24 May 2024: PIB Summary for UPSC

24 May 2024 PIB
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1. Cyclone Storm ‘Remal’
2. Sports News
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1. Cyclone Storm ‘Remal’

Syllabus: GS-2, Geography; GS-3, Disaster Management

Prelims: Cyclone Remal

Mains: Disaster management w.r.t cyclones


ICG takes preparatory measures in view of Cyclone Storm ‘Remal’.

About Cyclone Remal:

  • Cyclone Remal is expected to make landfall between Bangladesh and the West Bengal coast on May 26.
  • The “depression” over the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 25 morning in the east-central region of the Bay of Bengal.
  • Cyclone Remal will cross the Bangladesh and West Bengal coasts as a severe cyclonic storm.
  • The cyclone may lead to wind speeds of 120 kilometres per hour according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
  • As a result of the cyclone, extremely heavy rainfall will occur in the coastal districts of West Bengal and north Odisha on May 26-27. Extremely heavy precipitation may hit parts of northeast India on May 27-28.
  • The name ‘Remal’ has been suggested by Oman and means ‘sand’ in Arabic.
  • The IMD predicted that a storm surge of about one metre above astronomical tide is likely to inundate low-lying areas of coastal West Bengal and 1.0-1.5 m over Bangladesh at the time of landfall.

Mitigating the impact of the cyclone:

  • The IMD has advised total suspension of fishing operations, regulation of surface transport and shipping operations, regulation of onshore and offshore operations as per guidelines, avoiding going outdoors in vulnerable areas, staying in safer places, etc.
  • ​​The ICG has made coordination efforts with the concerned state administrations and stakeholders to facilitate a synchronised response to potential contingencies arising from the cyclone.

Read about Cyclone Disaster Management in the linked article.


2. Sports News

Syllabus: Miscellaneous 

Prelims: IWF World Youth Weightlifting Championship


JSSPS Cadet Secures Two Bronze Medals at IWF World Youth Weightlifting Championship in Lima, Peru.


  • Babulal Hembrom, a Jharkhand State Sports Promotion Society (JSSPS) cadet, secured two bronze medals at the IWF World Youth Weightlifting Championship. 
  • Babulal clinched third place in the 49 kg Snatch and Clean & Jerk categories at the championship in Lima.

Jharkhand State Sports Promotion Society (JSSPS):

  • It is a joint initiative of the Jharkhand State Government and Central Coal Fields Ltd (CCL) aimed at promoting sports and winning Olympic medals for the country.
  • The sports academy was established in 2016.
  • About 97% of the academy sports cadets are from the tribal and OBC communities from remote villages of almost all 24 districts of Jharkhand.
  • The cadets are provided free boarding, lodging, sports training, schooling, etc. in the campus at Khelgaon, Ranchi.
  • In addition, they are also given a stipend of Rs 500.00 per month to expose them to financial decision-making.
  • The entire expenses are borne by CCL and the Govt. of Jharkhand in the ratio of 50:50.

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