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Drought, pests could force India to grant duty-free corn imports

Below-normal monsoon rains and an infestation of the fall armyworm, which devastated African crops in 2017, have slashed India's corn output and boosted prices, increasing the chances the government..
Reuters India - Published

Now, remote controlled culvert cleaning to prevent rail flooding

The purpose is to ensure that the railway tracks do not get flooded during heavy rainfall in monsoon.
DNA - Published

Videos for monsoon

Flood Turns Roads into Rivers [Video]Flood Turns Roads into Rivers

Occurred on February 7, 2019 / Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia Info from Licensor: "The road was knee deep flash flooding and rising so I took video footage of the rubbish and rubbish bin..

Credit: Viral Hog Content     Duration: 05:19Published

Helicopter Footage Shows Huge Flooding in Richmond, Queensland [Video]Helicopter Footage Shows Huge Flooding in Richmond, Queensland

This aerial footage shows record flooding near the Flinders River in Richmond, Queensland. Residents were on high alert after a major flood warning was issued by the Bureau of Meteorology on February..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:51Published

Monsoon Season Brings Spectacular Lightning Storm to Kimberley [Video]Monsoon Season Brings Spectacular Lightning Storm to Kimberley

Australia’s monsoon season is in full swing, and this storm passing Queensland certainly put on a show over Kimberley, northern Australia, on February 4. Photographer Geoff Green captured this..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:39Published

Townsville Family Sing and Dance in Flooded Street [Video]Townsville Family Sing and Dance in Flooded Street

A family in Townsville, Queensland, kept in high spirits despite their street flooding on Saturday, February 2, as the region continued to grapple with monsoonal weather.Local woman Rozina Kisha Seru..

Credit: Storyful Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

Mighty Tide of Floodwater Swallows Bridge in Townsville [Video]Mighty Tide of Floodwater Swallows Bridge in Townsville

A powerful tide of floodwater from the overflowing Ross River in Townsville, Queensland, gushed over the Aplins Weir footbridge on February 4, as the region grappled with disastrous floods. The raging..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:46Published

Tired Croc Climbs a Tree to Escape Townsville Floodwaters [Video]Tired Croc Climbs a Tree to Escape Townsville Floodwaters

A tired crocodile climbed up a tree to escape rising floodwaters in Townsville, Queensland, on February 4, 2019. The croc then appeared to have kip while passerby Kobi Gosley shot this video. Ms Gosley..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:43Published

Overflowing River Inches Closer to Highway in Townsville [Video]Overflowing River Inches Closer to Highway in Townsville

An overflowing river in Townsville, Queensland, rose close to the Bruce Highway bridge as the region continued to grapple with floods on February 1. In this video, filmed by Townsville resident Peter..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:24Published

'You Got a Bite Mate': Aussie Hooks Tasty Catch in Queensland Floodwaters [Video]'You Got a Bite Mate': Aussie Hooks Tasty Catch in Queensland Floodwaters

As severe floods and monsoon weather continued to ravage North Queensland, on January 31, some Aussies took the opportunity to make light of the dire situation. In Bluewater, Townsville, one man..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:34Published

Drone Video Shows Floodwater Gushing Down Spillway as Dam Opens in Townsville [Video]Drone Video Shows Floodwater Gushing Down Spillway as Dam Opens in Townsville

Floodwater gushed down the spillway on the Ross River Dam in Townsville, Queensland, after the dam was opened on January 30, to “prevent major flooding issues downstream”, Townsville Council said..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 05:23Published

Drone Video Shows Surging River in Townsville as Flash Floods Continue [Video]Drone Video Shows Surging River in Townsville as Flash Floods Continue

A flood warning for the Black River, in Townsville, Queensland, remained in place on Saturday, February 2. The region continued to battle floods brought on by monsoon weather. Water levels in the river..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:34Published

Once-in-a-century floods batter parts of Australia's Queensland [Video]Once-in-a-century floods batter parts of Australia's Queensland

Unprecedented floods have lashed eastern Australia where around 100 homes have been evacuated as authorities warn of more heavy rain. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

'You Got a Bite Mate': Aussie Hooks Tasty Catch in Queensland Floodwaters [Video]'You Got a Bite Mate': Aussie Hooks Tasty Catch in Queensland Floodwaters

As severe floods and monsoon weather continued to ravage North Queensland, on January 31, some Aussies took the opportunity to make light of the dire situation.In Bluewater, Townsville, one man decided..

Credit: Storyful Studio     Duration: 00:33Published

Drone Video Shows Flood Water Gushing Down Spillway as Dam Opens in Townsville [Video]Drone Video Shows Flood Water Gushing Down Spillway as Dam Opens in Townsville

Floodwater gushed down the spillway on the Ross River Dam in Townsville, Queensland, after the dam on January 30 was opened to “prevent major flooding issues downstream”, Townsville Council..

Credit: Storyful Studio     Duration: 05:23Published

Bluewater Resident Surveys Wreckage After Home Thrashed by Floodwaters [Video]Bluewater Resident Surveys Wreckage After Home Thrashed by Floodwaters

Homes in Bluewater were ravaged by surging floodwaters on Wednesday, January 30, after days of torrential rainfall lashed north Queensland. Queensland Police declared a flooding emergency in Bluewater..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:48Published

Flood Emergency Declared as Rising Waters Destroy Homes in Bluewater [Video]Flood Emergency Declared as Rising Waters Destroy Homes in Bluewater

A flood emergency was declared in Bluewater, Queensland, on Wednesday, January 30, after Bluewater Creek swelled due to days of heavy rainfall, devastating properties. Queensland Police said on..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:32Published

Surging Floodwaters Engulf Bridge in Bluewater, Queensland [Video]Surging Floodwaters Engulf Bridge in Bluewater, Queensland

Police declared a flooding emergency in Bluewater, Queensland, on Wednesday, January 30, after Bluewater Creek swelled due to days of heavy rainfall, devastating properties.Queensland Police said on..

Credit: Storyful Studio     Duration: 00:30Published

Famous Thai cave rescue site becomes major new tourist attraction [Video]Famous Thai cave rescue site becomes major new tourist attraction

The site of the famous Tham Luang cave rescue, where twelve children and their coach were rescued from a flooded cave system in June 2018, has become a famous tourist attraction. Tham Luang Nang Non..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 01:42Published

Sahara desert climate alters every 20,000 years [Video]Sahara desert climate alters every 20,000 years

A new study by MIT suggests that the Sahara desert may have once flourished with nature.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:46Published

The Sahara desert's climatechanges every 20,000 years [Video]The Sahara desert's climatechanges every 20,000 years

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — A new study by MIT researchers suggests that the Sahara desert may have once flourished with nature. Their analysis of marine sediment from the West African coast..

Credit: TomoNews US     Duration: 01:00Published

Timelapse Captures Early 2019 Storms in Western Australian Sky [Video]Timelapse Captures Early 2019 Storms in Western Australian Sky

Photographer Geoff Green captured more stormy activity hitting the Western Australian region of Kimberley on January 5, following similar outbreaks of lightning on New Year’s Eve.Green described..

Credit: Storyful Studio     Duration: 00:43Published

Tropical Storm Pabuk Hits Thai Tourist Islands [Video]Tropical Storm Pabuk Hits Thai Tourist Islands

Thailand’s Meteorological Department warned there was a risk of flash floods as Tropical Storm Pabuk made landfall in the south of the country on January 4. Pabuk, the first storm of its kind to..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:31Published

Waves Lash Shore as Tropical Storm Pabuk Nears Coast of Thailand [Video]Waves Lash Shore as Tropical Storm Pabuk Nears Coast of Thailand

Thousands of tourists left the Thai resort islands of Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and Koh Samui on Thursday, January 3, as Tropical Storm Pabuk edged closer to the coast of southern Thailand on Friday,..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:42Published

Rough seas in southern Thailand as tropical storm approaches [Video]Rough seas in southern Thailand as tropical storm approaches

Rough seas were seen off the coast of Nakhon Si Thammarat in southern Thailand this afternoon as tropical storm Pabuk approached land.

Credit: Newsflare STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

Footage Of Rough Seas In Southern Thailand As Tropical Storm Approaches [Video]Footage Of Rough Seas In Southern Thailand As Tropical Storm Approaches

Rough seas were seen off the coast of Nakhon Si Thammarat in southern Thailand this afternoon as tropical storm Pabuk approached land. Tens of thousands of tourists evacuated the popular islands of Koh..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:51Published

View from oil rig as tropical storm Pabuk approaches southern Thailand [Video]View from oil rig as tropical storm Pabuk approaches southern Thailand

Footage from an oil rig shows rough seas this afternoon as tropical storm Pabuk approaches southern Thailand.

Credit: Newsflare STUDIO     Duration: 00:57Published

 

RBI monetary policy: Central bank cuts inflation forecast to 2.8% for ongoing quarter; 3.2-3.4% for first half of next fiscal

The Reserve Bank Of India Thursday revised downwards the retail inflation forecast to 2.8 percent for the last quarter of the current fiscal on account of favourable factors including benign monsoon
Firstpost - Published

BMC budget paves way for back rake screens at pumping stations

The screens will ensure that flood water is pumped out by clearing waste, during monsoon.
DNA - Published

Shashi Tharoor nominates Kerala fishermen for Nobel Peace Prize

At least 488 people died in Kerala due to the rains and floods during the southwest monsoon.
Zee News - Published

Part of Australia's Queensland hit by once-in-a-century floods

Once-in-a-century flooding in part of the eastern Australian state of Queensland looks set to worsen as the nation's weather bureau on Saturday warned of more heavy rain in the area. Some residents..
IndiaTimes - Published

Fiji records 69 cases of leptospirosis, 4 deaths

[Fiji], Jan 31 (ANI): Leptospirosis, a bacterial infection spread through the urine of rodents and other animals, has gripped Fiji this monsoon, with 69 cases of infections being reported by
Sify - Published

Nepal, India to set up Energy Banking to utilise surplus electricity

[Nepal], Jan 25 (ANI): Nepal and India have agreed to set up an 'Energy Banking' mechanism that would help the Himalayan country export its surplus electricity to neighbour India during the monsoon
Sify - Published

Mumbai: New potholes to be monitored by Google mapping, satellite imaging

The affidavit was filed while the court was hearing a suo-motu public interest litigation highlighting the recurring problem of potholes in the city during monsoon.
DNA - Published

Centre to launch a forecast system for predicting thunderstorms and lightning by April

Prediction tools for this purpose are being developed by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune and India Meteorological Department (IMD), New Delhi in the backdrop of the last..
IndiaTimes - Published

BMC to cover another 1,311 manholes with safety nets across Mumbai

After death of a doc last monsoon, BMC swung into action and placed safety nets on 1425 manholes
DNA - Published

Victims of human trafficking write to PM for early passage of anti-trafficking bill in Rajya Sabha

The Lok Sabha has already passed the bill in the Monsoon session of the Parliament in July last year.
Zee News - Published

Death toll in Philippines storm reaches 85

The Philippines is hit by between 15 and 20 typhoons each year during the rainy or monsoon season.  
Zee News - Published

New FOB at Mahim station to help cross Senapati Bapat Road

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) estimates it would take them 15 months to complete its construction, excluding the four monsoon months.
DNA - Published

Despite volatility Indian equity market makes gains, amongst best performers

Despite heavy volatility, coupled with foreign fund outflows and a weak rupee, the Indian equities market emerged as one of the best performers globally in 2018, mainly on account of a rise in the pace..
Sify - Published

There is a need to closely study 'fringe' northeast monsoon

In four days from now, the northeast monsoon period over peninsular India will come to an end.
DNA - Published

Cabinet proposal on cards to make child marriages 'illegal at outset'

The proposal has been in the works for many months now with the first indications of it making it to Cabinet coming in July when the monsoon session of Parliament was on.
IndiaTimes - Published

First monsoon showers claim 13 lives in coastal Maharashtra; Mumbai family of four drown in Ratnagiri

At least 13 people have perished in different incidents, mostly by drowning, in the first monsoon weekend in the past 72 hours.
Firstpost - Published

Ganga clean at just one out of 39 locations, says Central Pollution Control Board

The water quality of the river was either clean or slightly polluted at only four out of 41 locations during the pre-monsoon period and at only one out of 39 locations post-monsoon, a CPCB study found.
DNA - Published

Only one of 39 areas along Ganga had clean water in post-monsoon season, says CPCB; 37 recorded moderate to severe pollution

Only one out of 39 locations through which the Ganga flows had clean water in the post-monsoon period this year, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has said in its latest study.
Firstpost - Published

Khushveer Singh Jojawar wins Assembly poll from Marwar Junction seat; Rajasthan water warrior was sidelined by Congress

Jojawar's story as a water warrior began in 1995, when the monsoon failed and the water table plummeted.
Firstpost - Published

A person who does silly things is a buffon: KCR's daughter on Rahul Gandhi's hug

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao called Rahul Gandhi a name roughly translating to "buffoon" for hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the monsoon session of the Parliament, claimed..
DNA - Published

Rajasthan: Winged friends bring tourists along with them

During the three-month long monsoon this year, the rains did not provide with Bharatpur district with enough water to fill the dams providing water to Keoladeo
DNA - Published

Set up 'war rooms' now to guarantee pothole free roads next monsoon: Bombay High Court

Court tells authorities not to sit on issue till monsoons
DNA - Published

Animals safe as large blaze breaks out at British zoo

A zoo in northern England said its animals were safe after a fire broke out on Saturday in its Monsoon Forest section, the largest indoor zoological building in Britain, forcing an evacuation.
Reuters India - Published

British zoo evacuated after fire breaks out at large indoor exhibit

A zoo in northern England said it had evacuated all visitors on Saturday after a fire broke out in its Monsoon Forest section, the largest indoor zoological building in Britain.
Reuters India - Published

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation sets January 15 target to complete tenders for desilting

In the last monsoon, the BMC had appointed nearly 57 contractors for desilting, and had started the work from April 1. However, the delay in appointment led to delay in the work.
DNA - Published

In absence of garbage collecting vehicle, Thane slum residents dumping trash in nullah

The residents of Valmikipada, Sathenagar in Thane West have complained that they are stuck with a choked nullah even after the monsoon.
DNA - Published

Mumbai: New signalling system may get railways 'on track' during monsoon

On December 3, two days before the state government's approval came in, an alternative for CBTC was discussed with a Chinese delegation in a meeting presided by the Western Railway.
DNA - Published

Reserve Bank keeps interest rates unchanged, lowers inflation projection to 2.7-3.2% for H2 FY19 on normal monsoon

The RBI also retained the GDP growth projection for FY19 at 7.4 percent. For the first half of 2019-20, the GDP is been projected at 7.5 percent.
Firstpost - Published

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