Tuesday, 5 July, 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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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


20% of Agniveers in first-batch recruits will be women, says Indian Navy

Nearly 10,000 women have already registered for the online application process later this month; this is the first time that Navy is inducting women as sailors.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.