IMD Current Affairs, GK & News

Google Doodle: Indian physicist Anna Mani

On 23 August, Google dedicated a doodle to Anna Mani, India’s first female physics scientist. She was a physicist as well as a meteorologist. She has a special contribution related to research in the field of meteorology and energy. Who is Anna Mani? Anna Mani was born on 23 August 1918 in the former state ..

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Cyclone Asani

On May 9th the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the severe cyclonic storm ‘Asani’ is likely to weaken in the next 48 hours. Asani is the first cyclonic storm of the season. Which country gave the name Asani? Sri Lanka. What is the meaning of Asani? Asani means ‘wrath’ in Sinhalese (Srilankan language). Where ..

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IIT Bombay’s collaboration with India Meteorological Department (IMD)

Recently, IIT Bombay entered into collaboration with India Meteorological Department (IMD) to develop climate solutions at the village, city, and district levels. What are the expected outcomes of the collaboration? Sensors and Drone-based Smart Monitoring System Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technology for water and food security Intelligent and automated early warning systems Climate and Health Smart ..

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Cyclone Tauktae: Strongest in West Coast in Two Decade

Tauktae is the first cyclone of 2021. The IMD has predicted that Tauktae cyclone will intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and then later into a Very Severe Cyclonic storm. It is expected to be the strongest in the west coast in two decades. Background The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently reviewed the impacts ..

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IMD to launch Impact-based Cyclone Warning System

The Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department Mrutunjay Mohapatra recently announced that the IMD is to launch “Impact based Cyclonic Warning Systems”. The system will help minimise economic losses and damages due to property in the intense weather system. About the new System The new system will provide district or location specific warnings. The ..

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The country observes the highest rainfall since 1976

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the country has set a new record after 44 years by receiving 25 per cent more rainfall than the average. However, the IMD expects monsoon to slow down by September this year. What does the forecast say? IMD’s forecast so far has been correct regarding the monsoon. The latest ..

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