NABL Current Affairs - 2020

Textiles Committee launches indigenous design of PPE Testing Equipment: Synthetic Blood Penetration Testing Equipment

On May 21, 2020, the Textiles Committee operating under Ministry of Textiles has launched testing equipment for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). The Committee will now on test the PPEs produced in the country. The Equipment is called Synthetic Blood Penetration Testing Equipment


The laboratory set up to test the PPEs was accredited by the NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories). A Unique Certification Code has been passed to test the samples submitted by the manufacturers of PPEs. The UCC has been uploaded in all official websites such as Ordnance Factory Board, DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization).

Synthetic Blood Testing Equipment

The Equipment tests the resistance of the PPE (masks, covers, etc) to penetration of synthetic blood under different levels of pressure.

Textiles Committee

Textiles Committee was established in 1963 to ensure quality of textiles. The committee tests the machineries both for usage within India and export purpose as well. It also provides inspection besides its main objective of quality of textiles.


Jal Jeevan Mission: J&K, Haryana to provide Tap Connections to all by 2022

The Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide drinking water to every household. It aims to provide tap connections to every rural household. With the COVID-19 crisis at its peak, the central government is to implement the mission based on priority basis.


The Central Government has advised the state governments to take up the mission to achieve twin objectives. This includes providing tap water connections to every rural household and also to create job opportunities to local people and migrants.

Based on these orders, the Jammu and Kashmir administration and Haryana Government have framed a plan to implement the mission by 2022

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir will receive RA 680 crores for the Jal Jeevan Mission. So far, 5.75 lakhs have been covered out of 18.17 lakh households. The Territory plans to cover 1.76 lakh households by 2020-21.

Also, J&K will use the help of 98 water testing laboratories to achieve the mission.


The Haryana Government has provided 1.05 lakh tap connections in the year 2019-20 under the mission. There are 28.94 households in Haryana. Out of these, 18.83 lakhs already have tap water connections and 10.11 lakh households are to be covered.

In order to achieve this, the Haryana Government will take help from 44 NABL accredited laboratories in the state.

What is the plan?

The states will frame Village Action Plans. Also, separate Village Water and Sanitation Committees will be constituted to execute the plans at village level. The Gram Panchayats will play a major role in implementing the plans.

The mission aims to ease the life of women in the country!