October 19, 2013

Q TIME: CYCLONE PHAILIN


WINDS OF FURY


Courtesy: NDTV

(1) What does the Thai word 'Phailin' stand for?
Ruby
Sapphire
Diamond
Emerald

(2) Which meteorological agency first detected Phailin in the form of a tropical depression?
Indian Meteorological Department
The United States Joint Typhoon Warning Centre
Japan Meteorological Agency
Emerald

(3) Name the depression that later become the cyclone Phailin.
Depression BOB 01
Depression BOB 02
Depression BOB 03
Depression BOB 04

(4) On which date did Phailin make its landfall on the eastern coast?
11 October, 2013
12 October, 2013
13 October, 2013
14 October, 2013

(5) In which year did the last super cyclone - Cyclone 05B or the Paradip Cyclone, hit the eastern coast of India?
1999
2000
2001
2002

(6) MV Bingo, a cargo ship is believed to have sunk off the Bengal coast. In which Central American country is this ship registered?
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Nicaragua
Panama