The very mention of Monsoon brings a smile on faces. Indian Monsoon brings the much needed respite from the scorching heat of South Asia. The Monsoon rains in South Asia differ significantly from the rain from similar systems in South East Asia and other parts of the world. It is far more complex system which is influenced by many factors. Tibetan Plateau, its summertime heating, cooling in September and October influences the withdrawal of Westerly Jet Streams and onset of Easterly Jet Stream.Read more
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has warned that almost 1.4 million children could die from famine this year. Four African countries are on the brink of witnessing a crippling drought this year.
Countries like Nigeria, Yemen have already been affected by intense drought last year. Those who have been looking to provide aid to the needy have been unable to reach them owing to many hurdles on the path.