Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: cyclone

Chennai is home to India’s worst cyclones, floods. But it has learnt nothing from the past

'Smart city' Chennai attracted newcomers with good jobs and housing. But its disaster response hasn't changed in years.

Protecting livelihoods is the next frontier for India in the fight against climate change

For a developing nation, putting some sectors on a path of lower carbon emissions without compromise on growth and development, is a challenge. 

Cyclone Shaheen forms in Arabian Sea, IMD says storm moving away from Indian coast

The cyclone has formed from the remnants of Cyclone Gulab, which hit India's eastern coast on 26 September. IMD says it will move towards Pakistan and then drift to the Oman coast.

Why Cyclone Gulab is an exception as a rare September cyclone in the Bay of Bengal

In the 22 years of the 21st century, Cyclone Gulab is only the third Bay of Bengal cyclone to make landfall in September, during the active monsoon season.

Cyclone Gulab begins landfall in AP and Odisha, process could go on for 3 hours: IMD

The cyclone hit the landmass between Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh and Gopalpur in Odisha. During the landfall, the wind speed of the cyclone is about 90 km/h, an official said.

Mamata skips cyclone meeting with Modi, TMC says Suvendu Adhikari’s presence upset her

Mamata Banerjee demands Rs 20,000 cr relief in separate meet with PM, says she 'didn't know' of other meeting and had scheduled engagements. BJP calls her move 'petty politics'.

Depression in Bay of Bengal to develop into cyclonic storm Yaas by Monday, says IMD

State governments as well as the Centre are preparing for cyclone Yaas that will bring winds with a speed ranging 155-165 kmph and gusting to 185 kmph.

PM Modi reviews preparedness of state & central govt agencies to tackle cyclone Yaas

IMD said that the cyclone Yaas is expected to cross West Bengal & north Odisha coasts by 26 May with the wind speed ranging 155-165 kmph and gusting to 185 kmph.

Govt asks states to review health infrastructure in coastal districts ahead of Cyclone Yaas

The ministry also asked states prepare an evacuation plan for community & health facilities in the path of the cyclone and warned that health challenges might be compounded amid Covid.

ONGC, barge contractor ‘ignored’ cyclone warnings, resulting in deaths of nearly 50 workers

Cyclone Tauktae battered ONGC’s major production installations & drilling rigs off Mumbai High on 17 May. At least 49 workers are dead. Several are missing.

On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.