IMD: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

IMD to launch Impact-based Cyclone Warning System

Published: October 9, 2020

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

Published: August 29, 2020

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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India has Received More than Normal Rainfall So Far: IMD

Published: July 20, 2020

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has reported that rainfall has been more than normal in the country so far this year and it has been around 6% more than the normally perceived rainfall in the country during this time. The more than normal rainfall has been observed in the south peninsula, central India and east ..

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La Nina to boost South West Monsoon in 2020

Published: June 26, 2020

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology recently stated that there is 50% of chances for the formation of La Nina in 2020. Highlights According to the researchers at the bureau, the La Nina if formed will boost the South West Monsoon. The Indian Meteorological Department expects an above average monsoon in India in 2020. The IMD ..

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NABARD releases Rs 20,500 crores of funds for Kharif and pre-monsoon operations

Published: May 19, 2020

On May 18, 2020, the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) released Rs 20,500 crores. The funds will act as front-loading resources to the cooperative banks and the Regional Rural Development Banks (RRBs). Highlights The funds have been released to help farmers in Kharif operations and also in their pre monsoon preparations. Of ..

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