Anjali Marar

Articles By Anjali Marar

More scientific, real-time groundwater assessment for Maharashtra on cards

In case of Maharashtra, the natural geology comprising hard basalt rock limits seepage of groundwater in majority of its area. It not only poses a major challenge in western and central regions of the state but also leads to deeper digging of wells to extract natural reserves.

‘No threat of El Nino on monsoon this year’

Previous incidents of El Nino have shown negative influence on the Indian monsoon, with rainfall remaining deficient and at times resulting in drought-like situations in the country.

Soon, six weather radars to monitor Mumbai skies

Currently, there are two weather radars scanning the skies of Mumbai and, with the addition of four C-band radars, meteorologists believe it will be the first-of-its-kind radar network installed over a small area in India.

Pune: 300 students from Balewadi school make field visit to a police station

As many as 28 school teachers accompanied the batch of Class 1 students. The students were taken around the police station, during which they have explained the overall functioning.

What a Harappan grave says about marriage

Of the 62 graves discovered in Rakhigarhi, only this one had more than one skeleton — and of individuals of the opposite sex, together.

At city institute, prison inmates, jailers take lessons together: in bee-keeping, Pune

Last year, 10 bee boxes were presented to the Yerwada Central Prison, and honey collection from these boxes will take place over the next few months. Currently, 30 inmates from the prison work at the Agriculture College Farm in the city and earn about Rs 201 per day.

Why it’s the coldest December in three decades for Pune

At 5.9 degrees Celsius, Pune recorded its coldest December in 37 years on Saturday, with a departure of 4.7 degrees Celsius from normal.

Now on Pune IMD website: How India weathered the last 117 years

While Daily Weather Reports from India, starting in 1901, have been digitised, daily weather charts available since 1932 till 2014 are also available in a digital format.

Pune shivers on coldest December day in six years as mercury drops to 7.4 degrees

Friday was largely breezy, which made the day temperatures drop 3.2 degrees Celsius below normal, while the maximum temperature was 25.4 degrees Celsius.

Pune: Workshop on manuscripts to be held from January 29

Students holding a master’s degree either in Sanskrit or any other language and associated subjects are eligible and can apply before December 31.

Pune’s air quality worsening, rampant urbanisation, poor vehicle upkeep to blame: Study

The causes of air pollution include factors like rapid expansion of the city, as the secondary contributors were particles from developing areas, emitted due to activities such as mechanical grinding, construction and quarrying.

Maharashtra: Expert team submits report on proposed groundwater Act, ministries to take final call

The recharge of groundwater in 2018 was not highly appreciable as in more than 3,000 villages in the state, groundwater levels had dropped over 3 metres, or to the maximum depth.

Soon, beekeeping courses in colleges, universities: CBRTI

Earlier this month, bee experts and former scientists from the Centre had conducted the maiden session for some city-based college students.

Researchers take to the streets in Pune: ‘Govt must not make us resort to protests every 4 years’

Scholars from SPPU, IITM, NCL and other institutes join nation-wide protests for stipend hike.

Students unnecessarily getting anxious, stipends will be hiked: CSIR DG

Failing any decision in the matter, the students have even threatened to stage a nationwide protest on December 21.

No more darting through traffic: Foot overbridge to come up soon near Millennium Gate

The decades-old flyover has, however, not managed to ease the heavy traffic flowing in from Aundh, Baner, Pashan, Senapati Bapat Road and Shivajinagar.

IISER scientist steps down over ‘illegal tree felling’, institute says charges baseless

Watve tendered his resignation after he was allegedly stripped off his responsibilities as the head of the landscape committee of IISER, reportedly because he pointed out these irregularities in the ongoing works on the campus.

Indian History Congress: Pune varsity says can’t host meet, cites lack of funds

The IHC has called an emergency meeting of its Executive Committee (EC) on December 14 to discuss the development and decide an alternate location for the session.

Pune: Banned plastic items resurface in city shops

As per the ban, anybody found manufacturing, stocking or selling goods in these banned plastic materials could attract a fine of Rs 5,000 or more.

To develop beekeeping, Centre plans to introduce decade-long programme

A dedicated Beekeeping Development committee, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been constituted in this regard. Last year, a dedicated Honey Mission programme was launched at the hands of the PM.