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  • 413 earthquakes recorded from March 1 to September 8 in India: Govt Sep 15, 2020 03:10 PM IST

    413 earthquakes recorded from March 1 to September 8 in India: Govt

    According to the ministry, 135 out of the 413 earthquakes were of magnitude 3.0 or lower which are "usually not felt".

  • Climate conundrum: Frequency of summer heatwaves over India may quadruple by end of 21st Century Jun 24, 2020 10:52 PM IST

    Climate conundrum: Frequency of summer heatwaves over India may quadruple by end of 21st Century

    The rising temperatures would lead to an increase in demand for energy to meet the demand for space cooling. This, if met by thermal power, would, in turn, lead to higher greenhouse gas emissions and thus, to global warming.

  • IMD to change reference dates for monsoon onset, withdrawal from this year: MoES Jan 15, 2020 09:38 PM IST

    IMD to change reference dates for monsoon onset, withdrawal from this year: MoES

    Secretary in the ministry M Rajeevan said the change in the dates will help farmers who can take a call on sowing crops.

  • Delhi records season's worst air quality, EPCA likely to announce stricter steps Oct 25, 2019 11:50 AM IST

    Delhi records season's worst air quality, EPCA likely to announce stricter steps

    The Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority is expected to take a call on October 25 on several recommendations made by a 10-member anti-pollution task force.

  • 5.9 magnitude quake strikes Andaman and Nicobar islands Mar 14, 2017 09:53 AM IST

    5.9 magnitude quake strikes Andaman and Nicobar islands

    According to National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the quake, whose epicentre was in the Nicobar islands region, occurred at 8:21 AM at a depth of 10 kms.

  • 5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal Nov 28, 2016 08:24 AM IST

    5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal

    A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale shook Nepal in the early hours today.

  • 5.2 intensity quake hits region along Indo-Pak border in J-K Oct 01, 2016 03:00 PM IST

    5.2 intensity quake hits region along Indo-Pak border in J-K

    The quake occurred at 1.34 PM at the depth of 10 kms, according to the National Centre for Seismology, a unit under the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

  • India signs MoU for exploring minerals in Indian Ocean Sep 26, 2016 08:58 PM IST

    India signs MoU for exploring minerals in Indian Ocean

    India today signed a 15-year MoU with the International Seabed Authority (ISA), a move that will give New Delhi the exclusive rights to exploration of Polymetallic Sulphides (PMS) in Indian Ocean.

  • Monsoon to be normal, not above normal: IMD revises prediction Sep 20, 2016 07:52 AM IST

    Monsoon to be normal, not above normal: IMD revises prediction

    The country's weather agency has attributed the downward revision to the delay in La Nina phenomenon.

  • Medium intensity earthquakes hit Himachal Pradesh Aug 27, 2016 10:02 AM IST

    Medium intensity earthquakes hit Himachal Pradesh

    According to National Centre of Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the first quake measuring 4.6 on Richter scale occurred at 6.44 AM at a depth of 10 kilometres.

  • Supercomputer to answer weather forecast issue: IIT Madras Dec 26, 2015 03:07 PM IST

    Supercomputer to answer weather forecast issue: IIT Madras

    Virgo enables researchers at IIT Madras to accurately study data from several past cyclones and monsoons. This data is then coupled with real-time satellite data to enhance the quality of weather forecasting.

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