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‘Uttarakhand Bhookamp Alert’—Mobile App

Published on August 05, 2021
Current Context: The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami launched a mobile named ‘Uttarakhand Bhookamp Alert’.
‘Uttarakhand Bhookamp Alert’—Mobile App
  • It is the first-of-its-kind earthquake early warning mobile app.
  • The app is developed by IIT Roorkee and Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority (USDMA).
  • The app makes use of the Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system. The EEW is based on real time approach and detects the onset of an earthquake situation.
  • The app triggers warnings before the tremors take hold of an area.
  • It also provides the location of the people who are struck inside any structure damaged after the earthquake.
  • It provides the estimated time of arrival of the earthquake, its intensity at the tremor location in order to avoid damage to the life and property.
  • Static Part: 
    • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya

Question: 

Q.1 Which institute developed the ‘Uttarakhand Bhookamp Alert’ app in association with Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority (USDMA)?
a. IIT Kanpur
b. IIT Bombay
c. IIT Roorkee
d. IIT Kharagpur
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