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More and more climate migrants are showing up at borders. Laws need to catch up

The World Bank projects that climate change will drive 143 million people in Latin America, Africa and South Asia alone to leave their homes by 2050.
A migrant worker that was unable to catch a bus feeds her children on the side of National Highway 24 during Covid lockdown in Delhi

India slips to 117th rank on 17 Sustainable Development Goals as part of UN’s 2030 agenda

India ranks below four South Asian countries (Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) and its overall Sustainable Development Goals score is 61.9 out of 100, a new report has said.

Southwest monsoon arrives over Kerala, IMD says

After a delay of two days, Kerala receives its first shower of the southwest monsoon. This marks the commencement of the four-month rainfall season in the country.
The NITI Aayog office in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Kerala retains top rank, Bihar at bottom in Niti Aayog’s SDG India Index 2020-21

Niti Aayog's Index for Sustainable Development Goals evaluates progress on social, economic & environmental parameters. Jharkhand & Assam were also the worst performing this year.
Clouds gather as the Indian monsoons start | Wikimedia Commons

IMD says conditions ripe for onset of monsoon over Kerala on June 3

The IMD said spatial rainfall distribution has increased over Kerala and the westerly winds have strengthened in the lower levels over the south Arabian Sea.

Juhi Chawla files plea in Delhi HC against 5G technology, cites threat of radiation

Chawla's plea, which states that radiation from 5G wireless networks in the country might permanently damage humans and the earth's ecosystem, will be heard on 2 June.

PM Modi, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik hold review meeting on impact of Cyclone Yaas

PM Modi advised concerned agencies to ensure normal life is restored in the affected areas. He will also conduct an aerial survey of the affected parts of Odisha and Bengal.
Villagers are seen standing next to a roof of the house which was damaged during cyclone 'Yaas', at Santipur in West Bengal, on 27 May 2021 | PTI

Bengal CM Mamata to hold review meeting with Modi on impact of cyclone Yaas during his visit

Banerjee, along with Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, is scheduled to undertake an aerial survey of the cyclone-hit areas in Purba Medinipur, South & North 24 Parganas Friday.
NDRF team carries out a rescue operation after lanfall of cyclone Yaas at South 24 parganas in West Bengal, on 26 May 2021 | PTI

1 crore people affected, 3 lakh houses damaged due to cyclone ‘Yaas’ in Bengal, says Mamata

Cautioning people that high tide in seas, caused by the storm surge, would persist, West Bengal CM Banerjee claimed that Bengal happens to be the ‘most-affected state’.
A screenshot of a video posted on social media of the tornado in Bengal on 25 May 2021 | Dipayan Sain | Twitter

How did a tornado form in Bengal? Science behind the stormy air column that’s uncommon in India

A tornado ripped through 24-Parganas and Hooghly districts Tuesday. ThePrint explains the weather phenomenon that has been documented in Bengal since 1838.

On Camera

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File image of Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani | Photo: Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani says there is ‘no option’ but to make businesses green

The pivot towards a greener, cleaner version of itself won’t be an easy one for Reliance industries, which got about 60% of revenue from its hydrocarbon-fueled energy operations in FY20-21.

Defence

Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, head of the Indian Air Force | Photo: ANI

Induction of Rafale aircraft into Indian Air Force to take place by 2022, says IAF Chief

IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria also said that some deliveries from France have been ahead of time, while minor delays happened with 'one or two' aircraft due to Covid-related issues.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.