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ISRO signs MoU with Central University of Jammu

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Central University of Jammu (CUJ) in Jammu for setting up of Satish Dhawan Center for Space Science in the University.
ISRO signs MoU with Central University of Jammu
  • It will be the first of its kind institute coming up in Jammu and Kashmir.

About Satish Dhawan Center for Space Science:

  • The centre is named after Satish Dhawan, father of experimental fluid dynamics research in India and former Chairman of ISRO (1971-84).
  • He was born in Srinagar and played a leading role in the successful and indigenous development of Indian space programme.
  • The centre will have facilities for Geospatial Data analysis that will help in sustainable use of natural resources and planning land-use pattern.
  • It will also have ground-based observations for atmospheric studies, research lab for astrophysics, atmospheric sensing and glacier studies lab for better use of large quantity of water stored in the form of seasonal snow, ice and glaciers in the rivers of North India.
  • It will also have a Disaster Management Center to take up research in the area of different disasters like flood, landslides, forest fires, drought and climate change.
  • Materials Sciences Lab for space applications will also be established for synthesizing and designing new sensors and materials for space applications.

Significance of this Space Science Center:

  • It will help in tapping the potential of Space Applications for the region of J&K in various fields like disaster management, health, education, communication weather forecasting, land use planning, etc.
  • It will also provide an opportunity to youth of the region to contribute to the field of space science as well as to the nation.
  • It will also take care of the emerging Geospatial and Space Technology requirements for development of the region as its economy and habitations are affected by vegetation cover, forest area, snow, landslides, avalanches, ground water, cloud cover, atmospheric conditions etc.

Question:

Q. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which university for setting up of Satish Dhawan Center for Space Science in the University?
a. Central University of Gujarat (CUG)
b. Central University of Rajasthan (CUR)
c. Central University of Jammu (CUJ)
d. None of the above
ISRO signs MoU with Central University of Jammu ISRO signs MoU with Central University of Jammu Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on October 13, 2018 Rating: 5

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