10 February, 2020
3 Min Read
Syllabus subtopic: Science and Technology- Developments and their Applications and Effects in Everyday Life.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the working of Li-ion battery: advantages and disadvantages; about India’s efforts to indigenously manufacture them
News: The Union Science Ministry responded to a query in Lok Sabha on India’s import of Li-ion batteries from 2016-18.
What figures did the ministry provide on battery imports?
Indias efforts to manufacture Li-ion batteries
About Li-ion battery
Li-ion battery (abbreviated as LIB) is a type of rechargeable battery. Lithium-ion batteries are commonly used for portable electronics and electric vehicles and are growing in popularity for military and aerospace applications.
Working: In this, lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging.
Source: The Hindu
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