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Mid-Monsoon 2019 Lightning Report


Headline : Mapping lightning across India

Details :

In News:

About the report:

Institutes involved in report preparation:

Key Findings of the report

How Odisha reduced lightning related fatalities:

Role of state governments in identifying lightning hotspots:

Connection between lightning and climate change

Protecting the tribals in some lightning prone regions:

Significance of the Report:

In Focus: Lightning

What is Lightning?

How is lightning formed?


How does lightning strike Earth?

Why there is greater probability of lightning striking raised objects on the ground, such as trees or buildings.?

Note: Thousands of thunderstorms occur over India every year. One thunderstorm can involve more than 100 lightning strikes.

Lightening Prediction:

Section : Science & Tech

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