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May 27, 2024

Cyclones Hidaya &  Laly : About Pemba Island

 Why in News ? Barely two weeks after Cyclone Hidaya struck the East African coastline, Cyclone Laly  has recntly wreaked havoc in the region killing two people in Kenya and impacting dozens in Somalia. Cyclone Laly, which intensified from a tropical storm, unleashed strong winds, heavy rain and high waves across the West Indian Ocean […]

May 13, 2024

What are auroras? What are northern and southern lights?

Why in News?  Recently, the night sky was lit up by northern lights, or aurora borealis, at Hanle village in Ladakh early . Northern lights were also witnessed in other parts of the world, including in the United States and the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, southern lights, or aurora australis, were spotted in countries such as […]

May 1, 2024

The Core Heatwave Zone (CHZ)/ When the IMD declares a heatwave?

The April Month 2024 as experienced heatwaves that  was more severe than previous year. While the southern peninsular and the southeastern coast areas have been the worst affected, the northern plains are yet to experience heatwave conditions this season. The Core Heatwave Zone (CHZ) spanning central, north, and peninsular India between Gujarat and West Bengal is prone […]

March 29, 2024

Unlocking Nuclear Energy’s Potential in Addressing Climate Change

Introduction: In recent times, there has been a resurgence of interest in nuclear energy as a viable solution to combat climate change. Despite significant challenges, advocates argue that nuclear power presents a clean and reliable source of electricity crucial for transitioning to a sustainable energy future. This article delves into the push for nuclear energy […]

March 28, 2024

Exploring the Afanasy Nikitin Seamount and India’s Application to the International Seabed Authority          

Introduction: India has recently made a significant move by applying to the International Seabed Authority (ISBA) for exploration rights in the Indian Ocean seabed, particularly targeting the Afanasy Nikitin Seamount (AN Seamount), which is renowned for its cobalt-rich crust. This article delves into the characteristics of the AN Seamount and the broader significance of seamounts […]

March 28, 2024

The Drive for Nuclear Energy as a Climate Solution      

Introduction: Global attention has recently turned towards nuclear energy as a potential solution to both energy demands and climate change mitigation. Despite persistent challenges, advocates argue that nuclear power holds promise for addressing the urgent need for clean energy transition. A pivotal moment in this discourse was marked by the Nuclear Energy Summit in Brussels, […]

March 23, 2024

Understanding the Global Climate Crisis Through 6 Key Figures       

Introduction: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recently released its annual State of the Climate report, highlighting alarming trends in various indicators of the Earth’s health. This report serves as a critical tool in comprehending the severity of climate change and its impact on our planet. Let’s delve into six key figures from the report that […]

March 18, 2024

Exploring the Sacred Shipra River: Key Insights from CAG Audit             

Introduction A performance audit conducted by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) shed light on the degradation of the Shipra River, also known as the Kshipra, situated in Madhya Pradesh state. This article aims to outline essential details regarding this revered river. Overview of the Shipra River The Shipra River holds significant religious […]

March 13, 2024

Understanding the Significance of Global Sea Surface Temperatures          

Introduction: In this segment of our ongoing series on climate change, we delve into a critical question: “Why do global sea surface temperatures matter?” Recent data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) reveals a concerning trend: February 2024 witnessed the highest-ever global sea surface temperature (SST) recorded since 1979, surpassing the previous record set […]

March 10, 2024

El Niño and the Indian Summer Monsoon: Forecast for 2024        

Introduction The interplay between El Niño and the Indian summer monsoon is a topic of significant interest, particularly for countries like India reliant on agriculture. As the 2023-24 El Niño event gradually weakens, forecasts regarding its implications for the upcoming summer monsoon season are eagerly awaited. This article explores the evolving El Niño conditions, their […]

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