National Technology Day-11 May
National Technology Day-11 May

National Technology Day-11 May

  • India observed its 29th National Technology Day in 2020 and this term was coined by late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • This day is the reminder of India’s technological advancements.
  • National Technology Day was first observed on May 11, 1999 to commemorate the achievements of Indian scientists and engineers.
  • Every year since 1999, the Technology Development Board (TBD) celebrates this day by awarding individuals for their scientific contributions to India.


  • On May 11, 1998, India successfully fired the Shakti-I nuclear missile at an Army test range in Pokhran, Rajasthan. This operation was administered by late president and aerospace engineer Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. This was the second nuclear test conducted by India after Pokhran I (code-named Operation Smiling Buddha) was conducted in May 1974.
  • On May 11, 1998, Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) completed the final test fire of the surface-to-air Trishul missile. Trishul was a unit of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) of India which has resulted in formation of Prithvi, Akash and Agni.
  • The day also marks the flight of indigenously developed Hansa-3. It was developed jointly by National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) lab.


  • Statutory body to promote development and commercialization of indigenous technology and adaptation of imported technology for wider application.
  • Location-New Delhi

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