New Delhi: Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mrutyunjay Mohapatra has been elected as the Vice Presidents of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
Mohapatra, who is heading the India Meteorological Department (IMD), is one among three vice-vice presidents.
The development was informed by the WMO through a tweet.
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Two other weather experts who were elevated to the rank of vice president are Eoin Moran, Director of Met Éireann from Ireland and Daouda Konate, director of meteorology of Cote d’Ivoire, WMO stated.
Mohapatra, who hails from Odisha, is called as the cyclone man for accuracy in his weather prediction. He has been heading the country’s top weather agency since 2019.
The World Meteorological Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for promoting international cooperation on atmospheric science, climatology, hydrology and geophysics.