News-CRUX-10     30th March 2024        
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Context:During the METOC seminar 'Meghayan-24', organized jointly by the School of Naval Oceanology & Meteorology (SNOM) and the Indian Naval Meteorological Analysis Centre (INMAC) as part of the World Meteorological Day celebrations, a significant milestone was achieved with the launch of the INDRA mobile application.

INDRA mobile application:

  • It stands for Indian Naval Dynamic Resource for Weather Analysis.
  • Objective: To disseminate weather related information and forecasts empowering optimal & quick decision making.
  • Developed By: The application has been developed by BISAG (Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics) in coordination with Directorate of Naval Oceanology and Meteorology, Indian Navy.

BISAG (Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics):

  • Legal Status: BISAG is an Autonomous Scientific Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  • Nodal Ministry: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology  (MeitY).
  • Objective: To undertake technology development & management, research & development, facilitate National & International cooperation, capacity building and support technology transfer & entrepreneurship development in area of geo-spatial technology.

World Meteorological Day:

  • The World Meteorological Day is commemorated every year on 23rd March.
  • It marks the origin of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on 23 Mar 1950.

oA specialized agency of the United Nations whose mandate covers weather, climate and water resources.