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Bay of Bengal to witness a new cyclonic storm | Assam Current affairs 2021

Assam Current affairs 2021 : In todays daily current affairs season (24/05/2021) we will discuss about a new cyclonic storm named as ” Yaas ” .

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Highlights :

• After severe cyclonic storm Tauktae in the west coast, another cyclone named Yaas is likely to hit the east coast on May 26, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

• A low pressure area is very likely to form over north Andaman Sea and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal around May 22.

• Under the influence of the system, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Odisha, West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya are likely to receive light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy falls at isolated places.

• Last year Cyclone Amphan caused $14 billion worth of damage.

• IMD said they cannot rule out the possibility that Yaas will intensify like Amphan. The only good thing is that models as of now are showing that the system is moving very fast over the sea. Its intensification will be restricted if its time over sea is less.

• Officials in Odisha have started making preparations for the cyclone. Odisha Special Relief Commissioner held a preparatory meeting with the collectors of 10 coastal districts along with SPs, fire department officers and emergency officials to identify the shelters, check facilities and infrastructure and deploy staff and to prepare an evacuation plan.

• In West Bengal, officials to arrange for adequate stock of medicines, drinking water, dry food and tarpaulins.

• Warning that sea conditions are likely to be rough to very rough, the Met Department advised fishermen not to venture into the Bay of Bengal from May 24.

• The IMD said that the west coast, especially the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, are still assessing the damage done by extremely severe cyclonic storm Tauktae.

• May 2020 saw two cyclones – super cyclonic storm Amphan and severe cyclonic storm Nisarga – which hit the eastern and western coast, respectively.

MCQ Question related to cyclone “Yass”

Q) IMD recently has infomed about the formation of new cyclonic storm, named Cyclone Yaas in  Bay of Bengal. Which country has given the name Yaas?

  1. Pakistan
  2. Oman
  3. Qatar
  4. Saudi Arabia

Answer – 2) Oman

Q) Consider the following statements about the North Indian Ocean Region ?

1) The Cyclones Gati, Nisarga, Amphan and Nivar all have occurred in the North Indian Ocean Region.

2) India, Bangladesh, China, UAE and Yemen come under the North Indian Ocean Region.

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 Only
(C) Both
(D) None of these

Answer – (A) 1 Only

Q) According to UN’s ‘State of the Global Climate 2020’ report, Cyclone Amphan of 2020 resulted in economic losses of how much amount in India?

(A) US$ 14 billion
(B) US$ 10 billion
(C) US$ 12 billion
(D) US$ 17 billion

Answer : (A) US$ 14 billion

Descriptive type Question about this topic :

Q) Disscuss about the Unlikely condition in the water inundation area after the cyclone? { Word limit – 200 }

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