Remote Sensing: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

National Mission for Clean Ganga awarded

The National Mission for Clean Ganga received the ‘Leadership in Rejuvenation and Protection of Fresh Water System in India’ award in December. The award was conferred at the GeoSmart India conference in Hyderabad. This is the 20th edition of the event and is the largest geospatial event in India. The event is to be conducted ..

Ministry of Rural development releases 5th edition of Wastelands Atlas 2019

In an effort to productively use India’s wastelands, the Union Ministry of Rural development has released with the 5th edition of Wasteland Atlas -2019 that provides State and district wise distribution of different categories of wastelands area in the country and will be helpful in addressing land degradation. This is significant as it also takes ..

University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist develops a new pin-sized sensor that can detect dangerous chemicals

The scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US have developed a novel sensor that can be used in smartphone-sized devices to detect dangerous chemicals based on a unique fingerprint of absorbed and emitted light. Devices called spectrometers are light-splitting instruments that have long been both bulky and expensive, preventing their use outside the ..

Jayanta Kumar Ghosh conferred with ISRS National Geospatial Award for Excellence-2017 (LTA Award)

Prof. Jayanta Kumar Ghosh of IIT Roorkee was conferred with ISRS National Geospatial Award for Excellence-2017 (Life Time Achievement Award) at the Space Application Centre in Ahmedabad. He won the award for his contribution towards the development of geospatial science and applications. The award comprised a citation, a medal and Rs 1 lakh. The Indian ..


LIDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging. It is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges to the Earth. The technology is used to map the land and is used to measure seafloor and riverbed elevations. Two types of LIDAR are topographic and bathymetric. Topographic LIDAR typically uses ..