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Interdepartmental Big Data Group to start putting together ‘raw material’ for India

Sulagna Chattopadhyay, in conversation with Dr Shailesh Nayak, Chairman, ESSO_MOES Big Data Task Force, and former Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, gains meaningful insights as to why the big data technology is imperative for India and how it is the science of the future. G’nY: Why is 'Big Data' important and what it will do for India? `Big Data' is likely to bring a revolution that is going to transform how we think, work and live. It will put in place a large set of data that will...

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Mining of polymetallic nodules in the Indian Ocean

In conversation with Dr. G. A. Ramadass, Group Head, Scientist-G, Deep Sea Technologies Group, National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT). In an exclusive interview, Dr. Ramadass talks about India’s plans to mine polymetallic nodules in the Indian Ocean. Major nations are looking to the oceans for mineral and fuel reserves as reserves on land deplete fast. Dr. Ramadass sheds light on the process of analysing data on mineral deposits in the Indian ocean. G’nY: How beneficial will mining...

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The Search and Rescue Aid Tool to save life and property at Sea

In Conversation with Dr. S C Shenoi, Head, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) With 28 years of research experience ocean sciences, Dr. Shenoi has revolutionized India's traditional views of ocean-atmosphere coupling, apart from making an enormous contribution towards the livelihood enhancement of fisherpeople by presenting to them information related to potential fishing zones, not to mention being the forerunner in the development of India's first and only tsunami...

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Consolidating the components of earth science research

Padmashri P S Goel was at the helm of affairs at the time the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) was constituted way back in 2006, and had initiated the integration process among MoES institutions. He continues to extend support to the Ministry, especially in the area of atmospheric and oceanic technology. On the eve of the ten years celebration of the MoES, the Editor in conversation with the highly decorated scientist, finds many new vistas of research opening up for the Ministry. At present Goel...

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Monsoon prediction, a challenging research on variability

Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, the secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is the dynamic new helmsman, confident of chartering new territory that will transform lives under the banner of science. With a background of pathbreaking research on monsoon variability and prediction, cloud-radiation interaction and climate variability and change, the secretary plans to forge ahead in climate research. In an affable conversation with Sulagna Chattopadhyay, the secretary outlines the trajectory in the last...

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No illegal mining in Kudremukh, says KIOCL’s CEO

In an exclusive interview with Malay Chatterjee, Chairman-Cum-Managing Director of Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited (KIOCL), on the status of steel and iron, closure of Kudremukh, market pressure and KIOCL’s challenges with G’nY correspondent, the affable technocrat succinctly pointed out KIOCL’s futures plans. The KIOCL enterprise of the Indian government was established in 1976 to develop mine and plant facilities in the nation. The annual capacity of its pellet plant is to produce 3.5 million...

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National Geospatial Policy (NGP) is a citizen centric approach to data access and product development’

New Delhi, May 25 (G’nY News Service): In an exclusive interview with Dr. Bhoop Singh, Head, Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) and Director, National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization (NATMO) on the newly drafted National Geospatial Policy with G’nY correspondent, the affable scientist succinctly pointed out why we need the Geospatial Policy for the country. This policy may be studied against the newly drafted The Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016 by the Ministry...

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Connecting the waterworld

New Delhi, 26 November (G’nY News service): Rajive Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Shipping speaking with Editor, G’nY, highlighted the government’s initiatives in developing inland waterways and flagged the need for its integration with the coastal shipping for facilitating a vibrant transport system in the country. G’nY. Is it possible to envisage any connectivity between inland waterways points and coastal ports for cargo shipments? It is possible. Or at least, I would say, we envisage...

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Waterways: Coming of age

New Delhi, 26 November (G’nY News service): Mapping India’s infrastructure growth, in an interview with G’nY, the affable Union Minister for Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, shows a dream that can decongest most of India’s roads and provide a huge fillip to India’s industry through all round development of waterways.   G’nY. The present government has brought back the focus on the development of Inland Waterways in the country. What are the main reasons for this proactive attitude...

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Envisioning Pathways to Prosperity

New Delhi, 26 November (G’nY News service): Post-Independence, the focus of the nation has been on a faster and more modern mode of transport, rail network, industrial development, power generation and so on. During the last 68 years, we have made substantial progress in power generation and irrigation infrastructure, agriculture production, road and rail connectivity but unwittingly exploitation of the potential of navigation on our rich inland waterways system got ignored. It is almost 39 years...