Category Hindustan times

Bryum Bharatiensis

• Scientists at Bharati Station have discovered a new moss species. • The scientists have named the species ‘Bryum Bharatiensis’ as a tribute to goddess Saraswati, who is also known as ‘Bharati’. It was found near Bharati Station. • This…

Lightning deaths

• The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) conducted an awareness workshop on lightning and thunderstorms. • It reported that lightning is killing 2000 people annually in India. This has doubled from 1,000 to over 2,500 between 1968 and 2019. • Lightning…

Pinaka rocket

• DRDO successfully test fired extended range version of indigenously developed Pinaka rocket from a Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) on 24th and 25th June 2021 at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. About: • The enhanced…

Cyclone Tauktae

• Named by Myanmar the Cyclone ‘Tauktae’ (meaning gecko) is a tropical cyclone being formed over the Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep. • Tropical cyclones are violent storms that originate over warm tropical oceans. Conditions favourable: • Large sea surface with…