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ISRO to forecast crop behavior

The Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics has tied up with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the project to forecast crop condition and drought-like situations with the help of satellite images. Satellite images of the ground where the crops are harvested will be matched, analysed and calculated with the data provided by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and a conclusion will be arrived at. Initially, the project will be carried out in Karnataka on a pilot basis. Later, it will be implemented in other major agricultural states like Maharashtra.

Iran launch of Omid successful

Iran has launched country’s first domestically made satellite, Omid. It was successfully fired on the birth anniversary of the last Imam (prophet) of Shiites, Hazrat Mahdi (who is believed to reappear at the end of the world) illustrated the auspicious name of the Imam in the space.The Satellite will pass over the country six times a day.

National Remote Sensing Agency becomes an ISRO Centre

National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), an autonomous society under Department of Space (DOS) has been converted into a full-fledged Government organisation called National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) on September 1, 2008. NRSA was established as a registered society under the Department of Science & Technology in 1974. The administrative control of NRSA was transferred to the DOS during early eighties and with the growth of indigenous efforts in space borne remote sensing It is expected that, with the conversion, NRSC will, as part of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), fully integrate with other ISRO Centres in the development and operations of the ground segment of the large constellation of India Remote Sensing Satellites and will also take a bigger role during the R&D phase of IRS programme. NRSC as a Government entity, is expected to fulfill its goals playing a major role in important national programmes, through linkages with all concerned Government departments/agencies such as Ministries of agriculture, water resources, urban development, Home Affairs, etc., including the National Disaster Management Authority.

scientistDr V Jayaraman has been appointed as Director,

National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad and he took charge from Dr K Radhakrishnan, the out-going Director. Dr Jayaraman holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from University ofMadras, y. Master of Science in electrical engineering from IIT, Madras and a Doctorate in Physics from Bangalore Universit

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