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Assam floods: Death toll rises to 25, over 6.50 lakh people affected by deluge
India

Assam floods: Death toll rises to 25, over 6.50 lakh people affected by deluge

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority said one person in Silchar of Cachar district was lost to floodwaters. Nagaon is the worst hit district with over 3.51 lakh people in distress, followed by Cachar and Hojai

Bangladesh's worst floods recede but millions still marooned by extreme weather
World

Bangladesh's worst floods recede but millions still marooned by extreme weather

In the past week after heavy rains in India, floodwater breached a major embankment in Bangladesh's Sylhet region, affecting around two million people, swamping dozens of villages and killing at least 10

Assam floods: Indian Railways' Northeast Frontier Railway cancels 29 trains, check full list here
India

Assam floods: Indian Railways' Northeast Frontier Railway cancels 29 trains, check full list here

North Frontier Railway said that waterlogging and landslides following the incessant rain in several areas in Lumding-Badarpur hill section of Lumding division, has led to cancellation of train services

Assam floods: 3 killed, several missing, 57,000 affected as torrential rains play havoc in state
India

Assam floods: 3 killed, several missing, 57,000 affected as torrential rains play havoc in state

More than 17 trains have been cancelled/partially cancelled by the Indian Railways due to damage of tracks and bridges at 26 locations on a 76-km stretch. Meanwhile, two trains have been suspended, leaving thousands of passengers stranded

Coastal states in Mumbai, Kolkata & four other Indian cities will be underwater by 2030 finds report
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Coastal states in Mumbai, Kolkata & four other Indian cities will be underwater by 2030 finds report

Maps show parts of Mumbai, almost the entirety of Navi Mumbai, the coastal areas of Sunderbans, and the surrounding areas of West Bengal’s capital, Kolkata, along with Cuttack in Odisha, may be below tide-level in 2030.

From Uttarakhand floods to cyclone Tauktae, a list of extreme weather events India witnessed in 2021
India

From Uttarakhand floods to cyclone Tauktae, a list of extreme weather events India witnessed in 2021

In the first seven months of this year alone, the country of 1.3 billion people experienced two cyclones, a deadly glacier collapse in the Himalayas, a sweltering heatwave and killer floods

COP26: ‘Everything is at stake’ as world gathers for climate talks in Glasgow
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COP26: ‘Everything is at stake’ as world gathers for climate talks in Glasgow

Climate change is fueling heat waves, flooding, drought and nastier tropical cyclones. Extreme weather also costs the globe about $320 billion a year in economic losses, according to risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide

We The Change: Climate change is accelerating floods and India needs enhanced forecasting to adapt
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We The Change: Climate change is accelerating floods and India needs enhanced forecasting to adapt

Despite decades of modernisation efforts, the Central Water Commission (CWC) does not have ‘real-time data’ on floods and depends on manual data for its policymaking.

Uttarakhand floods: Five out of six missing trekkers found dead; cumulative toll in disaster climbs to 77
India

Uttarakhand floods: Five out of six missing trekkers found dead; cumulative toll in disaster climbs to 77

Bodies of five out of six trekkers feared dead on Suderdhunga trek in Bageshwar district were found on Sunday as the cumulative death toll in rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand rose to 77

Bengaluru rains: Madiwala lake overflows flooding several localities
India

Bengaluru rains: Madiwala lake overflows flooding several localities

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Karnataka for the next three days

74 roads, 33 small bridges damaged in Raigad's Mahad tehsil due to July downpour, flooding
India

74 roads, 33 small bridges damaged in Raigad's Mahad tehsil due to July downpour, flooding

The cumulative length of the damaged roads is 117 km. Sixteen of these roads were damaged due to landslides, the Public Works Department (PWD) of Raigad Zilla Parishad said in a statement

Delhi airport flooded as National Capital records heaviest rainfall in 46 years
India

Delhi airport flooded as National Capital records heaviest rainfall in 46 years

Five flights were diverted before officials were able to drain out the water

Earth's 'vital signs' are deteriorating due to business-as-usual approach: Study
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Earth's 'vital signs' are deteriorating due to business-as-usual approach: Study

There has been an "unprecedented surge" in climate-related disasters, including flooding, heatwaves, wildfires and cyclones all over the world.

A round-up of India's worst climate change events in 2021
India

A round-up of India's worst climate change events in 2021

The monsoon from June to September also brings danger from the skies. In 2019, lightning strikes killed almost 3,000 people.

A round-up of the world's worst climate change events in 2021
World

A round-up of the world's worst climate change events in 2021

An unprecedented downpour dumped a year's worth of rain in just three days on the central city of Zhengzhou, China.

Watch: China's subway passengers trapped in waist-deep waters as deadly floods sweep country
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Watch: China's subway passengers trapped in waist-deep waters as deadly floods sweep country

In the viral videos, commuters are seen battling for their lives in more than waist-deep floodwaters on a subway train

12 dead, 5 injured as torrential rains flood subway in China’s Zhengzhou; hundreds rescued
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12 dead, 5 injured as torrential rains flood subway in China’s Zhengzhou; hundreds rescued

Rainfall in the region was the heaviest since record-keeping began 60 years ago, with Zhengzhou seeing the equivalent of a year's average rainfall in just three days

Climate change is affecting buildings as they were designed for a different environment
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Climate change is affecting buildings as they were designed for a different environment

Architects and engineers design buildings and other structures, like bridges, to operate within the parameters of the local climate.

Amid wildfires and sweltering Siberia, 2020 emerges as one of three hottest years on record, says UN
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Amid wildfires and sweltering Siberia, 2020 emerges as one of three hottest years on record, says UN

The 2020 provisional State of the Global Climate report also found temperature averages across the last five years, and across the last 10-year period to be "the warmest on record"

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

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