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A red alert has been issued in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh after the cyclone named "Gulaab" as suggested by Pakistan.

Cyclone 'Gulab' hits Andhra Pradesh and Odisha

Category : National
Published on: September 29 2021 Share on facebook

·         The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has now issued a red alert for Odisha and Andhra Pradesh after 'Cyclone Gulab' made landfall over the northwest and adjoining the west-central Bay of Bengal.

·         Pakistan has named "Cyclone Gulab".

·         The word ‘Gulab’ refers to a rose in English. The wind speed during landfall is said to be in the range of 90 kmph to 100 kmph.

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About IMD

v  The India Meteorological Department is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India.

v  It is an agency dealing with meteorological observation, weather forecasting, and seismology.

v  Founded: 1875

v  Motto: 'The Sun Gives Rainfall'.

v  Head of IMD: Dr. Mrityunjay Mohapatra

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