western disturbances Current Affairs, GK & News

What is Karakoram Anomaly?

Recently, Researchers unravelled why some areas of glaciers in the Karakoram Range are going against the worldwide trend of glacial melt due to climate change. Highlights Even in Himalayas, glaciers are losing mass. Researchers linked this phenomenon to “resurgence of western disturbances (WDs)”. The phenomenon of Karakoram not losing glacier mass, is known as Karakoram ..

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What are ‘Western disturbances’?

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) projected that; western disturbance is likely to hit the eastern states from January 11, 2022. Key Points Making these predictions, IMD issued yellow and orange alerts for the states of Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and Bihar, for January 11 to January 13. Scattered to fairly widespread light or moderate rainfall ..

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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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Air Quality Commission’s Directions on Piped Natural Gas (PNG)

The Air Quality commission recently directed all the industries in the National Capital Region to switch over to Piped Natural Gas. Also, the commission provided a set of other directions. The twenty-member Commission was formed by Ministry of Environment. Air Quality Commission Directions The commission directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to inspect and identify ..

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What are Western Disturbances?

The recent Western Disturbance is responsible for an increased amount of snowfall in J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and the rapid dip in Delhi’s temperature. In several other states, the Western Disturbances have tightened its grip creating foggy conditions. What are Western Disturbances? It travels from the western to the Eastern part of the world. ..

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