Doppler Weather Radars

Doppler Weather Radars

Question : At which place Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated Doppler Weather Radars on January 2020 ?
(a) Mukteshwar & Kufri
(b) Srinagar
(c) Itanagar
(d) Darjeeling
Related facts

  • India Meteorological Department (IMD) celebrated its 146th Foundation Day on 15th January 2021.
  • On this occasion Union Union Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated Doppler Weather Radars.
  • Radars were installed at Mukteshwar(Uttarakhand) & Kufri(Himachal Pradesh).
  • Installation of state of art Doppler Weather Radars will provide valuable support to the disaster managers and to the pilgrims undertaking the pilgrimage to Kailash Manasarovar and Char Dham yatra.

Other launching/release

  1. Multi-Mission Meteorological Data Receiving and Processing System(MMDRPS) in IMD in collaboration with ISRO (MMDRPS) also launched on this occasion.
  2. Report on Cyclone disturbances during 2020
  3. Hindi Patrika – ‘Mausam Manjusha’
  4. Official e-launched “Online Web Portal( of IMD Journal MAUSAM” in collaboration with CSIR-NISCAIR
  5. A special issue of Mausam on Tropical Cyclone
  • It is notable that IMD(INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT) is one of the oldest, scientific service organizations in the country, in existence well before Independence.

By – Pankaj Pandey