Heatwave sweeps India: Yellow alert in Delhi, mercury to hit 46 Degrees; No respite for Bihar, Bengal & Maharashtra – 5 Facts

Be it local conditions or the ever-worsening climate crisis, India is witnessing one of the hottest April this year. From the National Capital Delhi to Maharashtra, heatwave is sweeping the country with regions witnessing sharp increase in weather-related diseases. This year, India experienced its first episode of heatwave in March when the temperature rose sharply … Read more

Concerns about kharif sowing persist due to uneven distribution of rainfall, says Crisil

After stalling from June-end to mid-July, the southwest monsoon accelerated to close the deficit in long period average (LPA) of rainfall from 7 per cent as on July 12 to just 4 per cent as on August 8. The India Meteorological Department forecasts monsoon will remain normal for the rest of the season. However, concerns … Read more

Rains: IMD issues red alert for 5 Maharashtra districts, orange alert for Mumbai, Thane

The met department on Tuesday issued an orange alert for Mumbai and neighbouring Thane, indicating heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places, and a red alert for Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur and Satara districts for Wednesday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said red alert indicates that “extremely heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places … Read more

BJP sees spate of resignations over non-induction of Pritam Munde

Dozens of BJP leader Pankaja Munde’s supporters tendered their resignations from party posts in protest over Pritam Munde, Pankaja’s younger sister and party MP not being given a ministerial berth. The spate of resignations, which began on Friday, continued till Sunday as panchayat samiti members to taluka heads quitting their posts, even as the party … Read more

After pandemic, we need more simplicity in ease of doing business: NITI Aayog CEO

It will not be business as usual after the COVID-19 pandemic and we need to bring more “simplicity” in the ease of doing business by doing away with the current maze of rules, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said here on Saturday. He was speaking to reporters after visiting the Aurangabad Industrial City and Auto … Read more