Southwest Monsoon Current Affairs - 2020

Kharif Crops Sowing Area Increases Significantly as Compared to Last Year

Kharif Crops are grown in hot and humid rain fed areas. During the first 18 days of the month of June, the country has received surplus rainfall of about 26mm. As compared to last year, rainfall was 82.4 mm in between 1st to 18th June, while this year, the country has registered 108.3mm of rainfall Read More…

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State of India’s Environment Report

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has released the State of India’s Environment, 2020 report. The CSE also publishes the environment magazine called Down to Earth. Key Findings According to the report, around 19 major events have claimed 1,357 lives in 2019. More than 50 lakh internal displacements have occurred in India in 2019. Read More…

Centre approves disaster relief fund to seven states

The Government of India approved Rs 5,908 crores of disaster relief fund to seven states. It includes Karnataka, UP, Assam, MP, Tripura Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh. The states were badly affected due to floods and landslides caused by South West Monsoon rains. Highlights A high-level committee operating under Home Ministry on January 6, 2020 approved Read More…

Southwest Monsoon Likely to be Below Normal this Year

Independent weather forecaster Skymet has made the following predictions about the Southwest Monsoons: India could face its third consecutive below-normal monsoon this season, and the rainfall is expected to be 93% of the long-period average. With all likelihood of El Niño playing a disruptive role, there is only a 30% chance of normal rain during Read More…