India Meteorological Department (IMD) Current Affairs, GK & News

First Thunderstorm Research Testbed of India

India’s first thunderstorm research testbed will be established in Balasore, Odisha. Objective of testbed The Thunderstorm Research Testbed is being established with the objective to minimalize the human fatalities and loss of property because of the lightning strikes. Highlights This announcement was made by the Director-General of India Meteorological Department, Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra. He also ..

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IMD launches improved SILAM and ENFUSER models to monitor Air Quality in the country

On October 14, 2020, the Indian Meteorological Department operationalised improved air quality forecast models. They were SILAM and ENFUSER. There are more than 40 air quality monitoring systems in Delhi. SILAM SILAM is System for Integrated Modelling of Atmospheric Composition. The model has been improved by implementing Global emission inventories such as CAMS-GLOB and EDGAR ..

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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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India has Received More than Normal Rainfall So Far: IMD

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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New List of Names for Tropical Cyclones in North Indian Ocean Released

A new list of 169 names for tropical cyclones in the North Indian Ocean has been released by IMD. Naming of Tropical Cyclones The new list of 169 names were released using contributions from the IMD and the WMO/ESCAP panel on tropical cyclones (PTC). The panel has 13 member nations:  Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, ..

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