Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicFlash floods

Topic: Flash floods

IPCC has a clear warning for India, flood forecasting needs some speed in it

Until we find the answers to climate change that can ease flooding, a nation-wide implementation of state-of-the-art flood forecasting systems is the only way to go.

Kedarnath reconstruction: PM’s dream project to be ready by 2022, but experts warn of huge risks

Scientists say shrine area is ‘marshy, unstable’, ongoing heavy construction may lead to more trouble if 2013-like situation recurs.

Over 9,700 houses, 45 buildings suffered damages in Maharashtra’s Mahad during July floods

The Raigad district collectorate Friday published the list of damages in Mahad tehsil due to the flooding, which occurred on 21-22 July.

SubscriberWrites: From climate change and ending discrimination to manufacturing consent on Taliban and looking at ‘The Lives of Others’

Subscribers write on the recent floods in Maharashtra, Pegasus scandal, manufacturing consent on Taliban and why India needs world’s largest disaster rehabilitation programme.

SubscriberWrites: Consequences of climate change are visible now but we carry on as usual

We all are pleased to visit hilly and mountainous regions to find peace and happiness, but we do not want to conserve those beautiful places, writes Somil Pahuja.

Why insurers won’t save a heating world from floods and fire

Anyone who’s tried to put in a claim knows insurance isn’t charity. If it becomes too expensive to cover losses for natural disasters, insurers will pull back toward areas that are profitable.

Flash floods in Himachal and Jammu, 71 dead due to lightning strikes including 42 in UP

In Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala, flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept away cars and two buildings, and resulted in closure of the Kangra airport at Gaggal.

‘She cries all day & night’ — a dog’s desperate wait for lost puppies in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli

In Raini village, close to the site of the Rishi Ganga Hydropower Project, a Bhutia dog waits for the return of her puppies that were washed away by the floods.

Tapovan tunnel rescue work temporarily suspended due to surge in water level of Dhauli Ganga

Around 25-35 people have been trapped in the tunnel for over four days in the wake of the Chamoli glacier disaster in Uttarakhand, with agencies racing against time to rescue them.

No power, no water, little ration — 3 days on, ground zero of Chamoli floods remains cut off

Paing and nearly a dozen other villages were cut off from the rest of Chamoli in Uttarakhand after flash floods struck Sunday morning.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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