Conclave on Technology for Hill Regions

Published: 30th October 2014 06:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th October 2014 06:12 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) kick started ‘Engineers’ Conclave- 2014’ (EC-2014) at J N Tata Auditorium in the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), here on Wednesday.

The two-and-a-half day programme aims to provide an interactive platform for professional engineers, academicians and policy makers to identify problems of national relevance and offer engineering solutions. These solutions will then be recommended to various organisations involved in related activities.

Former INAE president and DRDO chair P S Goel said the theme of the event is ‘Technologies for the Hill Regions’, which he said is relevant due to the recent floods in Uttarakhand.

There will be 16 talks covering mountain weather, communications for hazardous conditions in the hill regions, earthquake and avalanche hazards in Himalayan regions and its mitigation and others.

‘Chandrayaan 2 ISRO’s Main Focus’

Meanwhile ISRO Satellite Centre director  S K Shivakumar told reporters that the upcoming Chandrayaan 2 mission would be ISRO’s main focus in the coming years. He expressed confidence that ISAT would finish building the satellite and putting it into lunar orbit in the next two-three years.

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