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Priyanka Chopra visits drought-hit Kenya: ‘As a new mom, it hits differently’

Priyanka Chopra, who is the global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for child rights, has shared a video from her visit to drought-hit Kenya.

Priyanka Chopra shared a video from Kenya. 
Priyanka Chopra shared a video from Kenya. 
Published on Oct 18, 2022 08:22 AM IST

Partial drought may trigger 12MT decline in rice output

Union food secretary Sudhanshu Pandey, citing official projections, said paddy output will go down in four states with deficient rainfall, but in others, where the monsoon was robust, yields will likely go up.

An agricultural labourer sprays pesticides on the paddy crop in a field, at village Vallah on the outskirts of Amritsar. (ANI Photo)
An agricultural labourer sprays pesticides on the paddy crop in a field, at village Vallah on the outskirts of Amritsar. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2022 05:00 AM IST

In Europe, drought exposes ancient stones, WWII ships as water levels drop

In Spain, suffering its worst drought in decades, archaeologists have been delighted by the emergence of a prehistoric stone circle dubbed the "Spanish Stonehenge" that is usually covered by the waters of a dam.

The dolmen of Guadalperal, also known as the Spanish Stonehenge, is seen due to the receding waters of the Valdecanas reservoir in the outskirts of El Gordo, Spain.(REUTERS)
The dolmen of Guadalperal, also known as the Spanish Stonehenge, is seen due to the receding waters of the Valdecanas reservoir in the outskirts of El Gordo, Spain.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 20, 2022 12:17 PM IST

Spain sees mysterious underwater 'Stonehenge' emerge from drought-hit dam

Officially known as the Dolmen of Guadalperal but dubbed the Spanish Stonehenge, the circle of dozens of megalithic stones is believed to date back to 5000 BC. It currently sits fully exposed in one corner of the Valdecanas reservoir, in the central province of Caceres in Spain

The dolmen of Guadalperal, also known as the Spanish Stonehenge, is seen due to the receding waters of the Valdecanas reservoir in the outskirts of El Gordo, Spain (REUTERS/Susana Vera)
The dolmen of Guadalperal, also known as the Spanish Stonehenge, is seen due to the receding waters of the Valdecanas reservoir in the outskirts of El Gordo, Spain (REUTERS/Susana Vera)
Updated on Aug 18, 2022 06:26 PM IST

US cuts water supply for some states, Mexico as drought bites

More than two decades of well below average rainfall have left the river -- the lifeblood of the western United States -- at critical levels, as human-caused climate change worsens the natural drought cycle.

Arizona's allocation from the river will fall by 21 percent in 2023, while Nevada will get eight percent less.(AFP)
Arizona's allocation from the river will fall by 21 percent in 2023, while Nevada will get eight percent less.(AFP)
Published on Aug 17, 2022 08:09 AM IST
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