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Supreme Court refuses to postpone UPSC prelims; exam to be held on 4 October
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Supreme Court refuses to postpone UPSC prelims; exam to be held on 4 October

The apex court also refused to consider the plea for clubbing this year's exam with the one in 2021, saying that this will have a cascading effect

Heavy rain causes flood in Maharashtra's east Vidarbha; over 53,000 people evacuated from 175 affected villages
India

Heavy rain causes flood in Maharashtra's east Vidarbha; over 53,000 people evacuated from 175 affected villages

Over 92,000 people have been affected by the flooding in Nagpur, Bhandara, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts in the last few day, officials said

Three days of rains kill 87 in Pakistan, disrupt life in Karachi; at least a thousand homes damaged
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Three days of rains kill 87 in Pakistan, disrupt life in Karachi; at least a thousand homes damaged

The rains are expected to continue this week in Karachi, where Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan earlier this month sent troops to help local authorities in pumping out rainwater from inundated residential areas

Coimbatore issues red alert as water released from Pillur dam sends Bhavani river in spate
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Coimbatore issues red alert as water released from Pillur dam sends Bhavani river in spate

The water level in the Pillur dam has reached 97-feet-mark after incessant rains in Coimbatore district and the Nilgiris over the last four days. The maximum water level of the dam in 100 feet

Poor dam management, manipulated flood lines in Maharashtra leave people living along riverbanks at the mercy of raging waters during monsoons
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Poor dam management, manipulated flood lines in Maharashtra leave people living along riverbanks at the mercy of raging waters during monsoons

The rainfall pattern is getting erratic by the day, where dry spells are widening and days of torrential rains increasing, which exposes people who live close to the rivers to further flooding.

Recent floods force farmers at Maharashtra-Karnataka border to straddle two states, owing to compensation policies
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Recent floods force farmers at Maharashtra-Karnataka border to straddle two states, owing to compensation policies

Farmers living along the Maharashtra-Karnataka border with homes in one state and farmlands in the other were impacted by the 2019 floods in western Maharashtra and their situation was aggravated as their lives straddle two states.

Indonesia floods: 60 dead in and around Jakarta as capital sees worst flooding since 2007; heavy rainfall expected likely in coming days
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Indonesia floods: 60 dead in and around Jakarta as capital sees worst flooding since 2007; heavy rainfall expected likely in coming days

Landslides and floods triggered by torrential downpours have left at least 60 people dead in and around Indonesia's capital, as rescuers struggled to search for people apparently buried under tons of mud, officials said Saturday

47 dead, thousands put in emergency shelters as Indonesia's capital Jakarta, neighbouring districts reel under floods
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47 dead, thousands put in emergency shelters as Indonesia's capital Jakarta, neighbouring districts reel under floods

Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged a dozen districts in greater Jakarta and caused landslides in the Bogor and Depok districts on the city's outskirts as well as in neighboring Lebak, which buried a dozen people

Hills of peril: Southwest monsoon inflicts severe damage in the Nilgiris
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Hills of peril: Southwest monsoon inflicts severe damage in the Nilgiris

The Nilgiris witnesses intense environmental disasters caused by climate change and human activities.

Salt pans save Mumbai from the worst floods but they are, currently, being threatened
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Salt pans save Mumbai from the worst floods but they are, currently, being threatened

About 1,800 acres of Mumbai's salt pans maybe used for central govt's scheme to provide low-cost housing.

Western Maharashtra floods: Activists blame state government for the recent deluge in Kolhapur
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Western Maharashtra floods: Activists blame state government for the recent deluge in Kolhapur

Activists blame the Maharashtra government for the recent deluge in Kolhapur, alleging that flood lines of the Panchganga river were redefined to provide benefits to the builders.

Bihar floods: IMD sounds orange alert in Patna, Vaishali, Begusarai and Khagaria districts for 3-4 Oct; rescue ops in full swing
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Bihar floods: IMD sounds orange alert in Patna, Vaishali, Begusarai and Khagaria districts for 3-4 Oct; rescue ops in full swing

Patna was brought to a standstill for the past several days after many areas in the city submerged in chest-deep water. "It has been ten days since there has been waterlogging in our area. Municipal Corporation is working to drain out water," Arun Kumar Singh, a resident said.

Groundwater levels: Uncovering the on-going groundwater crisis in south India
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Groundwater levels: Uncovering the on-going groundwater crisis in south India

Studies on rising groundwater levels contradict on-ground field reports, farm surveys that report well failures.

Mumbaikars fear the rising sea levels as floods become regular occurrence in the monsoons
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Mumbaikars fear the rising sea levels as floods become regular occurrence in the monsoons

While mangroves are important, the loss of natural drainage systems such as rivers and creeks was also crucial.

Monsoon withdrawal to begin around 20 September; Central India to surpass surplus by greater margin, North East records deficit
India

Monsoon withdrawal to begin around 20 September; Central India to surpass surplus by greater margin, North East records deficit

While extremely heavy rains will recede from Madhya Pradesh, the monsoon activity is likely to be more intense over the eastern parts of the state.

India needs to stop deforesting its mountains if it wants to start fighting floods
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India needs to stop deforesting its mountains if it wants to start fighting floods

They are an annual nightmare in many parts, areas that were not considered a risk, are flood-prone,

Drought, floods could slash Indian sugar output to three-year low: Trade body
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Drought, floods could slash Indian sugar output to three-year low: Trade body

India’s sugar output could fall 20 percent to the lowest level in three years in 2019/20 after a drought last year forced farmers to curb their cane planting and as floods this year damaged crops in key growing areas, a senior industry official said on Thursday

Amid Kolhapur floods, everyday heroes battled danger to save thousands of lives in rural Maharashtra
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Amid Kolhapur floods, everyday heroes battled danger to save thousands of lives in rural Maharashtra

As per the India Meteorological Department, it rained 2,389.5 mm rainfall in Kolhapur between 1 June and 28 August, which is 58 percent more than the normal average rainfall for the same period.

Daily Bulletin: SC to hear Chidambaram appeal; Modi expected to discuss Kashmir with Trump at G7 Summit; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: SC to hear Chidambaram appeal; Modi expected to discuss Kashmir with Trump at G7 Summit; day's top stories

Daily Bulletin; Supreme Court to hear appeals filed by P Chidambaram against Delhi HC order today; Hong Kong police draw guns, after protesters attacked officers; 36 arrested; day's top stories

Heavy rains, floods hit supply of onions in parts of Karnataka; retail price doubles to Rs 40
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Heavy rains, floods hit supply of onions in parts of Karnataka; retail price doubles to Rs 40

Expressing concern over the doubling of onion prices in Karnataka, a housewife said that a large section of society will find it difficult to manage their households.