Ministry of Earth Sciences Current Affairs, GK & News

Ministry of Earth Sciences launches ESSDP (Earth System Science Data Portal)

On its 15th Foundation Day the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) launched Earth System Science Data Portal (ESSDP) Highlights Dr Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of World Meteorological Organization (WMO), gave a lecture during this event. A report on ‘WMO, Disasters, Climate and COP-26’ was discussed along with the issues relating to climate change. ESSDP (Earth System ..

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India to conduct Radar Surveys of Himalayan Glaciers

India has planned to conduct the airborne radar surveys in order to estimate the thickness of Himalayan glaciers. Under the plan, the pilot study will be conducted in the Lahaul – Spiti basin of the Himachal Pradesh. This proposal was initiated by the “National Centre for Polar & Ocean Research (NCPOR)” under the Ministry of ..

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Ministry of Earth Sciences Announces Awards for Excellence in Earth System Science

The Ministry of Earth Sciences, mandated to provide the nation with the best possible services for weather, climate, ocean, coastal and natural hazards, etc. has announced the Awards for Excellence in Earth System Science. The ministry announces these awards in order to recognize the eminent scientists and engineers working in this area and also to ..

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India to Host International Geological Congress 2020

India is set to host the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) in New Delhi during the first week of March 2020. The theme for next year conference is ‘Geosciences: The Basic Science for a Sustainable Development’. About International Geological Congress (IGC) It is popularly described as ‘Olympics of Geosciences’. The IGCs are a prestigious global ..

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‘Red Atlas Action Plan Map’ unveiled for flood mitigation in Chennai

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu unveiled the ‘Red Atlas Action Plan Map’ atlas and the ‘Coastal Flood Warning System App (CFLOWS-Chennai)’ for flood mitigation in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Both the atlas and the CFLOWS-Chennai are intended as decision support systems covering aspects, including preparedness and prevention. Such initiatives to effectively tackle urban flooding are likely to ..

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