Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: rains

Boats are out in Bengaluru to rescue people after unprecedented rains and flooding

Roads were transformed into streams as lakes and tanks overflowed, and emergency service personnel spent hours trying to reach residents in the Bengaluru's Yelahanka locality.

Kerala govt issues red alert for 10 dams, opens Kakki dam as water levels rise

Speaking after a review meeting Monday, the state revenue & health minister said there was 'no other option' but to stop the pilgrimage to Sabarimala for now amid the heavy rain.

At least 13 killed, 136 injured after heavy rain, lightning in Maharashtra

More than 560 people were rescued by NDRF. IMD has forecast ‘extremely heavy rains’ at a few places in Marathwada, Mumbai & other parts of coastal Konkan region in the next 24 hours.

8,832 rescued, 29,280 shifted from flood-hit areas in MP, says CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

State officials earlier said that Gwalior and Chambal regions in north Madhya Pradesh have been hit hard by rains over the last few days, leading to the death of 12 persons so far.

How malaria remains dormant in human body and reappears months later

Plasmodium falciparum, deadliest malarial parasite, has distinct genetic mechanism that lets it hide in bloodstream undetected for up to 6 months before rainy season, new study finds.

’20 deaths’, city submerged — poor planning blamed for Hyderabad rain havoc

Hyderabad is estimated to have received around 200 mm of rain on 13 October, which breaks the city’s 100-year record for a 24-hour spell in October.

10 killed in rain-related incidents in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy directed authorities to remain on high alert as rivers and rivulets were in spate.

Toll in Pakistan climbs to 39 as torrential rains continue, cause flooding

The rainfall in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district has submerged underpasses, flooded homes and forced businesses shut.

15 die as monsoon lashes Karachi, Pakistan declares holiday to tackle ‘disaster-like’ crisis

Pakistan hasn’t experienced monsoon floods this bad since 2010, which have left thousands homeless. The weather office recorded a total of 345 mm of rain in August so far.

Want to save Jaipur and its 2,300-yr-old mummy? Unclog the drains

Torrential rains recently inundated the walled city, but experts say Jaipur’s problem started years ago when it ignored its drainage systems in quest for modernity.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.