New technologies favoured while ensuring minimum damage to environment

National Technology Day was celebrated at the Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) here on Wednesday to commemorate the technological breakthrough of Pokhran (Rajasthan) nuclear test on May 11, 1998.

NSTL Director V. Bhujanga Rao stressed the need for developing new technologies that would provide better and affordable health care, faster communication, faster travel, and second green revolution while ensuring minimum damage to the environment.

Award for scientist

The Defence Research and Development Organisation, Ministry of Defence, has awarded the Titanium Medal to R.A. Raveendra Varma, Scientist ‘C' of NSTL, Visakhapatnam, for his oration on ‘Estimation of ship magnetic signature and design of degaussing systems' on the eve of the National Technology Day celebrations.

Dr. Bhujanga Rao, who is also Chief Controller R & D of DRDO, presented the medal to Mr. Raveendra Varma.

Chief Information Officer, Delhi International Airport, T. Sivaram delivered a lecture on ‘Information technology in modern airports' and stressed upon how information technology was useful in the design of modern airports that reduce airport maintenance costs and provide better and customer-friendly facilities.


A professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of II Sc, Bangalore, G.K. Anantha Suresh delivered a live video lecture on ‘Function, form and structure in micro systems' and explained the design of different micro structures that were being used in fabrication of MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems). Mr. Raveendra Varma presented the simulated and predicted data of magnetic signatures of different ships and methodologies to reduce the magnetic signature of ships.