Cyclone Michaung

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: Cyclone Michaung, heading towards the Andhra coast, is considered unusual due to its high intensity and timing in December, a month when storms in the North Indian Ocean typically don’t reach destructive levels. The cyclone, initially predicted to be a ‘tropical cyclone,’ was upgraded to a ‘severe’ …

Cyclones: How are cyclones formed and named?

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Important Geophysical Phenomena such as cyclones etc.   Source: IE   Context: According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), a cyclonic/low-pressure area is developing in the Bay of Bengal and may intensify into a cyclonic storm.   What this weather system be called? Cyclone Mocha (pronounced ‘Mokha’) –  a name suggested …

What are twin cyclones? Explain the mechanism behind their formation.

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., 2. What are twin cyclones? Explain the mechanism behind their formation. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Recent satellite images have shown a pair of cyclones in the Indian Ocean region, one in the northern hemisphere and one …

Cyclone Asani:

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclones etc.   Context: Asani is a cyclonic storm originating in the Bay of Bengal which would hit the Easter Coastal Plains of India, mainly the regions of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.   Cyclone Asani – Facts: Who named it? Sri …

Developing appropriate coping strategies and risk reduction plans, along with greater public awareness, is the high priority agenda for cyclone management in India. Discuss.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 6. Developing appropriate coping strategies and risk reduction plans, along with greater public awareness, is the high priority agenda for cyclone management in India. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu Why the question: With severe cyclonic storm Asani packing gale-force winds up to 120 kmph and moving …

Analyse the reasons for increasing frequency of Cyclones in the Arabian Sea. How is climate change impacting tropical cyclones?

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., 2. Analyse the reasons for increasing frequency of Cyclones in the Arabian Sea. How is climate change impacting tropical cyclones? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Down to Earth Why the question: Climate change will have opposite effects on the frequency of strong …

Explain the reasons as to why Bay of Bengal is the hot-bed for frequent cyclonic storms on the east coast. What is its impact on the Sundarbans?

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 1. Explain the reasons as to why Bay of Bengal is the hot-bed for frequent cyclonic storms on the …

India’s preparedness to handle cyclones depends on developing greater expertise in forecasting and disaster mitigation, and crafting policies to increase resilience among communities. Discuss.

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 1. India’s preparedness to handle cyclones depends on developing greater expertise in forecasting and disaster mitigation, and crafting policies …

Cyclone Jawad:

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.   Context: A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into cyclonic storm Jawad and is likely to make landfall near Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.   The name was given by? Saudi Arabia has given the cyclone …

Distinguishing between a tropical and extra tropical cyclone, explain the conditions that are favourable for the formation of a tropical cyclone?

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. Distinguishing between a tropical and extra tropical cyclone, explain the conditions that are favourable for the formation of a tropical cyclone? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 …

Cyclone Gulab:

GS Paper 1 Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.   Context: Cyclone ‘Gulab’ is likely to hit east coast of India. It is formed in the Bay of Bengal Region.   The name was given by? Gulab was suggested by Pakistan.   How are cyclones formed? Cyclones are …

Insights into Editorial: Tauktae, Yaas and planning for the next

  Introduction: The severe cyclones, Tauktae and Yaas, which battered India earlier this year, made landfalls on the country’s western coast, Gujarat, and the eastern coast, Odisha, on May 17 and May 26, 2021, respectively. Both storms caused massive damage to infrastructure, the agricultural sector, and houses. Moreover, 2.5 million people were evacuated to cyclone …

Account for the increased frequency of cyclones in India over the years, which are much severe and devastating than before. Suggest short term and long-term measures to mitigate the human and economic costs arising from them.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 6. Account for the increased frequency of cyclones in India over the years, which are much severe and devastating than before. Suggest short term and long-term measures to mitigate the human and economic costs arising from them. (250 words)  Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Two severe …

Rise in frequency and intensity of cyclones in Arabian Sea

GS Paper 1 Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.   Context: The frequency and intensity of cyclones developing over the Arabian Sea has increased in the last two decades, while fewer such storms have been seen over the Bay of Bengal.   Key changes: A 52% increase was …

Cyclone ‘Nivar’

Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc. Cyclone ‘Nivar’: After cyclones ‘Amphan’, ‘Nisarga’ and ‘Gati’, ‘Nivar’ is heading towards Karaikal in Puducherry and is expected to make the landfall on November 25. Nivar is the third name to be used from the new list of names for North Indian Ocean …