Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicHeat waves

Topic: Heat waves

Hospital visits to debts — heat waves are more than a simple climate threat

The International Labour Organisation predicts that heat waves could reduce work hours by 2 per cent globally, leading to 2.4 million in losses.

Answer to climate shocks? Heat-resistant wheat from ICAR hits markets, ‘grows in 100 days’

'Pusa Ahilya' or HI 1634 is said to allow later sowing without risk of heatwave effects, and have a high yield potential of 70.6 quintals per hectare.

Green energy can change India’s development trajectory. Climate change also an opportunity

The renewable sector holds immense potential for job creation since clean energy technologies such as solar are far more labour intensive.

A summer like no other? Not really. India has seen worse heat waves

Here’s a look at the worst heat waves India has witnessed since Independence and measures taken by the country to mitigate the effects of excessive heat.

A 46 degrees Celsius heat wave is making India’s power crisis worse

Production of coal, the fossil fuel that accounts for more than 70% of India’s electricity generation, has failed to keep pace with unprecedented energy demand from the heat wave.

India’s energy crisis has power giant rushing back to coal

State-run NTPC will this month award a contract to construct a 1,320-megawatt plant in Odisha as several states across India are suffering prolonged blackouts amid scorching heat waves.

La Niña, climate change — why Indian subcontinent got scorched so early & for so long this year

While heat waves are common this time of the year and peak in May, the ongoing heat wave was first declared uncharacteristically early on 11 March.

India endures severe heat waves — The only reason is global warming

The life-threatening, extreme temperatures have caused hours-long power blackouts and put millions of people at risk. Thermometer readings have already reached 46°C in some regions.

Extreme heatwaves in a warming world don’t just break records – they shatter them

Research showed that the likelihood of heatwaves was associated with the rate of warming – and that it decreases when fossil fuel emissions fall.

We can take the heat, usually. But more heat waves are dangerous

Normally sweat evaporates off your skin and you cool down. But with high humidity, the air is already saturated with water vapour, and so evaporative cooling stops.

On Camera

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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