Cyclone Amphan leaves behind trail of destruction in West Bengal, 12 dead

Three persons were killed in Hooghly and North 24 Paraganas districts due to electrocution, they said.

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NASA’s exciting announcement! WFIRST renamed to Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope!

Dr Nancy Grace Roman was the first Chief of Astronomy in the Office of Space Science at the headquarters of the space agency located at Washington DC.

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Pixxel aiming big to put India on the global space map, says Awais Ahmed, Founder and CEO

Over the past year, Pixxel has signed MOUs with organisations that have the need for satellite imagery around the globe.

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Cyclone ‘Amphan’ makes landfall, two die in Bengal

The cyclone barreled through coastal districts of West Bengal, unleashing copious rain and windstorm, blowing away thatched houses, uprooting trees, electric poles and swamping low lying towns and vil

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Cyclone ‘Amphan’ batters Bengal, Odisha as 6.5 lakh evacuated, 2 dead

The cyclone with wind speed of 160-170 kmph, gusting to 190 kmph coupled with heavy rain hit the Digha coast in East Medinipur district around 2.30 pm, officials said.

The landfall process would continue for four hours, bringing in its wake heavy rain and triggering three-five metres of tidal waves, the MeT department said. News

Cyclone Amphan makes landfall! All you need to know about super cyclone; details

As per the latest IMD bulletin, the cyclone was an extremely severe storm at 4.30pm and was predicted to weaken to a very severe storm by 5.30 pm.

Earlier, the Mumbai regional centre of the IMD had tweeted about the formation of a low-pressure area over the Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area. News

COVID-19 lockdown: 17 per cent decline in global carbon emissions, says study

An international study published in the UK-based journal National Climate Change showed that the world experienced a sharp decline in carbon emissions between January and April, compared to average le

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Cyclone Amphan Impact (Highlights, May 21): PM Modi to conduct aerial survey of damage caused in Odisha, Bengal Friday

Cyclone Amphan tracker updates: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is monitoring the situation from Nabanna, the state secretariat, said that at least 72 people lost their lives.

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Molecular Docking: Fighting a pandemic with AI

Tech Mahindra leverages AI to research on potential therapeutic drugs for Covid-19 in real-time

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Cyclone Amphan: Rapid response teams to keep eye on tiger movement in Sundarbans

Chief Wildlife Warden Ravi Kant Sinha said a control room has been set up at Gosaba area in the district by the forest department to monitor the situation in the mangrove jungles 24x7.

The department's central control room in Salt Lake area will be in constant touch with the Gosaba unit and keep a close watch on wildlife movement in the forest. News

Cyclone ‘Amphan’: 41 NDRF teams deployed in West Bengal, Odisha

'Amphan' developed into a super cyclone over the Bay of Bengal on Monday and has the potential to cause extensive damage in the coastal districts of West Bengal when it makes landfall, the government

"A total of 41 NDRF teams including reserves are deployed in two Amphan-affected states of Odisha and West Bengal," he said. News

Cyclone Amphan: 3 lakh people evacuated, moved to relief shelters, says Mamata Banerjee

The chief minister said she will talk to the Railways not to run any ‘Shramik Special' trains to bring back migrant labourers to the state from Wednesday till Thursday morning as a precautionary m

Banerjee said she and senior state government officials are directly monitoring the situation and announced several helpline numbers. News

Cyclone ‘Amphan’ moves closer to Odisha coast, rain lashes several

In the morning, 'Amphan' lay centred over west-central Bay of Bengal, about 520 km south of Paradip (Odisha), 670 km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal) and 800 km south-southwest of Khepupara in B

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A telescope like a fleet of 100 Hubbles! NASA to make ‘exciting’ announcement on WFIRST mission

The WFIRST mission involves the WFIRST space telescope designed by NASA with an aim to conduct “unprecedented” large surveys of the universe using infrared technology.

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IndiGo to share weather data with IMD

IndiGo said it has incorporated a plan for its pilots to report high level wind and temperatures at different stages of a flight as desired by the IMD across all flight operations.

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Cyclone Amphan expected to weaken into an extremely severe cyclonic storm: IMD

IMD statement, while categorising the storm as extremely severe till Wednesday evening, predicted the speed of the storm to continuously reduce till it became a very severe cyclone on Wednesday evenin

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Two killed, 13 injured as earthquake hits China’s Yunnan province

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the quake struck at 9.47 pm on Monday.

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PM Modi reviews cyclone Amphan response preparedness

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday chaired a high-level meeting to review the response preparedness against cyclone Amphan, developing in the Bay of Bengal.

The prime minister took full stock of the situation and reviewed the measures as well as the evacuation plan presented by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) News

Amphan turns Super Cyclone, Odisha initiates evacuation

Cyclone 'Amphan' intensified into a super cyclonic storm on Monday and is likely to move across the northeast Bay of Bengal, and cross the West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts between Digha and the Hatia

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Private sector in Space! Govt should come out with policy framework to make it attractive, says expert

Almost a couple of years ago, a committee headed by aerospace scientist Dr A Sivathanu Pillai had submitted a report to ISRO in which he had proposed the opening up of the space sector to private play

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Fresh episodes of pink water in Mumbai wetland but this time without flamingos

Algal bloom is the process of rapid multiplication of algae in freshwater or marine water systems. Algal bloom generally occurs in microscopic, unicellular algae, not macroscopic algae.

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Cyclone Amphan intensifies; May cause extensive damage on Bengal coast during landfall, says govt

The IMD and Odisha government have warned fishermen have been advised not to go on fishing into the north bay of Bengal along and off the coasts of West Bengal-Odisha from May 18th to 21st. The fisher

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Cyclone Amphan: Odisha, West Bengal brace to fight cyclonic storm amid Covid-19 crisis; NDRF deployed

In Odisha, 10 teams have been deployed in seven districts -- Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj. One team of NDRF consists of around 45 personnel.

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‘Amphan’ intensifies into severe cyclonic storm: MeT department

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into north Bay of Bengal along and off West Bengal-Odisha coasts from May 18 to 21 and those who are out in the sea, were asked to return to coasts by May 17

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Cyclone Amphan latest update: Where is it headed today, speed, impact; details here

Cyclone Amphan Update: After the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) announced depressions caused in Bay of Bengal, an alarm of upcoming cyclonic storm has been raised over India’s eastern coast

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A giant leap! Boost to private participation in space programme

Over the last five decades, ISRO has launched over a hundred space missions to advance its Space technology.

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Cyclone ‘Amphan’ likely to turn into very severe storm; landfall on West Bengal coast on May 20, says MHA

It has intensified slightly and lay centred over the same region at 0530 hrs IST on Sunday, a home ministry official said, quoting an India Meteorological Department bulletin.

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