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Showing posts with label Gujarat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gujarat. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Get to Know an Unusual Storm : 'Cyclone Ockhi'

December 05, 2017 0

What is Cyclone Ockhi?

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Ockhi is an active tropical cyclone currently threatening and impacting India, and is the most intense to exist in the Arabian Sea since Cyclone Megh in 2015. The strongest storm of the 2017 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, Ockhi originated from an area of disturbed weather near Sri Lanka on November 29. Proximity to land initially prevented significant strengthening, however as it entered the Arabian Sea, favorable conditions allowed it to quickly strengthen on December 1.
So far, at least 30 people have been killed by Ockhi.
(Source: Wiki)

The difference between Tsunami and Cyclone

Cyclone is the large wind flows with heavy rain in a low pressure atmosphere develops over the sea which leads to heavy rain and wind flowing, where as Tsunami is the Large waves developed under the sea bed due to an earthquake, sliding of plates or volcanic eruption, which leads to formation of high altitude waves with different frequencies and duration. 

Cyclone never develops a Tsunami

'Ockhi' cyclone influence has decreased rapidly in Kerala. It moved more west-northwest direction. Isolated light to moderate rain possible in Kerala.Sky will be clear most of the time. Lakshadweep will continue to have moderate wind and rain for one more day. Weakening of cyclone will start from today and move towards north west direction for first 12 hrs then turn to north-east direction and reach Maharashtra-Gujarat coast 6th December as depression. 

How powerful was Ockhi?

Ockhi was described as a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’, the third strongest category according to the definitions used by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Cyclones are categorised by the maximum wind speed they generate. On Saturday, at its most powerful, Ockhi had wind speeds between 155 and 165 km per hour, touching the upper border for ‘very severe cyclonic storm’.

Cyclones with wind speeds between 165 and 220 km per hour are classified as ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’. Those with even higher wind speeds are called ‘super-cyclones’. The most famous instance of a ‘super-cyclone’ was the one that hit the coast of Odisha in October 1999. It was the strongest-ever cyclone recorded in that area, with wind speeds touching 260 km per hour. It was also the most devastating cyclone to have hit India.
 The Joint Typhoon Warning  Centre, US, issued the 6th  warning for Ockhi cyclone.  Now the Ockhi cyclone is  located 8.9 N 73.8 E near  Lakshadweep. It is now  maintaining its initial wind  speed and in the “Severe  Cyclone “status. Within 48  hours, its intensity increases  further with wind speed of  110 Km/Hr. then it reduces  to 85 Km/ Hr in the next 24  hours. It then turns to  "Depression" on the 5th day  with a wind speed of 45 Km / Hr.

Current track of the cyclone is North – West and turn to North – East on 3rd Dec. Then it slows down its movement towards Gujarat and weakens further.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Rahul Gandhi’s visit to US : Reflecting a sense of maturity

November 22, 2017 0
Rahul made a good impression on his audience by taking a break from the usual rhetoric of his party when disagreeing with the Centre. Instead, the Congress vice-president accepted some (if not all) of the flaws in the organisation of his own party. Rahul even praised some of the BJP-led central government’s schemes, possibly reflecting a sense of maturity.
Rahul also admitted that Congress was complacent and arrogant going into the polls, when talking about the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. “In around 2012, arrogance crept into the Congress and we stopped having conversations with people that led to the party’s loss in the last polls,” Rahul said.
On dynastic politics, a subject for which he has been ridiculed by BJP leaders, he said, “this is a problem that is present in all political parties in India. Akhilesh Yadav is a dynast. (MK) Stalin is a dynast… Even Abhishek Bachchan is a dynast. Don’t go after me because the entire country is running like that. That’s what happens in India.

Asserting that the original Congress movement was an NRI (non-resident Indian) movement, Gandhi urged the diaspora in the United States to come forward with their ideas for another movement of transforming the country.
“Mahatma Gandhi was an NRI. Jawaharlal Nehru came back from England. Ambedkar, Patel, Maulana Azad, everyone of them went to the outside world, saw the outside world, returned to India and used some of the ideas that they had got and transformed India,” Gandhi said.
“And wherever I went, you made me feel proud to be an Indian,” Gandhi said as he praised the Indian community’s contribution to the country’s progress.
“So, I would like to start by telling you, that you are actually the backbone of our country,” he said.
He said his Congress Party represented a philosophy that is thousands and thousands of years old.