Indian Meteorological Department (IMD): Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

International Version of UMANG Application launched in selected countries

Published: November 24, 2020

On November 23, 2020, the Union Information Technology Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the International version of the UMANG application. UMANG is Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance. It was launched in UK, US, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, UAE, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. The International version was launched on the completion of three years ..

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AMPHAN: Cyclonic Storm intensifies into Severe Cyclonic Storm

Published: May 18, 2020

On May 17, 2020, the Cyclonic storm Amphan in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into severe cyclonic storm. The cyclone is to cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts on May 20, 2020. The National Disaster Response Force has sent 7 teams to West Bengal and 10 teams to Odisha to aid the state government in its ..

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IMD includes PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan

Published: May 7, 2020

The Indian Meteorological Department has begun to include Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Ladakh and Muzaffarabad into its meteorological sub-division of Jammu and Kashmir. Highlights The change has reflected in the daily forecast of north west India. The weather forecast will be given for the entire sub-division of Jammu and Kashmir and not for specific areas. ..

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IMD released list of 169 new names of Tropical Cyclones

Published: April 29, 2020

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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IMD: Above Normal Heat Wave during Summer in India

Published: March 2, 2020

The Indian Meteorological Department has announced that months of March, April and May are to be warmer than normal. The heat waves are to prevail over the heat wave zones of India Heat Wave Zone The Core Heat Wave Zone of India includes Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya ..

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