Anjali Marar

Articles By Anjali Marar

Monsoon covers entire country four days late, to make comeback by July 25

Over the past week, rainfall has been concentrated near the Himalayan foothills, lashing the eastern and northeastern portions of the country.

Construction of world’s largest telescope in Hawaii gets green signal 

India is one of the countries — along with USA, Canada, Japan and China — collaborating on this international project. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) together will spend a sum of Rs 1,300 crore for the project across 10 years of construction.

Explained: Jalyukta Shivar key for Maharashtra, but still has a long road ahead

Jalyukta Shivar is the flagship programme of the Maharashtra government launched in December 2014. It aims to make 5,000 villages free of water scarcity.

Mustard seeds capable of lighting LEDs: IISER Pune

A team of scientists at Pune's IISER carried out an experiment using mustard seeds, sandwiched between a layer of plastic and a polymeric nano fibre pad, subjected them to mild force and found that electric power was generated.

Pune: To allow easy commute, SPPU to introduce buses, e-rickshaws, bicycles

While bicycles had been available for a few months on shared basis, the process was stalled when cycle companies decided to discontinue their services.

Water stocks in city dams improve: IMD warns of heavy to very heavy rain in Maharashtra this week

After a brief break, rainfall over Pune picked up once again during the weekend. The rainfall recorded in the city in the 24-hour period between Saturday and Sunday was 48.7 mm, one of the heaviest spells of the season so far.

Maharashtra: Statewide survey to map groundwater fluctuation over 40 years likely soon

The move is pertinent at a time when the state is reeling under severe water crisis and effective management of water resources, including the groundwater reserves, holds the key.

Pune: IT professionals plan month-long ‘Digital Aandolan’ for 24-hour water, waste management

As plans for the protest take final shape, IT professionals and residents plan to use Twitter to spearhead the campaign. The aim is to involve around 10,000 people online.

Jan Shakti Jal Shakti: Pune housing society digs recharge pit for water conservation

Taking swift decision and prioritising the need for having better water conservation measures at the earliest, the society constructed its first recharge pit for harvesting surface water. The society had to shell out Rs 45,000 and is hopeful that its benefits will last for decades to come.

Late monsoon: 33% deficit in June, highest in five years

Among the driest states in June were Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala and large parts of the North-East where the actual rainfall was 30% to 60% below normal.

Pune sees second wettest June day since 2009; downpour wipes out city’s rainfall deficiency this month

With 73 mm of rain, the city experienced its second wettest June day since 2009, between the mornings of June 27 and June 28, even as moderate rainfall continued over the city throughout Friday.

Rain check: What held the monsoon back, what is the forecast ahead?

The delayed monsoon has finally picked up and covered large parts of the country, but rainfall is still 36% short of normal for this time. What factors held it back, what is the forecast for the rest of the season?

Monsoon covers Maharashtra, light to moderate rain till end of June: IMD

Pune, adjoining areas receive moderate spells in the evening for second consecutive day this week.

CSIR grievance cell for research fellows flooded with distress messages about stipends

Established earlier this month, the cell accepts complaints in the form of emails and calls. Not surprisingly, it is already flooded with hundreds of distress messages and emails from students across the country, who are facing issues with their fellowships.

Many responsibilities, more expenditure: Why Pune’s Fergusson hiked fees after 30 years

The decision did not go down well with a section of the student community, which staged a protest and even went on a two-day hunger strike, forcing the college administration to defend its decision and promise to support students from underprivileged backgrounds.

Pune: UG team from IISER to make ‘bio-sensor’ that can detect lead in river water

The team bagged the grant from the Indian Biological Engineering Competition (iBEC) under the DBT, and was competing against students from world-class universities as part of the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) umbrella. More than 300 universities took part in this contest.

Long wait over: Monsoon finally arrives, Maharashtra looks at rainy fortnight ahead

According to IMD officials, Konkan will experience fairly widespread rainfall over the next five days while Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada will get light to moderate rains initially.

Long wait over: Monsoon finally arrives, Maharashtra looks at rainy fortnight ahead

Pune and Mumbai are expected to receive moderate rainfall from the evening of June 22, with the intensity of rainfall increasing in the coming days. There are chances of heavy spells of rain at isolated locations near these cities, said officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Monsoon to arrive over Maharashtra on June 21, says IMD

Very good spells of rain are forecast over the parched regions of Marathwada and Vidarbha in the upcoming days, which might bring much-needed respite from both hot conditions and water crisis faced in the regions this summer.

Monsoon to arrive over Maharashtra on June 21: IMD

Since its delayed onset over Kerala, progress of monsoon has remained sluggish. As of June 17, the Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) has crossed the southern parts of Karnataka and some areas in the northeastern parts of the country.