Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

PM Modi launches supercomputer ‘Param of 833 teraflop capacity built at IIT-BHU

Published: February 22, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently launched the supercomputer ‘Param of 833 teraflop capacity built at the IIT-BHU. It is built at the cost of Rs 32.5 crore under the National Super Computing Mission. About 40% of the total computer power will be used by the students of Navodaya Vidyalaya. The institute claims that relevant ..

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South Asian Nitrogen Hub

Published: January 27, 2019

The British government has announced a research project, South Asian Nitrogen Hub to study nitrogen pollution in India and South Asia. The project led by UK’s Centre for Ecology and Hydrology will partner with 50 organisations from the UK and South Asia. The Indian Institutions partnering the study are: National Institute of Oceanography Guru Gobind Singh ..

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Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves continuation of nine sub-schemes of umbrella scheme “Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)”

Published: November 23, 2018

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved continuation of the nine sub-schemes of the umbrella scheme “Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)” during 2017-2020 at an estimated cost of Rs. 1450 crore. It will be implemented by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) through its institutes namely India Meteorological Department ..

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Ensemble Prediction Systems (EPS): IMD’s new forecast model

Published: June 2, 2018

The Ministry of Earth Science (MoES) has launched a new system to generate more accurate and area specific forecast of extreme weather events including rains, heat wave and cold wave. The new Ensemble Prediction System (EPS) has been touted as best available model after such a system available in Europe. Ensemble Prediction Systems (EPS): Key Facts ..

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India to tie up with United States and Finland to develop a pollution-forecast system

Published: April 25, 2018

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is tying up with the United States and Finland to develop a pollution-forecast system that will help anticipate particulate matter (PM) levels at least two days in advance and at a greater resolution than what is possible now. Currently, the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research ..

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