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IMD issues warning for extremely bad weather in Delhi on Wednesday

It was a warm Tuesday in Delhi with some parts of the national capital witnessing rain in the latter part of the day, leading to waterlogging and traffic snarls in a few areas.
IMD's Delhi weather update

Stubble burning: Delhi govt to start preparing Pusa bio-decomposer from Sep 24

The minister also said his Union counterpart is yet to give time for a meeting on the use of Pusa bio-decomposer in states surrounding the capital and other pollution-related issues, and urged the Cen

The Delhi government had experimented with the solution, prepared by IARI scientists, last year and had also got a survey done by the Development Department to ascertain its effectiveness.

Incessant downpour brings Kolkata to halt; airport flooded, Met department issues Yellow alert

Officials of the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) regional office in Kolkata said that a cyclonic circulation developed over the Bay of Bengal triggering heavy rain in southern West Bengal.

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HP, Procter & Gamble join companies pledge to cut emissions

The Climate Pledge, a grouping of companies and organizations spearheaded by Amazon, said Monday that it has signed up 86 new members for its voluntary measures.

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Airtel commits 50% cut in greenhouse gas emissions across ops by FY31

Airtel has also become the first Indian telecommunications company to join the United Nations (UN) Global Compact - the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world.

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ALCE & ISRO can work as partners to access orbit, communications and more, says expert

With a new space agency in the region, Latin America is the new kid on the block, attempting to bring together 12 agencies in a continent in the 21st Century.

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Volcano erupts on Spain’s Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma

A 3.8-magnitude quake was recorded before the eruption as vibrations from the seismic activity were felt on the surface.

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Astronaut from ISS shares ‘Space workout session’–watch the video here

Pesquet keeps on sharing tweets from the space station giving his followers a glimpse of lives of astronauts staying aboard ISS.

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Climate change focus for UK PM Boris Johnson at UN General Assembly

The visit is seen as an important precursor to the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) UN climate summit, to be hosted by the UK in Glasgow in November.

Pollution: Delhi govt ranks departments on complaint resolution, East DMC bags top spot

The PWD resolved 4,630 of the 4,771 complaints and stood second with 56 points, while SDMC disposed of 5,622 of the 5,877 complaints bagging the third place.

Sikkim declares ‘Katley’ as state fish

The official said the Sikkim government has also declared the reservoirs of the state to be open for fishing activities.

SpaceX’s trailblazing tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown

SpaceX's fully automated Dragon capsule reached an unusually high altitude of 363 miles (585 kilometers) after Wednesday night's liftoff. Surpassing the International Space Station by 100 miles (160 k

IMD predicts heavy showers in Vidarbha, Mumbai region next week

“As it intensifies further, Maharashtra will get more rains starting September 20," said Dr Shubhangi Bhute, senior scientist at the Regional meteorological centre here.

IMD rain prediction

The reason ‘black tigers’ exist and why that is dangerous

Simlipal is not the sole example of what the study described as “intense founding bottlenecks” among tiger populations endangered by human-induced habitat fragmentation.

Black Tiger IE

ISRO expertise to help two space-tech start-ups test rocket systems

The pact will enable Agnikul Cosmos undertake tests and access facilities at ISRO centres to testing its 3D-printed, single-piece, semi-cryo engine and other systems.

ISRO Framework MOU

Climate Anxiety: Floundering diplomacy and mismanaged COVID-19

The global shutdowns have affected the livelihoods of the young, subsequently increasing debt in a market where automation is making organisations lean and efficient.

This virological disruption coupled with global warming is causing anxiousness amongst the youth of the world. (Representational Image)

Delhi govt asks pvt construction sites to follow 14-point guidelines to prevent dust pollution

The Delhi government has asked all private construction sites to follow its 14-point guidelines to prevent dust pollution in the city, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Friday.

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Bamboo Day: Bamboo to play a significant role in fulfilling the SDG goals of India

Most of the bamboo is distributed in forest areas and has a significant contribution to ecology such as improving wildlife habitats, forest hydrology as well as providing opportunities for livelihood

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International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer: Significance of the most successful global climate treaty

With this year’s theme ‘Montreal Protocol - Keeping us, our food and vaccines cool’, the United Nations is celebrating the Montreal Protocol’s unprecedented act of humanity.

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Maharashtra: Raigad gets over 3,390 mm rainfall since June 1

Khalapur taluka of the district has recorded the lowest 87.82 per cent rainfall, while Murud reported the highest 159.78 per cent so far, he said.

Monsoon update: Delhi receives 1,159 mm rainfall in 2021, highest since 1964

The amount of rainfall received by the national capital this monsoon is the highest since 1964 and third highest ever since it started getting recorded by the weather department.

The city which receives an average of about 653.6 mm of rainfall in the South West Monsoon has already reached twice the average figure.

Southwest monsoon unlikely to retreat from northwest India by September-end

An anticyclonic wind has to form over the lower troposphere, and there should also be considerable reduction in moisture content.

southwest monsoon withdrawal

1st ever all civilian SpaceX mission takes 4 civilians 575 km above earth, check mission details, cost

Time Magazine has estimated that the ticket of all four passengers must have cost at least $200 million.

3 crew leave China’s space station for Earth after 90 days

State broadcaster CCTV aired footage of the astronauts securing packages inside their spacecraft, which is due to parachute to a location in the Gobi Desert near the Jiuquan launch center on Friday.

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