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Delhi’s Coolest May in 36 Years: Record-Breaking Temperatures and Abundant Rainfall



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Delhi has recently witnessed a remarkable drop in temperatures during the month of May, marking it as the coolest May in the past 36 years. This significant shift can be attributed to the abundant rainfall that showered the city over the course of two weeks.

Surprisingly, Delhi encountered an unusual 11 days of rainfall, which is quite uncommon for this hot summer month. Data provided by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) reveals that the average maximum temperature recorded in May this year was 36.8 degrees Celsius, the lowest since 1987. It is worth mentioning that in May 1987, the Safdarjung weather station recorded an even lower average maximum temperature of 36 degrees Celsius, according to IMD scientist Kuldeep Srivastava.

To put things into perspective, the average maximum temperature in May last year was a scorching 40.1 degrees Celsius. The stark contrast in temperatures this year can be attributed to the five active western disturbances that affected the northwest plains of India. Srivastava highlighted that while the region usually experiences two to three western disturbances during this period, this year marked the fifth one.

Delhi received a staggering 111 mm of rainfall in May, which was 262 percent above the normal average of 30.7 mm for the month. The city has also witnessed above-normal rainfall in March, April, and May, accumulating a total of 184.3 mm during the pre-monsoon season. This figure represents an excess of 186 percent compared to the average of 64.4 mm.

Furthermore, the Safdarjung weather station did not record any instances of a heatwave throughout May, although other weather stations in the vicinity reported heatwave conditions. The copious rainfall and gusty winds not only provided relief from the scorching heat but also improved Delhi’s air quality. On Wednesday, the Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 85, falling under the ‘satisfactory’ category. In contrast, on May 23, when there was no rainfall, the AQI soared to 198, according to data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Remarkably, data from the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) shows that the average PM10 and PM2.5 levels from January to May this year have been the second lowest since 2016. The lowest levels were observed in 2020 due to the summer lockdown.

In conclusion, Delhi’s unusual weather patterns in May, marked by the lowest temperatures in over three decades and abundant rainfall, have brought relief from the scorching heat and improved air quality in the city.


Leopard Enters Home in North Delhi’s Wazirabad, Injures Three.



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A startling incident unfolded in North Delhi’s Wazirabad as a leopard ventured into a house, leaving three individuals injured, officials reported.

The victims, identified as Mahender, Akash, and Rampal, encountered the unexpected visitor. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Manoj Meena revealed that upon receiving a distress call, the police team swiftly mobilized to Jagatpur village at Wazirabad, responding to the incident near Adarsh Nagar around 6.14 am. Forest officials were also alerted, and a collaborative effort ensued.

A team comprising seven officials from the forest department, fire department, and local police successfully contained the leopard in a room. Subsequently, the elusive feline was safely captured around 11.45 am, averting further harm.

Interestingly, this was not the first instance of a leopard’s incursion into the Jagatpur area, located adjacent to the Wazirabad Biodiversity Park. In 2016, a similar event occurred when an adult leopard strayed into the village. Following numerous sightings reported by residents, forest department officials managed to capture the wild cat and relocate it to the Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand.

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New Delhi Breaks into Top 10 Cities Worldwide for Billionaires.



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New Delhi has joined the elite club of the world’s top 10 cities with the most billionaires, making its debut at ninth place, with a total of 57 billionaires, as per the latest Hurun Rich List 2024. This marks a significant jump for the national capital, with an increase of 18 billionaires compared to the previous year.

Taking a closer look at the top 10 cities with the highest number of billionaires globally, New York leads the pack with 119 billionaires, followed by London with 97, and Mumbai with 92. Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Moscow, and San Francisco also feature prominently on the list.

Mumbai, known as India’s financial powerhouse, has emerged as the fastest-growing billionaire city worldwide, further cementing its status as Asia’s billionaire capital. India, as a whole, welcomed 94 new billionaires, the second-highest after the United States. The country now boasts a total of 271 billionaires.

The surge in wealth among Indian billionaires can be largely attributed to key industries such as pharmaceuticals, automobiles, auto components, and chemicals. Collectively, Indian billionaires hold a staggering $1 trillion in wealth, accounting for 7% of the world’s total billionaire wealth. The average age of Indian billionaires is 67, with 19 of them being women.

Among the standout figures contributing to India’s billionaire club, Gautam Adani and his family have seen a significant increase in wealth, thanks to the success of their energy conglomerate, the Adani Group. Mukesh Ambani and his family have retained their position as India’s richest, with Mukesh Ambani being the only Indian to feature in the world’s top 10 richest individuals.

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New ATM Fraud in Delhi, Fraudsters Leave Their Number Written, Thousands Cheated.



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There’s a new sneaky trick scammers are using at ATMs, and it’s pretty clever (but not in a good way). So, this lady in Delhi, Apoorva, went to withdraw some cash from an ATM in Mayur Vihar. She pops in her card, and bam, it gets stuck! Classic move, right?

Now, here’s where it gets interesting. A guy hanging around offers to help and points her to a number written on the machine. She calls it, thinking it’s the bank’s helpline. But surprise, surprise, it’s not! The person on the other end pretends to be a bank agent and tells her to follow some steps to get her card out.

Long story short, she follows the instructions, and the machine goes “Out Of Service.” Meanwhile, the scammer asks for her phone number and convinces her to leave the card in the machine. After a while, she gets a message saying Rs. 21,000 has been debited from her account. Ouch!

Here’s the deal: scammers are using a liquid to make your card stick in the machine. Then, they’ve already written down a fake helpline number for you to call. When you call, they pretend to help but actually scam you. Sneaky, right?

So, if this ever happens to you, don’t fall for it! Dial 100 and get help from the police ASAP. Stay safe out there!

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