Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicMonsoon season

Topic: Monsoon season

Going rate of cylinders & MLAs, Mumbai’s annual ‘floor test’ and ‘disservice’ charge in eateries

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

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%.

Southwest monsoon arrives in Delhi after long delay, brings relief from severe heat wave

The minimum temperature dropped to 25.2 degrees celsius in the national capital after receiving 24.8 mm heavy rainfall Tuesday.

A hotter Iran means increased monsoon flow on Indian subcontinent, study finds

New research from University of Kansas suggests that the positive dust–monsoon correlation could be partially attributed to the heating over the Iranian Plateau.

With no El Nino or La Nina, monsoon expected to be close to normal this year

The monsoon, which typically runs from June to September, is considered normal when total rainfall is between 96% and 104% of the national average of just over 88cm.

Kharif crop expected to be hit as excessive monsoon rain floods fields, sparks pest attacks

The excess rainfall is likely to damage crops such as soybean, onion, urad and moong in major production states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.

Why August rains hold the key to India’s economic recovery after erratic monsoon

The monsoon petered out in July & economists will closely monitor rainfall pattern in coming weeks for hints about the future of the rural economy.

Covid spread might pick up pace during peak monsoon & winter, claims IIT-AIIMS study

The rainfall, decrease in temperatures and cooling of the atmosphere coupled with progression towards winter may environmentally favour the spread of the virus.

Good monsoon rains expected to mitigate some impact of coronavirus on Indian economy

A good monsoon assumes greater significance this year as millions have lost livelihoods because of the stringent lockdown imposed to stem the coronavirus.

IMD forecasts monsoon will hit Kerala four days later than usual

The June-September rains is critical to Indian agriculture as it not only waters some fields directly, but also fills reservoirs that help irrigate winter-sown crops.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.