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Floods killed 868 people in 11 states: Government report

17 Aug 2020

Floods killed 868 people in 11 states: Government report

In the last couple of weeks, India faced a double whammy with floods adding to woes of a coronavirus-battered country. As many as 11 states were adversely affected by floods, triggered by heavy rainfall, and 868 people lost their lives, a flood situation report made by MHA's Disaster Management Division said.

Cyclone Bulbul wreaks havoc; kills 4 in Odisha, West Bengal

10 Nov 2019

Cyclone Bulbul wreaks havoc; kills 4 in Odisha, West Bengal

Four people have been killed across Odisha and West Bengal as Cyclone Bulbul made landfall, wreaking havoc overnight.

Amid Chandrayaan heartbreak, remembering what Dr. Kalam said about failures

07 Sep 2019

Amid Chandrayaan heartbreak, remembering what Dr. Kalam said about failures

From enthusiasm to somber, India, and more importantly, the scientists at ISRO, went through a lot last night.

#VadodaraRains: Four dead; 5,000 evacuated as heavy rains hit Gujarat

01 Aug 2019

#VadodaraRains: Four dead; 5,000 evacuated as heavy rains hit Gujarat

Four persons were killed and over 5,000 were evacuated in the city of Vadodara and surrounding areas in Central Gujarat, as heavy rains disrupted life in the state in the last two days.

IAF to finalize Rs. 1.5L crore 'Make in India' projects

08 Jul 2019

IAF to finalize Rs. 1.5L crore 'Make in India' projects

The Indian Air Force is now inching towards finalizing two long-pending 'Make in India' projects under which, it will acquire 170 aircraft.

No more waiting, monsoon might hit Delhi in July first-week

29 Jun 2019

No more waiting, monsoon might hit Delhi in July first-week

Delhi and several other north Indian states are reeling under intense heat, and are recording temperatures as high as 48 degree Celsius.

Understanding how Cyclone Fani got its name

01 May 2019

Understanding how Cyclone Fani got its name

Cyclone Fani, which has turned into "extremely severe cyclonic storm", has been giving sleepless nights to many.

Cyclone Fani inches towards Odisha, state put on high alert

01 May 2019

Cyclone Fani inches towards Odisha, state put on high alert

Cyclone Fani has turned into "extremely severe cyclonic storm" and is inching towards the coast of Odisha, prompting MeT Department to issue a orange warning.

Pentagon strongly denies reports of spying on India's ASAT test

30 Mar 2019

Pentagon strongly denies reports of spying on India's ASAT test

The Pentagon has strongly denied the reports that the US spied on India's anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test by sending a reconnaissance aircraft from its base in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to monitor the development.

GSAT-31, India's latest communication satellite, launched successfully from French Guiana

06 Feb 2019

GSAT-31, India's latest communication satellite, launched successfully from French Guiana

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully launched by European launch services provider- Arianespace's rocket from French Guiana in the early hours today.

ISRO set to launch communication satellite GSAT-31 this Wednesday

04 Feb 2019

ISRO set to launch communication satellite GSAT-31 this Wednesday

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is all set to launch its 40th communication satellite GSAT-31 on Wednesday from the spaceport in French Guiana (French and European spaceport).

Cyclone 'Pabuk' moves towards the Andamans; yellow alert sounded

05 Jan 2019

Cyclone 'Pabuk' moves towards the Andamans; yellow alert sounded

A 'yellow' alert has been sounded for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the cyclonic storm 'Pabuk' is moving towards the archipelago, a Home Ministry official said today.

Cyclone Phethai to make landfall in AP today; alert sounded

17 Dec 2018

Cyclone Phethai to make landfall in AP today; alert sounded

A month after Cyclone Gaja hit the eastern coast wreaking havoc, Andhra Pradesh is bracing for yet another severe cyclonic storm - Cyclone Phethai.

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-5 missile, 2nd test in 6-months

10 Dec 2018

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-5 missile, 2nd test in 6-months

India has successfully test-fired nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-5, which has a strike range of 5,000km, from Dr. Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast today.

TN: Heavy rains may lash coastal districts in 48 hours

04 Dec 2018

TN: Heavy rains may lash coastal districts in 48 hours

Heavy rains are likely to lash parts of coastal districts of Tamil Nadu in the next two days, following a trough of low over the Bay of Bengal, the regional weather office said today.

UPSC: Trickiest ever questions asked in IAS interviews

19 Oct 2018

UPSC: Trickiest ever questions asked in IAS interviews

The UPSC Civil Services exam is divided into three stages- Prelims, Mains, and the Interview round.

#CycloneTitli: Andhra Pradesh, Odisha hit; trees, poles uprooted, thousands evacuated

11 Oct 2018

#CycloneTitli: Andhra Pradesh, Odisha hit; trees, poles uprooted, thousands evacuated

Cyclone Titli, the strongest cyclone to have formed over the Bay of Bengal this year, hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Thursday morning, uprooting trees, poles and displacing thousands.

Red alert sounded as cyclonic storm Titli heads towards Odisha

10 Oct 2018

Red alert sounded as cyclonic storm Titli heads towards Odisha

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning that a cyclonic storm, Titli, is developing in the Bay of Bengal and moving towards the Andhra Pradesh and the Odisha coast.

Low-pressure in Bay of Bengal may intensify into depression: Report

07 Oct 2018

Low-pressure in Bay of Bengal may intensify into depression: Report

A well-marked low pressure has formed in the Bay of Bengal and it is expected to intensify into a depression in the next 36 hours, the Regional Meteorological Department (RMD) in Chennai said on Sunday.

PM Modi arrives in Nepal to attend BIMSTEC Summit

30 Aug 2018

PM Modi arrives in Nepal to attend BIMSTEC Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kathmandu today to attend the 4th BIMSTEC Summit that will focus on enhancing regional connectivity and boosting trade.

Vajpayee's ashes immersed in Bay of Bengal in Chennai

26 Aug 2018

Vajpayee's ashes immersed in Bay of Bengal in Chennai

The ashes of former Prime Minister and BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed in the Bay of Bengal today, in the presence of top leaders of the BJP's Tamil Nadu unit.

Heavy rains hit Odisha; more showers in next 2 days

26 Aug 2018

Heavy rains hit Odisha; more showers in next 2 days

Heavy rains lashed several parts of Odisha today due to a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal with the Meteorological Center in Bhubaneswar forecasting more showers for the next 48 hours.

What caused the Kerala floods? NASA reveals the reason

22 Aug 2018

What caused the Kerala floods? NASA reveals the reason

NASA has released a video using satellite data that provides an estimate of rainfall and shows the spread of the resulting severe flooding in Kerala.

Met department predicts heavy rain in West Bengal

19 Aug 2018

Met department predicts heavy rain in West Bengal

The Met department today warned of heavy rain in the coastal and other southern districts of West Bengal till Tuesday owing to a low pressure in the Bay of Bengal.

Kerala, Karnataka, among others to receive heavy-rainfall in next 48-hours

14 Aug 2018

Kerala, Karnataka, among others to receive heavy-rainfall in next 48-hours

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that states including Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu (ghat areas primarily), Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh will receive heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours.

These 16 states may receive heavy rainfall this week

12 Aug 2018

These 16 states may receive heavy rainfall this week

The National Disaster Management Authority on Saturday said that in the next two days, 16 states may get heavy to very heavy rainfall.

#TravelBytes: Planning your honeymoon? These are most-romantic places in India

10 Aug 2018

#TravelBytes: Planning your honeymoon? These are most-romantic places in India

Honeymoons, just like weddings, are a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and for that very reason, they have to be unforgettably special.

Top five travel experiences to have in your 30s

30 Jul 2018

Top five travel experiences to have in your 30s

Writer Henry Miller once said, "One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of seeing things."

ISRO successfully carries out flight test for Crew Escape System

05 Jul 2018

ISRO successfully carries out flight test for Crew Escape System

Indian Space Research Organization today successfully carried out a flight-test for a newly-designed Crew Escape System.

Delhi: Pre-monsoon showers bring mercury down, waterlogging in some areas

27 Jun 2018

Delhi: Pre-monsoon showers bring mercury down, waterlogging in some areas

Pulling down the temperature by nearly 6 degrees-Celsius, heavy pre-monsoon showers hit Delhi-NCR today morning, as per IMD's predictions.

Torrential rainfall shatters Mumbai: Three deaths, traffic slowdown, train delays

25 Jun 2018

Torrential rainfall shatters Mumbai: Three deaths, traffic slowdown, train delays

Mumbai continues to reel under torrential rainfall, affecting local train services and causing heavy traffic gridlocks.

Monsoon showers to hit Maharashtra, Goa; possible flooding in Kerala

04 Jun 2018

Monsoon showers to hit Maharashtra, Goa; possible flooding in Kerala

Monsoon is likely to hit Maharashtra and Goa in the next two days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said today.

India successfully test-fires supersonic cruise missile BrahMos along Odisha coast

21 May 2018

India successfully test-fires supersonic cruise missile BrahMos along Odisha coast

India today successfully test-fired the Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the Odisha coast to validate some new features.

Unseasonal lightning strikes kill 9 in Andhra Pradesh

27 Apr 2018

Unseasonal lightning strikes kill 9 in Andhra Pradesh

The unseasonal lightning strikes in Andhra Pradesh have killed nine people, including a nine-year-old girl, since Tuesday.

Friday blast: Hailstorm, rain bring mercury down in Bengaluru

31 Mar 2018

Friday blast: Hailstorm, rain bring mercury down in Bengaluru

It was literally a 'Good Friday' for Bengalurueans.

Citing humanitarian spirit, China to share hydrological data with India

30 Mar 2018

Citing humanitarian spirit, China to share hydrological data with India

China said that it will soon resume sharing hydrological data of the Brahmaputra River with India on "humanitarian" grounds.

Relief for Mumbai: Rains likely from Friday

12 Mar 2018

Relief for Mumbai: Rains likely from Friday

After experiencing sweltering heat on Sunday, Mumbaikars have a reason to rejoice.

#DefenseDiaires: India successfully tests AAD supersonic ballistic missile interceptor

28 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaires: India successfully tests AAD supersonic ballistic missile interceptor

India's homegrown Advanced Air Defence (AAD) supersonic interceptor missile conducted a successful test by intercepting an incoming simulated hostile ballistic missile at a low altitude over the Bay of Bengal.

#DefenseDiaries: Indian Navy's submarine arm celebrates golden jubilee

10 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Indian Navy's submarine arm celebrates golden jubilee

On December 8, 2017, the Indian Navy's submarine arm celebrated its golden jubilee.

Cyclone Ockhi: At least 80 fishermen missing from Kerala, TN

01 Dec 2017

Cyclone Ockhi: At least 80 fishermen missing from Kerala, TN

At least 80 fishermen are missing since Cyclone Ockhi hit coastal TN and Kerala yesterday. Eight have been confirmed dead in these states.