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next 36 hours. The name Ockhi was given by Bangladesh which in Bengali means ‘eye’. The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) started the tropical cyclone naming system in 2000. Tropical cyclones are named to provide ease of communication between forecasters and the general public regarding forecasts, watches, and warnings . The Cyclones worldwide are named by 9 regions — North Atlantic, Eastern North Pacific, Central North Pacific, Western North Pacific, North Indian Ocean, South West Indian Ocean, Australian, Southern Pacific, South Atlantic. Eight north Indian Ocean countries — Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand, gave eight names each which was combined into a list of 64 names. One name from each country is picked in an order to name the cyclones. Cyclones in the North Indian Ocean basin are named by the Indian Meteorological Department and the first tropical cyclone was named in 2004 as Onil (given by Bangladesh). The previous storm Mora that caused severe flooding across Northeast India in May was named by Thailand. Mora is the name of one of the healing stones and also means star of the sea. The next cyclone will be named Sagar — a name given by India.
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CURRENT AFFAIRS DECEMBER 2017 143 | Page 9004078746 [email protected] BILATERAL 1) INDIA PAKISTAN Pakistan allows Jadhav's wife, mother to meet him on Dec. 25 Pakistan said that it will allow the wife and mother of alleged Indian spy, Kulbhushan Jadhav, to meet him on humanitarian grounds on December 25. It allowed them to be accompanied by an Indian embassy official as requested by New Delhi.
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CURRENT AFFAIRS DECEMBER 2017 144 | Page 9004078746 [email protected] Mr. Jadhav, who India claims was a former Navy official, was apprehended by Pakistan law enforcement agencies on March 3, 2016, after he allegedly crossed over . Mr. Jadhav, who was produced before the media in Pakistan in March 2016, was accused of sabotage and terrorism against the coastal cities of Pakistan. After a swift and controversial trial by a Pakistani military tribunal, he was awarded the death sentence on April 10. His clemency appeal is pending with Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa for the past four months. Pakistani officials said there were still two forums of appeal left even if the Army chief rejects his mercy plea. India went to the International Court of Justice against the conviction, and secured a stay on May 18. Pakistan files counter in ICJ Pakistan filed a counter-memorial before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against India’s plea to prevent execution of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a military court in April 2017.
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