Climate Change warning: 1,600 died in 2022 due to extreme weather events in India, says report

According to the annual report of the World Meteorological Organization, India witnessed over 1,600 people killed in 2022 in extreme weather events. In 2022, over 700 deaths due to floods and landslides and over 900 deaths due to lightning were reported.

published on : 23rd April 2023

Indian climber Anurag Maloo rescued after 3 days from depths of Mt Annapurna

Anurag Maloo, who went missing on April 17, was found in critical condition by rescuers. He went missing after falling into a crevasse below Base Camp 3 while descending Mount Annapurna. Maloo was located by a team of rescuers after days of intense search efforts. Polish mountaineer Adam Bielecki was part of a team of six sherpas and two foreigners who rescued Anurag. A dramatic video of the rescue operation has emerged on social media.

published on : 22nd April 2023

India surpasses China to become world's most populous nation: UN data

India has overtaken China as the world’s most populous nation, according to UN data. India’s population surpassed 1.4286 billion, slightly higher than China’s 1.4257 billion people. By 2025, India's population is said to touch 1.668 billion while China's population is said to contract to 1.317 billion.

published on : 19th April 2023

Heatwave grips India as mercury nears 45°C, Prayagraj hottest

Heatwave conditions prevailed on April 19 as the temperature crossed the 40°C mark in most parts of the country. The temperature in several states has touched over 44°C, and in many places, schools have been shut. Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, has been the hottest place in the country for the last two days, with temperatures reaching 44.2°C. IMD said that, both West Bengal and Bihar are likely to experience heatwave conditions in some parts and severe heatwave conditions in isolated areas for the next 24 hours.

published on : 19th April 2023

EAM Jaishankar rides 'Made in India' train in Mozambique

EAM Jaishankar took a ride in a ‘Made in India’ train in Mozambique during an official visit. Jaishankar took the ride during his six-day visit to Uganda and Mozambique. This will be the first-ever visit by an external affairs minister of India to the country.

published on : 14th April 2023

Historic: India's first underwater metro in Kolkata conducts test run

In a first for the country, Kolkata Metro created history by running the rake through a tunnel under Hooghly river. The Metro rake undertook its maiden journey from Howrah Maidan to Esplanade. The Metro is expected to cover the 520 meters stretch under the river Hooghly in 45 seconds.

published on : 13th April 2023

Punjab: Four killed in firing incident at Bathinda military station

Four people were killed in a firing incident at Bathinda military station in Punjab. According to the Indian Army, the firing incident took place inside the officer's mess around 4:35 am. The area has been sealed off and Quick Response Teams are conducting a search.

published on : 12th April 2023

India's covid cases cross '6000' mark for the first time since September 2022

India recorded 6,050 covid cases, 13% higher than the 5,335 cases on April 6. Daily cases have crossed the 6,000 mark for the first time since September 16, 2022. The number of active cases stands at 28,303, a jump of nearly 2716 cases.

published on : 7th April 2023

WATCH | Loco pilots work for upto nine hours without access to toilets

From steam engines to modern high-speed trains, a lot has changed in the Indian Railways over the years. But one thing that hasn’t? Loco pilots on most of the Railways’ locomotives still work up to nine hours -- sometimes more -- without access to that most basic of requirements: a toilet. 

published on : 4th April 2023

Are Indians really unhappy? On happiness index, Pak, war-hit Ukraine fare better than India

In a list of 146 countries, India has ranked 125, in the World Happiness report released on March 20, 2023. The Report revealed that Indians are unhappier than people in even war-torn countries Ukraine and Russia. Though India has improved from its previous year's ranking of 136, it still lags behind Pakistan, which is facing the worst-ever economic crisis.

published on : 24th March 2023

Indian flag pulled down by pro-Khalistan protesters in UK; India strongly condemns

On March 19, pro-Khalistani supporters brought down the Indian flag at the Indian High Commission in London. A protestor climbed onto the flagpole and brought down the Indian flag amidst chants of 'Khalistan zindabad'.

published on : 20th March 2023

India records single-day rise of 1,071 fresh COVID-19; 5,915 cases

India saw a single-day rise of more than 1,000 fresh COVID-19 cases after 129 days. According to the Union Ministy, the total number of active cases reaching 5,915 mark.The new COVID variant XBB.1.16 is causing much concern among experts.  

published on : 19th March 2023

A look back at India's achievement at the Oscars

It is the Oscars 2023 and India is eagerly waiting to get its hand on the golden award once again. India has had more misses than hits at the Oscars. But the awards that it has won continue to be revered even today.

published on : 12th March 2023

Odisha fishermen capture ‘spy’ pigeon with camera, microchip

A suspected spy pigeon was caught near Paradip coast of Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district. The pigeon was caught by the fishermen around 40 nautical miles off Paradip coast on March 7. A tiny camera covered in black tape and a microchip were fitted on both its legs.

published on : 10th March 2023

Meet Shaliza Dhami, 1st woman IAF officer to command frontline combat unit

Meet Group Captain Shaliza Dhami. She is the 1st female officer selected to head a frontline combat unit.This is for the first time in the IAF's history, a woman officer has been given command of a frontline combat unit. Shaliza has been given command of a missile squadron in the Western sector facing Pakistan.

published on : 9th March 2023

Chennai Central becomes India’s first ‘silent’ railway station

The 150-year-old Dr MGR Ramachandran Central railway station in Chennai went silent on Sunday, making it the first in India to do so, as it bid adieu to the public announcement system that has guided passengers to their trains for decades. Taking a cue from airports, the station is trading the omnipresent ‘voice’ for more inquiry booths and visual display boards.

published on : 27th February 2023

The women behind three-decade-old millet revolution in Telangana | TNIE Exclusive

With the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) declaring 2023 as the “International Year of the Millets”, the world seems to have finally understood what the State knew all along. It has been the way of life for the women collectives (sanghams) under the Deccan Development Society (DDS) for the last 35-40 years.

published on : 26th February 2023

A country where basic industry is terrorism, can't progress: S Jaishankar on helping Pakistan

A country where the basic industry is terrorism, cannot become prosperous, said External Affairs Minister, Dr S Jaishankar with an obvious reference to Pakistan, which is reeling under an economic crisis. "No country is ever going to come out of a difficult situation and become prosperous if its basic industry is terrorism," Dr Jaishankar said at the Asia Economic Dialogue in Pune on Thursday.

published on : 24th February 2023

T20 World Cup 2023: Despite England loss, India confident against Ireland

It was their first loss in the tournament, but the Women in Blue is upbeat ahead of their clash against Ireland. Meanwhile, South Africa pin hopes on New Zealand to beat Sri Lanka to keep campaign alive.

published on : 19th February 2023
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