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NASA Space App Challenge: AMU Students Win Judges Choice Award

Aligarh: An unintended however welcome consequence of the lockdown to include the coronavirus has been improved air high quality, in keeping with a presentation of ALTAIR, a staff of Aligarh Muslim College (AMU) college students led by first yr MBBS scholar Ayesha Samdani, which received the the ‘Judges Choice Award’ within the Worldwide NASA Area App Problem-2020 for presenting an answer in response to NASA’s problem, ‘One Health Approach’.

Ayesha and her staff members, Mohd Zakir Husain (MBBS), Aman Ahmad Khan (MBBS), Faisal Jamil (BTech) and Abdullah Samdani (BA LLB) gave an evaluation on air high quality of the pre and publish lockdown durations within the Indo Gangetic area of northern India. Their research gave particulars about how an enchancment within the air high quality benefited the well being of the individuals.

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For the presentation, the ALTAIR members additionally coded an Air High quality Index (AQI) calculator to measure AQI of a sure area, which is useful in giving well being and cautionary statements and offering steering to frequent individuals on pollution-related well being points.

Congratulating the scholars on the achievement, Shahid Ali Siddiqui, Principal, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical School (JNMC) of the college, and Shakeel Samdani, Dean, College of Regulation, mentioned that the work of the scholars is formative because it supplies a transparent comparability of common focus ranges in the course of the months earlier than the lockdown and the time interval in the course of the lockdown restrictions, exhibiting a discount in SO2 stage.

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The occasion was judged by ISRO and NASA scientists.

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