Tuesday, Feb 19 2019 | Time 01:40 Hrs(IST)
  • Shiv Sena agreed for alliance with BJP fearing ED probe: Vikhe Patil
  • Iraq: 1 killed, 7 kidnapped by IS
  • Foreign jihadists should be judged in the region: Belgian PM
  • At least 10 Houthi rebels killed in clashes with Yemeni gov't forces
  • Bihar: Major reshuffle of IPS officers ahead of LS election
  • After BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Mah, Cong wonders whether it is 'grand adultration' or 'grand fear'
  • Indian diplomat Mittal declines 'handshake' offer from Pak Attorney General at ICJ
  • Be confident: MP CM to students
States » South Share

Harsh Vardhan dedicates ITCOocean complex to Vajpayee

Harsh Vardhan dedicates ITCOocean complex to Vajpayee

Hyderabad, Dec 19 (UNI) Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the newly constructed International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean) complex at Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) here on Saturday.

The complex was a UNESCO Category 2 Centre.

The complex was dedicated to the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who had contributed significantly to the growth of Science and Technology in the country.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister also named the academic building in ITCOocean complex as ‘Atal Bhavan and International guest house , which was also inaugurated, named as ‘ Atal Atithi Griha’.

Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) had established an International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean) at INCOIS to provide training to scientists/ researchers/government officers/disaster managers/decision makers, in 2013.

Mr Harsha Vardhan said ITCOocean centre was approved by the UNESCO in November last year and this is the second such UNESCO centre in the country which conduct short term training programmes for wide variety of participants and abroad.

ITCOocean is yet another feather on the cap of INCOIS, he said the idea of setting up the training centre came when the Inter-governmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO requested to its members to finance and undertake Capacity Building Programms with an increased priority.

The UNESCO Category 2 centre was set up with the support of Government of India, he said it was established as a training facility at INCOIS to train the officers/researchers/engineers from IOC member countries.

The Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ) advisories provided by INCOIS have become part of the value chain of the fishing community, the Minister said about 6.5 lakh active fishermen are regularly accessing these advisories and are using to reduce the time for fising by 60-70 per cent and to net a higher profit.


More News

Woman, her two children found dead under suspicious circumstances

18 Feb 2019 | 10:22 PM

Eluru, Feb 18 (UNI) A woman and her two daughters were found dead in their house under suspicious circumstances at Mogalthuru village in West Godavari district on Monday.

 Sharesee more..
Talks between LG, CM ends

Talks between LG, CM ends

18 Feb 2019 | 10:21 PM

Puducherry, Feb 18 (UNI) Talks held between the Lt Governor Kiran Bedi and chief minister V Narayansamy to put an end to his six-day long dharna in front of the Raj Nivas that came to a close at 21-30 hours tonight.

 Sharesee more..

Tribal students call on Kerala Guv

18 Feb 2019 | 10:18 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (UNI) About 50 students from tribal areas like Amboori, Palode, Brymore, called on Kerala Governor Justice (Retd) P Sathasivam at Kerala Raj Bhavan, on Monday.

 Sharesee more..

Kerala CM terms two murders most unfortunate

18 Feb 2019 | 10:00 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (UNI) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday termed the murders of two Youth Congress workers as most unfortunate.

 Sharesee more..

TTD Chairman Putta holds meetings with BIRRD, DPP

18 Feb 2019 | 9:17 PM

Tirupati, Feb 18 (UNI) TTD trust board Chairmna Putta Sudhakar Yadav has held review meetings with Balaji Institute of Research and Rehabilitation for Disanled(BIRRD) and Dharma Prachara Parishad(DPP) committees at Sri Padmavathi Rest House, here on Monday.

 Sharesee more..