Mrutyunjay Mohapatra appointed IMD chief
10, Jun 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- Renowned scientist and cyclone warning specialist Mrutyunjay Mohapatra was appointed as the chief of India Meteorological Department (IMD) on 4 June 2019.
- Mr Mohapatra leads the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD.
- The IMD is responsible for weather and climate-related forecasts in the country.
- It is also mandated to issue warning to people about severe weather phenomenon like cyclones.