Cyclone Fani: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Cyclone Burevi: Key Facts

Published: December 3, 2020

The cyclone Burevi, named by Maldives, hit the Karaikal coast of Tamil Nadu 7 days after cyclone Nivar. This is the third cyclone formed within the last 10 days in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea put together. Why is Cyclone Burevi not as strong as Cyclone Nivar? As the new cyclone Burevi comes ..

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State of India’s Environment Report

Published: June 8, 2020

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has released the State of India’s Environment, 2020 report. The CSE also publishes the environment magazine called Down to Earth. Key Findings According to the report, around 19 major events have claimed 1,357 lives in 2019. More than 50 lakh internal displacements have occurred in India in 2019. ..

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National Crisis Management Committee meets to review AMPHAN preparedness

Published: May 20, 2020

The AMPHAN Super Cyclone is expected to reach West Bengal by May 20, 2020. The wind speeds are expected to be between 155 km/hr and 165 km/hr. In order to review the preparatory measures, the National Crisis Management Committee met under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary. National Crisis Management Committee The National Crisis Management Committee ..

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Amphan develops into a super cyclonic storm

Published: May 19, 2020

On May 18, 2020, Amphan turned into a super cyclonic storm. This is the second super cyclonic storm faced by India since Fani in 1999. Highlights The Super Cyclonic storm will hit the coast of Odisha and West Bengal according to the Indian Meteorological Department. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is preparing evacuation plan ..

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January 15: IMD Foundation Day

Published: January 14, 2020

On January 15, 2020, the IMD celebrates its 145th Foundation Day. It was begun in 1875. The day will be celebrated by Ministry of Earth Science under which IMD (Indian Meteorological Department) functions. Recent Achievements of IMD Around 5 observatories of IMD received recognition from World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It includes Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram ..

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