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No one can predict a tsunami: ISRO chief

Indian Space Research Organisation chairman G Madhavan Nair on Tuesday said that there is no satellite in the world that can predict a tsunami. Similarly, there are no scientific tools to predict......

Cyclone Hudhud? Really? What does that mean?

How can a cyclonic storm that could make landfall at India’s eastern coastline with winds blowing in the range of 120 to 140 km per hour be named Hudhud?A Google search of Hudhud throws up......

TEXT: President Patil's last address to Parliament

President Pratibha Patil on Monday addressed Parliament for the last time as President when she flagged off the Budget session. Here's the text of her speechHonourable Members I welcome you to this......

In Chennai, mum's the word for Hillary on Lanka

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who will make her first-ever visit to Chennai after co-chairing the second US-India Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi on July 19 with her counterpart......

Pakistan suggested the name Laila

Ever wondered how cyclone 'Laila' that has wreaked havoc in coastal Andhra Pradesh got such a lyrical name? Pakistan may have the answer. The name 'Laila' which means dark-haired beauty or night in......

All about the El Nino blues

The last El Nino outlook report of the World Meteorological Organisation had said that only half of weather models in use foresee a weak El Nino to set in between June and August, a period relevant......

Do we really need the meteorological department?

I rejoiced with the rest of the world when the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) almost announced the "discovery" of the elusive Higgs boson a few days ago, even though I do not......

Met experts want to go beyond rain for drought

Paucity of monsoon rainfall alone is not a sufficient determinant of drought, maintains the World Meteorological Organisation. Several other factors need to be taken into account to declare an......

Poor monsoon due to El Nino winds from Pacific

When the World Metereological Organisation warned our weather experts in June that a poor monsoon was coming , and also told them why, the latter wouldn't agree. Now they do.In June, WMO had......

Monsoon projection: IMD cautious

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) seems to have taken a cautious stand over the World Meteorological Organisation's (WMO) projection of a 'poor monsoon' due to a probable 'El Nino' impact.......

Bouncy pitch awaits SA, Holland in Mohali

With the city receiving showers till Tuesday and the conditions overcast in the past few days, it was a sigh of relief for the local organisers when sun came out on Wednesday morning, ahead of the......

Commonwealth Games opening to have spiritual touch

The opening ceremony of the Delhi Commonwealth Games, at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, on October 3, will have a spiritualtouch.Azaan,Vedic and Buddhist chants will be played in the background as......

World Cup draw to map out familiar path

Whatever surprises the draw for South Africa 2010 provides in Cape Town on December 4, the path to glory at the first African World Cup will be a familiar one. FIFA's decision to take its prized......

Beijing torch climbs the Great Wall

Doves flew and confetti rained down as the Olympic torch was carried along the ancient Great Wall on a misty Thursday morning, the eve of Games that China hopes will demonstrate its modern-day......

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azam khan
Q. Why is this Cyclone named as Cyclone Phailin?
Azam Khan:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-is-this-cyclone-named-as-cyclone-phailin/26560369/answers/

Iqbal Seth
Q. What does it takes to name a cyclone?
Iqbal Seth:  A. it is Thailand that got the turn to name this cyclone in the Indian Ocean as 'Phailin', that is now on top of everyone's mind . Phailin is sapphire...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-does-it-takes-to-name-a-cyclone/24380368/answers/26560373

Iqbal Seth
Q. why should pakistan name our indian cyclone / why cant we name it ourselves ?
Iqbal Seth:  A. What's in a name? Well, it can be the the cyclonic storm Nilam which is threatening to cause havoc across Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-should-pakistan-name-our-indian-cyclone--why-cant-we-nam/24380330/answers/24380384

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Q. Of the various agencies related to the United Nations, the one that has the longest period isA. International Labour OrganisationB. Universal Postal UnionC. World Health OrganisationD. World Meteorological Organisation
Question Answer:  A. The storm was named Nilam, as suggested by Pakistan under the cyclone naming procedure. they earlier named cyclone nargis as well. The indian...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/of-the-various-agencies-related-to-the-united-nations-the-on/21243632/answers/24380377

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Q. why the name laila is given to the cyclone
Question Answer:  A. Ever wondered how cyclone Laila that has wreaked havoc in coastal Andhra Pradesh got such a lyrical name? Pakistan may have the answer. The name...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-the-name-laila-is-given-to-the-cyclone/21243632/answers/17155302

  Web results for World Meteorological Organisation
India contributes $1 mn to tsunami trust fund

Bangkok, Dec 26 India Friday donated $1 million to the UN tsunami preparedness fund to strengthen early warning systems for natural disasters in... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a516542.html
Jairam Ramesh to Advice UN Environment Programme

New Delhi: Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh has been appointed as a member of a board which provides strategic policy advice to a key UN agency... ...

http://www.punjabkesari.com/frmNewsDetails.aspx?uid=198649
Drishti to clear visibility haze

A plane touches down at Patna airport amid foggy conditions on Friday afternoon. Picture by Jai Prakash Drishti - an indigenous transmissometer... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1141213/jsp/bihar/story_3400.jsp
Is the nature of innovation changing?

Mark Buchanan Could the innovation that has helped drive human prosperity for centuries finally be petering out? Some worry that the easy... ...

http://www.mydigitalfc.com/opinion/nature-innovation-changing-794
High pollution levels recorded at world heritage site

PUNE: The cultural landscape of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is threatened by high pollution levels, revealed a study conducted by the... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/High-pollution-levels-recorded-at-world-heritage-site/articleshow/45465746.cms

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