VIIRS Current Affairs, GK & News

Forest Fire in Mizoram

The Indian Air Force recently deployed two Mi-17V5 helicopters equipped with Bambi Bucket to control the forest fires. The forest fires have been raging in the hills of south Mizoram. Most Fire Prone Zones The Lunglei and Aizwal of Mizoram where the forest fires are currently raging is the most fire-prone zone in India according ..

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What is Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) alert?

The Global Forest Watch recently reported that India recorded 82,170 forest fire alerts between April 1, 2021 and April 14, 2021. This is nearly double the number reported during the same period in 2020. The alert was based on the data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). What is VIIRS? VIIRS is a ..

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Massive wildfire in Dzukou Valley, on Manipur-Nagaland border

A huge wildfire in Dzukou valley located on the Manipur-Nagaland border caused severe damage to the environment. Which of the states in India are more prone to Forest fires? According to Forest Survey of India, 2020, the forests of Chhattisgarh, Mizoran, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha are most vulnerable to forest fires. How are forest ..

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