Tag: Miscellaneous


Miscellaneous Cyclone Michaung The India Meteorological Department (IMD) states that the Cyclone Michaung may form in Bay of Bengal and can impact the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. It was named by Myanmar. Cyclones formed over the Bay of Bengal in 2023 so far: Midhili Hamoon Mocha Michaung  


Miscellaneous 'Earth Hour': Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The event is held annually, encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights, for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m on the last Saturday of March, as a symbol of commitment to the planet.


Geography  Natural disasters Forest Fires Burning In 142 Spots in Odisha, Highest In Country With rain eluding Odisha since October, forest fires are raging in 142 places in various districts of the state, which is the highest in the country on Tuesday, a senior official said. According to the Forest Survey of India (FSI) data, 391 active fire incidents were reported from across the country by 12 noon during the day. Forest fires may start from natural causes such as lightning strikes or when dry tree branches rub against each other during high wind. They can also be man-made when burnt stubs of cigarettes and bidis are thrown away on dry leaves. The FSI data said 12 of the 30 districts of Odisha reported forest fire incidents on Tuesday. Miscellaneous  Sagasahi, a remote village in Odisha’s tribal dominated Sundergarh district has become a model in the state as the entire village is electrified by solar energy.