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Both sides showed interest in the scientific and technical collaborations faster and more reliable forecasts of tsunamis.(ANI Photo)

Cabinet approves MoU on scientific and technical cooperation between India, UAE

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 04:01 PM IST
The MoU provides for sharing of knowledge, data and operational products for meteorological, seismological and oceanic services such as radar, satellite, tide gauges, seismic and meteorological stations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI file)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI file)

PM Modi to deliver inaugural address at India International Science Festival

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 11:26 AM IST
To promote scientific temper in society, the Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences in association with Vijnana Bharati conceptualised the India International Science Festival.
Stubble burning accounted for 16 per cent of Delhi’s pollution on Monday and 40 per cent on Sunday, the maximum so far this season.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Stubble burning accounted for 16 per cent of Delhi’s pollution on Monday and 40 per cent on Sunday, the maximum so far this season.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Change in wind direction reduces stubble burning share in Delhi pollution to 10 per cent: SAFAR

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2020 08:15 PM IST
The share of stubble burning in Delhi’s PM 2.5 pollution has “decreased significantly” and is estimated at 10 per cent for Tuesday, as per the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
Due to stubble burning around Punjab, Haryana, and neighbouring border regions, the fire count was found at 253 on Saturday, SAFAR said.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Due to stubble burning around Punjab, Haryana, and neighbouring border regions, the fire count was found at 253 on Saturday, SAFAR said.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s air quality in higher end of ‘moderate’ category, likely to improve marginally on Sunday

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 03:52 PM IST
The Ministry of Earth Sciences’ air quality monitor, SAFAR, said PM 2.5 is the lead pollutant in Saturday’s AQI and is likely to improve to the ‘moderate’ category by Sunday.
An iceberg floats along the water, close to Fournier Bay, in Antarctica.(Reuters File Photo)
An iceberg floats along the water, close to Fournier Bay, in Antarctica.(Reuters File Photo)

Warming waters drive unprecedented algal blooms in Antarctica, scientists find

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 09:10 AM IST
The blooms occurred in October-November of 2017 during the austral summer and spring in the southern hemisphere.
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

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
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.
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

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
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.
Widespread rain and strong winds helped the “sudden improvement” in the air quality, said a statement issued by Safar, the pollution forecasting agency under the union Ministry of Earth Sciences(HT Photo)
Widespread rain and strong winds helped the “sudden improvement” in the air quality, said a statement issued by Safar, the pollution forecasting agency under the union Ministry of Earth Sciences(HT Photo)

Delhi breathed cleanest air of season on Friday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 10:00 AM IST
Friday was the cleanest day of the season so far with the Air Quality Index (AQI) reading recorded as 53—in the ‘satisfactory’ category.
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

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2019 07:50 AM IST
The system is still to recover fully from the demonetisation and GST challenges
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

New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
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.
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
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.
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

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
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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