Indian Current Affairs: First Space Weather Reading Centre of India

The centre of excellence which specialises in reading the weather conditions of the space and helps the air traffic on their polar routes is scheduled to come up in Kolkata by the middle of 2013. The space weather reading centre in Kolkata will be first of its kind and is approved by Union HRD Ministry. This centre would be coming up at Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER) campus.

The Union HRD Ministry sanctioned 4 crore Rupees for the centre. This centre would initially offer the readings free of cost to the civil aviation and the telecommunication department, but later this data would be available commercially. The centre would also work in field of gravitational physics in terms of analysing data.