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Mrutyunjay Mohapatra takes charge as IMD Director

New Delhi:1/8/19; Odisha-born Mrutyunjay Mohapatra today assumed charge as the Director General of Meteorology of India Meteorological Department (IMD).

He is also the Permanent Representative of India with the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and Member of Executive Council, WMO.

Mohapatra, who hails from Bhadrak district, and his team at the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD earned accolades in the past for accurate forecasts on cyclones, its wind speed and likely impact.

Prior to joining the IMD, Mohapatra was working at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratory in Chandipur, Balasore.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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