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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.