High Rainfall in Delhi this October

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Nelson Mandela

India

Delhi has received the highest rainfall in 66 years, this October.

According to the data shared by IMD. So far the city has seen 128 mm of rainfall starting Friday. The sudden rain in the city was because of a cyclonic disturbance in parts of Northwest India.

The rain brought down temperatures and provided much needed relief to the city. It also helped to clear up some pollution in the city. The city had the best air quality since August 2020.

World

Historic deal between Israel and Lebanon

Israel and Lebanon have signed a historic deal that allows the exploration of Natural gas in a disputed area. Both countries has expressed pleasure over the deal as their concerns were addressed in the deal.

Amos J Hochstein, who is the special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs and leads the bureau of energy resources in USA helped to draft and negotiate the deal.

This will help reduce tension between both the countries which is a better thing for the world.

Economy

India’s Economic Forecast cut to 6.8%

The International Monetary Fund has reduced the forecast for growth in India’s GDP to 6.4 %. They reduced it from 7.4%. They has stated that the global economy is also facing similar reduction because of the 3 main factors – Increasing cost of living, war between Russia and Ukraine and the impact of COVID lock down in China.

More than 300 business can operate 24 hours in New Delhi

In what is a very encouraging news for business, the lieutenant governor Mr. V K Saxena has approved a proposal to allow business to operate 24*7 in the Delhi. These business range from restaurants to medicine and logistics company. This change is possible due to the change in the Delhi Shops and Establishment Act, which governs the opening and closing time of shops in the city.

Science

India’s Mars Orbiter mission Mangalyan finally out of fuel

India’ s Mars orbiter was scheduled to work for 6 months, but ended up lasting for 8 years. During this time the orbiter which was hailed as a cheapest way to put an orbiter to the red planet, sent some important information about Mars to the scientist in the country.

Recently the ISRO confirmed that the orbiter has finally ran out of fuel and has been decommissioned. India should be very proud of this mission that has been hailed globally as a success.

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