Lightning Strike: News

In a first, scientists divert lightning strikes using lasers

Scientists, for the first time, have shown that high-powered lasers can be used to steer lightning strikes.

20 Jul 2021


Lightning strikes jump by 34%; experts point to climate change

India saw 18.5 million lightning strikes between April 2020 and March 2021, marking a significant jump of 34% from the 13.8 million strikes that occurred over the corresponding period in the previous year.

12 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

68 killed in lightning strikes; PM Modi announces ex-gratia assistance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced ex-gratia assistance for the families of those who were killed in lightning strikes across Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh during heavy rains on Sunday.

12 Jul 2021


Eighteen killed by lightning in Rajasthan, several injured

Eighteen people, including seven children, were killed in separate incidents of lightning in Rajasthan's Jaipur, Kota, Jhalawar, and Dholpur districts on Sunday.

06 Jul 2021


Chhattisgarh: Four children killed in lightning strike in Jashpur district

In a tragic incident, four children, two of them siblings, were allegedly killed in a lightning strike at a village in Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh, the police said on Tuesday.