In news: Mid Monsoon 2019 Lightening report published by Climate Resilient Observing Systems Promotion Council (CROPC), a non-profit organisation that works closely with India Meteorological Department (IMD). 

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The objective is to prepare a lightning map of India and highlight the hotspots

  • This is for the first time, a report has mapped lightning strikes across the country, and the lives they have claimed. 
  • The report counted 65.55 lakh lightning strikes in India during April July 2019. Odisha recorded the maximum incidents of lightning and Uttar Pradesh recorded maximum deaths due to lightning during this period.