Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Heatwave

Heatwaves in France, Germany, Spain & UK caused over 20,000 ‘excess’ deaths, report says

Temperatures hit nearly 40 degrees Celsius or more across in 2022 & scientists from World Weather Attribution found that such numbers are 'virtually impossible' without climate change.

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.

Vadra’s hint may be ‘final nail’ for Congress & London’s new range of ‘heat wave’ office wear

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Not heat waves, it’s the dangerous mix of heat and humidity that hurt you more

When will it get too hot for normal routines as we know them, even for young, healthy adults? The answer goes beyond the temperature you see on the thermometer.

76% Indians don’t get ACs fixed by manufacturers due to high costs & bad service, survey shows

The survey by LocalCircles has noted that two out of three consumers found the service arm of AC manufacturers charging 50% or more compared to local vendors.

The world faces a stagflation risk but India might just escape it

Despite elevated inflation, many indicators suggest growth has remained resilient. The PMI points to sustained recovery in manufacturing sector, and GDP collections are still robust.

India heat wave drives temperature gap between rich and poor

Temperatures in the gritty New Delhi locality of Mungeshpur averaged 1.4° Celsius higher this month than in the suburban enclave of Safdarjung, data from India Meteorological Department shows.

A hot, deadly summer with frequent blackouts is coming as climate change tightens grip

The epicenter of the outages so far has been South and Southeast Asia as the heatwave has caused hours-long daily blackouts, putting over 1 billion people at risk.

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

‘Horror heatwave’: A climate scientist’s take on the future for India and Pakistan

There are two main reasons India is bucking the trends in 'heatwave intensity' seen in other parts of the world: pollution and irrigation.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.