Ministry of Earth Science (MoES) Current Affairs, GK & News

Cabinet approves continuation of O-SMART

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the continuation of umbrella scheme called “Ocean Services, Modelling, Application, Resources and Technology (O-SMART)” for the period of 2021-26. Key Points The approval was given for continuation at a cost of Rs 2177 crore. The O-SMART scheme comprises of seven sub-schemes: Ocean Technology Ocean Modelling and ..

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Sci & Tech Ministry inaugurates “Tech [email protected]

Ministry of Science & Technology inaugurated “Tech [email protected]” on November 15, 2021 as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Key Points On the occasion, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh interacted with successful start-ups including start-ups of tribal communities. The minister also informed that Central Government will set up 30 Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Hubs ..

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India-Norway: To Conduct Marine Spatial Planning

The Union Ministry of Earth Science announced on March 3, 2021 that India have agreed to work in collaboration with Norway in the area of marine spatial planning of the oceanic space for next five years. Highlights The Earth Science Ministry highlighted that the first project steering committee meeting with representatives of both the counties ..

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Ministry of Earth Sciences invited suggestion on Draft Blue Economy Policy

The Ministry of Earth Sciences has asked for suggestions on the Draft Blue Economy Policy for India. The stakeholders such as NGOs, industry, academia and citizens have been asked to submit their inputs and ideas by 27th February 2021. Key Facts The Draft Blue Economy Policy was created by the government outlining the vision and ..

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First Thunderstorm Research Testbed of India

India’s first thunderstorm research testbed will be established in Balasore, Odisha. Objective of testbed The Thunderstorm Research Testbed is being established with the objective to minimalize the human fatalities and loss of property because of the lightning strikes. Highlights This announcement was made by the Director-General of India Meteorological Department, Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra. He also ..

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