India will launch its own heat index next year to quantify the impact of heat on its population and generate impact-based heatwave alerts for specific locations.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) began issuing an experimental heat index last week, taking into account air temperature and relative humidity to determine how hot it really feels.
The new heat index will integrate other parameters such as wind and duration of exposure to provide an effective indicator of heat stress for people.
The hazard score for the heat index will be ready in around two months, and it will be operational in the next summer season.
Question : What is the purpose of India launching its own heat index?
a) To quantify the impact of heat on the environment
b) To generate impact-based heatwave alerts for specific locations
c) To predict natural disasters
d) To measure air pollution levels
Answer: b) To generate impact-based heatwave alerts for specific locations