According to the IMD forecasts, the Cyclone Yaas as named by Oman will likely make a landfall at the Odisha and Bengal coast around May 26 noon. With state governments already watchful over the conditions, the Indian Coast Guard have been deployed to deal with cyclone urging people to stay safe. The authorities have also requested people out in the sea to return to land as soon as possible.
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The IMD is planning to build the country’s first thunderstorm research testbed in Odisha’s Balasore in collaboration with Earth Science ministry, DRDO and ISRO. The IMD’s Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said the test facility would help to reduce the loss of life and property due to lightning strikes. ‘Cyclone Man of India’ Mrutyunjay also revealed first-of-its-kind monsoon testbed coming near Bhopal. Reportedly, over 350 people die every year in… read-more
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