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Tropical Depression Nilam Blankets Southern India Seen By NASA
2012-11-02 06:50:41

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center After Tropical Cyclone Nilam made landfall in southeastern India NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead and saw the storm's clouds blanket the entire southern portion of the country from Chennai southward. On Nov. 1 at 05:50 UTC (1:50 a.m. EDT), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Depression Nilam. The MODIS image showed that Nilam's clouds...

2008-07-07 00:00:18

HYDERABAD: The state is reeling under acute power shortage and is desperately looking towards the sky to bail it out. With rains playing truant in the state as well as in the catchment areas in Karnataka, Srisailam reservoir, which is the main source of hydel power, has not received any inflows. The state is now facing a shortage of 1200 MW of power a day with the demand having escalated to 6981 MW. All the efforts made by the power utilities to buy power from outside have come to naught....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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