President Droupadi Murmu presented the National Geoscience Awards-2022 on 24 July in New Delhi, honoring individuals and teams for achievements in geosciences.
- Twenty-two geoscientists, including two women, were awarded at the ceremony.
- Geoscience includes the study of natural disasters like landslides, earthquakes, floods, and tsunamis, which are called Public Good Geosciences due to their value in protecting people.
- Mining plays a vital role in India’s economy, and recent progressive changes in the sector have improved its capacity and productivity.
- The President encouraged human-centric mining and appreciated Indian geoscientists for contributing to the efficient use of minerals.
- There is a focus on minerals like Rare Earth Elements, Platinum Group of Elements, and Semiconducting Elements, while considering environmental protection.
- Dr. Om Narain Bhargava received the National Geoscience Award for Lifetime Achievement for his pioneering work in the Himalayas.
- Dr. Amiya Kumar Samal was presented with the National Young Geoscientist Award for his significant contributions to understanding the lithospheric mantle below different Archean cratons of the Indian shield.
Q.: Who received the National Geoscience Award 2022 for Lifetime Achievement ?
A) Dr. Om Narain Bhargava
B) Dr. Amiya Kumar Samal
C) President Droupadi Murmu
D) Banaras Hindu University
Answer: A) Dr. Om Narain Bhargava