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State of Climate Services Report of WMO: Key Facts

The World Meteorological Organization of United Nations recently released the “State of Climate Report”. Key Findings of the Report One on three individuals are not covered by disaster warning systems Frequency, severity and intensity of extreme climate events and weather have increased More than 108 million were affected by disasters such as floods, storms, droughts ..

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October 13: International Day for Disaster Reduction

Every year, the United Nations marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction on October 13. The day is celebrated to spread how people and communities all over the world are reducing their exposure to disasters. The day is also called World Calamity Control Day. This year, in 2020, the day is marked under the theme ..

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IMD to launch Impact-based Cyclone Warning System

The Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department Mrutunjay Mohapatra recently announced that the IMD is to launch “Impact based Cyclonic Warning Systems”. The system will help minimise economic losses and damages due to property in the intense weather system. About the new System The new system will provide district or location specific warnings. The ..

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Indian Army conducts ‘Exercise Topchi 2019’

Indian Army has recently demonstrated its artillery firepower by using ultra light Howitzers and indigenous Swathi weapon-locating radar at the annual ‘Exercise Topchi 2019’ at the vast firing ranges at Deolali Camp near Nasik, Maharashtra. The aviation and surveillance capabilities were also showcased in the Exercise. In addition to the gun fire, the display of ..

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The multi-nation tsunami mock exercise (drill) “IOWave18” started in Indian Ocean

The major Indian ocean-wide tsunami mock exercise (drill) “IOWave18” has started from September 4, which is being organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The purpose of the 2-day exercise is to increase tsunami preparedness, evaluate response capabilities in each state and improve coordination throughout the region. It will also enhance tsunami preparedness ..

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