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IMD released list of 169 new names of Tropical Cyclones

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has released 169 new names for the tropical cyclones in the Indian Ocean Region. Highlights The names were contributed by 13 countries namely India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Thailand, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran. The decision to create new list of cyclones was taken during ..

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Foundation Stone for Lighthouse at Dhanushkodi laid

On February 18, 2020, foundation stone for a 50-metre high foundation stone laid at Dhanushkodi in Rameswaram. This is the fifth lighthouse in the region Highlights The light house is to be built at a cost of Rs 8 crore rupees. The lighthouse is to be located opposite to the old church that was destroyed ..

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Disaster Management Exercise of BIMSTEC NDRF begins in Bhubaneswar

The National Disaster Response Force of Government of India is to host the second BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise-2020 (BIMSTEC DMEx-2020). The exercise is to be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha between February 11, 2020 and February 13, 2020. The main objective of the exercise is to test the existing emergency procedures, disaster problems, during flood, earthquake ..

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IMD’s State of Climate Report: 2019 the seventh warmest year since 1901

On January 7, 2020, the International Meteorological Organisation released its “State of Climate Report” for the year 2019. According to the report, the climate change has claimed 1,659 lives in India in the year 2019. 2019 is the seventh warmest year since 1901. The temperatures were not high as compared to 2016 (the warmest year ..

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ICG holds 18th National Maritime Search and Rescue Board Meeting

The Indian Coast Gaurd(ICG) organized the 18th National Maritime Search and Rescue Board (NMSARB) meeting on Wednesday, 18th December 2019 for discussing policy issues, formulated procedures and guidelines to assess the efficacy of the National Search and Rescue Plan. The meeting was chaired by the Director-General of Indian Coast Gaurd(ICG), the Chairman of NMSARB, K. ..

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