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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......

US wants to monitor Air Quality; India stunned

13 out of the world's 20 most polluted cities are in India. Most shockingly, the latest Central Pollution Control Board statistics reveal that the pollution levels in Gwalior, Raipur and even......

Water and Boko Haram

Water scarcity is often a factor in conflicts, but is India ready to cope with limited water resources? Most of us in India are only dimly aware of what has been going on in conflict-ridden zones......

Cyclone Hudhud? Really? What does that mean?

How can a cyclonic storm that could make landfall at India’s eastern coastline with winds blowing in the range of 120 to 140 km per hour be named Hudhud?A Google search of Hudhud throws up......

TEXT: President Patil's last address to Parliament

President Pratibha Patil on Monday addressed Parliament for the last time as President when she flagged off the Budget session. Here's the text of her speechHonourable Members I welcome you to this......

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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Govt unveils Kisan project, app to assess crop damage

To fasten payment of crop insurance claims to farmers, the Centre on Monday launched a pilot programme Kisan, which will use satellite and... ...
Can't rule out a loss in output where there is overall deficit

India received its lowest rainfall since 2009 as the strongest El Nino in almost two decades parched swathes of farm land across the country,... ...
IMarEST publishes seminal Metocean Procedures Guide

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) has published a seminal Metocean Procedures Guide which is the first of its... ...
Landslide alerts in ghat regions

SATARK WARNING AMIDST WELCOME RAINS Instances of rocks falling at Kamshet, Lonavala; experts ask travellers to avoid Khandala, Malshej ghats.... ...
Doppler Weather Radar Not Working Due to Technical Snag

HYDERABAD: The Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) that forecasts weather alerts, put up by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on the Met... ...

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