IMD launches impact-based cyclone warning system

News: India Meteorological Department(IMD) has launched a dynamic, impact-based cyclone warning system. Facts: Aim: To minimise economic losses and damage to property from cyclones that hit the country’s coasts every year. Features: Under this, district or location will issue specific warnings which will factor in the infrastructure, local population, settlements, land use as well as… Continue reading IMD launches impact-based cyclone warning system

World Competitiveness Index 2020

News: World Competitiveness Index 2020 has been released by the Institute for Management Development(IMD). Facts: World Competitiveness Index is an annual report published since 1989. Parameters: It ranks 63 countries using 235 indicators grouped under four factors: economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency and infrastructure. Key Takeaways: Top Rankers: Singapore has topped the index followed… Continue reading World Competitiveness Index 2020

Heatwave: IMD issues ‘red alert’ for several parts of north India

News: India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red warning for Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Rajasthan for the next two days.  Facts: Heat Wave: It is a period of abnormally high temperatures more than the normal maximum temperature that occurs during the summer season in the North-Western and South Central parts of India. Time… Continue reading Heatwave: IMD issues ‘red alert’ for several parts of north India

IMD has issued a yellow weather warning for Himachal Pradesh

News:Recently,the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain and snowfall in Himachal Pradesh. Facts: About Colour- Coded Weather Warning: The IMD issues colour-coded warnings to alert the public ahead of severe or hazardous weather conditions that can cause disruption or damage. Different Colour Codes: Green(No warning): No advisory is… Continue reading IMD has issued a yellow weather warning for Himachal Pradesh

India Meteorological Department(IMD) celebrates 145th Foundation Day

News:The Indian Meteorological Department(IMD) is celebrating its 145th Foundation day on 15th January,2020. Facts: About India Meteorological Department (IMD) India Meteorological Department (IMD) was established in 1875.It is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India. It is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology. IMD… Continue reading India Meteorological Department(IMD) celebrates 145th Foundation Day

Near-normal monsoon may boost foodgrain production

The government has targeted a modest increase in foodgrains production for the next crop year of 2019-20 after the Indian Meteorological Department(IMD) has forecast normal monsoon in 2019. India Meteorological Department(IMD) had said that monsoon rains are expected to be normal in 2019 which is 96% of the Long Period Average (LPA).The IMD defines normal… Continue reading Near-normal monsoon may boost foodgrain production

Fresh yellow warning for Himachal

India Meteorological Department has issued a ‘yellow’ weather warning for snowfall and rain in Himachal Pradesh. India Meteorological department is an agency under the Ministry of Earth Sciences. It is the apex agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology. The IMD issues colour-coded warnings to alert the public ahead of severe or hazardous… Continue reading Fresh yellow warning for Himachal