WMO Current Affairs, GK & News

State of the Climate in Asia 2021 Report

State of the Climate in Asia 2021 was released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) at the COP27 in Egypt. What are the key findings of the report? Economic losses caused by drought, floods and landslides has surged in Asia, resulting in a ..

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State of the Global Climate in 2022

State of the Global Climate in 2022 report was released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on November 6. What are the key findings of the report? Warmest years The past eight years were the warmest in record. This was caused because of the ever-increasing greenhouse gas concentration and accumulated heat. The global mean temperature ..

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January 15: IMD Foundation Day

On January 15, 2020, the IMD celebrates its 145th Foundation Day. It was begun in 1875. The day will be celebrated by Ministry of Earth Science under which IMD (Indian Meteorological Department) functions. Recent Achievements of IMD Around 5 observatories of IMD received recognition from World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It includes Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram ..

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China continues to use Banned Ozone-Depleting CFC: Study

According to a recent research published in journal Nature, China continues to use the banned ozone depleting chemical called CFC-11 in violation of Montreal Protocol. Key Findings of Report Despite being a signatory to Montreal Protocol, and agreeing to phase out the production of harmful CFC-11 in 2010, China continues to emit ozone depleting CFC-11 ..

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Ex ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar conferred France's Highest Civilian Honour

On 2 May 2019 former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman A S Kiran Kumar was awarded France’s highest civilian honour ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Legion d’Honneur’ (or National Order of the Legion of Honour) by France’s Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler on behalf of French President. Importance He was awarded for his ..

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Ex ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar conferred France’s Highest Civilian Honour

On 2 May 2019 former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman A S Kiran Kumar was awarded France’s highest civilian honour ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Legion d’Honneur’ (or National Order of the Legion of Honour) by France’s Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler on behalf of French President. Importance He was awarded for his ..

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