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

‘Climate of India during 2021’ report

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) published its “Climate of India during 2021” report on January 21, 2022. Key findings of the report As per report, year 2021 was the fifth warmest year in India since country-wide records started in India in 1901. India reported a loss of 1,750 lives because of extreme weather events in 2021. ..

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Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas of India

The scientists of CRS have created a climate hazards and vulnerability atlas of India. CRS is Climate Research and Services and it operates under India Meteorological Department (IMD). About the map The scientists created the map based on 14 extreme weather events. They also considered the risks and threats imposed by these 14 weather events ..

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India-USA: agreement on Monsoon Data Analysis

India and USA signed an agreement on Monsoon Data Analysis and cooperation in order to improve weather forecasts. Highlights MoU was signed by Ambassador of India to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Acting Administrator of NOAA, Dr Neil A Jacobs. The agreement seeks to improve weather forecasting in Indian ..

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IMD undertook installation of Agro-Automatic Weather Stations

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has undertaken installation of Agro-Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) in order to provide exact weather forecast to people with special focus on farmers. Highlights This information was provided by Science & Technology Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. Installation was done at District Agromet Units (DAMUs) ..

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India Interagency Expert Committee on Malaria and Climate (IEC)

India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have partnered with “Malaria No More” which is a non-governmental organisation. Key Points IMD & ICMR launched an expert committee to explore and advance climate-based solutions to eliminate malaria in India, in collaboration with “Malaria NO More”. Committee is being called as “India Interagency ..

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May records 2nd highest rainfall in 121 years

As per Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), May 2021 received second highest rainfall in 121 years. Key findings by IMD Highest rainfall attributes to two back-to-back cyclones and western disturbances. IMD also highlights, average maximum temperature of 34.18 degrees Celsius over India this May was fourth lowest since 1901. In 1917, India had recorded lowest ever ..

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