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India Reels Under Cyclone’s dominance.

The word “Cyclone” has been derived from the Greek word “Cyclos” which means the “coils of a snake”. The Bay of Bengal’s tropical storms seemed to Henri Peddington, the coiled and twisting snakes in the sea and this made him name the storms “Cyclones”. The “Cyclonic Storm” is a strong current of air or a [...]

Natural Hazards in India

Most of the Asia-Pacific nations are located in the Hazard Belts of the World. India is a nation with varied climatological and hypsographic conditions. Therefore 70% of the land is drought prone, 60% is prone to earthquake, 12% to Floods, 8% to Cyclones. This counts to almost 85% of the land area in India which [...]