1. The DES MC-ICPMS is functional now. The instrument can be used by all in the institute for their measurements by bringing purified Sr and Nd aliquots of samples and relevant standards for their research. Contact person: Dr. Tarun Kumar Dalai

2. The Department of Earth Sciences, IISER Kolkata, acknowledges Petroleum Experts (PETEX) for donating academic licenses for Move software suite for 10 systems whose commercial cost is £1,525,561.89 (GBP).