Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 12 May 2021

In Today’s News:

  1. Oxygen Enrichment Unit

1. Oxygen Enrichment Unit

News Summary

CSIR-CMERI celebrated the National Technology Day- 2021 on 11th May 2021 by interacting with MSME Representatives in a Webinar organized by MSME-DI, Thrissur entitled ‘Oxygen Enrichment Technology & Latest Credit Facilities from SIDBI to MSMEs’and by handing over the Technology of Oxygen Enrichment Unit to two MSMEs i.e. M/s Mech Air Industries, Vadodara, Gujarat and M/s Auto Malleable, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Prelims GS – Science & Technology

  • The Oxygen Enrichment Unit developed by CSIR-CMERI is a Decentralised Oxygen Generation solution.
  • The CSIR-CMERI OEU is an in-situ solution, which can assist the Oxygen Generation Capacity of the Nation as a whole for various Medical Needs.
  • This technology has already been delivered to nine MSME partners, thereby expanding the Oxygen Generation Base of the Nation and aiming to transform India as a manufacturing powerhouse of OEU.
  • An affordable 50 LPM unit may also be set up for Rural Health facilities with slight modifications.
  • A strengthened MSME Network in India empowered by Technology can help India tackle any unforeseen crisis in the future.

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