PERSON AND PLACES
● Tamil Nadu based Dr. S. Raju has been appointed as the Director-General of Geological Survey of India (GSI).
● He joined the Geological Survey of India in 1988 and held the post of Additional Director General and National Head, Mission-III & IV at GSI HQ.
● He replaced Mr. R S Garkhal, whose term was ended by the end of March.
● GSI is the second oldest survey in India which functions for conducting geological surveys and studies of India.
● Geological Survey of India (GSI) was established in 1851 which functions under the Ministry of Mines.
● Headquarters of GSI: Kolkata, West Bengal.
● Union Minister of Mines: Mr. Pralhad Joshi.