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Heat Wave isn’t Considered a Natural Calamity

HYDERABAD:The heat wave toll in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has crossed an unprecedented 2,000 mark but is it a natural calamity? Though on the face of it, it appears so, officials say it hasn’t been declared as such. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) website, interestingly, flashes a new blinker, heat wave, on the list of natural calamities. Nonetheless, state officials believe it is only meant to attract public attention to an ‘advisory.’ If the heat wave is officially declared a natural calamity, a compensation of at least Rs 1.5 lakh would be given to the kin of the victims…


2015 Hurricane Season Begins

NOAA Image, GOES satellite image of Hurricane Henriette, August 7, 2013.
NOAA Image, GOES satellite image of Hurricane Henriette, August 7, 2013.

June 1st marks the official beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season in the U.S. This year is predicted to be a relatively calm season, with the expected number of named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes predicted to be below the average for the past 34 years. But that doesn’t mean folks on the East and Gulf Coast are in for a quiet year. Predictions are not perfect, nor would the scientists that make them suggest they are. The fact is some of the nation’s worst years for hurricanes have occurred when relatively average years were predicted….


Google honours ‘resilience’ of Nepalis

Google doodle
Google doodle

All Nepalis who logged onto Google on Friday morning got a pleasant surprise; an image of seven candles burning with the Swoyambhunath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple in the background. Google created this ‘doodle’ to honour Nepal’s Republic Day. “Today, we honor the strength and resilience of the people of Nepal,” Google wrote in a message…



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