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Wednesday 25 October 2023

Quiz on Cyclones

On the backdrop of huge loss of life and property due to cyclones over the North Indian Ocean, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations (UN) took the initiative to establish the WMO/ Economic & Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) Panel on Tropical Cyclones (WMO/ESCAP PTC) in 1973 to save the life and property from the vagaries of cyclones affecting the countries in the Bay of Bengal & Arabian Sea region. At present there are 13 members in the PTC including Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Pakistan, Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Yemen. 

In 1973 itself, India Meteorological Department (IMD) was given the onus to act as WMO recognized Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre, New Delhi (RSMC New Delhi) to provide advisories w.r.t. cyclonic disturbances developing over the North Indian Ocean. We are commemorating 50 years of formation of WMO/ESCAP PTC and RSMC New Delhi, which have helped in minimizing the death toll to double digit in the region due to cyclones in recent decades. As a part of the celebrations, the IMD is conducting a quiz competition to improve public awareness about various aspects of tropical cyclones in the region. 

The main objectives of the quiz competition are to:

1.  Create an awareness on the tropical cyclones over North Indian Ocean.

2.  Promote an understanding among the people in the region about the role of regional cooperation among the member countries of WMO/ESCAP Panel on tropical Cyclones.

3.  To learn about various initiatives by IMD to minimize death toll over the region.

Start Date : 21 Sep 2023, 11:45 am
End Date : 21 Nov 2023, 11:45 pm

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