Climate Change & India’s Heatwaves: Basics Explained

Read:https://www.thequint.com/climate-change/explained-how-is-climate-change-impacting-indias-heatwaves#read-more India , in the current summer,  has been battling probably the worst heatwave in its history. March has been recorded as the hottest in 122 years from 1901-2022. April was not far behind, with Northwest and Central India being…

IIT Bombay collaborates with IMD to develop climate solutions to combat climate crisis: Basics Explained

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has signed a Letter of Agreement with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to develop climate solutions. In a statement, IIT-B said that this collaboration is likely to work on the development of Sensors…

Excess Heat; Shrivelled Wheat; Climate Change; Western Disturbance: Basics Explained

India saw its hottest March in 122 years which has significantly reduced the yield of the (Rabi)harvested crop.              Wheat is a temperature-sensitive crop that requires a cool temperature, especially in March when it is…

Monsoon will be normal this year: Basics Explained

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), predicted a “normal” monsoon this year, in its first Long Range Forecast (LFR) , has said that rainfall will be normal or above normal in most parts of the country, except the North-East, Haryana and…

Financial Express Editorial: Unlocking the potential of green hydrogen: Basics Explained

Recent months saw a rise in prices of oil, natural gas, and fertilizers, due to global developments, Green hydrogen is an emerging option that will help reduce India’s vulnerability to such price shocks. LEARNING FROM HOME/WITHOUT CLASSES/BASICS Green hydrogen is…

Import Of Plastic Bottles For Waste Processing Allowed: Basics Explained

  After banning the import of plastic waste in 2019, the Ministry of Environment allowed the import of PET bottles, as waste plastic, for processing. The decision to roll back the ban was made last year after several waste processing…

Central Govt exempts genome-edited crops from stringent GM regulations: Basics Explained

The Central government has issued an order exempting certain types of genome-edited crops, SDN1 and SDN2 genome-edited plants, from the stringent regulations applicable to genetically modified or GM crops thus giving a big boost to their further research and development….