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Mrutyunjay Mohapatra appointed as Chief of IMD

Published on June 10, 2019
Renowned scientist and cyclone warning specialist Mrutyunjay Mohapatra has been appointed as the Chief of India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Mrutyunjay Mohapatra appointed as Chief of IMD

Details:

  • He is popularly known as the 'Cyclone Man'.
  • He will take charge in the month of August.
  • Mohapatra and his team at the Cyclone Warning Division (CWD) of the IMD are noted for their accurate forecasts on cyclones which have enabled the authorities to ensure early evacuation of millions of people eventually saving many lives.
  • In the past six years, the CWD has given accurate forecasts on cyclones including when Phailin in 2013, Hudhud cyclone in 2014 and Titli in 2018 hit the eastern coast.

About the India Meteorological Department (IMD):

  • The IMD is responsible for the weather and climate-related forecasts in the country.
  • It is also mandated to issue warning to people about severe weather phenomenon like cyclones, dust storms, heavy rain and snow, cold and heat waves, among others.

Question:

Q. Which renowned scientist and cyclone warning specialist has been appointed as the Chief of India Meteorological Department (IMD)?
a. Mohan Mohapatra
b. Maruti Mohapatra
c. Mahesh Mohapatra
d. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

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