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At present, Raghavendra P Tiwari is the vice-chancellor of Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, a central university at Sagar in Madhya Pradesh. He will replace RP Kohli as the Central University of Punjab vice-chancellor.(HT file photo)

Raghavendra P Tiwari is new vice-chancellor of Central University of Punjab in Bathinda

By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 12:49 PM IST
A specialist in earth sciences, Tiwari replaces RP Kohli and is expected to take charge next week
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Rain clouds are seen over the Kangra Valley after a rainfall in Dharmsala, India.(AP)
Rain clouds are seen over the Kangra Valley after a rainfall in Dharmsala, India.(AP)

IMD launches first weather app for general public

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 05:00 PM IST
Mausam offers fives services – current temperature, humidity, wind speed and wind direction for 200 cities and the information is updated eight times a day.
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The impact of an erratic monsoon on agriculture — and farmers — is direct. This is because between 50% to 60%of the country’s agriculture is still rainfed, without access to any form of irrigation(REUTERS)
The impact of an erratic monsoon on agriculture — and farmers — is direct. This is because between 50% to 60%of the country’s agriculture is still rainfed, without access to any form of irrigation(REUTERS)

Climate crisis: Land is the key | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Sync traditional knowledge and science to build resilience
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is set to announce new dates for the onset and withdrawal of the south-west monsoon this year.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is set to announce new dates for the onset and withdrawal of the south-west monsoon this year.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

IMD to announce new dates for exit, onset of monsoon

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 03:43 AM IST
The monsoon rains are critical because nearly half the population depends on a farm-based income and 60% of the country’s net sown area does not have any form of irrigation.
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Swaminathan’s tweets sparked a debate on how the administration could focus on income generation from stubble.(PTI)
Swaminathan’s tweets sparked a debate on how the administration could focus on income generation from stubble.(PTI)

Make stubble lucrative, says Swaminathan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 01:45 PM IST
As severe air quality gripped Delhi, about 46% of Delhi’s PM 2.5 pollution load, the highest this season was contributed by crop stubble fires in neighbouring states on Friday according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research of ministry of earth sciences.
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Experts say residential areas could see the maximum spike in particulate matter (PM), as opposed to the industrial areas(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Experts say residential areas could see the maximum spike in particulate matter (PM), as opposed to the industrial areas(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

After Diwali, Delhi’s residential areas may be more polluted than industrial ones

By Vatsala Shrangi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 04:30 AM IST
On Saturday, the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (Safar), the Union ministry of earth science’s weather and air pollution forecast wing, issued a list of ‘hot spots’ (highly polluted areas) post-Diwali, and it comprised mostly residential areas, owing to the anticipated impact of cracker bursting.
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People cover their faces to protect themselves from the scorching heat in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
People cover their faces to protect themselves from the scorching heat in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

India facing sea level rise amid severe heat: Centre

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 05:56 AM IST
India is confronting a range of climate change-influenced effects, ranging from severe heat waves to an increase in the frequency and magnitude of extreme rainfall and rising sea levels, the ministry of earth sciences has warned.
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that the temperature would remain around 40 degrees Celsius over the next three days. On Thursday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 38.8 degrees Celsius.(HT Photo)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that the temperature would remain around 40 degrees Celsius over the next three days. On Thursday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 38.8 degrees Celsius.(HT Photo)

Scientists warn of ozone spike as mercury likely to rise in three days

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 07:56 AM IST
Even though the overall air pollution levels in Delhi was in the moderate zone on Thursday, with the AQI hovering around 141 (on a scale of 0 – 500), scientists said that ozone was one of the main pollutants, along with PM10 and PM2.5.
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Cyclone Vayu will change its path again and is likely to hit Kutch on June 17-18, an official of the ministry of earth sciences said on Friday.(AP Photo)
Cyclone Vayu will change its path again and is likely to hit Kutch on June 17-18, an official of the ministry of earth sciences said on Friday.(AP Photo)

Storm warning: Cyclone Vayu likely to return and hit Kutch next week

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 01:24 AM IST
The very severe cyclonic storm will also reduce in intensity and turn into a severe cyclonic storm by Saturday morning, a senior India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.
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IMD’s forecast probability showed that there is a moderate chance of a “below normal” monsoon.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)
IMD’s forecast probability showed that there is a moderate chance of a “below normal” monsoon.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)

IMD says monsoon to be ‘near-normal’ amid weak El Nino

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 01:17 PM IST
Monsoon rainfall between June and September is likely to be 96% of the Long Period Average (LPA) received during the monsoon months in the 1951-2000 period.
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A weaker monsoon will have grave consequences for India’s economy, with agriculture facing the full impact because it is mostly dependant on rains for irrigation. A bad monsoon will also further burden the already depleted ground water resources of the country, and will also have a long-term effect on not just farming but also drinking water availability.(PTI)
A weaker monsoon will have grave consequences for India’s economy, with agriculture facing the full impact because it is mostly dependant on rains for irrigation. A bad monsoon will also further burden the already depleted ground water resources of the country, and will also have a long-term effect on not just farming but also drinking water availability.(PTI)

India will find it hard to weather a bad monsoon

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2019 07:50 AM IST
The system is still to recover fully from the demonetisation and GST challenges
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The main sources of pesticides in seawater are pesticide run-off from agricultural fields and those of heavy metals are mainly industrial sewage.(HT File Photo)
The main sources of pesticides in seawater are pesticide run-off from agricultural fields and those of heavy metals are mainly industrial sewage.(HT File Photo)

Seawater norm change sought to conserve marine life

By Anonna Dutt and Jayashree Nandi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2019 10:53 PM IST
If implemented, the proposed amendment will help conserve important marine species along the coast from severe marine pollution, the criteria guidelines will also have an impact on the health of coastal population who depend on seafood.
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Post Diwali this year, despite Supreme Court’s ban on the selling of firecrackers and guidelines regarding bursting them beyond a certain time limit, the air quality index (AQI) in the Pune rose significantly. (Image for representation purpose only)(HT/PHOTO)
Post Diwali this year, despite Supreme Court’s ban on the selling of firecrackers and guidelines regarding bursting them beyond a certain time limit, the air quality index (AQI) in the Pune rose significantly. (Image for representation purpose only)(HT/PHOTO)

Air quality falls as winter settles in Pune

By Shrinivas Deshpande | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 02:22 PM IST
India meteorological department recorded city’s maximum temperature at 32.6 degree Celsius and minimum at 13.7 degree Celsius on Wednesday
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Commuters seen wearing face mask to avoid thick smog in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Commuters seen wearing face mask to avoid thick smog in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)

Vehicles, industries biggest contributors to pollution in Delhi-NCR: SAFAR study

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times,
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 10:08 AM IST
SAFAR had conducted an emissions inventory for Delhi-NCR in 2010, too, and a comparison with that shows emissions from transport and industrial sectors have gone up by 40% and 48%.
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Experts at the 12th meeting of South Asian Climate Outlook Forum held at IITM in Pune on Thursday.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
Experts at the 12th meeting of South Asian Climate Outlook Forum held at IITM in Pune on Thursday.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Agromet to reach 40 million farmers by June 2019

By Jui Dharwadkar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 11:00 PM IST
South Asian Climate Outlook Forum reviews understanding of long -range prediction of the South Asian monsoons.
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