Cyclone Nivar made landfall at around 10:30 pm on Wednesday, 25 November, according to India Meteorological Department’s (IMD). On Wednesday, thousands of families were evacuated across Chennai and coastal districts of Tamil Nadu.
On Thursday, 26 November, the “very severe cyclonic storm” Nivar has weakened into a “severe cyclonic storm”, and has crossed the coast near Puducherry, the India Meteorological Department said.
This is the third cyclone India has seen in the last few months after Cyclone Amphan which killed over 100 people in Bengal and Cyclone Nisarga which made landfall on the Maharashtra coast near Alibaugh in June.
A 45-year-old man died shortly after being administered the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in a hospital in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district on Tuesday. Sukhdev Kirdat, who worked as a driver with an eye specialist, received the shot around 11 am and fainted in an observation room 15 minutes after that. Here are more details on this.
Parineeti Chopra will be portraying the journey of celebrated badminton player Saina Nehwal in the upcoming movie 'Saina' slated to hit the theatres on 26 March, the poster of which was dropped on Tuesday.
With Bengal elections just round the corner and the BJP leaving no stone unturned to topple the Trinamool Congress and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, it is speculated that Ganguly might soon be inducted into the saffron party fold.
Tokyo [Japan], March 2 (ANI): Expressing concerns over the coronavirus testing methods, Japan has requested China not to subject Japanese citizens to anal COVID-19 tests after receiving complaints of "psychological distress" from some of them.
Washington [US], March 3 (ANI): Deeming one-China policy as outdated and counter-productive, two United States congressmen have introduced a resolution calling for the US government to resume formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
Jackfruit is abundant during the Southern Hemisphere’s summer, but many Brazilians are loath to eat it. Historically, it has been consumed more by the poor or enslaved; in barbecue-mad Brazil, the idea of fruit substituting for meat is viewed with suspicion.
Team India is set to square-off with England in the final Test of four-match series on March 4. Notably, this will be Virat Kohli's 60th Test match as a captain. He will equal MS Dhoni, who presently holds the record for most appearances as Test captain (60) for India. Considering the same, we compare the captaincy numbers of Kohli and Dhoni in Test cricket.
Islamabad [Pakistan], March 3 (ANI): Members of the Pakistan Democratic Movement - the 11-party opposition alliance - on Wednesday celebrated former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's victory in the Senate polls, while the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has cried foul said it will challenge the results.