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Asteroid bigger than Taj Mahal racing towards Earth today; here’s what NASA says

The size of this asteroid is said to be double the size of the Big Ben clock in London.

Pondy rains: Two-day holiday declared for schools, colleges

Education Minister told media here that heavy rains have been pounding the regions and hence holiday was declared for two days from Monday for the educational institutions.

Air pollution: Delhi environment minister to hold review meeting on Monday

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai will hold a high-level meeting on Monday to review the air pollution situation in the capital, officials said.

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4 new river rejuvenation Ganga Connect chapters launched in UK

Each chapter will have convenors who will connect various interest groups with the Namami Gange programme, including scientists, technology companies, investors and community members, to host workshop

Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Director Generation of NMCG Rajiv Ranjan Mishra also hosted a virtual roundtable with eminent members of the Indian diaspora in the UK earlier this week.

Last solar eclipse of the year: Here’s how, when and where you can watch

NASA has also displayed an interactive map highlighting the path of the solar eclipse across Earth's surface.

Respite from cold weather in Kashmir as minimum temperature improves

The city recorded a low of 0.4 degrees Celsius on Friday night, 1.7 degrees up from minus 1.3 degrees Celsius the previous night, they said.

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Delhi air in ‘very poor’ category; minimum temperature settles at 10.2 degrees Celsius

Local surface winds are likely to increase slightly for the next two days, dispersing pollutants and leading to a slight improvement in the air pollution, but the AQI will be in the "higher end of the

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts northeast

The quake, which was felt in several northeastern states, was epicentered near the boundary with Myanmar near Mizoram, as per data shared by the department.

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Air pollution levels in Delhi up again;unfavourable weather conditions major factor

The air quality in the capital has remained very poor or severe on most of the days in November so far.

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Pollution: SC re-imposes ban on construction in Delhi-NCR, asks states to pay affected workers

A special bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana, in an interim order uploaded Wednesday night, also directed the Commission for Air Quality Management in the NCR and Adjoining Areas to "commission

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China successfully launches new satellite for testing

The satellite has since entered its predetermined orbit, the China Global Television Network (CGTN) reported.

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Toxic air in NCR: SC keen on lasting solution, wants study on wind pattern

A special Bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant pulled up the Centre for the crisis and said the air pollution case will not be closed without giving fi

The court added that the Centre and States of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh needed to take steps in anticipation, instead of resorting to ad hoc measures like street cleaning through machines, anti-smog guns, dust management etc.

Pollution: Curbs like closure of edu institutes, ban on entry of trucks continue in Delhi

Earlier, the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change had filed the affidavit before the bench which was hearing a PIL on air pollution in Delhi and National Capital Region.

Delhi’s air quality ‘very poor’ as mercury, windspeed dip

Strong winds on Sunday and Monday had led to an improvement in the air quality.

White dwarf with fastest spin of one rotation in 25 seconds spotted

White dwarf stars have medium to high mass and are the final evolutionary state of stars whose mass is not high enough to become a neutron star.

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NASA just launched a satellite to crash into an asteroid! Check out stunning liftoff video, pics of Dart Mission

NASA’s DART would orbit the Sun for a year to come directly into the path of the asteroid. If the trajectory of the DART goes as per the calculations, DART would smash into football-sized Dimorphos

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Weather Alert: Heavy rain warning issued in Chennai & these Tamil Nadu districts in coming days — Check IMD forecast

The Regional Meteorological Department in Chennai has forecast heavy-to-very heavy rainfall in Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, and delta districts.

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Temperature settles above freezing point in Kashmir, Pahalgam coldest place in valley

Srinagar recorded a low of 0.3 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night, up from minus 2.3 degrees Celsius the previous night, they said.

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Very poor air quality in Delhi as winds slow down

According to the India Meteorological Department, Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 9.2 degrees Celsius, the lowest this season so far.

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Is it Earth or is it Saturn? Soon, space junk will form rings around our planet and its very troubling

The Department of Defense of the US has a separate network that specifically tracks the space junk. The Space Surveillance Network says that there are about 30,000 pieces of junk orbiting our planet t

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Delhi weather update: Slight rise in minimum temperature in national capital

In 2020, the lowest minimum temperature in the month of November was recorded on November 23 at 6.3 degrees Celsius, officials said.

Mercury drops further in Kashmir valley; Srinagar records coldest night of season

The wintry conditions in Kashmir have set in much ahead of the beginning of the extremely harsh weather conditions that usually start around the third week of December. 'Chillai Kalan', the 40-day per

Delhi’s air quality improves on the back of winds

The city government had on Sunday night extended work-from-home for its employees and the ban on the entry of trucks carrying non-essential items till November 26 to combat air pollution and minimise

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