GS-I: World & Physical Geography

What are the predictions of IMD for the coming winter?

December 5, 2018

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is an agency of the Ministry of Earth science and it is responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology. IMD has issued a statement titled “‘Seasonal Outlook for Temperatures” which brings out the weather forecast for the coming winter. Forecast by IMD: India is likely to experience a warmer winter for a second consecutive year due

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What are potential impacts of the Indian monsoons on Atlantic hurricanes?

October 25, 2018

The Indian monsoons, which are referred as lifeline of India, are found to have impact on the hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. The study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters has found this correlation. Findings of the study: Strong monsoons in the Indian Ocean can induce easterly winds that push Atlantic Ocean hurricanes westward. This

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Why the CSIR National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) is advocating for two time zones in India?

October 22, 2018

The national timekeeper the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research’s National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) which maintains Indian Standard Time has published a research article describing the necessity of two time zones. New Time Zone It proposes for a new time zone with the time an hour ahead of the existing time zone. It proposes the

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