National Technology Day 2022: Every year on May 11th, National Technology Day honours the achievements of physicists, researchers, technologists, and other scientists and technologists. Today is the day for Indians to learn about the country’s technological achievements.
Since the invention of the wheel, the scope of technology has expanded dramatically. Only a few generations ago, who would have predicted that people would be able to fly or appear on screens? Is it feasible to imagine a day without using your phone?
National Technology Day: History
The day was first observed on May 11, 1999. The date was chosen because India joined the elite group of nuclear-armed nations on this day. On the 11th of May, 1998, India successfully conducted three nuclear tests at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Testing Range in Rajasthan. Operation Shakti was used to carry out the testing.
Two more nuclear tests were conducted on May 13th. The late A P J Abdul Kalam oversaw all of the experiments. The mission was carried out by the Indian Army in conjunction with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMDER), and the Bhabha Atomic Centre (BARC).
The tests in Pokhran were India’s second nuclear test, following the “Smiling Buddha” test in 1974.
The Hansa-3, developed by the National Aerospace Institute and first flown in Bengaluru on May 11, 1998, was also the country’s first indigenous aircraft. It was a light plane with two seats that was used for espionage, flight training, and other operations.
On May 11th, India’s surface-to-air missile Trishul successfully launched for the first time. The tests were conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) as part of India’s Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. The Indian Army and Air Force have both approved it.
As a result of all of these technological advances, the government designated the day as National Technology Day. On this day, the Ministry of Science and Technology offers a series of talks and seminars. The Technology Development Board of the ministry honours technological advances that have contributed in nation-building.
Every year, the Board holds an event at which the President of India, as the chief guest, honours scientists for their accomplishments.
National Technology Day: Theme
Each year, the Board chooses a topic. “Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future” was the topic for 2021. “Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future” is the topic for National Technology Day 2022.
National Technology Day: Important Facts
Here are some amazing technological facts to help you prepare for National Technology Day in 2022!
- On the earth, there are about 3.8 billion social media users.
- Email predates the World Wide Web, also known as the Internet. The former was created in the 1960s by Ray Tomlinson, while the latter was developed in the late 1980s.
- Every minute, approximately 570 webpages are created.
- Until 1995, free domains were available.
- In the 1960s, the mouse was known as the X-Y Position Indicator.
- In the future, robots will perform the majority of the tiresome and unnecessary duties. The word “robot” literally means “forced labour” in Czech.
- According to statistics from 2019, you spend ten years of your life watching television. Usage of Netflix, Prime Videos, and a bevvy of other video streaming apps could rise.
- Radio took 38 years to reach 50 million listeners, whereas the internet took only four years.
- Technophobia, like any other phobia, is a fear of technology that some people have.
National Technology Day: Quotes
For a sustainable future, every nation needs the latest technology….. Happy National Technology Day to everyone.”
“Each and every innovation is a small step taken towards the growth of the country…. Best wishes on National Technology Day.”
“Technology brings along the promise of growth, development and advancement…. Wishing a very Happy National Technology Day!!!
Some of the key quotes of Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam:
“Change is crucial. It brings new thought; new thought leads to innovative actions.”
“A renaissance is imperative for us to once again become a knowledge superpower rather than simply providing cheap labour in areas of high technology.”
“Wisdom is a weapon to ward off destruction; It is an inner fortress which enemies cannot destroy.”