Polar Regions | Remote Sensing Approach

Remote sensing is a tool for data acquisition through two primary techniques-active and passive. Active remote sensing is employed in polar regions during consistent cloud cover and darkness, where the sensor in orbit (eg., LIDAR and RADAR) sends its own signal and records the backscatter signal. During cloud-free conditions, however, the passive remote sensing measures […]

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Minimising Shipborne Emissions Along the Indian Coast

Alarming amounts of ships exhaust gases emitted worldwide forced the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to issue some restricted maritime legislation for reducing the adverse environmental impacts arising from such emissions. Consequently, ships emission reduction became one of the technical and economic challenges that the ship operators are facing. The present paper addresses the different strategies […]

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Poshan Abhiyaan for a Malnutrition Free India

India has been making significant investments in achieving food and nutrition security through structured public-funded programmes. In fact, India entrenches the right to food in its Constitution. Article 47 of the Constitution mandates the State to raise the level of nutrition of its citizens. India’s flagship nutrition programme-the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme was […]

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Erra Matti Dibbalu: Coastal Red Sand Dunes of Visakhapatnam

The spectacular Erra Matti Dibbalu that stretches between Visakhapatnam and Bheemunipatnam along the coast is a marvelous gift of nature. The low-lying dunes with a maximum elevation of 90 m above mean sea level (msl) is located 20 km to the northeast of Visakhapatnam and 4 km southwest of Bhimunipatnam. The width of the dunes […]

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The Landscape of AI

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has seen unprecedented growth in the last few years. Expectations are that AI may yield innovative technologies pervading almost all fields of influence including healthcare, education, safety, and transportation. At the same time, there are cautionary narratives suggesting the imminent danger of self-aware AI wiping out the whole of […]

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