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No one can predict a tsunami: ISRO chief

Indian Space Research Organisation chairman G Madhavan Nair on Tuesday said that there is no satellite in the world that can predict a tsunami. Similarly, there are no scientific tools to predict......

PSLV-C34 rockets India into an exclusive club

The success of the PSLV-C34 mission is a result of ISRO's professionalism and the hard work put in by their scientists over the last many decades, says Ajay Lele.  IMAGE: ISRO's PSLV-C34......

Earth just experienced the hottest May in history

Global temperature records were broken yet again in May this year, according to data released by NASA, which also found that the northern hemisphere witnessed the hottest spring ever. The heat has......

Modi@2: Hits and misses in science and tech

'Well begun is half done, today there are more hits than misses by the Modi government in its support towards science in India,' says Pallava Bagla. Modi@2 Is the glass of science half-full or......

Beijing faces year's worst smog, issues red alert

Beijing on Friday issued its second-ever red alert for smog as a new bout of air pollution is set to hit the city of over 22 million population from Saturday, days after the Chinese capital issued......

All about the El Nino blues

The last El Nino outlook report of the World Meteorological Organisation had said that only half of weather models in use foresee a weak El Nino to set in between June and August, a period relevant......

Do we really need the meteorological department?

I rejoiced with the rest of the world when the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) almost announced the "discovery" of the elusive Higgs boson a few days ago, even though I do not......

Met experts want to go beyond rain for drought

Paucity of monsoon rainfall alone is not a sufficient determinant of drought, maintains the World Meteorological Organisation. Several other factors need to be taken into account to declare an......

Poor monsoon due to El Nino winds from Pacific

When the World Metereological Organisation warned our weather experts in June that a poor monsoon was coming , and also told them why, the latter wouldn't agree. Now they do.In June, WMO had......

Monsoon projection: IMD cautious

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) seems to have taken a cautious stand over the World Meteorological Organisation's (WMO) projection of a 'poor monsoon' due to a probable 'El Nino' impact.......

Bouncy pitch awaits SA, Holland in Mohali

With the city receiving showers till Tuesday and the conditions overcast in the past few days, it was a sigh of relief for the local organisers when sun came out on Wednesday morning, ahead of the......

Commonwealth Games opening to have spiritual touch

The opening ceremony of the Delhi Commonwealth Games, at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, on October 3, will have a spiritualtouch.Azaan,Vedic and Buddhist chants will be played in the background as......

World Cup draw to map out familiar path

Whatever surprises the draw for South Africa 2010 provides in Cape Town on December 4, the path to glory at the first African World Cup will be a familiar one. FIFA's decision to take its prized......

Beijing torch climbs the Great Wall

Doves flew and confetti rained down as the Olympic torch was carried along the ancient Great Wall on a misty Thursday morning, the eve of Games that China hopes will demonstrate its modern-day......
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A major water research initiative between UK and India researchers launches today.

The new virtual India-UK Water Centre, is managed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology... ...

http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/major-water-research-initiative-between-uk-and-india-researchers-launches-today
Longest lightning bolt was over 300 km long

London : Meteorologists have revealed details of the most extreme lightning bolt ever recorded. Scientists detected a record-breaking lightning... ...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/world/europe/190916/longest-lightning-bolt-was-over-300-km-long.html
14 killed in havoc caused by Typhoon Meranti

Beijing: Fourteen people were killed, 14 others listed missing while an 870-year-old heritage bridge was destroyed after Typhoon 'Meranti', the... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/china-14-killed-in-havoc-caused-by-typhoon-meranti_1930183.html
Researchers say hole above Antarctica may be closed by 2050

The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was proclaimed as 16 September in 1994 by the UN General Assembly. The day was... ...

http://m.firstpost.com/world/world-ozone-day-researchers-say-hole-above-antarctica-may-be-closed-by-2050-3005962.html
Climate change and food security

Climate change and the gradual warming up of the Indian Ocean have added to the enormity of India's food security challenges. The Government must... ...

http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/climate-change-and-food-security.html

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