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Dr.Harsh Vardhan Inaugurated the Doppler Weather Radars

Published on January 17, 2021
Current Context: Union Minister of Science and Technology, Earth Science and Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated Doppler Weather Radars in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
Dr.Harsh Vardhan Inaugurated the Doppler Weather Radars
  • The Doppler Weather Radars were inaugurated in Mukteshwar village of Uttarakhand and Kufri hill station in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Thus due to this Uttarakhand has got first of its kind Doppler Weather Radar.
  • These radars were inaugurated during the 146th Foundation Day of India Meteorological Department (IMD) and are installed under Integrated Himalayan Meteorological Project of Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  • The Doppler Weather Radars installed in both the states will improve forecasts for weather conditions especially for Char Dham and Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimages.
  • They will offer data of severe weather to the weather forecasters, which will allow IMD to offer welfare and safety services to the community.
  • Dr Harsh Vardhan also inaugurated the multi-mission meteorological data receiving and processing system. It is established in IMD in partnership with ISRO.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of IMD: New Delhi
    • DG of IMD: Mrutyunjay Mohapatra


Q.1 In which state/UT Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated Doppler Weather Radars?
a. Jammu and Kashmir
b. Himachal Pradesh
c. Uttarakhand
d. Both (b) and (c)

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