World Snake Day Why you should be extra careful during rainy season and how to stay safe
World Snake Day Why you should be extra careful during rainy season and how to stay safe

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Ashish Walter
July 16 is celebrated as World Snake Day to raise awareness about the diversity of various reptiles and to help understand their origin and nature, often misunderstood. As snakes are crucial to maintain nature's balance.
indiatimes
Temporary Bridge Collapses In Uttarakhand, 2 Pilgrims Washed Away, 40 Stranded
Temporary Bridge Collapses In Uttarakhand, 2 Pilgrims Washed Away, 40 Stranded

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Ashish Walter
2 pilgrims were washed away and about 40 were stranded in an unfortunate incident when a temporary bridge collapsed due to a sudden increase in water flow in a river at Devgad in Uttarakhand 8-9 km ahead of Gangotri on the Gomukh footpath on Friday. The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team arrived at the location and assisted the stranded pilgrims in safely crossing the river after receiving the alert about the mishap. 16 pilgrims have been rescued, and efforts to save the remaining individuals are ongoing. On Thursday, the SDRF rescued 10 youths who were marooned on an island close to Robbers Cave in Dehradun.
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Heavy Rainfall Expected in 9 States in coming days, says IMD
Heavy Rainfall Expected in 9 States in coming days, says IMD

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Nazar Abbas
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts that nine states will receive heavy to extremely heavy rainfall during the next four days, until June 27.
India Today
98 Indian Pilgrims Die During Hajj Due To Natural Causes, Says Foreign Ministry
98 Indian Pilgrims Die During Hajj Due To Natural Causes, Says Foreign Ministry

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Ashish Walter
Ninety-eight Indian pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia during the annual Hajj pilgrimage this year, the government announced on Friday. The Hajj period, which extends from May 9 to July 22, saw 175,000 Indians travelling to Makkah. The Ministry of External Affairs reported that the deaths were primarily due to natural causes, including chronic illnesses and old age. Among the deceased, six pilgrims died on the Day of Arafat, a significant day in the Hajj pilgrimage, and four deaths were accident-related. In a statement, the government assured that every effort is being made to support the Indian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. The Union Health Ministry also released a document outlining the health services available to pilgrims and the process for accessing these services. Globally, about 1,081 deaths have been reported among pilgrims from around ten different countries.
Methane from Nord Stream leak stays in Baltic
Nord Stream pipeline leak: Methane released in Baltic Sea stays in the water

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Shefali Dhiman
Explosions damaged Nord Stream 1 and 2 in late September 2022, releasing a lot of methane. Researchers from the University of Gothenburg found that 10,000 to 50,000 tonnes of this greenhouse gas dissolved into the sea, rather than escaping into the air. The long-term effects on Baltic Sea life are uncertain.
India Today
Sikkim faces floods and landslides due to continuous rainfall
Sikkim faces floods and landslides due to continuous rainfall

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Nazar Abbas
Heavy rains caused flash floods and landslides in a rural area in Sikkim, killing six people.
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Delhi water crisis: SC asks government about action taken against tanker mafia in city
Delhi water crisis: SC asks government about action taken against tanker mafia in city

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Nazar Abbas
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court severely criticized the Delhi administration for the city's widespread tanker mafia and water waste, and it demanded to know what steps it had taken to combat them.
The New Indian Express
Anil Kapoor to host Bigg Boss OTT Season 3
Anil Kapoor: People Say I’m Reverse Ageing, But ‘Bigg Boss’ Is Timeless

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Shefali Dhiman
Anil Kapoor is set to host the third season of Bigg Boss OTT, revealed in a new poster shared on Thursday. Suited up and exuding charm, Kapoor will lead the show, streaming from June 21 exclusively on JioCinema Premium. Excited about the venture, Kapoor promises to bring his unique flair to the unscripted reality format.
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‘Zombie’ wildfires resurface in Canada, worsening US air quality
'Zombie' wildfires resurface in Canada, worsening US air quality

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Ashish Walter
Known for their ability to smolder underground during the colder months, 'Zombie' wildfires have resurfaced with the arrival of spring, causing significant air quality concerns in both Canada and the United States. The term 'zombie' wildfire refers to fires that do not extinguish completely but instead remain dormant under the insulating cover of snow and ice through the winter. With the onset of warmer weather, these fires reignite, fueled by dry conditions and abundant organic material left from the previous fire season. This wildfire phenomenon have the capacity to affect atmospheric conditions over a vast geographical area.
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