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Kritti Bhalla
23 May 2022, 11:18

Thunderstorms, rain bring down homes and power supplies along with temperatures in North India

Thunderstorms, rain bring down homes and power supplies along with temperatures in North India

Thunderstorms, rain bring down homes and power supplies along with temperatures in North India

Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms of May 22 brought relief to the heatwave ridden North Indians — as mercury dropped by 11 degree celsius the next morning. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), this is the first storm of moderate intensity of this season. Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms of May 22 brought relief to the heatwave ridden North Indians — as mercury dropped by 11 degree celsius the next morning.

Three devastating cyclones — Yaas, Tauktae, and Gulab — displaced 2.5 million Indians in 2021
Vaamanaa Sethi
20 May 2022, 13:02

Three devastating cyclones — Yaas, Tauktae, and Gulab — displaced 2.5 million Indians in 2021

Around 4.9 million Indians became homeless due to natural disasters in 2021. Cyclone Yaas, Tauktae, and Gulab — displaced 2.5 million alone in 2021, as per IDMC report. The report further reveals that around 1.9 million displacements were recorded between June and October 2021. Politics and intercommunal violence also led to 13,000 people being displaced in India in 2021.

Greenhouse gas, sea level rise and ocean heat set new records for climate change in 2021
18 May 2022, 16:10

Greenhouse gas, sea level rise and ocean heat set new records for climate change in 2021

The WMO State of the Global Climate in 2021 report confirmed that the past seven years have been the warmest seven years on record and that year 2021 was "only" one of the seven warmest because of a La Nina event (ocean phenomenon in the Pacifics) at the start and end of the year.