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Earthquake of 4.2 magnitude hits Ladakh

An earthquake of 4.2 magnitude hit Ladakh on Sunday, officials said. No reports of loss of life or any damage to property have been received so far, they said. The quake struck at 2:53 pm in Kargil. Its epicenter was at latitude 36.02 degrees north and longitude 77.33 degrees east at a depth of 30 …

Start-up offers superior propulsion systems; plans to set up fuel stations in space

Scientists at a Mumbai-based start-up are working on technologies to offer efficient propulsion systems and re-fuelling satellites in outer space to extend their lifespan. Manastu Space, a five-year-old start-up launched by two IIT-Bombay alumni Tushar Jadhav and Ashtesh Kumar, has come up with a propulsion system for satellites that utilises affordable, “green” fuel as opposed …


Heatwave continues in Rajasthan, Bikaner sizzles at 44.2 deg C

Heatwave conditions continued in Rajasthan on Sunday with Bikaner being the hottest place in the state recording a maximum temperature of 44.2 degrees Celsius, the Met department said. Barmer and Churu sizzled at 43.9 degrees Celsius while Pilani, Kota, Jaisalmer recorded day temperatures of 43.7, 43.6, 43.5 degrees Celsius, respectively, it said. The day temperatures …


Skymet forecasts normal monsoon this season

India is likely to get normal southwest monsoon rains this year, private weather forecaster Skymet stated on Monday, while forecasting the rainfall during the upcoming season at 98% of the benchmark 50-year average, with an error margin of +/-5%. The forecaster saw a 65% chance that the country would get normal rainfall in the June-September …

Delhi records heatwave for 4th day on trot

Delhi reeled under a heatwave for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday with the India Meteorological Department predicting similar conditions for the next two days. The Met office has issued an ‘orange’ alert warning of a severe heatwave in the city for Monday. The IMD uses four colour codes for weather warnings — green (no …


Delhi weather update: At 42.4 degrees Celsius, national capital records April’s hottest day in 5 years

The blistering heatwave sweeping across Delhi-NCR intensified further on Saturday with the maximum temperature in the national capital rising to 42.4 degrees Celsius, the highest in April in five years, and nearing the 45-degree mark in neighbouring Gurugram. The capital had recorded a maximum temperature of 43.2 degrees Celsius on April 21, 2017. The all-time …


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