Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Topic: Heatwave

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.

Heatwaves in India and Pakistan are testing limits of ‘survivability’

The 'unprecedented' heatwaves were in keeping with what scientists predicted would happen with climate change. Now, it has put 7 million people at risk.

An ancient crop is helping Punjab farmers fight climate change. But sustainability is key

It is clear that Punjab must diversify away from rice and embrace alternate crops. And they're turning to a nutrient-rich 'superfood'.

‘Remind students to sip water, reduce hours’ — Centre issues advisory to schools on heatwave

The guidelines issued by the Department of School Education and Literacy also have specific instructions for transport, food and uniform.

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.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

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.