The housing commissioner under the state housing department has announced cash awards for dissertations/project reports on weather-resilient house construction techniques by civil engineering and architecture students.
Availability of good soil moisture across major Rabi producing states has also laid the foundation for good produce. Keeping in consideration the large scale post monsoon developments and the sowing reports from various parts of the country, NBHC Pvt. Ltd. has come up with its 1st Rabi Crop Estimates for 2019-20.
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India imports large quantity of cocoa beans and powder to bridge the gap between supply and demand in the domestic market. As per the data of International Cocoa Organisation, the cocoa prices stood at $2,687.24 per tonne on Thursday, around 20% increase year-on-year.
Prof. Kerry Emanuel highlighted the importance of extreme events prediction. "Three times as many people live along the coasts as compared to 1971. This is much higher than the rate of population growth and highlights the need for better cyclone predictions," he said.
The onset date for India, which starts with Kerala on June 1, will remain the same but its withdrawal would now be expected 10 to 15 days than the ‘normal’ date of September 30, said M Rajeevan, secretary of the ministry of earth sciences.
June 1 is the onset date for monsoon over Kerala and it is likely to remain the same but the IMD will change the reference dates for some states and cities, Secretary in the ministry M Rajeevan said.
The India Meteorological Department said 'Maha' has intensified into severe cyclonic storm on Thursday and is very likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm over east central Arabian Sea during the next 24 hours. IMD said gale winds very likely to increase upto 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph over eastcentral Arabian Sea from midnight.
An orange alert has been issued in 12 districts, including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Wayanad
Slump due to erratic weather patterns, general neglect of crop.
India's beer sales expanded at the fastest pace in three years in 2019, but companies said growth had slowed sequentially in every quarter because of increasing taxation and curbs on liquor in a few states.
Output was hit in past two years but adequate moisture has ensured above-average crop this year.
On Monday, GoAir cancelled 18 flights, attributed it to factors such as inclement weather, low visibility and anti-CAA protests in the country. IndiGo also has similar problems. Air India’s 12 A320 are grounded due to technical issues.
Tea companies reckon that unless the prices pick up, the industry will be in dire straits.
As extreme weather events become more common, demand for better forecasting is disrupting the entire space.
The MoU is executed with the understanding that OMS is in the process of incorporating a fully operational entity in India.
A red alert has been sounded for three north Kerala districts of Malappuram, Kannur and Kozhikode, which bore the brunt of the flood fury and landslides last week.
Conditions are damaging renewable energy projects, threatening businesses that survive on thin margins.
Catches from the sea for export are mainly shrimps, squids and cuttle fish.
In Delhi, the sky will partly be cloudy with the minimum and maximum temperatures hovering around 18 degrees Celsius and 31 degrees Celsius.
Experts say past decade’s trend of intense bursts of rainfall caused by global warming to continue.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said 31 persons were still missing and over 1.47 lakh are in 891 camps across the state.
It had earlier forecast the arrival of the vital weather system on June 6.
So far 111 people have died in rain-related incidents in Kerala, 70 in Madhya Pradesh, 54 in Maharashtra, five in Rajasthan and one in Andhra Pradesh.
India is the fifth most vulnerable country to climate change, according to a report released by Environment think tank, Germanwatch. In the Climate Risk Index 2020, India’s rank has worsened from the 14th spot in 2017 to 5th in 2018 in the global vulnerability ladder.
Likely to remain weak during June-July and pick up pace in next 2 months, says IMD.
Fifty eight persons are still missing, of whom 50 are in Malappuram, where the toll is 24, the highest in the state
In New Delhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who represents the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat from Kerala, spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the floods and sought aid.
The Meteorological Department said the low pressure was expected to intensify into a depression in the next two days and subsequently, into a cyclone.
The announcement came as a breather amid growing anxiety with the rain clouds being nearly static over the seas for many days.
The death toll in Kerala, the worst affected state in the south, rose to 88.
The normal onset date for monsoon over Kerala is June 1, which also marks the start of the four-month rainfall season.
Odisha has been widely praised for its efforts before Fani, but now an equally challenging task lies ahead.
Net-net, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) were buyers of domestic stocks to the tune of Rs 504.13 crore on Thursday, data available with NSE suggested.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) representatives apprised the state authorities about the strong monsoon conditions with heavy rainfall activity in a meeting convened by Chief Minister Pinayari Vijayan on August 9.
The earth is expected to warm up somewhere between 2.6 degree and 8.5 degree Celsius over the century.
October 9 withdrawal marks most delayed departure; season saw many rain records being drowned.
"To improve our observational systems, we will increase the number of Doppler radars, automatic rain gauge systems and stations over the next year," said Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, director general, IMD.
Severity of disasters, which are taking place at shorter intervals, has prompted insurers to consider hiking rates in April 2020, when policies come up for renewal.
The year was also the sixth warmest year on record, M Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences said.
Aauction at Idukki in Kerala has taken the commodity’s average price to Rs 4,733 per kg.
On Wednesday, the weather office said that the monsoon was likely to get delayed further and hit the Kerala coast only on June 8.
30% of Kerala’s rubber estates are lying untapped as commercial operations.
The loss may put pressure on coffee growers for repayment of loans.
According to industry officials, sales are 10-15% lower than last year and a revival looks tough, considering monsoon is set to arrive before time .
After two weeks of torrential rain, rainfall is just 2.5% short of the normal level, with the deficit narrowing rapidly from about 35% below normal at June-end.
The warning comes after the IMD said last week that the monsoon had covered the entire country, 17 days ahead of its normal onset date.
India meets over 60% of cashew processing needs from import.
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The highest temperature recorded on Saturday is 48.8degC at Churu, Rajasthan, according to the IMD.
Independent forecasters have, however, said that the risk of floods and drought looms large in the months of July and August.
Rains usually lash Kerala state on the south coast around June 1 and cover the whole country by mid-July.
“Rainfall activity over Kerala is likely to decrease further gradually during the next five days,” India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.
Torrential rains and landslides during India's June-September mansoon season have ravaged farmlands and prompted massive evacuation efforts in Kerala state.
Rahul Gandhi also said Modi represents "anger, lies, intolerance and the worst sentiments of the country."
Real-time images from the satellites will help in assessing the extent of flooding and in rescue operations.
Though monsoon has arrived in the Andamans, its further progress remains stalled.
Met Department points to development of a weak, short-lived El Niño that is expected to interfere with the rain pattern this season.
The Skymet, in its forecast, said that Monsoon would hit the Kerala coast on May 28, while the IMD has made a prediction for its arrival on May 29.
Union tourism minister of state (independent charge) K J Alphons as the chief guest said the post-flood “resurrection” of Kerala has had no parallels anywhere in the world.
Officials, however, maintained that it was too early to predict the June-September monsoon season.
El Nino usually leads to dry weather in South Asia during the monsoon season and heavy rain in some other parts of the world.
Rainfall in six out of 14 districts was more than 10 times the normal on Thursday. Idukki alone got 266mm of rain.
More than 200 people have died & lakhs have been evacuated amid unusually heavy rains this month.
IMD will revise its onset & withdrawal schedule to align normal dates with the reality of changing weather.
The monsoon is expected to reach the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on May 20 and is expected to advance further to Sri Lanka and over East Central Bay of Bengal on May 24, it said.
These firms are tapping governments, insurers, banks, farming co-operatives, development agencies and corporate social responsibility programs to create a business and help farmers.
If man-made carbon emissions continue unabated, some regions in northeast India could become unlivable by the end of the century due to a deadly combination of heat and humidity during heatwaves, recent research has projected. Large swathes of south Asia, including the Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin, could approach the threshold for survivability outdoors.
Gandhi made the remark while speaking to reporters before beginning his second day trip to the flood-ravaged areas of the state.
The helicopter has left for Wayanad and the chief minister would be visiting a relief camp and attend a review meeting at the collectorate, they said.
Kerala has issued red alert in eight districts. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) expects widespread rainfall in the state for the next four days but the intensity is likely to reduce after a day
The agrarian district is known for cultivation of coffee, tea, spices and rubber, and has seen suicides by some farmers unable to repay their loans.
Kerala's revenue secretary and head of disaster management, P.H. Kurien, told Reuters he has twice written to KSEB requesting EAPs and has yet to receive them.
The services at the Kochi international airport, which is among the busiest in the country, have been suspended till August 26 after flood water inundated the runway.
The world’s second-largest producer of the cereal has seen a harsh summer this year.
The unprecedented deluge since last week has left 31 people dead and displaced four lakh people in 80 taluks of 17 districts in Karnataka.
The city's previous high of 47.8 degrees Celsius was recorded in Palam on June 9, 2014.
As things stand now, conditions for onset of monsoon in both the coastal states should become favourable, K Sathi Devi of IMD told ET.
It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours and further into a severe cyclonic storm, the IMD said and warned fishermen against venturing into the sea on Sunday.
Thunderstorm accompanied with squall is very likely at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Kerala and Lakshadweep, it said.
The weather office has forecast increased rainfall in southern, western and eastern India as well as Assam.
The skies of state capital and nearby areas will witness a spectacular display of a long trail of interleaved pattern of white and blue light due to chemi-luminescence, a resultant of the experiment.
While June and July recorded 15 per cent and 18 per cent more rainfall than normal respectively in the state, August 1-19 recorded 164 per cent excess rainfall
Despite facing varying water levels in completely unknown places, they banked on their skills and luck to bring survivors back to safety.
Russian medical tourists who were going mostly to Goa have now started to explore the ayurvedic facilities in Kerala.
To know whether a cloud cover could affect the working of ground-based radars, TOI spoke to a few defence and space scientists and their opinion about the PM’s cloud statement.
IMD said annual mean surface air temperature (averaged over the country) during the year was 0.41 degree Celsius above (1981-2010) average. “All the six warmest years on record in India were in the last 10 years. It clearly shows that ‘global warming’ is happening and we need to prepare ourselves to face its consequences,” said secretary of the ministry of earth sciences M Rajeevan.
Private forecaster Skymet says monsoon will remain weak even after arrival, which itself will be delayed.
The UN Secretary General referred to the Kerala floods, among other natural disasters across the world, to highlight the urgency of the climate crisis and the need to step up efforts to reverse course on climate change.
A total of 12 districts of Bihar have been affected by flash floods that have hit the state in the wake of torrential rainfall in the catchment areas of neighbouring Nepal last week.
CM Pinarayi Vijayan pegged overall loss at Rs 8,316 crore so far due to the floods.
Most of Kerala is now flooded, with the situation worsening in several places, including Kochi, where backwaters threaten to breach their banks.
The IMD had predicted advance onset of monsoon in Kerala this year on May 30.
As a result, the Indian pepper export is likely to fall from 16,840 tonnes of 2017-18.
Kerala's government has described the crisis -- one of the worst in decades -- as "extremely grave" and rescue operations are underway to help thousands who remain trapped by floodwaters.
The consumer durables market in Kerala is calculated to be in the range of Rs 2000 to 3000 crore a year. Of this, about 50 to 60% of the sales happen during Onam festival extending to about two months.
Amit Shah is expected to take presentations from each division at the home ministry starting next week.
There is as much as 70-80% deficit or more at certain pockets, says Sharma.
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