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  • India to have submersibles that can carry scientists to depth of 6,000 metres into sea: Jitendra Singh Jul 27, 2021 08:03 PM IST

    India to have submersibles that can carry scientists to depth of 6,000 metres into sea: Jitendra Singh

    Speaking at the 15th Foundation Day event of the Ministry of Earth Sciences here, Singh said the Deep Ocean Mission, approved by the Cabinet in June, will expand the exploration and utilisation of deep-sea resources even further for societally benefitting activities.

  • Govt invites suggestions on blue economy policy Feb 17, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    Govt invites suggestions on blue economy policy

    The draft policy document outlines the vision and strategy that can be adopted by the government to utilise the plethora of oceanic resources available in the country.

  • 965 earthquakes with magnitude 3 & above in 2020: Govt Feb 05, 2021 10:13 PM IST

    965 earthquakes with magnitude 3 & above in 2020: Govt

    Vardhan said the National Center for Seismology (NCS), under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, maintained a nationwide seismological network, comprising 115 seismic stations, to monitor the earthquake activity in and around the country.

  • NCS conducting geophysical and geological surveys to study quakes in Delhi-NCR: MoES Jan 05, 2021 05:02 PM IST

    NCS conducting geophysical and geological surveys to study quakes in Delhi-NCR: MoES

    Delhi experienced four small earthquakes during April-August 2020, with the first event of magnitude 3.5 on April 12 in the northeastern boundary of Delhi.

  • Govt plans to measure depth of Himalayan glaciers to assess water availability Dec 20, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    Govt plans to measure depth of Himalayan glaciers to assess water availability

    "The purpose of studying the depth of the glaciers is to understand the volume. This will also help us understand the availability of water and whether the glaciers are increasing or shrinking," Ravichandran added.

  • 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.

  • 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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