Skill development ministry to move an amendment to Apprenticeship Act, 1961 in monsoon session
Further, the government plans to open up apprenticeship opportunities for students while pursuing education while allowing employers to send their apprentices on the manufacturing locations abroad and allowing virtual training of theoretical components, the skills development secretary Praveen Kumar said.
Scientists develop model to forecast timing of Indian monsoon
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Southwest monsoon in 2021 likely to be normal: Skymet Weather
The southwest monsoon was above-normal in 2019 and 2020. La Nina, which is associated with the cooling of Pacific waters, was one of the important elements influencing the Indian monsoon.
First hint of normal monsoon from Aussie weather office
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said that while the La Nina phenomenon, which is associated with above normal rainfall in India, has peaked, its effects will be felt till the start of the monsoon season in June.
IMD launches digital portal to record weather conditions
Citizens can directly help the meteorological department record real-time data. The public outreach initiative has been launched by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) through a website where people can record realised weather and upload their local weather conditions.
Nearly half of droughts in India may have been influenced by North Atlantic air currents: Study
The IISc study said that droughts were a consequence of a sudden and steep drop in rainfall in late August. This drop was linked to an atmospheric disturbance in the midlatitude region over the North Atlantic Ocean, creating a pattern of atmospheric currents that swoop in over the subcontinent and "derail" the monsoon,
Southwest monsoon finally retreats; one of the most delayed withdrawals on record
According to the weatherman, a cyclonic circulation lies over southwest Bay of Bengal, off north Tamil Nadu coast in lower and mid tropospheric levels.
Southwest Monsoon set to withdraw the country on October 28 after prolonged stay
The monsoon normally withdraws from the entire country by Oct 15, but this year, it has overstayed and caused crop damage, leading to higher prices of onion, tomato and potato.
Post-monsoon rains might drown out Durga Puja celebrations
"Isolated very heavy rainfall (115.6-204.4 mm/day) is also likely over coastal Odisha and adjoining areas of coastal West Bengal on 22 October," the India Meteorological Department said on Tuesday.
Monsoon withdrawal delayed further: IMD
The monsoon’s withdrawal this year will be among the most delayed in recorded history, the weather office said on Friday.
La Nina phenomenon may delay monsoon withdrawal
Delayed withdrawal poses a risk for farmers as rainfall at the harvest time can damage crops. However, in northern and north-western India, the weather has already dried up as the southwest monsoon has retreated from many parts of the region.
Trend suggests start of strong monsoons era
The monsoon alternated between weak and strong phases in the last several decades. It has been in a weak phase since the 1970s but rainfall surged 10% above normal last year and is 9% in excess this year, making them the best monsoon years in a quarter of a century.
Southwest monsoon will revive by mid-September
The monsoon has weakened considerably this month after an exceptionally wet August. It is likely to remain dormant for another week. Central India, which the India Meteorological Department defines as the states between Gujarat and Odisha, including Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, has received less than half its expected rain for the past week.