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Cyclone Michaung

Cyclone Michaung:

Cyclone Michaung is a tropical cyclone that is tracking northwest in the western Bay of Bengal.

  • Michaung’ is named after a suggestion provided by Myanmar. It means strength and resilience.
  • The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) recently convened to assess the readiness of State governments and Central Ministries for the approaching cyclone ‘Michaung’ in the Bay of Bengal.
  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) reported the storm’s current location and projected path, indicating potential landfall on coastal Andhra Pradesh.
  • The NCMC is a committee set up to coordinate and implement relief measures and operations in the wake of a natural calamity.
  • The NCMC coordinates and oversees the response to major crises, emergencies, and disasters that may affect India.
  • NCMC is headed by the Cabinet Secretary.