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Cyclone Michaung makes landfall at Kavali near Bapatla; process to end at 4 pm

India, Dec. 5 -- The cyclone may weaken after crossing the coast, according to the Meteorological centre, Amaravati Cyclone Michaung made landfall at 1.55 pm at Bapatla in Andhra Pradesh, about 70 ki... Read More


Chennai's devastation due to Cyclone Michaung is extensive

India, Dec. 5 -- Stalin takes stock as three more deaths reported Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin inspected areas affected by Cyclone Michaung on the morning of December 5, including the rain rel... Read More


Chennai Airport opens for traffic day after Cyclone Michaung wrought havoc on metropolis

India, Dec. 5 -- Eight people killed in and around Chennai due to Michaung Chennai airport resumed flight services on December 5, after nearly a day of closure due to heavy rains caused by Cyclone Mi... Read More


Michaung heads for coastal Andhra Pradesh

India, Dec. 5 -- Big impact around 12 noon on December 5 Andhra Pradesh is bracing for the impact of Cyclonic storm Michaung, slated to make landfall near Bapatla on December 5 at noon. This marks th... Read More


Congo reports biggest mpox outbreak with first sexually transmitted cases in the world: WHO

India, Dec. 4 -- As many as 22 of country's 26 provinces reported cases, total suspected cases almost three times the previous highest recorded in 2020 The Democratic Republic of the Congo reported 1... Read More


One farmer/farm labourer dies by suicide every hour in India: NCRB data

India, Dec. 4 -- An emerging and worrying trend from the NCRB data was that deaths by suicide of agricultural labourers was higher than cultivators Deaths by suicide of those involved in farming cont... Read More


COP28: Global leaders call for transformation of agrifood systems to combat AMR crisis

India, Dec. 4 -- Evidence-based political decisions, coordinated multisectoral efforts and One Health approach are imperative The Global Leaders Group on AMR (GLG) organised a side event on December ... Read More


Coal concern has prohibited India from signing global pledge on renewables and energy at COP28

India, Dec. 4 -- Methane reduction through all sectors another point of concern Concern about mounting pressure to phase out coal any time soon has mainly prevented India from signing the global pled... Read More


In run-up to landfall, Michaung causes havoc in Chennai neighbourhoods & northern Tamil Nadu

India, Dec. 4 -- Nandanam, Mylapore, Velacherry, Chengalpattu and Thiruvallur severely innundated as heavy rains batter Greater Chennai Cyclone Michaung, which is expected to make landfall on Decembe... Read More


Michaung intensifies into severe cyclonic storm; weak winds slowing its movement & causing heavy rainfall in Chennai

India, Dec. 4 -- Michaung is moving slowly due to weak background atmospheric winds which steer the cyclone forward; this is resulting in heavy rains across Chennai Cyclonic Storm Michaung formed ove... Read More