Tuesday, 4 October, 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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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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