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Akhilesh Gupta assumes additional charge of Secretary SERB | Daily Current Affairs Dose

Akhilesh Gupta assumes additional charge of Secretary SERB | Daily Current Affairs Dose

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Akhilesh Gupta assumes additional charge of Secretary SERB | Daily Current Affairs Dose

Akhilesh Gupta assumes additional charge of Secretary SERB: Dr Akhilesh Gupta, Senior Adviser at the Department of Science and Technology (DST) assumed additional charge of Secretary of the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) after Dr Sandeep Verma relinquished charges as Secretary SERB on completing his tenure on October 7.

Akhilesh Gupta appointed as additional Secretary of SERB

Akhilesh Gupta appointed as additional Secretary of SERB: Akhilesh Gupta currently heads the Policy Coordination and Programme Management Division (PCPM) division and is the overall in charge of 5 National Missions at DST - National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical System, National Mission on Quantum Technology and Applications, National Super-computing Mission, National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change and National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem.

About Dr Akhilesh Gupta additional Secretary of SERB

A distinguished atmospheric scientist, Dr Akhilesh Gupta has to his credit over 200 research articles in National & International journals as well as proceedings. He is editor of 5 books, author of over 350 articles and nearly 1000 reports.

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Akhilesh Gupta is a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Indian Meteorological Society (FIMS) and Association of Agro-meteorologists (FAAM).

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Some of the key research areas of interest to Dr Akhilesh Gupta include, Tropical cyclone prediction, monsoon meteorology, location specific weather prediction, weather and climate modelling, STI policy areas like Open science, equity & inclusion, STI financing, system interconnectedness and so on. Dr Gupta has been one of the authors of India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) and head of the Secretariat which drafted India’s new Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, which is under finalization.

Akhilesh Gupta: Educational Life

With a post graduate degree from Lucknow University in Physics (1984) and a doctorate degree from IIT Delhi in Atmospheric Sciences (1999), Akhilesh Gupta joined the India Meteorological Department in 1985 and later the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting in 1994, both currently under Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Important facts for upcoming exams from the above Current Affairs Topic

  • President of India: Droupadi Murmu 
  • Vice President of India: Jagdeep Dhankhar
  • Prime Minister of India: Narendra Modi 
  • Chief Justice of India: Uday Umesh Lalit 
  • Lok Sabha Speaker of India: Om Birla 
  • Capital of India: New Delhi 
  • Largest city of India: Mumbai 
  • Official languages of India: Hindi / English 
  • Currency of India: Indian rupee (₹) (INR) 
  • Total Population of India 2018 estimate: Neutral increase 1,352,642,280

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