National Test House (NTH)

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  • December 23, 2022
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Context: Recently National Test House (NTH) will set up testing facilities for EV batteries and charging systems at its Mumbai and Kolkata centres.

About National Test House:

  • It is also known as Government Test House.
  • It was established in 1912 in Calcutta by the then Railway Board.
  • To cater to the needs of the Indian Railways by import substitution
  • It is headquartered at Kolkata.
  • It provides link between industrial research and manufacture of finished products under rigid quality control.
  • It has 6 regional offices at Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Ghaziabad, Jaipur and Guwahati.

Functions of NTH:

  • Test and evaluation of materials, products, equipment’s, modules, system and sub-system in practically all branches except pharmaceutical and arms & ammunitions.
  • Calibration in Electrical and non-electrical measurements.
  • Test and Certification of Welders.
  • Assist Bureau of Indian Standards in formulation of National Standards.
  • Assist National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories [NABL] in accreditation of Testing & Calibration Laboratories in the country.
  • World class scientific laboratory system is being established by NTH for ease of users.
    • It introduced fully digital Laboratory Management Information System (LIMS).
    • Consumers can test their samples through courier from any part of country.
  • Microbiology laboratory at Guwahati branch of NTH.
    • It will test drinking water and spices.
    • Tansformer testing facility” at Jaipur, Rajasthan Tto support Gati Shakti.

Source: Indian Express

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) With reference to the ‘Banks Board Bureau (BBB)’, which of the following statements are correct? (2022)

  1. The Governor of RBI is the Chairman of BBB.
  2. BBB recommends for the selection of heads for Public Sector Banks.
  3. BBB helps the Public Sector Banks in developing strategies and capital raising plans.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


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