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Mrityunjay Mohapotra appointed DG of IMD

Mrityunjay Mohapotra appointed DG of IMD

Mrityunjay Mohapatra, honored scientist, has been appointed Director General of Indian Meteorological Department.

Ministry of Central Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension has issued the order of his appointment.

He will be the Chief of the Indian Meteorological Department from August 1, 2019.

Mrityunjay Mohapatra

  • Mrutyunjay Mohapatrta was born 54-years ago in Odisha
  • Mrityunjay Mohapatra is a cyclone warning specialist. He is also known as ‘Cyclone Man of India’.
  • He is a scientist of "G" grade in the Indian Meteorological Department.
  • Mrityunjay worked in the Defense Research and Development Organization, before working in the Indian Meteorological Department.
  • He will have tenure of ten years.

Indian Meteorological Department

  • Indian Meteorological Department is a government agency  works under the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  • IMD is responsible for the Meteorological Launch, Meteorological Forecasting and Earthquake Science of the Government of India.
  • IMD  headquarters is located in New Delhi.
  • Hundreds of launch stations from India to Antarctica are currently run by the Indian Meteorological Department.
Q.1 Who is known as 'Cyclone Man of India'?
A. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan
B. Mrityunjay Mohapotra
C. K Sivan
D. Birbal Sahni
Ans: Mrityunjay Mohapotra
Q.2 Where is the headquarte of Indian Meteoreology Department located?
A. Mumbai
B. Cuttack
C. New Delhi
D. Chennai
Ans: New Delhi

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