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Inauguration of 'Prithvi' the Hall of Residence
Inauguration of "Prithvi" the Hall of Residence, IMD Colony, Pashan was on 23rd June 2016 by the hands of Dr. M. Rajeevan, Hon'ble Secretary, MoES, Govt. of India and in the august presence of Dr. L.S. Rathore, DGM, India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Dr. R. Krishnan, Director, IITM.
The Hall of Residence is a state-of-the art accommodation facility of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India. MoES constructed the facility with a vision to cater and support, students, trainees, researchers and scientists from various parts of India and abroad, who would be visiting for research activities. "PRITHVI" is a 10-storied building comprising of 215 single occupancy rooms for students and researchers and 12 guest rooms and is well-equipped with essential facilities such as Canteen, Wifi, Gymnasium, Outdoor Play area, Doctor's Chamber, Warden Residence etc.
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Celebration of International Yoga Day at IITM
21st June is celebrated as International Yoga Day (IDY), as an initiative launched by our Honorable Prime Minister and adopted by the UN general Assembly by 177 countries worldwide. On this occasion Government of India has decided that each institute should take active part in celebrating IDY. As per as the directive received from MoES and ministry of Ayush, Director, IITM celebrated International Yoga Day on 21st June 2016. On this occasion a Yoga Workshop for IITM employees was organized in the morning at IITM.
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SAFAR Application to Rajasthan Govt. "RAJVAYU"-Mobile-App launched by Chief Minister, Rajasthan
System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting Research (SAFAR) achieved another feet by scientifically & technically assisting Rajasthan Government in developing Air Quality MobileApp "RajVayu". Hon’ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Smt. Vasundhara Raje dedicated it to nation for sharing information about current air quality index and weather information of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur on the eve of World Environmental Day, 4th June 2016. Details about the air quality, such as levels of pollutants likes Particulate Matter, SOx, NOx, CO, Ozone, temperature, humidity, wind speed, weather forecast and advisories will be shared with the city residents and tourists.
Dr. Arun Srivastava, Assistant Professor, Javaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, is on visit to IITM. He will deliver a lecture on "Quantifying enhancement in aerosol radiative forcing during ‘extreme aerosol days’ in summer at Delhi National Capital Region, India" at IITM on 24th June 2016.
Prof. Subrahmanyam Bulusu, Professor of Satellite Oceanography & Physical Oceanography School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA is on visit to IITM. He delivered a talk on “Role of ocean dynamics in the MJO initiation over the Indian Ocean” on 17th June 2016 at IITM.
Ms. Kriti Bhargava, Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic science, University of Maryland and Graduate Research Assistant of Prof. Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland is on visit to IITM. She delivered a talk on "Estimation and correction of systematic model errors in GFS"on 10th June 2016 at IITM.