- National Level Multistate Cooperative Export Society
- Nickel alloy coating
Focus: GS III: Indian Economy
Why in News?
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the setting up and promotion of a National Level multistate cooperative export society under the Multi State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act, 2002.
About National Level Multistate Cooperative Export Society
- The proposed society aims to provide thrust to exports from the cooperative sector by acting as an umbrella organization for carrying out and promoting exports.
- This will help unlock the export potential of Indian cooperatives in global markets.
- The proposed society will also help cooperatives in getting benefits of various export-related schemes and policies of different Ministries of Government of India in a focused manner through the ‘Whole of Government Approach’.
- Members would benefit both by realizing better prices through export of their goods and services and also by dividends distributed out of the surplus generated by the society.
- Increased exports through the proposed society will increase production of goods and services by the cooperatives at various levels thus leading to more employment in the cooperative sector.
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Focus: GS III: Science and Technology
Why in News?
New technique of corrosion-resistant nickel alloy coatings can replace toxic chrome plating
About the technique:
- Scientists at the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI) have developed a lab-scale process for the deposit of novel nanostructured Nickel alloy coatings.
- The process can be used as a replacement for environmentally toxic chrome coatings and is suitable for high-performance materials in engineering applications, specifically in the plastic ware industry.
- The process uses a pulsed current electroplating, which is environmentally benign with high production capacity.
- The team used electric current in the form of pulses of a few milliseconds for electroplating purposes.
- The process consists of an environment-friendly electrolyte consisting of nickel and tungsten ions that is the source of strengthening elemental tungsten (W) and nickel (Ni).
- The pulsed current is applied between the components to be coated, acting as a cathode and a non-consumable anode.
- The pulsed current effect results in nano-crystalline coatings with high hardness (700-1200 HV) and wear resistance.
- The coatings are virtually porosity free, crack-free with minimal hydrogen uptake.
- The coatings are extremely corrosion-resistant and can withstand up to 700 hrs of salt spray.
- The coatings can withstand temperatures up to 500°C without thermal softening and can improve the life of die components by at least two times compared to conventional chrome plating.