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Satellites more at risk from fast solar wind than a major space storm

Satellites are more likely to be at risk from high-speed solar wind than a major geomagnetic storm according to a new UK-US study published this week in the Journal Space Weather. Researchers investigating the space weather risks to orbiting satellites calculated electron radiation levels within the Van Allen radiation belts. ... Read More »

Engineered sand zaps storm water pollutants

University of California, Berkeley, engineers have created a new way to remove contaminants from storm water, potentially addressing the needs of water-stressed communities that are searching for ways to tap the abundant and yet underused source of fresh drinking water. Using a mineral-coated sand that reacts with and destroys organic ... Read More »

71 people killed in storm-related incidents across country

In Uttar Pradesh alone, at least 42 people have died and at least 53 were injured due to high velocity wind and storm. State Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath ordered government officials to rush to affected areas to expedite rescue and relief work besides assuring all possible help. Dust storms also ... Read More »

North India hit by strong winds and dust storm; 16 killed in UP

Dust storm and rain lashed many parts of North India disrupting normal life at several places on Wednesday. In Uttar Pradesh, dust storm, lightning and heavy rain claimed 16 lives in Mathura, Etawaha, Aligarh, Hathras and Agra districts. 27 people were also injured. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the ... Read More »

Storm alert across North India; evening schools shut in Delhi

High-velocity dust storm affected life in several parts of Delhi. Rain and dust storm is likely to cross capital delhi this afternoon. Following the weather department’s warning, the Delhi government has decided to close all evening schools across the national capital on Tuesday.  It has also asked other schools to ... Read More »

IMD lowers storm warning but keep guard up

The weather forecast for the next few days does not bode well for many states. The Met dept on Monday issued an alert for  sandstorms in many border districts of Rajasthan. Schools in Haryana have been closed for 7-8 may after the met department issued a warning of rain and ... Read More »

Storm Alert: Schools in Haryana to remain shut for two days

The MeT department has warned of thunderstorms accompanied by squall, hail and heavy rain in at least 13 states and two Union Territories across the country today and tomorrow.The IMD said due to the impact of western disturbance, thunderstorm accompanied with squalls and hail are likely to occur over Jammu ... Read More »

IMD warns of severe dust storm in next few days across northern India

The government has asked the officials for taking precautions as per alert issued by the MeT department to save people. In Uttarakhand, disaster management department is maintaining vigil due to inclement weather and asked all district officers to be cautious.  In Uttar Pradesh,  death toll in dust wind, thunder and heavy ... Read More »

India Dust Storm: Nepal expresses condolences on loss of lives

President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli have sent separate messages of condolences to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In their messages, President Bhandari and Prime Minister Oli have expressed heartfelt condolences and sympathies to President Kovind and PM Modi and through them ... Read More »

Lightning, heavy storm claim 11 lives in Bihar

Expressing grief over the deaths, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has directed for the provision of ex-gratia to dependants of the deceased. The Chief Minister has also issued orders for providing all possible aid to the families affected by the storm and adequate medical aid to the injured. In an official ... Read More »