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.
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.
Niti Aayog's Index for Sustainable Development Goals evaluates progress on social, economic & environmental parameters. Jharkhand & Assam were also the worst performing this year.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 tornado ripped through 24-Parganas and Hooghly districts Tuesday. ThePrint explains the weather phenomenon that has been documented in Bengal since 1838.