Monday, 27 March, 2023

Topic: monsoon

Why you may not shed tears over onion prices this year

As of 31 July, agencies have procured over 1.8 LMT of onions — 90% of the aimed buffer stock. This will help price stabilising market interventions should they be needed.

Govt reduces import duty on masur dal to zero, cuts agri cess by half as prices & demand rise 

The move comes ahead of the festive season when demand is expected to rise even as inflation has already driven prices up.

Erratic monsoon hits cereal, pulses, oilseed sowing in top producing states amid inflation

Deficient rainfall has hit sowing of crops like moong, urad, and soybean, which has severely pushed up food inflation marked by high prices.

After second wave, patchy monsoon rains are raising growth and inflation worries for India

Delayed and poor monsoon will hurt the sowing of crops such as rice, cotton and soybeans. The monsoon’s progress in the coming weeks holds the key to farm incomes and rural demand.

Soybean acreage plunges in top producer Madhya Pradesh amid high seed prices & low rainfall

Soybean acreage in Madhya Pradesh on 15 July dipped to 41.86 lakh hectare in 2021-22 from 51.17 lakh hectare in the year-ago period.

Flash floods in Himachal and Jammu, 71 dead due to lightning strikes including 42 in UP

In Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala, flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept away cars and two buildings, and resulted in closure of the Kangra airport at Gaggal.

7 comfortable wardrobe ideas to ace your fashion game this monsoon season

From darker colours to no denim — here is a guide to the best and most comfortable monsoon fashion.

IMD forecasts monsoon arrival in north India, including Delhi, in a day

IMD says conditions are also becoming favourable for further advancement of southwest monsoon into remaining parts of India in subsequent 48 hours.

No chance of monsoon arriving in Delhi, neighbouring areas till 7 July, IMD says

The MeT office said heatwave conditions over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and parts of UP, north Rajasthan and northwest Madhya Pradesh are likely till 2 July.

Conditions unfavourable for further advance of monsoon in Delhi, northwest India: IMD

IMD said 'moderate to severe' thunderstorms & 'cloud-to-ground lightning' are likely in Uttarakhand, UP, east Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand Thursday & Friday.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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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.