weather forecasting

GPS technology helps improve weather forecasts


June 14th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 14 (IANS) The satellite-based global positioning system (GPS) technology that guides modern car navigation systems is now being used to improve weather forecasts, says a researcher at Australia's ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India’s monsoon likely to be normal: Deshmukh (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In what could be a breather for farmers and common people, India's monsoon is likely to be normal with 99 percent of the expected rainfall, ... Read more...

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China completes system to monitor Earth’s crust


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) China Friday completed a system designed to monitor the movement of the Earth's crust and predict earthquakes, officials said.Based on satellite navigation, the system involves a ... Read more...

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US joins efforts to set international rules in outer space


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The US has decided to join the European Union (EU) and other nations to draw up an international code of conduct for outer space activities, said ... Read more...

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China launches meteorological satellite


January 13th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 13 (IANS) China Friday successfully launched a meteorological satellite.The satellite was launched from southwestern Xichang satellite launch centre. Capable of continuous meteorological monitoring and sending maritime and water ... Read more...

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India-US ties valuable for global consensus: Envoy


November 11th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) In a globalised world, closer partnership between India and the United States will be of great value for forging global consensus and cooperation, according to ... Read more...

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India, Thailand for cooperation in tsunami warning


October 3rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) India and Thailand Monday discussed possible cooperation in developing regional weather forecasting and a tsunami warning system.The issues came up in a discussion held between ... Read more...

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Teraflops for non-flop rain forecast (With ‘No need to fear drought or flood this year: Earth Sciences Minister’)


July 31st, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Indian meteorologists have weathered many jokes whenever they failed to accurately forecast monsoon rainfall. Their problem is that they still depend on an old statistical ... Read more...

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India to establish 80 new institutions across Africa


May 25th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 25 (IANS) India will establish over 80 new institutions in Africa in areas as diverse as agriculture to English language teaching in its support for institutional ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

For India, it’s time for Africa


May 24th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 24 (IANS) Following are what Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said were "initiatives" that India was prepared to take as part of its "emerging partnership" with Africa, ... Read more...

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India announces $5 bn aid for Africa, seeks support for UN reforms


May 24th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 24 (IANS) Taking its burgeoning ties with Africa to a new high, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday announced a massive $5 billion aid for ... Read more...

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Africa looks to India for IT success


March 30th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), March 30 (IANS) In Tanzania, where China is building mammoth infrastructure projects, India is scoring big with its prowess in IT as east Africa's vibrant economy looks to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

NASA to reveal first views of the entire Sun on super Sun-day


February 5th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): For the first time, NASA is all set to release of the first complete view of the Sun's entire surface and atmosphere on at 11 a.m. EST on ... Read more...

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Last year’s Pakistan floods could have been predicted


February 1st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Catastrophic monsoon rains that swept Pakistan last year could have been predicted days in advance if weather-forecasting data had been shared and processed, according to US researchers.The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US hoping to become ‘close partner’ of India in space exploration


January 28th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.28 (ANI): A senior official of the Obama administration has said that United States is hoping to become 'close partner' of India in space exploration.The removal of the Indian ... Read more...

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33pc of Sun’s blasts are ’sneak attacks’ that occur without warning


December 8th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Astronomers have revealed that one-third of the Sun's blasts are "sneak attacks" that may occur without warning."If space weather forecasters rely on some of the traditional danger signs, ... Read more...

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US eases control on high tech exports to India


November 8th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The United States Monday decided to relax its export controls of high-tech equipment to India, particularly in the defence and scientific areas, while agreeing to ... Read more...

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India, US to sign pact on weather, crop forecasting


November 4th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India and the US are set to sign a pact on weather and crop forecasting, a step that will deepen their cooperation in agriculture."We hope ... Read more...

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General Jones, Nirupama Rao review progress in security, economic cooperation sectors


September 18th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Washington, Sep.18 (ANI): Ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's scheduled visit, the Indian Foreign Secretary, Nirupama Rao, and U.S. National Security Advisor General Jim Jones reviewed the progress being made ... Read more...

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Foreign Secretary Rao discusses UNSC permanent seat for India with top U.S. officials


September 18th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.18 (ANI): Visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has revealed that she discussed the issue of India being given a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) with ... Read more...

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20 percent chances of rain during Games: IMD


September 15th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) There is a 15-20 percent likelihood of rain in Delhi during the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games, but there are no plans to prevent showers by any artificial ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Air quality monitoring system for Commonwealth Games by July-end (Commonwealth Games Countdown)


June 30th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma (Attn Editors: This is the sixth of the 100-day countdown series for the 19th Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. This is about how the quality of air will be monitored ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Finnish firm may help weather forecasting during Commonwealth Games


June 15th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Dass Helsinki, June 15 (IANS) A Finnish company that supplied equipment for real-time weather predictions for the Beijing Olympics is the lowest bidder for a similar project for the Indian capital ... Read more...

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Micro switch paves way for an ultra-fast computer


May 25th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Scientists have created the world's smallest electronic switch which may lead to making of the next generation computer with millions times faster calculation speed. The transistor, measuring four-billionths of ... Read more...

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Delhi gets advanced radar for weather forecast


May 20th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Minister of State for Earth Sciences Prithviraj Chavan Thursday inaugurated India Meteorological Department's (IMD) advanced doppler radar here for more accurate weather forecasting in Delhi and adjoining ... Read more...

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Weather forecasts to get more accurate, courtesy Chinese radars


May 5th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, May 5 (IANS) Weather forecasting in India is all set to get more accurate with the met office setting up Chinese made Doppler radars across the country that can ... Read more...

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Melting sea ice spurs warming in Arctic


April 29th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 29 (IANS) Melting sea ice is a major cause of warming in the Arctic, says a new study. The findings by the University of Melbourne (UM) team reveal that the ... Read more...

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Kashmir to have 22 weather stations soon


March 23rd, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 23 (IANS) Each district in Jammu and Kashmir will soon have a state-of-the-art automatic weather station, making collection of the weather data more accessible. Speaking to IANS here Tuesday on ... Read more...

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New smartphone app exposes vulnerability to hackers


March 9th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): Experts have developed a smartphone application called 'WeatherFistBadMonkey' to illustrate new threat 'botnet' that has hit the cyber world.Derek Brown and Danny Tijerina at TippingPoint, a computer security ... Read more...

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More funds given for ocean and weather research


February 26th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India will spend Rs.168 crore more next fisal for carrying out oceanographic and weather research, according to the union budget tabled Friday in the Lok Sabha. The ... Read more...

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India wakes up to invest more in weather forecast (Lead)


January 5th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 5 (IANS) The Indian government has decided to invest Rs.1 billion in capacity building for advanced weather forecast after decades of neglect, a top official said Tuesday."We have ... Read more...

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Bangladesh plans to launch communication satellite


November 27th, 2009 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 27 (IANS) Bangladesh plans to launch its own satellite within a year, joining 50 other countries, including South Asian neighbours India and Pakistan, to ramp up its communications network. The cost ... Read more...

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NASA signs agreement with ISRO to use data from Oceasat II


November 19th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US has entered an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to use data from the Indian ... Read more...

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Scientist to analyze and forecast Martian weather


November 5th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): Istvan Szunyogh, Texas A and M professor of atmospheric sciences has been awarded a NASA grant to analyze and forecast Martian weather.Mars is the most Earth-like planet ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Halo Cloud in Moscow: Weather Phenomenon


October 14th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar, October 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) People in Moscow, last week experienced a spectacular scene when a halo cloud appeared on the sky. Speculations related to the appearance of this cloud ... Read more...

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