Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicFlash floods

Topic: Flash floods

PM Modi condoles Pakistan flood deaths as Islamabad looks to ease trade imports with India

Modi's statement came on the same day that Pakistan’s finance minister said the country’s govt is considering duty-free import of vegetables and other edible items from India.

6 killed, 13 feared dead in separate incidents of flash flood, landslide in HP

Shimla: Six people were killed and 13 others were feared dead in separate incidents of flash flood and landslide triggered by heavy rains in...

Why Uttarakhand wants to revive 20 hydro-electric projects and dump 24 others

The projects to be revived are among those that were stopped by the apex court soon after the deadly 2013 flash floods; two undisputed projects being actively pursued with the Centre

Fears of lake burst in Uttarakhand village, authorities order inspection

Kuwari residents say the lake was likely formed because of a blockade in the path of the Shambhu river, a tributary of Pindar, Uttarakhand’s most turbulent river.

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.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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