Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: winters

A white Christmas week for Shillong as it ‘snows’ in Meghalaya capital

What appeared to be pre-Christmas snow was actually ‘small-sized hailstones’. In past decade, there have been just ‘3-4 instances' of hailstorms in Shillong, says IMD scientist.

La Nina pattern threatens to worsen Asia’s energy crisis with colder winter

Temperatures in India are expected to fall to as low as 3 degrees celsius in some northern states in January and February before recovering.

Not bothered by the cold? The trick could be in your genes

We looked at 42 men aged 18 to 40 years from Kaunas in southern Lithuania and exposed them to cold water for a maximum of 120 minutes.

India could see winter crop cultivation shrink by 20% as groundwater depletes, study finds

Study by Indian and US researchers says that alternate plans needs to be devised as a complete switch to canal irrigation will not compensate for groundwater loss.

Ladakh to Singhu — Why cold wave in North India can have more costs than before

2020 is over but farmers at Delhi's borders and people living on the streets are bracing for the worst. The cold wave means 2021 hasn't brought joy to all.

Thin blankets & no masks — How Delhi night shelters are coping in a freezing Covid winter

Those in the shelters have to not only contend with one of the coldest winters in the national capital but also the Covid-19 pandemic.

Library, ‘blanket langar’ & even a salon — farmers have made Singhu border a mini ‘pind’

A walk through the protest site at Singhu border shows the protesting farmers are here for the long haul. This is how the community has rallied together to make their efforts last.

A young Dutch designer is helping the homeless stay warm, one sleeping-bag coat at a time

The death of a friend’s homeless father, who used to sleep on the streets, was a moment that changed designer Bas Timmer’s life.

Faster rotation, 24-hour medical support — how Army’s beating the elements in Ladakh winter

Indian Army has more experience of operating at high altitudes than Chinese, and as Ladakh gets colder, plans are in place to ensure soldiers are fighting fit.

Delhi recorded coldest November in 71 years, says IMD

While the mean minimum temperature around this time is usually 12.9 degrees Celsius, Delhi's mercury dropped to 10.2 degree Celsius this year.

On Camera


What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.


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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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.