North Indian Ocean cyclone season: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Cyclone Kyarr becomes first Super Cyclonic storm in Arabian Sea in last 12 years

Super Cyclonic Storm Kyarr, after a trail of destruction in Goa, moved away from the West Coast, with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting reduction in the rainfall. It was an extremely powerful tropical cyclone that became the first Super Cyclonic Storm over the North Indian Ocean since Gonu in 2007.

Mrutyunjay Mahapatra appointed as Director General (DG) of India Meteorological Department (IMD)

Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, the renowned scientist and cyclone warning specialist, has been appointed as the chief of India Meteorological Department (IMD). Popularly known as the ‘Cyclone man of India’, he will take charge of his new assignment on August 1 for a period of five years. Mohapatra and his team at the Cyclone Warning Division (CWD) ..

Cyclone ‘Fani’ Intensifies Over Bay of Bengal

By 30th April,  Cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ is likely to hit Coastal Andhra Pradesh as it intensified into a severe storm. The storm has trigger thunderstorms, gusty winds and moderate rains in coastal districts and some parts of Rayalaseema. ‘Fani’ currently lays over east Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal. The sea ..

Cyclone Trevor hits Australia

Trevor is categorised as Category four cyclonic storm. The officials have declared the state of emergency. Flash floods are expected after the storm. Also, the storm is huge that it is expected to bring a year’s rainfall in just 2 days. The winds are expected to lash the lands at 250 km per hour. There ..

Odisha state disaster management authority honoured with coveted SKOCH award 2018

The Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has been honoured with the coveted SKOCH award for 2018 for its remarkable achievements in the field of disaster management at the 56th SKOTCH Summit at New Delhi on February 25, 2019. The Skoch award covers the best efforts in the areas of finance, governance, banking, disaster management, ..

The tropical cyclone ‘Pabuk’ occurred in Thailand

In Thailand, Tropical storm Pabuk caused floods and blackouts leaving nearly 30,000 people in evacuation shelters across the southern part of the country on January 5, 2019. Pabuk packed winds of up to 75km an hour and brought heavy rains and storm surges as it lashed the entire south of the kingdom. It is expected ..

Titli declared ‘rarest cyclone’, as per latest report by RIMES

The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) has termed ‘Titli’, the severe cyclonic storm that devastated Odisha in October 2018, as ‘rarest cyclone’. In its latest report, RIMES stated that more than 200 years of cyclone track history in the Odisha coast reveals that the Titli cyclone is the rarest ..

Rajnath Singh committee of Union Government approves financial assistance to several flood affected states

The high-level committee for Central Assistance Chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved financial assistance of Rs 1711 crore for Bihar which was affected by floods in 2017. The committee also approved assistance of Rs 1055 crore for Gujarat which was also affected by floods. Apart from this, Rs 838 crore have been ..