Category Indian Express

Northeast monsoon

• The Northeast monsoon has remained subdued this year. Rainfall over the Southern peninsular region has been deficient so far. The reason is a prevalent La Niña condition, along with a low pressure belt that is currently lying to the…

Desalination plant

• Maharashtra announced the setting up of a desalination plant in Mumbai, becoming the fourth state in the country to experiment with the idea. Working: • A desalination plant turns salt water into water that is fit to drink. •…

Rodchenkov Act

• The Rodchenkov Act was passed by the Senate and will become a law once the US president signs it. About: • It allows the USA to initiate legal proceedings against those involved in running doping rings, including coaches, officials,…

Tunnel boring machine

• A tunnel boring machine has been stuck in Mumbai for the past one year. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has not been able to retrieve it due to lack of expertise and an overreliance on foreign entities to operate…

Roridomyces phyllostachydis

• A mushroom documentation project in the forests of Northeast India has led to a new discovery: a bioluminescent — or light emitting — variety of mushroom. About: • The new species — named Roridomyces phyllostachydis — was first sighted…

Microwave weapons

• The Indian Army has rejected “fake” a report which claimed that the Chinese army had used “microwave weapons” to drive Indian soldiers away from their positions in eastern Ladakh. About: • Microwave Weapons are supposed to be a type…