National Technology Day 2022: Current Affairs 2022

National Technology Day has a significant historical importance in India. This day is commemorated as an achievement of India’s technical advances, since on May 11, 1998, the country successfully tested nuclear weapons in Pokhran.

History:

It was on 11th May, 1998, that India achieved a major technological breakthrough by successfully carrying out series of nuclear tests at Pokhran.

In addition, the first indigenous aircraft “Hansa-3” was tested on this day, besides which India also performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day.

Considering the technological advancements, the then Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, declared 11th May to be celebrated as National Technology Day every year.