Monday, 27 March, 2023

Topic: monsoon

Early monsoon may lead to bumper harvests

Monsoon normally arrives in Kerala on 1 June. An early arrival may boost output of crops like rice and oilseeds.

Volatile rains, low crop yields – What IMD prediction of ‘normal monsoon’ hides

Anything that disrupts monsoons, affects the economy. And 2022 won't be different.

Rising ‘heatwaves’ in Indian Ocean could hit monsoon, says pioneering study by Pune team

Study, led by Centre for Climate Change Research at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Tuesday.

2021 monsoon shows impact of climate change. Here’s what it’s doing to kharif crops

The erratic progress of monsoon this year will impact crop yields due to combination of three Ds — drought, dry spell, delay — and excessive rains.

Why Cyclone Gulab is an exception as a rare September cyclone in the Bay of Bengal

In the 22 years of the 21st century, Cyclone Gulab is only the third Bay of Bengal cyclone to make landfall in September, during the active monsoon season.

Onion prices set to climb again in September-November, erratic monsoon to blame: Crisil report

Cyclone Tauktae in May increased moisture in stored rabi onions, and now kharif crop is expected to be delayed, leading to shortfall in supply as demand rises in festive season.

Wet June, erratic July, dry August — 2021 monsoon follows pattern of climate change warning

Early in June, India registered 10% more rainfall than the Long Period Average, but two breaks in July and August have dragged it down to 9% below normal.

After July, August also set to record less than normal rainfall, says IMD

August recorded 26% deficiency until yesterday, said IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra, adding that the shortfall has been recorded in north and central India.

India’s patchy monsoon is turning out to be good news for palm traders abroad

Concerns are growing that deficient monsoon rains this year could hurt crops, raise food prices, threaten a nascent economic recovery and boost imports of farm goods.

India’s volatile monsoon will likely impact inflation, says Barclays chief economist

India is facing an 8% monsoon rainfall deficit, which will impact future sowing & harvesting seasons, pressuring consumer prices and squeezing agri sector, says Rahul Bajoria.

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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.