Goa Current Affairs

India’s first mobile food testing lab unveiled in Goa

India’s ‘first’ mobile food testing laboratory enabling on-the-spot food safety tests was launched in Goa. It was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Key Facts

This is the first ever ‘Food Safety on Wheel’ mobile laboratory in the country. The vehicle is equipped to conduct on-the-spot tests to check food quality and curb adulteration. It will also check hygiene level of water and the results can be received within 15 minutes.

The mobile laboratory costs Rs.45 lakh and has been fully funded by the Centre. It will do away with need to get the food samples to FDA laboratory near Panaji for tests, thus cut the delays. It will either be used to conduct surprise checks by the FDA for scheduled tests.

The vehicle is equipped with milk analyser, hot air oven, hot plate, mixer grinder, digital weighing scale, digital multi parameter hand-held meter, power generator, air conditioner and refrigerator.


Goa to host second edition of Nobel Prize Series – India

Goa Government has signed trilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology and Nobel Media, Sweden to host Nobel Prize Series-India in February 2018.

The event will be jointly organized by Department of Bio-Technology, Union Ministry of Science and Technology in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology and Nobel Media AB, Sweden.

Key Facts

The event will be held along with month-long exhibition brought from Nobel Museum, Sweden. It is being held with objective of driving people towards pure science rather than technology. It will provide scientific exposure that will allow youth of Goa to emulate with Nobel laureates around the world and to take on formidable challenges against any odds in future. Earlier Nobel series were organised in Gujarat.

Nobel Media

The company develops and manages programs, productions and media rights of Nobel Prize within the areas of digital and broadcast media, publishing as well as events. It was established in 2004. Its main objectives are to spread knowledge about Nobel Prize awarded achievements and share the Nobel Laureates’ inspirational stories with global audience.