Mobile App “RajVayu” on Air Quality Index Launched

Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje Launches Mobile Apps ‘RajVayu’ and ‘Drishti’

Question: Which of the following state had recently launched mobile application named “RajVayu” on Air Quality Index?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Kerala
(d) Rajasthan
Ans:(d)
Related facts:

  • Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje on the eve of World Environment Day (5th June) has launched a mobile app ‘RajVayu’.
  • This mobile application will be used for sharing information about Air Quality Index of Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur.
  • The app has been designed by Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) jointly with Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM).
  • Information provided on RajVayu app will be based on the data collected by sophisticated air quality monitoring equipment and weather sensors.
  • It will share details about the air quality, such as levels of pollutants likes SOx, NOx, CO, Ozone particles and Particulate Matter (PM) with the city residents and tourists.
  • It will also share temperature, wind speed, humidity, weather forecast and advisories.
  • Another app ‘Drishti’ for monitoring of pollution levels in industrial regions was also launched by CM.
  • This is based on the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting Research (SAFAR-India).

Reference:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Raje-launches-mobile-app-on-air-quality-index/articleshow/52589699.cms

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