The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has decided to revise the normal onset and withdrawal dates for the monsoon in some parts of the country from this year. The changed dates are expected to be announced in April when the IMD makes its first forecast for the monsoon. About Monsoon dates in India: The four-month southwest monsoon season, which brings as much as 70 percent of the country’s annual rainfall, officially begins on June 1, with t... .
Updated on 18 January, 2020
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that it would introduce new dates for the normal onset and withdrawal of the south-west monsoon this April. What Ministry of Earth Sciences says? While there would be no change in the normal date of onset over Kerala (June 1), the dates when monsoon would be expected to reach different parts of the country could change. The new dates would be announced meteorological station as per the informat... .
Updated on 16 January, 2020
In the Philippines, a volcano called Taal on the island of Luzon, 50 km from Manila, erupted recently, spewing lava on the ground, and ash and smoke into the sky. Although Taal is a tiny volcano, the eruption has caused concerns in the Philippines. Reasons are A complex volcano: Taal is classified as a “complex” volcano by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS). The Taal volcano does not rise from the g... .
Updated on 15 January, 2020
The northeast, or winter, monsoon has ended on a high, with an overall surplus rainfall being recorded for the season. In 2019, the retreat of the southwest (summer) monsoon was delayed by a record margin, while the northeast (winter) monsoon set in on time. About Monsoon in India- The northeast monsoon does not have anything to do with India’s Northeast, even though a part of the system does originate from the area above it. It der... .
Updated on 3 January, 2020
Solar physicists from Centre for Excellence in Space Sciences (CESSI), IISER Kolkata, have succeeded in predicting the shape of the Sun's corona at the time of the annular eclipse. Centre for Excellence in Space Sciences (CESSI)- The CESSI is a multi-institutional Center of Excellence hosted by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata. It has been established through funding from the ... .
Updated on 30 December, 2019
Evidence Of River Saraswati’s Existence Found - Researchers have analyzed sand from 3-10 meters below the surface of modern Ghaggar. They have found that it was indeed a perennial river, fed by glacial rivers in the past. Key findings regarding the evidence of Mighty Saraswati (Ghaggar): Presence of Coarse-grained white or grey sand: It contains white mica which is found in glacier-fed Higher Himalayan rivers such as the Ganga, Yamuna, and Sut... .
Updated on 16 December, 2019