Cyclone Warning Centres in India

To meet the needs of Cyclone Warning Services and Marine Weather Services, our country has established seven Warning Centers along the east and west coasts. There are three Area Cyclone Warning Centres (ACWCs) in Chennai, Mumbai, and Kolkata, and four Cyclone Warning Centres (CWCs) in Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Visakhapatnam, and Bhubaneswar. This was stated by Shri …

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Functional Classification of Towns

Introduction Apart from their role as central or nodal places, many towns and cities perform specialised services. Some towns and cities specialise in certain functions and they are known for some specific activities, products or services. However, each town performs a number of functions. On the basis of dominant or specialised functions, Indian cities and …

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Definition of Towns, Urban Agglomerations (UA) and Out Growths (OG): Census of India 2011

Towns For the Census of India 2011, the definition of urban area is as follows: All places with a municipality, corporation, cantonment board or notified town area committee, etc. All other places which satisfied the following criteria: A minimum population of 5,000; At least 75 per cent of the male main working population engaged in …

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OAS Prelims-2020 Daily Practice Set-07/01/2021: Indian Geography

1. The famous Lagoon lake of India is :a) Dal Lakeb) Chilka Lakec) Pulicat Laked) Mansarover 2. Where is ‘Raisina Hills’?a) Where Rashtrapati Bhavan is situatedb) The Hill feature in Srinagar, otherwise known as ‘Shan kara-charya Hill’c) The place where the Dogra rulers of J & K built their fort in Jammu.d) The rock feature …

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