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Who has been Elected as a Member of International Committee for Weight and Measures?
A)
Dr N Kalaiselvi
B)
Dr. Nallathamby Kalaiselvi
C)
Prof. Venu Gopal Achanta
D)
Prof. Rajasekhara Reddy

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Prof. Venu Gopal Achanta


International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) is a supreme international committee, which is responsible for Development and Implementation of Weight and Measures globally. Prof. Venu Gopal Achanta is among 18 members worldwide from different countries. He is the 7th Indian to be in the prestigious international committee.
 
* In a historic election, Prof. Venu Gopal Achanta, Director, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL), New Delhi, has been elected as a member of the prestigious International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM)
 
* Prof. Gopal was declared an elected Member of CIPM in the recently held 27th General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) meeting during November 15-18, 2022 at Paris, France.
 
* The election of Prof. Gopal is not only significant for CSIR-NPL and advancement of metrology in the country, wherein metrology is the backbone of industries and national missions of Govt. of India i.e. ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, 'Clean and green India', “Swasth Bharat, Sashakt Bharat”, etc., but is also pride of nation as it would enhance India’s global visibility and participation in global decision making. 
 
* Prof. Achanta is among 18 elected members from different countries and 7th personality in Indian history elected to CIPM after a few decades..

Source : PIB

Published On : November 22, 2022