India Meteorological Department: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

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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National Super Computing Mission: Three More Super Computers to be installed

Published: March 23, 2020

The National Super Computer Mission was launched by the GoI in 2015. Today India has 5 Super Computers that are ranked within top 500 list of Super Computers in the World Top 5 Super Computers in India The Super Computer (Pratyush) at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology India is ranked 39th, National Centre for Medium ..

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India, China, Pakistan to work together to study impact of climate change on Hindu-Kush-Himalayan region

Published: October 10, 2019

India Meteorological Department (IMD) is collaborating with meteorological agencies in China and Pakistan, among others, to provide climate forecast services to countries in Hindu-Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region. These countries have agreed to establish regional climate centre that will provide forecasting services and climate analyses. This centre will be under World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). It will help ..

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What is Monsoon Mission Coupled Forecast Model (CFS)?

Published: October 3, 2019

India’s new monsoon model, called the Monsoon Mission Coupled Forecast Model (CFS), has failed to forecast the excess rainfall received during August-September 2019. It was deployed by the IMD (India Meteorological Department) under National Monsoon Mission (NMM). CFS model was developed as part of a ‘Monsoon mission’ that was underway for over 10 years and ..

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IMD hands over Kochi Cyclone Detection Radar (CDR) building to Indian Navy

Published: August 29, 2019

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has handed over its Kochi Cyclone Detection Radar (CDR) building to Indian Navy. In this regard, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Indian Navy (IN) and IMD. The MoU will enable Indian Navy to utilise CDR building within naval premises at Kochi for meteorological purposes. Kochi Cyclone Detection Radar (CDR) ..

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