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Pune-based organisation sets up platform to send and receive real-time alerts on the weather in Maharashtra  
Sat, Jul 31, 2021

Now, send and receive real-time alerts on weather in Maharashtra - Centre for Citizen Science launches website where anyone can send geo-tagged images and updates on rain, lightning, landslides or even tree-felling or wall collapse anywhere in state.

Explained: Why chemistry labs are more vulnerable to fire
Tue, Jul 27, 2021

This year in June and July, two premier research institutes in Pune – CSIR – National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) – witnessed fire accidents in their respective organic chemistry laboratories.

Incessant rain pushes up reservoir stock in Bhima, Krishna river basins
Mon, Jul 26, 2021

Out of 26 dams in Bhima river basin, two dams – Andra and Kalmodi – have reached their full storage capacity and 12 have reached at least 70 per cent of their total capacity.

At 594 mm, Mahabaleshwar gets more rain in one day than annual rainfall of some districts
Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Hill station receives 1258 mm of rain since Wednesday, setting record for highest one-day rain

On second wettest day in 52 years, Mahabaleshwar gets 802 mm of rain in 33 hours
Fri, Jul 23, 2021

'Orange' alert in Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara, Amravati

IMD red alert in Ratnagiri, Raigad, Pune, Kolhapur & Satara; warns of landslides
Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Red alert: Mahabaleshwar, having received 480 mm of rainfall in the last 24-hours, has recorded the highest rainfall ever for the month of July.

Pune: Damaged by fire and its after-effects, multiple IISER labs shut, institute to adopt tighter safety measures
Thu, Jul 22, 2021

On the possible cause behind the fire, the officials called it an accidental spillage of flammable liquid onto the fume hood bench-top, and the solvent coming in contact with a hot air-drying apparatus in the vicinity.

Warming Arabian Sea turning hotbed for intense cyclones: Study
Mon, Jul 19, 2021

Climatologically, the North Indian Ocean region -- covering Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal -- record five cyclones a year, four of which originate in Bay of Bengal. May and November are the active months in a year.

Pune headed for another week without proper monsoon rain
Sat, Jul 17, 2021

The city's seasonal rainfall, which began with a 5 per cent deficit in July, has now climbed to over 23 per cent. With no signs of continuous and good spells, this deficit would only grow in the days ahead. At present, Pune district's rainfall is just 5 per cent above normal.

Another week of eluded monsoon rains for Pune
Fri, Jul 16, 2021

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has, in its latest forecast, said that the monsoon trough will be briefly shifting northwards, which means that the rainfall activity over Maharashtra will once again lose steam.

Pulsars help detect space weather disruptions triggered by Sun
Sat, Jul 17, 2021

Pune news: Usually weighing 1.5 times more than the sun, pulsars are massive stars which rotate at a very high speed (up to 600 rotations per minute) and emit periodic radio flashes. Pulsars are considered the most accurate clocks in the universe and scientists accurately predict their flashes.

CLRI takes leather industry to Ladakh, encourages youth to turn entrepreneurs
Thu, Jul 15, 2021

The first interaction between CLRI and youngsters of the region is being seen as the maiden move aimed at employment generation here in this field.

Rains halted, sowing of almost all major kharif crops takes a big hit
Sat, Jul 10, 2021

The All India Crop Situation report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare shows sowing in over 499.87 lakh hectares (lh), against 558.11 lh last year, with area under almost all major crops, including moong, soyabean, paddy and cotton, reporting a dip.

Three-week extended break makes monsoon miss its normal date for covering India
Fri, Jul 09, 2021

Revival expected from Saturday; likely to reach Haryana, Punjab, Delhi during weekend: IMD

Venus, Mars and Moon to come closest next week
Fri, Jul 09, 2021

Easily visible with the naked eye and observable only from earth, conjunction occurs when two planets appear to have come close even though they remain far away from one another.

Venus, Mars, and Moon to come closest next week
Thu, Jul 08, 2021

In the latest conjunction, which is set to take place on July 13, will see Mars and Venus stay just 0.5 degrees apart (though this is quite far in the actual distance). This sight will be visible in the western sky or horizon under clear sky conditions soon after sunset.

Over 60 freshwater invertebrate species identified in Mula-Mutha rivers
Wed, Jul 07, 2021

The study has been conducted by Biologia Life Science, Pune-based NGO Jeevitnadi Living River Foundation, and Modern College of Arts, Commerce and Science.

At 104, BORI adds life to puranas and ancient manuscripts through online courses
Wed, Jul 07, 2021

BORI has a rich collection of over 1.40 lakh books, of which over 8,600 are rare ones, along with 29,510 manuscripts. A majority of them have undergone digitisation and have been made available for free and given open access at the institute's digital library.

Indian scientists from Bathinda university discover new plant species growing in hostile Antarctica
Tue, Jul 06, 2021

With extreme weather and sub-zero temperatures for months together, a harsh terrain, sunlight available only for six months and little life-supporting conditions available in Antarctica, the survival of this newly-discovered moss is proof of the plant's highly adaptable nature.

In a first, subdued monsoon pushes Pune city’s seasonal rainfall to below normal
Mon, Jul 05, 2021

The city has not experienced a good shower since the third week of June. With the monsoon remaining subdued, even thundershowers were absent during the last two weeks.

Lack of rain pushes city’s seasonal rainfall to 9 per cent below normal
Tue, Jul 06, 2021

Humidity and day temperatures soar, Pune records 33.5 degrees on Monday

Sanjay Kumar Srivastava: ‘India recorded 1.85 crore lightning strikes from April 2020 to March 2021’
Sat, Jul 03, 2021

In its second year, the Lightning Resilient Campaign India convener Sanjay Kumar Srivastava says that the fatality has been brought down to 1,697.

Normal rainfall expected in July over Maharashtra, but specter of delayed rain looms over Konkan, Vidarbha
Fri, Jul 02, 2021

The ongoing kharif season in the state -- particularly over districts of western Solapur, southern Osmanabad, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Pune, Satara, Sindhudurg and Kolhapur -- could be affected as sowing may be hit due delay in July rainfall.

India to receive normal rain in July: IMD
Fri, Jul 02, 2021

Below normal forecast over large areas, sowing could take a hit

India records 10 per cent surplus rain in June this year: IMD
Thu, Jul 01, 2021

Heat wave over Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan till Friday

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