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Union Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan Inaugurated IMD Centre at Leh in Ladakh

Published on December 30, 2020
Current Context: The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the India Meteorological Department (IMD)
Union Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan Inaugurated IMD Centre at Leh in Ladakh
Centre at Leh in Ladakh.
  • While inaugurating the centre virtually he emphasized the need for an IMD centre at Leh as the region has lofty mountains with no vegetation, high slopes, and a lot of loose debris and soil which makes the region prone to various natural hazards like flash floods, cloud burst, glacial lake outbursts, and avalanches.
  • Therefore, the IMD Centre will help to prevent the losses caused due to natural calamities in this region by providing the prior safety indications and will strengthen the weather-related early warning system in Ladakh.
  • The centre will be providing a range of weather forecast services, like range from short (3 days) and medium (12 days) to extended (1 month) period.
  • The centre will provide weather data to tourist places like Pangong Lake, Nubra, Kargil, Zanskar, Drass and Khalsi.
  • The centre will also help to forecast suitable weather conditions for mountaineering, trekking and farming.
  • Static Part: 
    • Lt Governor of Ladakh: Radha Krishna Mathur

Question: 

Q.1 Who among the following inaugurated India Meteorological Department (IMD) Centre at Leh in Ladakh?
a. Rajnath Singh
b. Radha Krishna Mathur
c. Dr Harsh Vardhan
d. Bipin Rawat
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