India’s First Open Rock Museum Inaugurated at CSIR-NGRI: Relevance for UPSC Exam
- GS Paper 1: Indian History- Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
India’s First Open Rock Museum Inaugurated at CSIR-NGRI: Context
- Union Minister of State for Science & Technology inaugurated India’s first open rock museum at CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad.
India’s First Open Rock Museum Inaugurated at CSIR-NGRI: Key Points
- About: India’s first open rock museum will display different types of rocks gathered from different States of ages ranging from 3.3 billion years to around 55 million years.
- About 46 rocks of different sizes have been displayed in the garden of India’s first open rock museum.
- Location: India’s first open rock museum is located at the CSIR-NGRI campus in Hyderabad, Telangana.
- Sources of the Rocks: The rocks are from Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir and others.
- At India’s first open rock museum, rocks are displayed with descriptions giving the economic and scientific importance of these rocks.
- Some of these rocks are located as deep as 175 km from the surface of the earth.
- It should be one of the important places to visit in this city of composite culture as these are monuments of modern India.
CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI): Key Points
- About: National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) is a constituent research laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
- CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) was established in 1961.
- Mandate: CSIR-NGRI aims to carry out research in multidisciplinary areas of the highly complex structure and processes of the Earth system and its extensively interlinked subsystems.
- Importance: CSIR-BGRI research aims to enable government agencies, public and private sector stakeholders to make informed decisions about the use of geo-resources sustainably and improve preparedness and resilience to natural hazards.