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Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian has hit the US state of Florida. Key facts Category 4 storm Ian hit Florida’s southwestern coast. As one of the most powerful storms in the US history, it has torn apart homes and buildings, leaving some residents stranded. It made landfall near Cayo Costa with the maximum sustained wind speed of 150 ..

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UNDRR Global Assessment Report (GAR 2022)

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has released the Global Assessment Report (GAR 2022). According to this report, by 2030, the planet will be facing around 560 disasters annually. Overview: Over the last 20 years, Earth has been experiencing 350 to 500 medium- to large-scale disasters annually. This is five times higher than ..

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Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas of India

The scientists of CRS have created a climate hazards and vulnerability atlas of India. CRS is Climate Research and Services and it operates under India Meteorological Department (IMD). About the map The scientists created the map based on 14 extreme weather events. They also considered the risks and threats imposed by these 14 weather events ..

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Lineament: Cause of Assam Earthquakes

An unfamiliar lineament is the major factor behind frequent earthquakes in the Sonitpur area of Assam. According to Geological Survey of India (GSI), the earthquakes in the region are frequent due to the following reasons: East-West Trending Atherkhet Fault Nrthwest-Southeast Trending Kopili Fault North-south trending Lineament The GSI has said that the Lineament is the ..

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Tsar Icicle

The Tsar Icicle recently collapsed killing four tourists in Russia. What is Tsar Icicle? The Vilyuchinsky waterfall in winter is called Tsar Icicle. The Vilyuchinsky waterfall lies in Kamchatka peninsula. It is home to more than one hundred and sixty volcanoes. Of these twenty-nine are still active. Many of these volcanoes are capped with glaciers. ..

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India-UAE MoU for Scientific and Technical Cooperation

The Union Cabinet recently approved India-UAE Memorandum of Understanding for Scientific and Technical Cooperation. What are the Key Features of India-UAE MoU? The MoU provides sharing of knowledge between the countries It will also allow to share information of data from satellites, radar, tide gauges, meteorological stations. MoU also allows the countries to share knowledge ..

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