Why 2019 Floods May Just be the Beginning of Greater Damages

The world just survived its hottest ever July on Earth and it is predicted that 2019 may be the second hottest year on earth after 2016.

In India, July was preceded by a long dry spell due to the absence of any pre-monsoon showers, causing a drought-like situation in several parts of the country. Now many states are battling severe flood. Last week, in a single day, the total rainfall in the state of Karnataka was five times more than the normal.

Rainfall in many parts of the state of Karnataka was 10 to 20 times higher than the long-term average of the day. Down to Earth magazine reported that Mysuru received 32 times higher rainfall, which was equivalent to more than 3,000%, the long-term average of day. Till Saturday massive flood had killed 24 people and ruined property worth more than 6,000 crore in the state.

Like Karnataka, many parts of Maharashtra also drowned in the floods. Down south, the woes of Kerala were compounded by the landslides triggered by heavy downpour. In north’s Bihar, the water has receded in major flood-affected parts, but it claimed more than 125 lives and devastated crops worth several hundred thousand rupees. It is important to note that before the floods hit Bihar, extreme heat waves had killed around 200 people in the state.

Expert see global warming as a definite reason behind such an extreme and unpredictable pattern of changing weather.

“We are seeing the change in our monsoon. More extreme. More variable. Clearly, we are impacted (by climate change).” says Sunita Narain, Director General of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report ‘Climate Change and Land’, released last Wednesday, throws light on desertification, land degradation and food security vis-a-vis climate change. The report warns against the growing impact of climate change and says the ecosystems earlier were never under such severe threat as they are today. It says that the climate crisis is reducing the ability of the land to sustain the growing population.

The report warns that climate change may cause food supply instability and prices may shoot up beyond control. It projects a 23% rise in the price of cereals by 2050.

However, changing the crop pattern and food consumption habits may be helpful. As industrial food production at large scale consumes too much energy (since it requires an enormous amount of water and feed for cattle rearing and also uses electricity for commercial production of meat), certain crops like paddy demand too much water to grow it.

“The IPCC report on land use shows that the current impact of climate change cannot be solved by a silver bullet. As much as countries need to decarbonize and switch to renewables, they are also required to undertake reforms in agriculture and farming, and prevent the land from becoming a source of emissions, which is a possibility if left unchecked,” says Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

India’s geography and dependence on monsoon for agriculture makes it more vulnerable towards the impact of climate change. With a 7,500-kilometre coastline, more than 10,000 big and small glaciers in the Himalayan region and different agro-climatic zones, India is highly sensitive to global warming.

In such a scenario, the degradation of land becomes another big problem. The IPCC report says that 23% of the world’s geographic area is degraded. In India, 30% of the land is affected by degradation due to multiple reasons, including deforestation. Besides, more than 50% of India’s agriculture still remains rain-fed and any fluctuation, delay or advancement of monsoon critically affects the productivity.

Actresses Love Doing Item Songs

Helen, Rakhi Sawant, Sambhawna  Seth, Kashmir Shah are the actresses who only did item songs, but now Malaika Arora, Yana Gupta, Aishwarya Bacchan, Katrina Deepika all love to do an item song.
The term “item number” in modern Indian cinema has now been flexible to include almost all upbeat dance numbers involving either an appealing woman in shiny clothing, or a “guest appearance”..

Meet Contestants Of Khatron Ke Khiladi Season – 4

13 hot girls, 13 handsome hunks and one ‘Asli Khiladi… it is time for nail biting stunts with Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi Torchaar.

The young and dashing Sunit Bhatia has been teamed up with the effervescent Aashka Goradia.

The Dilli Puttar Amit Mehra with the Popular Roadie VJ Bani.

The hyper boy Sumit Suri and the bold and sexy Kashmera Shah.

The very romantic Praveen Jain with daring beauty Poonam Pandey.

Ahran Chaudhary and the super model Diandra Soares.

The martial art freak Saurabh Roy with favourite bahu Smita Bansal.

Dhaval Thakur with Bollywood actress Aarti Chhabria.

Parmod Dahiya with the Desi Firang Dina Singh.

Shashwat Seth with the sweet and sexy Aliesia Raut.

Stuntman Khalid Chowdhury and the feisty Sambhavna Seth.

Dhiraj Amonkar and the Indian-Shakira Mauli Dave.

Sangram Singh and the adorable VJ Mia Uyeda.

Sandeep Sachdev and the face of Women’s Cricket Anjum Chopra.

Bollywood Support To Anna Hazare

Common man to celebrities all are supporting Anna Hazare. The man who is ighting for common man’s right and throw away corruption and corrupt people from country.

 
Aamir Khan “I am merely one of many who fully support Hazare, and have come to appreciate that this upright 72-year-old man is willing to sacrifice his life in the fight against corruption”.
Farhan Akhtar “I support Anna Hazare. Our country has suffered from corruption for too long… NOW is the time we get together and do something about it.”
Junior Bachchan “Support Must be in deed not just in thoughts”.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar after meeting social activists Anna Hazare who is sitting on an indefinite fast for Jan Lokpal Bill, in New Delhi.
Amitabh Bachchan: From one revolution to another !! Anwarat samay ki chakki chalti jaati hai !!
Hrithik Roshan: I support Anna Hazare. Its TIME to make a CHANGE!
Anupam Kher had tweeted: When somebody is fighting corruption, I don’t judge his ways. I applaud his intentions and actions. I am with ANNA HAZARE. Are you?:
Priyanka Chopra: Also what’s remarkable is the uprising of the youth of our country in support of Anna Hazare. I pledge my support to this cause.
Shobhaa De: Anna Hazare, aap jeeyo hazaaron saal. That’s how long it will take to root out corruption. Lagey raho, Young India. Don’t give up the fight.
Diya Mirza: Finally, people are voicing strong support for a man that has, should and will be a great example to our generation. i support Anna Hazare.
Chetan Bhagat: Jan Lokpal bill, new anti-corruption law, is as important as winning our Independence was. Full support to Anna Hazare.
Juhi Chawla: I am complete and absolute supporter of Shri Anna Hazare! All those with a conscience and a clean heart speak up.
Rahul Bose: That it takes an Anna Hazare fasting unto death to effect systemic change is comment enough. corruption part of our DNA.
Ranvir Shorey: Anna Hazare’s crusade is a great litmus test to see if India has any grit left at all. Or have we become a country of corrupt schmoozers…

Anna Hazare’s Fast Enters 4th day

Its been 4th day of fast for Anna Hazare. There are huge rallies everyday in cities like Mumbai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad. In Delhi, where Mr Hazare and his group have set up camp at Jantar Mantar.
Thousands of people gather in solidarity, and to hear the Gandhian’s  speeches, and come together against corruption, corrupt politicians and to make the joint drafting committee being given to a civil society member and for a formal notification.
Hazare asked people to stick to non-violence. There are huge rallies everyday in cities like Mumbai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad. Protest against corruption has sparked a nationwide.
Celebrities from bollywood have also shown their support towards this movement.

Captain Cool M S Dhoni’s Hairstyles

Dhoni has always been the trendsetter and his hairstyles. Dhoni sported a similar look when he got married in 2010. Dhoni with wife Sakshi at Kolkata airport. Mahendra Singh Dhoni poses with the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy during a photo call at the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai. M S Dhoni in 2005 had long hairs.

World Cup winning Indian team captain M S Dhoni and his wife Sakshi during a meeting with Air Chief Marshal PV Naik in New Delhi.

Shiney Ahuja Accused Of Rape

Shiney was accused of raping his domestic help at his Andheri West home June 14, 2009. He has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
The actor broke down after the judge pronounced him guilty; his wife, Anupam, knelt on the floor to console him.

Earlier, the 20-year-old maid of actor Shiney Ahuja who had accused him of rape last year turned hostile in the trial court and said he had not committed the crime.
DNA tests confirmed the rape. Ahuja was arrested. In his bail application, he said that the sex had been consensual, and that the rape charges were aimed at extortion.
The court relied on medical tests that established rape.

ICC bars electronic media from coverage of WC

The ICC on Monday barred electronic media from covering the remaining matches of the cricket World Cup 2011 for breaching the media guidelines.

ICC on Monday said that the electronic media has breached the media guidelines thus it would not be allowed to cover the practice session and the press conference related to the World Cup.

The electronic media other then ESPN and Star Sports will not be covering the two semifinals and final match of the tournament.

This will be applicable to both the semifinals in Colombo and Mohali and the final in Mumbai.

The Broadcast Editors’ Association and the National Broadcasters Association (NBA) have decided to approach the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) ministry on the matter.