Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicStorm

Topic: Storm

Cyclone Tauktae intensifies into ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’, warns IMD

Cyclone Tauktae now has a wind speed of 180-190 km/h with winds gusting to 210 km/h. The IMD predicts its intensity will reduce when it hits the Gujarat coast on Monday.

World’s strongest storm in 2020 super typhoon Goni makes landfall in the Philippines

The typhoon first hit land before dawn Sunday over Catanduanes province and pummeled Albay. Moving west at 25 kilometers an hour, it is expected to exit land tonight or Monday.

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.

In Delhi, we’re secretly waiting for the superstorm to arrive

As long as Delhi can share pictures of Sonam Kapoor’s shaadi lehenga, talk about the IPL, and wait for the storm together, maybe the ‘real’ world will stay on pause till we’re ready.

Frequent thunderstorms and dust storms another gift of a warming world

The mechanisms for thunderstorms and dust storms are essentially the same; the only difference being that it’s a thunderstorm when there’s moisture, and a dust storm when it’s dry.

WhatsApp speculation about solar storm is just that: Speculation

The storm has already passed, still there is a buzz that it will knock out power, cause darkness and give us dizziness over the weekend.

On Camera

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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'.

Defence

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.
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