India Meteorological Department (IMD) was established in 1875. It is the National Meteorological Service in India and is the principal government agency in all matters relating to Meteorology, Seismology and allied subjects. For administrative control and technical operations, six Regional Meteorological Centres (RMCs) function with their headquarters at Kolkatta, Chennai, Guwahati, Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi.
Madras War Cemetery is a war cemetery and a memorial in Nandambakkam, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India, created to receive Second World War graves from many civil and cantonment cemeteries in the south and east of India where their permanent maintenance could not be assured. The cemetery contains 856 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. It was established in 1952 by the Imperial War Graves Commission, now known as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), to pay tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives in World War II.