India Meteorological Department Current Affairs - 2020

National Super Computing Mission: Three More Super Computers to be installed

The National Super Computer Mission was launched by the GoI in 2015. Today India has 5 Super Computers that are ranked within top 500 list of Super Computers in the World Top 5 Super Computers in India The Super Computer (Pratyush) at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology India is ranked 39th, National Centre for Medium Read More…

India, China, Pakistan to work together to study impact of climate change on Hindu-Kush-Himalayan region

India Meteorological Department (IMD) is collaborating with meteorological agencies in China and Pakistan, among others, to provide climate forecast services to countries in Hindu-Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region. These countries have agreed to establish regional climate centre that will provide forecasting services and climate analyses. This centre will be under World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). It will help Read More…

What is Monsoon Mission Coupled Forecast Model (CFS)?

India’s new monsoon model, called the Monsoon Mission Coupled Forecast Model (CFS), has failed to forecast the excess rainfall received during August-September 2019. It was deployed by the IMD (India Meteorological Department) under National Monsoon Mission (NMM). CFS model was developed as part of a ‘Monsoon mission’ that was underway for over 10 years and Read More…

IMD hands over Kochi Cyclone Detection Radar (CDR) building to Indian Navy

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has handed over its Kochi Cyclone Detection Radar (CDR) building to Indian Navy. In this regard, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Indian Navy (IN) and IMD. The MoU will enable Indian Navy to utilise CDR building within naval premises at Kochi for meteorological purposes. Kochi Cyclone Detection Radar (CDR) Read More…

Mrutyunjay Mohapatra appointed Director General of IMD

Renowned scientist, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra is appointed as Director-General the India Meteorological Department (IMD). His appointment order was issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. About Mrutyunjay Mohapatra The 54-year-old cyclone warning specialist is Scientist ‘G’ (grade) in IMD. Prior to joining IMD, he worked at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Read More…