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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


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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