Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: IMD

Monsoon has turned normal, IMD says. But it really hasn’t if you see regional variations

While heavy rains have lashed parts of Assam and Meghalaya in the northeast, planting of rain-fed kharif crops has been delayed in Odisha, where the rain deficit is 39%.

2 dead in Bengaluru heavy rains, Met puts city on orange alert

The workers had sheltered in a pipeline and got trapped when water level rose.

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.

IMD predicts heatwave to persist for next 6 days in Delhi, temperature to soar 42 degrees

India recorded its warmest March in 122 years with a severe heatwave scorching large swathes of the country in the month.

IMD predicts ‘severe heatwave conditions’ in Delhi today, tomorrow

According to the IMD, a 'severe' heatwave is declared if the departure from normal temperature is by more than 6.4 degrees. Parts of Delhi recorded above 40 degrees Celsius Tuesday.

This is why Delhi is seeing so much rainfall in September

This season, Delhi has seen the heaviest rainfall in decades, recording over 1161.1 mm of rainfall — the highest since 1975, when 1,155.6mm of rainfall was recorded. 

Wet June, erratic July, dry August — 2021 monsoon follows pattern of climate change warning

Early in June, India registered 10% more rainfall than the Long Period Average, but two breaks in July and August have dragged it down to 9% below normal.

Delhi records highest single-day rainfall in September in 12 years

Delhi recorded 90% of the monthly quota of rain on the first day of the month with heavy downpour submerging low-lying areas in knee-deep water & bringing traffic to a halt in the city.

After July, August also set to record less than normal rainfall, says IMD

August recorded 26% deficiency until yesterday, said IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra, adding that the shortfall has been recorded in north and central India.

Southwest monsoon revives, rainfall to increase in south, central India, IMD says

IMD director said a low pressure is likely to form over west-central Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours, however, subdued activity is likely to continue over north India.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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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.