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Will ‘Pink Moon’ live up to its name? What you need to know

Pink Full Moon: Full moons typically occur when the moon is directly opposite the Sun from Earth's perspective.

A super pink moon, the biggest and brightest full moon of the year above India Gate in Delhi. (ANI) (File)
Published on Apr 23, 2024 04:31 PM IST

‘Lyrid meteor shower’ shadowed by ‘Pink Full Moon’ this year: How to Watch?

Lyrid meteor shower: This annual event typically occurs between April 15 and 29, with its peak around April 22 or 23, with this year's peak being on April 23.

The Lyrid meteor shower is seen over Burg on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn off Germany (File) (AP)
Published on Apr 23, 2024 04:12 PM IST

Who is Gopi Thotakura, the first Indian ‘space tourist’ to fly with Blue Origin?

The aerospace company Blue Origin unveiled the crew members' names for the New Shepard-25 mission on April 4.

Gopichand Thotakura, an entrepreneur and pilot.
Published on Apr 12, 2024 01:56 PM IST
By | Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari

During this ‘total solar eclipse’, Sun will be in a period of ‘solar maximum’

NASA said that the total solar eclipse on April 8 is occurring during the period of ‘solar maximum’, which increases the possibility of a ‘solar eruption’.

Solar activity has reportedly surged significantly in the past two months. Immense sunspots, frequent X-class solar flares (the most potent type of solar explosion), and towering plasma plumes have been observed.(NASA)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 10:52 PM IST

IMD issues ‘heatwave alert’ for southern, eastern India for next two days

Heatwave: Areas likely to be affected include parts of Odisha, Bengal, Jharkhand, Vidarbha, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Rayalaseema, and Telangana.

According to the IMD, a heatwave occurs when air temperatures reach levels that pose a risk to human health upon exposure. (Santosh Kumar/HT photo)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 05:30 PM IST

Weather alert: IMD predicts heatwave in several parts of India in coming days

IMD predicts heatwave in parts of Odisha, Bengal, Jharkhand, Vidarbha, Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Rayalaseema, Telangana on Saturday.

In Delhi, the maximum temperature was 36.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the seasonal average. (Photo: Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 09:06 PM IST

India to witness heatwave conditions during LS poll season, says IMD | 10 points

The IMD predicts above-average heatwaves in April to June across plains, with “10 to 20 heatwave days”, compared to the usual 4 to 8 days.

Gujarat, central Maharashtra, northern Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, north Chhattisgarh, and Andhra Pradesh are among the regions likely “to face the most severe impact of heatwaves.” (PTI)
Updated on Apr 01, 2024 07:34 PM IST

Total Solar Eclipse 2024 is different from 2017, with longer totality

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: This year's first solar eclipse, on April 8, will be a “total solar eclipse”, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

Solar eclipses come in three types: total, annular, and partial, depending on how the Sun, Moon, and Earth align.(NASA)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 02:01 PM IST

Bihar's Begusarai, ‘world's most polluted city in 2023’; India at 3rd globally

India ranked third worst polluted country out of 134 countries trailing behind Bangladesh and Pakistan, as highlighted in World Air Quality Report 2023.

96 per cent of India's population reside in areas where air quality exceeds WHO guidelines by seven times, as per the report. (File) (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 20, 2024 12:46 PM IST

Earth Hour 2024: Global ‘lights off’ moment on March 23 | Know why

Earth Hour 2024: It is a global event observed annually on the last Saturday of March to raise awareness about climate change and promote energy conservation.

Earth Hour 2024: India gate seen before the Earth Hour in New Delhi, India. (File)(Ravi Choudhary / HT Photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2024 12:31 PM IST

Nowruz 2024: Google Doodle celebrates Persian New Year | All you need to know

Nowruz 2024: The festival typically coincides with the astronomical vernal equinox, usually occurring around March 21, marking the onset of spring.

Nowruz 2024: Monday's Doodle depicted “animal friends gathering in a flower-filled courtyard to ring in the coming of spring under the blossoming tree.”(Google Doodle)
Published on Mar 19, 2024 08:02 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Watch: Sudha Murty takes oath as member of Rajya Sabha

Sudha Murty was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by President Droupadi Murmu on March 8, which is International Women's Day.

Author and philanthropist Sudha Murty took oath as Rajya Sabha member on Thursday.(Sansad TV)
Published on Mar 14, 2024 03:10 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

MHA extends 50% GST support for central police canteen purchases | Details

The move is intended for “the benefit of serving and retired personnel of CAPFs, Central Police Organisations, and State Police Forces and their families.”

Under the Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar system, serving and retired personnel of CAPFs (BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, and Assam Rifles) will benefit. (File Photo)
Published on Mar 14, 2024 10:52 AM IST

Who is Sheena Rani, DRDO expert behind Agni-5 missile test?

Missile specialist Sheena Rani led a team from the DRDO responsible for India's maiden flight test of the Agni-5 missile equipped with MIRV technology.

Following the Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, Sheena Rani transitioned to DRDO through a lateral entry in 1999. Since then, she has been actively involved in the Agni missile series.(Source: X)
Published on Mar 13, 2024 10:12 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

PM Modi launches 10 new Vande Bharat trains today: Check routes, other details

Vande Bharat train: With PM Modi flagging off 10 new Vande Bharat trains on Tuesday, the total number of trains operating across the states will surpass 50.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually flagged off the new Vande Bharat Express between New Jalpaiguri and Patna, along with 10 other new trains, on Tuesday.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 09:42 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Google Doodle celebrates ‘flat white coffee’. Delve into its origins

Flat white coffee, despite sparking intense debate over its origins, is claimed to have been pioneered by both Australia and New Zealand in the 1980s.

Google Doodles are spontaneous and temporary alterations to the Google logo to honour various local and global subjects. (Google Doodle)
Published on Mar 11, 2024 09:47 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

US, Canada brace for ‘daylight saving time’ starting March 10. What is it?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) involves advancing the clocks by one hour during summer months to maximise natural daylight usage.

In the US and several neighbouring nations, Daylight Saving Time (DST) will commence this year on March 10 at 2 am local time.(AP)
Published on Mar 08, 2024 02:25 PM IST
By | Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari

Assam: Dibrugarh jail official arrested in connection with seizure of gadgets

A major security lapse was found in the NSA cell of Assam's Dibrugarh jail, where separatist leader Amritpal Singh and associates are held.

Ten members of the pro-Khalistani group, including its leader Amritpal Singh and one of his relatives, have been arrested in Dibrugarh since March 19 last year. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 08, 2024 12:46 PM IST
By | Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari

PM Modi presents first-ever National Creators Awards in Delhi | List of winners

National Creators Awards: To honour excellence and influence across various fields such as storytelling, environmental sustainability, education, and gaming.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents the Best Creator in Tech Category award to Gaurav Chaudhary at Bharat Mandapam on Friday.(ANI)
Published on Mar 08, 2024 12:32 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

International Women's Day: Google Doodle depicts quilt with symbols of progress

International Women's Day 2024: The theme for this year is “Inspire Inclusion”, aiming to foster greater inclusivity for women globally.

International Women's Day 2024: Google Doodles are spontaneous and temporary alterations to the Google logo to honour various local and global subjects. (GoogleDoodles)
Updated on Mar 08, 2024 11:48 AM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Delhi-Meerut RRTS: PM Modi inaugurates corridor, flags off Namo Bharat train

PM Modi virtually inaugurated Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor extension and flagged off Namo Bharat train from Muradnagar RRTS station on Wednesday.

The stations in the additional section of the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor include three stations: Murad Nagar, Modi Nagar South, and Modi Nagar North. (File) (Shakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2024 11:44 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Now, reach Taj Mahal by Metro. PM to launch Agra ‘priority corridor’ today

The ‘priority corridor’ of the Agra Metro Rail Project seeks to offer tourists direct metro access to major attractions like the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

After its inauguration, the metro rail will commence operations on the ‘priority corridor’, comprising six stations along a 6 km stretch. (File)
Updated on Mar 06, 2024 05:25 AM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Women's Premier League 2024: Delhi Police issues traffic advisory | Details

Tata Women's Premier League 2024 cricket matches in Delhi will begin pn Tuesday, lasting till March 13, with additional matches on March 15 and 17.

The advisory mentioned that limited parking is available near the stadium for vehicles with designated labels. (File)(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 05, 2024 09:25 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Evening briefing: PM Modi urges donations for ‘nation building’; more news

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Published on Mar 03, 2024 06:48 PM IST

Supriya Sule plays badminton during election campaign in Baramati | Watch

Sule, the daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, has contested and won from the Baramati constituency for three consecutive terms in 2009, 2014, and 2019.

The video of Supriya Sule's friendly match with the children has gone viral on social media.(ANI)
Published on Mar 03, 2024 06:07 PM IST
By | Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari

NASA satellite captures ‘odd holes’ in clouds caused by aeroplanes. Explained

In the January 30 image from NASA's Terra satellite, ice crystals in the hole's centre form wispy streaks of precipitation that do not hit the ground.

NASA said that scientists have long speculated about these clouds, referred to as
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 11:56 AM IST
By | Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari

Mark Zuckerberg arrives in Jamnagar for Anant Ambani's pre-wedding festivities

Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant pre-wedding festivities: The three-day event follows a themed itinerary outlined in the ‘Event Guide’ for guests.

Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant pre-wedding festivities: Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan arrived in Jamnagar on Thursday.
Published on Feb 29, 2024 11:50 PM IST
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