Noted geophysicist Janardhan Negi passes away

Posted on:12 Nov 2016 09:46:19

Noted geophysicist Janardhan Negi passes away
12 November 2016 Current Affairs GK: Noted geophysicist Janardhan G Negi passed away on 10 November 2016 in Hyderabad following a brief illness. He was 81.

He was known for making outstanding contribution in understanding earthquakes, mass extinctions, especially dinosaurs and the movement of the Indian sub-continent plates.

Janardhan Negi : He was a former Director-grade scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI).In his long career of over four-decades, he served as the Scientific Adviser to the Governments of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

He also headed the MP Council for Science and Technology as Director-General to shape up the policies to integrate S&T.

At NGRI, he along with two other members published extensively on how major fault zones along the Himalayas and several states could be the cause for heightened earthquake activity.

 His contributions in the field of the super mobility of the Indian sub-continent plates after being detached from Gondwana Landmass and forming the Himalayas and seismic activity won wide recognition.

He had also published many papers in international journals and was honoured by International Geophysical Unions.He was awarded with the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for his contributions.

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