Question of The Day19-05-2021

Cyclone ‘Tauktae’ has recently hit the coast of Gujarat. The name of the cyclone has been given by which country?


Correct Answer : b ) Myanmar

Explanation :
  • According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Tauktae recently made landfall in Gujarat with windspeed between 150kmph and 160kmph.
  • The cyclone ‘Tauktae’ name has been given by Myanmar. It means 'gecko', a highly vocal lizard, in the Burmese dialect.
  • A cyclone is a low-pressure system with very high winds swirling around it.
  • Conditions favourable for the formation of tropical cyclones are —
    • Sufficiently warm sea surface
    • Atmospheric instability
    • High humidity in low to medium levels of the troposphere
    • Sufficient Coriolis force to maintain a low pressure center, etc

Hence, option (b) is correct.

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