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Super computer ‘Bhaskara’ to improve country’s weather forecasting capabilities

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New Delhi: Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a ‘high performance’ computing facility named ‘Bhaskara’ on Tuesday. The super computer will help the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast (NCMRWF) in conducting research and development related to prediction of weather.

Claiming that the supercomputer named ‘Bhaskara’ has placed India in the league of the US and European countries, Harsh Vardhan said: “Our facilities for predicting weather are world-class. But what we are adding today is a landmark achievement.”

“This is technologically superior to what China and the UK have and matches Europe and the US,” he added.

Housed in the NCMRWF in Sector 62, Noida, adjacent to Delhi, Bhaskara is part of the Earth System Science Organisation of the Ministry of Earth Sciences that will considerably enhance prediction capabilities like tropical cyclones, heavy rainfall, cloud burst events and monsoon, using very high resolution regional models.

“The reliability of weather forecasting is gradually improving now. In coming years it will improve further with development of new technologies and its effective use,” Harsh Vardhan said. (IANS)

 

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Our Culture of Environmental Protection has long been Forgotten, says Union Minister Harsh Vardhan

The Environment Minister at the Union, Harsh Vardhan, stated that India has forgotten its important culture of environment protection

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  • Harsh Vardhan, India’s Union Minister, stated that environmental protection, which is a part of the country’s culture, has been fading away
  • The Environment minister blames the modern lifestyle behind this problem
  • He also stressed that the issue of global warming is taken seriously and attempts are underway in all organizations

July 08, 2017: During a plantation drive at a District Park in Paschim Vihar that marked the beginning of ‘Van Mahotsav’ celebrations, the Union Minister Harsh Vardhan stated that Environmental protection is a significant part of the Indian culture.

Blaming the present and modern day lifestyle habits, he notes that we are forgetting our culture and letting the environment concerns eliminate from it.

Stressing the importance of scientific research, the Environment Minister urged science to solve the basic problems such as water and sanitation. He suggests the scientists to “start from the grassroots level”

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He also claimed that India could have set up a big example for the whole world had it stuck and continued with environmental protection in accordance with its culture. He reminded us that water, forests, air, and land are a matter of serious concern.

Dr. Vardhan also expanded that the issue of climate change and global warming is a burning issue and that all organizations of the government are making sincere efforts to take effective actions.

In times of potential danger to humanity, the minister said that ‘environmental soldiers’ are necessary for the country.

ISRO is working in the field of carbon emissions. The International Solar Alliance (ISA), with the cooperation of France, is a Prime Minister’s initiative to address climate change.

On this special occasion, the efforts of Anil Madhav Dave, a former environmental minister were also acknowledged.

– prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394

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Harsh Vardhan: Develop technologies for common man

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New Delhi: The country’s scientists should focus on developing technologies for improving the quality of life of the common man and must set time frames to achieve targets, Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan has said. According to a ministry statement released on Saturday, the minister said the government was “striving to bridge the gap” between the common man and scientists so that the result of scientific research reaches every citizen of the country.

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“Scientists should focus on developing technologies to improve the life of the common man and coming months would see each of the laboratories focusing its resources on developing specific lines of inventions,” Harsh Vardhan said at the Raman Research Institute in Bengaluru on Friday. Urging scientists to develop at least one technology in the strategic sector in each laboratory in India, he said: “There should be a method for scientists to work and set time frames to achieve targets. Indian laboratories are now expected to devise ways to develop industry driven technologies, including game changing technologies.”

Harsh Vardhan urged the scientists community to be a “catalytic agent” in evolving India into a strong and prosperous country and said the government was ready to “pump in more funds into scientific research”. “Studies and experiments in the field of earth sciences are underway for a better prediction of climate conditions. The government is ready to pump in more funds into scientific research,” he said.

(IANS)

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Indian climate technology benefited GDP by Rs.1.34 lakh crore

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Panaji:  Systems developed by Indian scientists to forecast weather, tsunamis and cyclones benefited the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by nearly Rs.134,000 crore, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday.

India has provided tsunami and cyclone warning systems to around 24 countries, which were reaping benefits of technology indigenously developed by Indian scientists, the minister said during the inaugural session of the 12th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Science held in Panaji on Sunday.

“The type of information our (science and technology) department gathers, analyses, and then transmits using the most modern communication tools, gives the GDP a benefit of Rs.100,000 crore. For the fishermen, the kind of information we provide through information systems… is something like (Rs.)34,000 crore. This is the impact of science,” said Harsh Vardhan, who is also the minister for Earth Sciences.

He said it was imperative to ensure that cutting-edge science is used to bring aid to humanity.

“We are helping over two dozen countries along the coast, giving them all the data, giving them all the early signals and we have used this science in the best possible manner to help our people,” Harsh Vardhan said. (IANS)