Mausam, India’s own app for weather forecasts

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News: Ministry of Earth Sciences(MoES) has launched Mausam app and Knowledge Resource Centre Network(KRCN) on the occasion of 14th foundation day of MoES.

Facts:

  • Mausam App: It aims to provide current weather of a location, issue warnings of severe weather events that are likely to occur in the immediate future and provide tracking of approaching weather events.
    • Developed by: It has been designed and developed jointly by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics(ICRISAT), Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune and India Meteorological Department (IMD).
  • Knowledge Resource Centre Network(KRCN): It will be a one-point stop to access research, publications, e-resources of all institutions functioning under the Ministry of Earth Sciences(MoES).