Did you know why Neptune and Uranus appear different in colours, here’s why

Both Neptune and Uranus are very much common, considering the size, mass and atmospheric composition, yet their shades of blue appear very different. Considering a visible wavelength, Uranus is has a distinct pale shade of cyan, while Neptune has a rich deep azure hue. But astronomers have found out now why both the planets are … Read more

Microsoft plans to set up the largest data centre of India in Hyderabad

This new data centre in Hydrabad would help in delivering advanced cloud and data security solutions, which would help enterprises, education, startups, developers as well as government institutions. Microsoft has announced that the company will be making its largest data centre in India that would be established in Hyderabad. This project would be developed in … Read more

Solar jet streams: India and UK scientists find out physics behind them through lab experiments

Laboratory experiments were carried out at research collaborators Azim Premji University. Solar jet streams and their nature has baffled astronomers, physicists since they were known. Taking a step forward to knowing the, scientists from India and the UK have deciphered the physics behind the solar plasma jets through computer simulations and lab experiments. The study led … Read more

ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 mission makes first of its kind observation below Moon’s surface! Check details

The ‘Exosphere’ happens to be the outermost region of the upper atmosphere of the celestial body wherein the constituent molecules and atoms rarely collide with each other and are able to escape into space. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation, Chandra’s Atmospheric Composition Explorer-2 (CHACE-2) that is a quadrupole mass spectrometer onboard Chandrayaan-2 mission, … Read more

Act on climate action

IPCC report says global coordination on climate action needed, but the list of climate villains, real and perceived, isn’t small The latest IPCC climate assessment report continues a recent tradition of each such report flagging more ominous portents than its immediate predecessor—of course, all of it is based on strong science, and therefore has stoked … Read more

Pune’s river cleaning project bags Rs 1,270-crore Japanese funding

According to JICA, the project has been awarded to a joint venture between Indian company Enviro Control and Japanese company Toshiba Water Solutions. The procurement package awarded was for 11 sewerage treatment plants (STPs) with 396 million litres per day (MLD) treatment capacity, intermediate pump stations and sewers. The Mula-Mutha pollution abatement project in Pune … Read more

Delhi records maximum temperature of 28.2 degrees Celsius

On Saturday, the maximum temperature in the national capital settled at 27.2 degrees Celsius. Delhi on Sunday recorded a maximum temperature of 28.2 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The city residents woke up to a pleasant Sunday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 13.8 degrees … Read more

Delhi weather update: National capital records maximum temperature of 27.2 degrees Celsius

The minimum temperature was recorded at 13.5 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average, it added. Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 27.2 degrees Celsius on Saturday, normal during the season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.The minimum temperature was recorded at 13.5 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average, it added. The … Read more

Maharashtra, MP, Odisha suffered most from extreme weather in 2021: IMD chief at CSE event

Marine heat waves are leading to a decline in phytoplankton populations, and affecting the ocean fisheries. Maharashtra, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh suffered the most from extreme weather events last year, India Meteorological Department (IMD) chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said on Wednesday. He also said that heavy rainfall and flood-related incidents last year had claimed over 750 … Read more

Deaths linked to PM2.5 pollution in India increased by 2.5 times in two decades: Report

Poor air quality was the fourth leading risk factor for early death worldwide in 2019, surpassed only by high blood pressure, tobacco use and poor diet. Deaths attributable to PM2.5 pollution in India have increased by 2.5 times over the last two decades, according to a new report by the Centre for Science and Environment. … Read more