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General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 39

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16 October 2014

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,  geographical features and their location:

1) Tropical cyclones are classified and named differently in different parts of the world. Examine how low pressure systems are classified by the Indian Meteorological Department and explain the criteria used to name tropical cyclones as accepted by the the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). (200 Words)

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2) Write a note on the importance of volcanic activity to climate and environment. (200 Words)

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