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Disaster Warning Device Launched by the Government

Published on October 10, 2019
Current context: The Ministry of Earth Science has launched a device named GEMINI to provide information related to disaster warnings to fishermen.
Disaster Warning Device Launched by the Government 
  • GEMINI stands for Gagan Enabled Mariner’s Instrument for Navigation and Information.
  • The device will provide information about:
    1. Emergency information and communication on disaster warnings
    2. Potential Fishing Zones, PFZ
    3. The Ocean States Forecasts to fishermen
  • It will transfer and receive information/data from GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation) satellite to a mobile through Bluetooth Communication.
  • The device is developed by the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) which is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), and Airports Authority of India (AAI).
  • PFZ forecasts was launched by the Ministry that will provide advisories to fishermen along the coast three days in advance.


Q.1 Which device has been recently launched by the Ministry of Earth Science to provide emergency Disaster Warning to fishermen?
a. GRADED device
b. GEMINI device
c. GROUND device
d. GROSS device
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