In order to maintain, track and decongest these internet-based networks in the area, city-headquartered Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has developed Software Defined Networks (SDN).
At the start of this year, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) received ‘Pratyush’, a supercomputer said to be the fourth most powerful in the world. IITM director Ravi Nanjundiah spoke to The Indian Express what ‘Pratyush’ has been up to so far, and also on other research activities at the institute.
“We will make use of registered mobile numbers collected by the Agrimet division of India Meteorology Department (IMD) as part of agriculture advisories issued for farmers,” said S D Pawar, senior IITM scientist, who heads the LLN.
Two assistant medical officers (AMOs) were among the six hired. “We have hired six doctors on a contractual basis. The need for more doctors had long been felt due to the rising number of patients at the hospital,” said Amol Jagtap, CEO, KCB.
The western coast of Maharashtra, along the Konkan, generally does not experience heat waves as the continuous flow of sea breeze keeps a check on the rising day temperatures and any excess heat is well absorbed by the oceans.
Among the women researchers featured in Jiddi are Hypatia, an Egyptian astronomer from 350 AD, who was killed over her scientific findings, and Ada Lovelace, the world’s first scientist-cum-mathematician from 18th century United Kingdom.
The winter closed warmer than normal even though areas along Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Vidarbha had experienced prolonged chilly conditions this season, with the cold spells sometimes lasting as long as 20 days at a stretch.
“The idea was to have a massive online library, where resources from across fields available in all possible forms, could be collated and made available on a single platform,” said Dinesh Katre, senior director and head at C-DAC’s Human-Centred Design and Computing Group
Though cycle-sharing has also grown popular among students at Savitribai Phule Pune University, College of Agriculture and Khadki Cantonment limits, the baton for this task was first taken collectively by 20 residential societies in Pimple Saudagar suburbs of Pimpri-Chinchwad
The excitement of the visitors, most of them young students, was palpable. For many, it was their first time sharing ideas with, and posing questions to, some of India’s top scientists, including eminent cosmologist Jayant Naralikar.
According to the study, the air quality recorded for Srinagar city in the Kashmir valley, which is relatively surrounded by pollution-free environment, was found to start declining from the month of October.