Monsoon rainfall Current Affairs, GK & News

IDMC-ADB report: southwest monsoon lasting longer, displacing millions in South Asia

The recently released joint report of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) raised concerns regarding long southwest monsoon causing large-scale displacement of masses in South Asia. Key findings The report found that southwest monsoon is lasting longer than its season and overlapping with the northeast monsoon, causing more severe ..

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Area under kharif crops decreases – Agriculture Ministry

According to the data released by Agriculture Ministry on August 22, 2021 Area under kharif crops such as paddy witnessed a marginal decline of 1.55 per cent at 1,043.87 lakh hectares in the ongoing monsoon season. Highlights Ministry has highlighted that, kharif crops decreased due to “deficient, scattered or erratic rainfall at the beginning of ..

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IMD: El Nino to be neutral; Normal Monsoon rains for India

On March 19, 2020, the Indian Meteorological Department announced that the El Nino Weather Phenomenon is to remain neutral this year between May and July. This will bring in normal rains to India during South West Monsoon. The Indian Monsoon is greatly affected by the El Nino and La Nina Weather Phenomenon. The neutral event ..

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Western Ghats’ forests vital for monsoon rainfall in Tamil Nadu: Study

Researchers have found that dense vegetation in Western Ghats determines amount of rainfall that Tamil Nadu gets during the summer monsoon. The study highlights importance of urgent need to stop deforestation in the Western Ghats. Key Highlights of Study Researchers had used models to compare contribution of Western Ghats with and without forest cover to ..

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