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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

Construction of the world’s largest radio telescope to begin on Thursday
Wed, Jun 30, 2021

Once fully operational by 2029, the SKAO — to be built across South Africa and Australia — will generate astronomical data measuring 700 Petabytes, annually.

Delhi’s wait for monsoon gets longer, northeastern region to witness heavy rainfall
Sun, Jun 27, 2021

Even though the monsoon swiftly covered 2/3 geographical areas of the country within the initial days of onset, its advance over Delhi, western Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and the remaining area of Rajasthan is pending.

Favourable monsoon 3,000 years ago saw dominance of paddy cultivation in arid Vidarbha: Study
Tue, Jun 22, 2021

Many previous archaeological excavations from Vidarbha had linked antiquities and agriculture equipment -- hoe, sickle and others -- to the Iron Age from this region of Vidarbha.

Explained: Of the 130 reservoirs, 49 have more water than they had stored in June 2020
Sat, Jun 19, 2021

Although the monsoon has not covered the whole country yet, summer cyclones and thunderstorms have left reservoirs with more water than their average at this stage. Some regions, however, remain behind.

Very heavy rain lashes Mahabaleshwar, hill station records 212 mm in 24 hours
Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Due to favorable orography, Mahabaleshwar receives heavy rain during the June to September monsoon season, with average rain of 5,530 mm.

10 days since monsoon hit Pune, heavy rain eludes city
Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Southwest Monsoon subdued over many parts of central Maharashtra and Marathwada

Explained: Why is the southwest monsoon early?
Mon, Jun 21, 2021

The monsoon hit the Kerala coast two days behind schedule, but has already covered two-thirds of the country. What explains its progress so far, and what can be expected in terms of rainfall and agriculture?

Overheated electrical instrument may have led to June 7 fire at NCL: Officials
Wed, Jun 16, 2021

The fire had occurred around lunch hours and no student was present at the time of the fire.

IMD, ICMR collaborate to study temperature, rainfall roles with malaria cases in Odisha
Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Since a year, the Met department has been issuing weekly specialised ‘Climate Information for Health’ bulletins, which includes the temperature threshold values — both maximum and minimum, of India with a lead time of two weeks.

Explained: How PASIPHAE will peep into the unknown regions of the sky
Mon, Jun 14, 2021

The development of a vital instrument, which will be used in upcoming sky surveys to study stars, is being led by an Indian astronomer. What is PASIPHAE, and why is it important?

Spread of infectious diseases via inter-state travel: ‘Well-connected’ Indian metros rank high on risk map
Fri, Jun 11, 2021

In India, railways account for the bulk of long-distance traffic ferrying about 88 lakh people per day, followed by road – 25 lakh and air – 7.5 lakh. As a result, trains not only are infection carriers but also do so over long distances in a country like India, the researchers said.

CHIME telescope processes 7 terabits per second
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Astronomers prepare first-of-its-kind catalogue of 535 fast radio bursts detected in a year

IISER scientist devises kitchen hack for firefighting using vinegar, baking soda
Wed, Jun 09, 2021

Samrat Ghosh, a scientist at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali, has demonstrated how fire response time can be almost immediate and some measures to bring it under control can be initiated before firefighters arrive

Rainfall, humidity and minimum temperatures over Pune linked to dengue and malaria cases: Study
Tue, Jun 08, 2021

Pune receives its maximum rainfall quota during July and August. From about 180 cases reported in 2010, Pune's dengue cases in October reached close to 600 in 2017.

ARI scientists identify proteins that help hydra to repair damaged DNA
Mon, Jun 07, 2021

Accumulation of damaged DNA is one of the contributing factors for which any organism shows signs of aging.

Two days early, monsoon arrives over Maharashtra and Goa
Sun, Jun 06, 2021

The normal onset date over Goa and southern Maharashtra is June 7. Over Pune and Mumbai, the normal monsoon onset date is June 10 and June 11, respectively.

Explained: Why Delhi’s weather turned stormy and wet
Sat, Jun 05, 2021

The India Meteorological Department has forecast cloudy sky conditions to prevail over Delhi and adjoining areas during the weekend. Light rain along with thunder and lightning is the forecast for June 7.

Monsoon advances, to reach Goa and Maharashtra by early next week: IMD
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

The monsoon hit southern Kerala on Thursday and since then, the rainfall activity has picked up. On Friday, the 24-hour rainfall recorded at many places here ranged between 70mm and 160mm.

Monsoon arrival over Maharashtra around June 11: IMD
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

Parts of the state will continue receiving the pre-monsoon showers. Vidarbha will experience thunderstorms till June 7.

Below normal rainfall likely over Nanded, Latur, Solapur and Ahmednagar in June: IMD
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

The districts which could be affected include Nanded, Latur, Osmanabad and the adjoining parts of Beed, Parbhani and Solapur and Ahmednagar.

Explained: How Pune escaped a hot summer this year
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

In its pre-monsoon season, Pune’s rainfall this year was over 55 per cent surplus (till May 30). Frequent thunderstorms associated with the moist westerly winds over Maharashtra in April and May contributed to this.

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