Q. Which of the following is/are the contributions of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research?
1.Development of indelible ink made up of silver nitrate to address various challenges in voting.
2.Development of agrochemicals during the green revolution.
3.Developed technologies to convert buffalo milk into powder during food crisis.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below;

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D
Notes:

The CSIR’s National Physical Laboratory developed the indelible ink made up of silver nitrate to address various challenges in voting.

During the Green Revolution: The CSIR helped in the development of agrochemicals and the mechanisation of agriculture. Two public sector companies were founded, post-Independence, based on technologies developed in the CSIR’s laboratories.

Indigenous development of the Swaraj tractor at the CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), led to the formation of Punjab Tractors Ltd. in 1970.

Dairy sector: In the 1950s, when solving the infant food problem, the CSIR successfully developed technologies to convert buffalo milk into powder and commercialised it with the help of Amul Industries.

Source: The Hindu