Uttar Pradesh

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh

Country’s first open rock museum inaugurated in Hyderabad

Classification of rocks found in India New Delhi, Jan 07,2022: Union Minister of State (MoS) Science & Technology (Independent Charge); MoS (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the country’s first open rock museum in Hyderabad, on Thursday. Purpose of the Open Rock Museum The new rock museum on the campus of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Geophysical Research Institute (CSIR-NGRI), houses around 35 different types of rocks from different parts of India with ages ranging from 3.3 billion years to around 55 million years. It aims to educate and enlighten the masses about the lesser-known physical properties of the earth and its surrounding environment. “One of the recent decisions we also took, because we are going through the 75 years of independence, was, that we would have 75 science museums across the nation. We entered an MoU with the Ministry of Culture for this project about two months ago”, Minister said. He noted that Big Earth data occupied the strategic high ground in the era of knowledge economies and said that India is fully exploiting this new frontier contributing to the advancement of earth science. Geoscience is contributing significantly towards self-reliance and national priorities in new India, he added. On the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh also released earthquake risk maps of Lucknow and Dehradun cities and handed them to the representatives of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh State Disaster Management Authorities. The maps have been prepared by NGRI considering the seismic vulnerability of the two cities. They are prepared by characterising the hazard and its uncertainty, to serve as input for risk assessment and earthquake-resistant design for different applications – ranging from private homes to multi-storied buildings and critical infrastructures such as bridges or dams. The Minister noted that science blended with creative innovation brings ease of living for the common man and urged scientists to adopt out of box thinking to address the problems of the people. He said the expectations of society from scientists are ever-growing and scientists should continuously be involved in providing the…

Prof. Bhim Singh

Save J&K : Release all political prisoners under PSA

constitute  Advisory Committee of reps. of recognized political parties Jammu Tawi, J&K (India), 10th May 2020 :     “Jammu & Kashmir is passing through most difficult times in the history of India only because the rulers from Delhi have demolished entire political system in J&K and continuing to install dictatorship of bureaucracy thus threatening the political/democratic system in J&K. It is need of the hour to allow political parties in Jammu & Kashmir, at least, recognized political parties whose leadership is either detained in prisons or inside their houses, to move on ground to interact with the people who have been passing through this dark era. Corona Virus terror has added fuel to the fire and the people/wretched of the earth have nowhere to go to seek any remedy from the present State & Corona Virus terror. Thousands of the J&K boys (students & labourers) stranded in different parts of the country like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh,  Delhi, Himachal Pradesh & other areas have not been provided any transport, any means to return to their homes in Jammu & Kashmir. Hundreds of boys (workers) stranded in Agra, Mathura, Aligarh, Madhya Pradesh have been shouting at top telling the rulers in Delhi that the workers in these areas have no system to fill up the forms as required by the Govt. about their identity. Local Police & other Revenue Officers do not provide these J&K boys held in dark rooms this information nor hundreds of stranded workers have got the so called information nor they have facility to send any online/information about their whereabouts. The Administration in the respective States and Delhi have no information about the J&K labourers/workers engaged in several private factories and mills in the respective States. This is the time that President of India revokes the President’s Rule in J&K, constitute a Advisory Committee of all recognized National and regional political parties operating in J&K. This is only way to restore confidence of the people of Jammu & Kashmir. The dictatorship of the bureaucracy shall do no good rather it shall demolish the confidence of…