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Honour for three NGRI scientists

16 January 2013

HYDERABAD: Dr. Parijat Roy, INSPIRE faculty, Geochemistry Division, CSIR-NGRI received the ISCA Young Scientist Award for 2012-13 in the Earth System Sciences category.

He received the award during the Indian Science Congress held at Kolkata recently……

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/honour-for-three-ngri-scientists/article4313487.ece

Written by csirindia

January 28, 2013 at 2:38 pm

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Himalayas should brace for ‘mega quake’ this century

01 January 2013

A ‘mega earthquake’ is likely to strike the Himalayas this century, causing catastrophic landslides and floods and killing more than 40,000 people, Indian and US geologists have warned.

Scientists from the National Geophysical Research Institute of India and Stanford University, United States, analysed the fault that separates the Asian and Indian continental plates….

Read more: http://www.scidev.net/en/agriculture-and-environment/natural-disasters/news/himalayas-should-brace-for-mega-quake-this-century-.html

Written by csirindia

January 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm

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Tehri dam sitting on an active fault: Indian seismologists

09 December 2012

Hyderabad: There is an active fault beneath the Tehri dam that enhances the earthquake risk, scientists of the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) here have reported. The Tehri dam is located near Tehri town in Uttarakhand in the Kumaon-Garhwal Himalayas region….

Read more: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/tehri-dam-sitting-on-an-active-fault-indian-seismologists_815630.html

Written by csirindia

December 9, 2012 at 8:14 pm

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Hi-tech scheme to study groundwater status

03 November 2012

JAISALMER: For the first time in India, groundwater surveys using heliborne transient electromagnetic technique will be tried for aquifer mapping. This will be a pilot project carried out in five States, including Rajasthan and the geophysical survey in the state will be done in Jaisalmer and Dausa.

Dr Shakeel Ahmed, chief scientist and Dr Subash Chandra, scientists of CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad said six study areas in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Biharand Rajasthan were selected following the veracity of geological formations that form the ground water system. Desert areas in Jaisalmer district and a typical sedimentary and hard rock combined aquifer system in Bandikui in Dausa district have been identified in Rajasthan….

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Hi-tech-scheme-to-study-groundwater-status/articleshow/17457331.cms

Written by csirindia

December 4, 2012 at 4:17 am

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Groundwater mapping in India uses helicopter geophysical system

NEW DELHI: The CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute of India in collabora­tion with Aarhus University in Denmark has subcontracted SkyTEM Surveys to map aquifers in six strategically selected areas of India beginning in March 2013.

The objective of Aquifer India Mapping Project (AQUIM) is to acquire 13,800 line kilometres of airborne geophysical data and apply advanced data processing techniques in order to assess a Danish helicopter borne technology for aquifer mapping in the country……

Read  more: http://www.waterworld.com/articles/2012/11/groundwate-mapping-in-india-uses-helicopter-geophysical-system.html

Written by csirindia

November 18, 2012 at 7:33 am

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‘We are now into seismically active period’

21 October 2012

In the wake of increased seismic activity globally in the recent years and clustering of major earthquakes, well-established theories on the occurrence of temblors were coming into question, according to R.K. Chadha, Chief Scientist at CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) here.

Talking to The Hindu , he said that during the last eight years, starting with the 9.3 magnitude earthquake off the Sumatra coast in 2004, there have been seven temblors of magnitude 8 and above in the Sumatra-Java region and two of them occurred this year….

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/we-are-now-into-seismically-active-period/article4018243.ece

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October 31, 2012 at 7:25 am

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NGRI scientist elected Fellow of Indian National Science Academy

09 October 2012

HYDERABAD: G. Parthasarathy, Chief Scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute, here has been elected a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy at its annual general meeting in New Delhi recently…..

Read more: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/article3981719.ece

Written by csirindia

October 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

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Project to mitigate arsenic groundwater contamination

19 September 2012

HYDERABAD: Is erosion of Himalayan rocks causing arsenic contamination of groundwater and posing a serious health hazard to 300 million people across several States in Ganga-Brahmaputra region?

Answer to this question by identifying the source, causes of arsenic contamination, assessment of arsenic release mechanism and several other aspects will be studied in a massive Rs.100-crore project involving CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute and 14 other national laboratories, including the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB). It is expected to be launched in two months after approval from the Planning Commission………

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/article3913499.ece

Written by csirindia

September 28, 2012 at 6:19 am

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Hyderabad-based institute to help in aquifer mapping

18 September 2012

HYDERABAD: Concerned with a depleting groundwater table, the ministry of water resources has directed its attention to detecting groundwater reserves.

As part of a mission designed by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) here has embarked on a project which will set the methodology and suggest techniques to be used for carrying out aquifer mapping in the country……

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-09-18/hyderabad/33924575_1_ngri-aquifer-national-geophysical-research-institute

Written by csirindia

September 27, 2012 at 10:52 am

Posted in NGRI

Hyderabad-based institute to help in aquifer mapping

18 September 2012

HYDERABAD: Concerned with a depleting groundwater table, the ministry of water resources has directed its attention to detecting groundwater reserves.

As part of a mission designed by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) here has embarked on a project which will set the methodology and suggest techniques to be used for carrying out aquifer mapping in the country……..

Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-09-18/hyderabad/33924575_1_ngri-aquifer-national-geophysical-research-institute

Written by csirindia

September 19, 2012 at 10:02 am

Posted in NGRI

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