Nepal was hit by a 5.6-magnitude earthquake on November 6, days after 157 people were killed and dozens injured when a strong quake struck the Himalayan country. The tremors were felt in neighboring India. The first earthquake this week occurred with a magnitude of 6.4, Nepal's National Seismological Centre said. The German Research Centre for Geosciences measured the quake at 5.7, downgrading it from 6.2.
The odd-even scheme is back in Delhi to fight the growing air pollution and deteriorating air quality in the capital. The odd-even rule will be applicable from November 13-20 in Delhi. The announcement was made by Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai. "In view of air pollution, the Odd-Even vehicle system will be applicable for one week from November 13th to November 20th," said Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai.
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Haryana government on Monday claimed that a remarkable reduction in stubble burning incidents had been seen in the state during the ongoing paddy harvest season this year so far, compared to the previous year. Sources confirmed 714 cases of stubble burning harvested this season, whereas during the same period in 2022, there were 893 cases of stubble burning. In 2021, the number was significantly higher at 1508 cases.
In Delhi, the Air Quality Index (AQI) worsened to "very poor' category, raising concerns. Visuals from India Gate and Kartavya Path showed the extent to which smog had engulfed the city on October 23 morning. Furthermore, on October 22, Delhi AQI reported at 306, while the AQI in Gurugram was in the 'Poor' category. The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government issued advisory and plan to curb the AQI worsening quality.
Ah sudden cloudburst occurred, leading to flash floods in Teesta River in Lachen Valley, North Sikkim. Some army establishments along the valley have been affected and efforts are on to confirm details. Furthermore, if sources to beleive, 23 Indian Army personnel have been reported missing and some vehicles are reported submerged under the slush. Search operations are underway. This is a developing story, details are awaited.
Former environment minister Jairam Ramesh lashed out at the Modi government over the latest cheetah death in the Kuno National Park, saying this is what happens when "science and transparency take a backseat". On August 2, the Congress general secretary said the argument that all these deaths are expected mortality is "complete nonsense" and has been debunked by international cheetah experts. Meanwhile, with the latest death, nine cheetahs… read-more
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Amid heavy to very heavy rainfall, all schools and colleges would remain shut in Mumbai. The IMD has issued a red alert, and asked the concerned authority to be cautious in Mumbai, Mumbai. Concerned about the rainfall situation, the management has urged the private and government schools, educational institutions to remain shut for July 27. Furthermore, people are also advised not to venture out, if not emergency
Delhi is facing a severe water crisis as the Yamuna River continues to swell, leading to the closure of water treatment plants and potential disruption in the city's water supply. Amid rain, the river water crossed danger water level, raising difficulties for people. In this regard, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has called for the Centre's immediate intervention and requested the release of Hathnikund barrage water to mitigate the crisis in Delhi… read-more
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The ICG station at Vizhinjam also arranged a human chain to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the biologically diverse marine environment. The initiative sought to highlight the growing concern about ocean pollution and promote ICG's 'Swachh Sagara Surakshit Sagara' (Clean Seas, Safe Seas) campaign. ICG officers and staff, local authorities and volunteers from the Uday Samudra Group and the Fire Brigade all took part in the… read-more
Cyclone Biparjoy is set to intensify in the next 36 hours and will be heading north-northwestwards in the next two days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a tweet on Friday. The very severe cyclonic storm was located over the east-central Arabian Sea located 840-kilometer west-southwest of Goa and 870 km west-southwest of Mumbai at 11:30 pm on June 8, the IMD said.
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