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Union science minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha, that the aircraft will be a part of the National Facility for Airborne Research that the ministry will set up.(ANI)

Earth Sciences ministry may buy instrumented research aircraft for Rs 250 crore

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:04 AM IST
The aircraft equipped with a suite of scientific instrumentation will help in studying different atmospheric parameters from the sky, including loud physics, aerosol and air chemistry
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India’s ambition to send men to the deep sea in a submersible vehicle appears to be one step closer to fruition with ISRO successfully developing a design for its crew module, a sphere shaped capsule. (Representative Image)(ANI Photo)
India’s ambition to send men to the deep sea in a submersible vehicle appears to be one step closer to fruition with ISRO successfully developing a design for its crew module, a sphere shaped capsule. (Representative Image)(ANI Photo)

Isro develops sphere-shaped capsule for deep sea mission

By Press Trust of India | Chennai
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 06:05 AM IST
Interacting with journalists on the sidelines of the silver jubilee celebrations of the National Institute of Ocean Technology here, the top official said that designing the sphere (intended to be built using titanium) involved complex technology.
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According to experts, this is a rare ‘good’ air day spell in Delhi, which is mainly induced by a cumulative impact of widespread rain and winds in and around the periphery of the city.(HT image)
According to experts, this is a rare ‘good’ air day spell in Delhi, which is mainly induced by a cumulative impact of widespread rain and winds in and around the periphery of the city.(HT image)

Delhi sees another ‘good’ air day, likely to hold for 3 days

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 07:30 AM IST
The AQI is expected to remain in “good” category for the next three days, as more rainfall is expected, said a statement issued by Safar on Sunday.
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Saurabh Shirish Pawar(HT Photo)
Saurabh Shirish Pawar(HT Photo)

Toppers’ talk: Saurabh Pawar 3rd in all-India UPSC exam for Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, shares tricks of the trade

By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 04:39 PM IST
The other rules that he followed was not using mobile phone while studying, focussing on understanding concepts rather than mugging up, practicing writing answers and making it presentable using innovative ways
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People who were stranded because flood waters at Panadala, in district Pathanamthitta of Kerala in August 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
People who were stranded because flood waters at Panadala, in district Pathanamthitta of Kerala in August 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Extreme weather conditions claimed 1,428 lives in 2018, IMD report reveals

By Anonna Dutt | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 11:39 PM IST
In Uttar Pradesh, 590 people died due to extreme weather events. The state with the largest population in the country saw 158 deaths due to flood and heavy rainfall, 166 deaths due to thunderstorm, lightening (39 deaths), dust storm (92 deaths) and cold wave took 135 lives.
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The stage is set for the commencement of the much-publicised 49-day Kumbh Mela with its first official bathing of Makar Sankranti on Tuesday to be undertaken by about 1.25 crore devotees.(ANI)
The stage is set for the commencement of the much-publicised 49-day Kumbh Mela with its first official bathing of Makar Sankranti on Tuesday to be undertaken by about 1.25 crore devotees.(ANI)

49-day Kumbh mela begins, 1.25 crore devotees expected to take holy dip today

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 11:50 AM IST
Referring to the theme of ‘Swachch Kumbh’, to Kumbh Mela officer Vijay Kiran Anand said over one lakh toilets had been made functional in the mela area, 17,000 dustbins were placed at various points and 25,000 sanitation staff deployed for maintaining cleanliness.
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The Union government’s pollution forecasting agencies have forecasted that crackers or no-crackers, air quality could again turn bad from Diwali night.(HT File Photo)
The Union government’s pollution forecasting agencies have forecasted that crackers or no-crackers, air quality could again turn bad from Diwali night.(HT File Photo)

Pollution in Delhi relents slightly, but may be back to ‘severe’ category today

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 09:35 PM IST
Delhi’s roller coaster experience with air quality continued as a day after the city encountered the season’s worst pollution on Monday. The Union government’s pollution forecasting agencies have, however, forecasted that crackers or no-crackers, air quality could again turn bad from Diwali night.
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Waves during high tide hit the food stalls at the Arabian Sea promenade, Dadar in Mumbai.(HT File Photo)
Waves during high tide hit the food stalls at the Arabian Sea promenade, Dadar in Mumbai.(HT File Photo)

Strong winds in Atlantic create high waves off Indian coasts over 10k km away

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2018 01:41 PM IST
The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), a unit of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, issued ‘swells’ alerts to states including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha
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