Monday March 25, 2019

ISRO to help ASI prepare maps showing prohibited areas of protected monuments

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By Newsgram Staff Writer 

Archaeological Survey of India with the help of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Survey of India, will soon come up with new maps that will show prohibited/regulated areas of protected monuments/sites.

“Archaeological Survey of India has entrusted the responsibility of preparing the maps showing protected/prohibited/regulated areas of the protected monuments/sites of national importance to Survey of India,” said the Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Dr. Mahesh Sharma and added that ISRO will also help for the preparation of maps.

Archaeological Survey of India has proposed to amend the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2010 and has started the process of reviewing the Act including provisions on restrictions for construction near the monuments, Sharma said.

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ISRO Launches ‘Young Scientist’ Programme to Train Students in Space Science

The list of students taking part in the training programme's maiden session during this summer (May-June) is expected by March-end

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State-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday announced the launch of its Young Scientist programme to train class 9 students in space technology and its applications.

“ISRO has launched the special programme for school children ‘Yuva Vigyani Karyakram’ (Young Scientist programme) to impart basic knowledge on space technology, space science and applications to the young ones to arouse their interest in space activities,” the city-based space agency said in a statement.

With an aim to spread scientific fervour among the youth in the country, ISRO said it chalked out the programme to “catch them young”.

The two-week residential training programme will be held each year during summer holidays for students from across the country who have completed class 8 and are studying in class 9.

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan, left, and Junior Indian Minister for Department of Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh address a news conference in New Delhi. VOA

“Three students will be selected from each state/union territory to participate in the programme each year covering CBSE, ICSE and state syllabus,” the statement said.

The space agency has approached the Chief Secretaries of the states for the selection of three students from each state and Union Territories.

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The list of students taking part in the training programme’s maiden session during this summer (May-June) is expected by March-end, ISRO said.

“The selection is based on the academic performance and extracurricular activities. Students belonging to rural areas have been given special weightage in the selection criteria,” it added. (IANS)