Q. “FAST Version 3.0” often seen in news is related to which of the following?

[A] Hybrid vehicles

[B] Forest fires

[C] Sustainable fishing

[D] Forest produce marketing

Answer: B

Explanation: FSI Fire Alert System (FAST) Version 3.0: FSI has been alerting State Forest Departments of forest fire locations detected by Near Real Time monitoring of Forest Fire based on MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer) sensor and SNPP-VIIRS (Suomi-National Polar-orbiting Partnership – Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite).

It includes components like:

  • Forest fire geoportal- VAN AGNI (forest fire) Geoportal
  • Forest fire Danger rating for early warning.
  • Large Forest Forest Fire programme based on SNPP-VIIRS.