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Major News and Events of 20 October 2017

What Happened on 20 October 2017

Deep Depression in the Bay of Bengal brings heavy rain in Odisha

Heavy rain is lashing many parts of Odisha due to a deep depression over the west-central Bay of Bengal. The system, which lay centered over northwest Bay of Bengal, has crossed Odisha's coast Paradip. The Meteorological department has warned fishermen not to venture into the sea due to sea condition, which is likely to be rough. The meteorological department has also stated that heavy to very heavy rain and thundershowers will continue to occur at a few places in southern and coastal Odisha and heavy rain at interior districts for the next 24 hours. It said strong and gusty surface winds, reaching up to 65 kilometres per hour, will blow along the coast.  In view of the weather conditions, the local cautionary signal Number Three (LC-III) has been hoisted at Paradip and Gopalpur Ports.

India, Russia participate in first-ever tri-services military exercise

INDRA-2017, the first-ever Tri-Services Joint Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces, began on Thursday near Vladivostok in Russia. The Exercise INDRA was previously held as single service exercise. Two indigenously built Indian Naval ships INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt reached Vladivostok Port yesterday and were given a traditional ceremonial welcome. The Indian contingent for the Exercise is led by the Task Force Commander Major General ND Prasad.

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