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#GS II #Statutory and Non-Statutory Bodies
Topic Statutory and Non-Statutory Bodies:
∙The majority of northeast, eastern, central, and portions of northwest India will have “above normal” temperatures on Tuesday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
∙In 1875, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) was founded. It is a part of the Indian government’s Ministry of Earth Sciences.
∙It is the main organisation in charge of seismology, weather forecasting, and meteorological observations.
∙The World Meteorological Organization’s six geographically oriented meteorological centres include IMD.
∙The cyclones in the northern Indian Ocean are named by the Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre (RSMC) of Tropical Cyclones in New Delhi.
∙IMD’s main office is in New Delhi.
∙In order for weather-sensitive businesses like agriculture, irrigation, shipping, aviation, and
offshore oil exploration to operate as efficiently as possible, it is necessary to aggregate meteorological data and offer current and future estimates.
∙To issue warnings of dangerous weather conditions that can result in both property damage and mortality, such as tropical cyclones, nor’easters, dust storms, heavy rain, snow, cold, and heat waves.
∙To supply the meteorological information required for managing water resources, industry, oil exploration, and other nation-building projects, IMD is essential.