021
  • The theme for National Metrology Conclave: ‘Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation’.
  • The conclave was organised by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) and is being held in New Delhi.
  • The conclave is held on the significance of 75th foundation day of CSIR which is 4th Jan 2021. 
  • While addressing the conclave, PM Modi appreciated Indian scientists for working with dedication for two 'Made in India' vaccines for COVID-19. 
  • He also highlighted that India is among the top 50 countries in the global innovation ranking and mentioned that partnership between institutions and industry is increased to a great extent. 
  • During this conclave, National Atomic Time Scale and Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya were dedicated to the nation along with the foundation stone laid for National Environmental Standards Labs. 
  • The National Atomic Time Scale will help to generate Indian Standard Time- IST with an accuracy of 2.8 nanoseconds and Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya will offer support to the testing and calibration of laboratories for quality assurance which will be at par with the international standards. 
  • The National Environmental Standards Labs will lead to self-independence in the certification of ambient air and an industrial emission monitoring requirement.

Question: 

Q.1 Who among the following organised the National Metrology Conclave 2021?
a. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL)
b. IIT Bombay
c. NITI Aayog
d. IIM Ahmedabad
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