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Thunderstorm on 29-30 May likely to bring relief from heatwave in parts of north India

Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and parts of Uttar Pradesh have been experiencing blistering heat for days with temperatures soaring over 45 degrees Celsius in some places.
Village women wait with their metal pitchers for the water to get filled in the holes they dug in a dried-up pond during this summer in Palletummalapalem village near Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh

As temperatures surpass 45 degrees, IMD issues red alert for parts of north India

The red warning has been issued to caution people not to step out during 1 pm to 5 pm, when the intensity of the heat is the most.
Heatwave in United Kingdom (Representational Image) | Commons

Global heatwave: The human body is already close to its thermal limits

When the air temperature exceeds 35°C, it is so full of water vapour that sweat no longer evaporates. Our body’s core temperature starts rising.
Puzhal Lake, Chennai — before (L) and after (R). | Source: Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd.)

It’s not just Chennai, India’s drying lakes crisis has spread far and wide

From Bhopal to Bengaluru and Chennai to the perennially thirsty Marathwada region of Maharashtra, rain-fed lakes are drying up alarmingly fast.
Students at a government school in Vikram Nagar, New Delhi

Heatwave pushes Delhi govt to extend summer vacations for a week for students upto class 8

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who is also the education minister, clarified that the order will apply for both government and private schools.
Heatwave in India

Half a degree in global warming temperatures can be the difference between life & death

Deaths by heat can be reduced if global warming is capped at 1.5 degrees Celsius, suggests a new study published Thursday.

On Camera

Vir Das incident proves rogue sneezing and coughing are the new guns during Covid-19

Comedian Vir Das’s Twitter post showing a neighbour threatening to sneeze on him points to a growing global trend of people using sneezes & coughs as threats.

Yogi vs Uddhav vs Piyush Goyal: Will politics over migrant workers hurt economic revival?

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s accusation that the Railways is not running enough trains to ferry migrant workers sparked a Twitter war with Railway minister Piyush Goyal.

Defence

Representational image of Chinese soldiers

India wants LAC status quo maintained, China demands India should stop construction activity

Local-level talks going on between Indian & Chinese sides have been described as 'ping-pong game' as there has been a lot of back and forth without any tangible outcome.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.