01 November 2018 Current Affairs:
These crackers developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are 15-20 percent cheaper than the conventional ones and free from harmful chemicals.
♦ SWAS stands for Safe Water releaser,
♦ SAFAL stands for Safe minimal Aluminum and
♦ STAR stands for Safe Thermite cracker.
The crackers will come in the market after the approval from Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organization (PESO), which is the nodal agency for safety requirements in manufacture, storage, transport of all types of explosives.