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IMD to improve impact based weather forecasts, flood predictions

Impact based weather forecast is a technique that helps in monitoring impact of rainfall and helps authorities to take real-time decisions. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has developed this technology to assess rise of water level in rivers.

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Schools close on Monday in Bhopal and Sehore in MP due to heavy rain

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has developed impact-based weather forecast to assess rise of water level in rivers. It is a technique that helps in monitoring impact of rainfall and helps authorities to take real-time decisions.

“IMD is trying to find new ways to improve impact based weather forecasts. We also need to improve on flash floods and thunderstorms predictions” said Dr M Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Further improvement in the technique will help to avoid disastrous situation like Kerala floods. It can generate scenario to help take decisions to release water or not from reservoirs after heavy downpour and help every state authority to take decision. This system can be run in pre-event scenario.

He said that in the cities like Mumbai where there are unequal spell of rainfalls the department is trying to give accurate and timely forecasts. “We have installed four radars to monitor the rainfall spells so that better prediction can be made. And soon we are going to launch an app for this” said Dr Rajeevan.

A pilot project on block level weather forecast has been launched for 1000 blocks and now 730 more blocks have been added to this. Dr Rajeevan has said that the department has improved a lot in the area of weather forecasting but there is huge scope of improvement. Agreements have been made with Kendriya Vidhalayas so that students may be involved in automatic weather station (AWS).

Three transmissometer- RVR (Drishti System) have been installed at Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Bhubaneswar and two hundred sixty one more stations were added on Nowcast Warning Page of Newly launched IMD website for issue of three hourly nowcast warnings for severe weather and now in total 694 stations are there told Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General of Meteorology, IMD.

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX eyes for its first orbital launch to reach Mars via spacecraft, here’s the first glimpse | WATCH

In September 2019, Musk had announced that SpaceX aimed to fly people to Mars by 2024. The Starship spacecraft will be capable of carrying about 100 people at a time and the company aimed to launch its first orbital test flight within the next six months, Musk had also said during his presentation.

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX is looking for its first orbital launch to reach Mars via spacecraft. The billionaire founder, who has revolutionised commercial space travel, has now released a simulation of what the journey to Mars will look like.

This will be real in our lifetime, Musk tweeted after releasing the Martian simulation.

Last week, the billionaire had released the details about the development of Starship, the world’s most powerful rocket ever built.

Standing alongside the 390-foot (119-meter) rocket at SpaceX’s Texas spaceport, Musk had also said let’s make this real! This is really some wild stuff here. In fact, hard to believe it’s real.

In September 2019, Musk had announced that SpaceX aimed to fly people to Mars by 2024. The Starship spacecraft will be capable of carrying about 100 people at a time and the company aimed to launch its first orbital test flight within the next six months, Musk had also said during his presentation.

Elong Musk has estimated that the Starship launch could wind up costing less than $10 million.

From the beginning of the year 2022, the SpaceX has been ramping up operations with its workhorse Falcon-9. The company has also been launching Starlink constellations and cargo to the International Space Station.

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Stephen Hawking birth anniversary: Google Doodle pays tribute to legendary scientist

Hawking is mainly known for his theories on black holes. He revolutionized the modern physics with his theories on origins and mechanics of the universe. His intellectual and curiosity about new things, earned him a nickname Einstein.

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Death embraces Stephen Hawking, visionary scientist who never believed in afterlife

Stephen Hawking the legendary scientist and theoretical physicist would be celebrating his 80th birth anniversary. To mark the special day, search engine company Google paid tribute to the English cosmologist and author with a two and half minutes long animated video on their homepage.

Born in Oxford, England, Stephen Hawking was fascinated by the universe from a very young age. However, Hawking was diagnosed with a rare disease named neurodegenerative when he was just 21 years old. The disease slowly forced him to sit on a wheelchair. As the time passed, he started losing his voice and after a while he lost his speech. Therefore, he started to communicate through a speech generating device, which was invented by himself. Google describes the legendary scientist as ‘one of history’s most influential scientific minds’.

Hawking is mainly known for his theories on black holes. He revolutionized the modern physics with his theories on origins and mechanics of the universe. His intellectual and curiosity about new things, earned him a nickname Einstein.

In 1965, Hawking defended his PhD thesis on ‘Properties of Expanding Universe’ at the Cambridge University. The revolutionary theory presented that space and time originated from a singularity.

Here are some of the best quotes by Stephen Hawking

  1. One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.
  2. Quiet people have the loudest minds.
  3. Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
  4. The victim should have the right to end his life, if he wants. But I think it would be a great mistake. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.
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IIT Kanpur 54th Convocation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched blockchain-based digital degrees

The 54th convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur was held today. A total of 1723 students received their diplomas, with three eminent individuals receiving honorary doctorate degrees. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present there in the convocation ceremony.

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IIT Kanpur 54th Convocation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched blockchain-based digital degrees

The 54th convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur was held today. A total of 1723 students received their diplomas, with three eminent individuals receiving honorary doctorate degrees. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present there in the convocation ceremony.

At the 54th convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur’s primary guest was Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The governor of Uttar Pradesh, Anandiben Patel, and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, were honoured as the guests at the event.

The 54th convocation of IIT Kanpur was organized in a hybrid format, with the institution ensuring. An aggregate of 1,723 students got their diplomas, with 880 of them attending convocation in person on campus and the rest participating online or over the phone.

All candidates received digital degrees based on a blockchain-based system created in-house at IIT Kanpur as part of the National Blockchain Project.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the establishment of blockchain-based digital degrees. These digital degrees are irreversible and may be recognized worldwide. In certain states, the same technology is being utilized to implement land records.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this is entirely technologically based. Even in this decade, people should know how to continue to expand their hegemony in a variety of industries. In some ways, life would be incomplete without knowledge. This is the age of life’s and knowledge’s competitors.

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