Why did Delhi have only 13 days of heat wave from March till May officially?
Contrary to expectations, the number was reduced for May as the first 10 days and the last 10 days of May had relatively cooler due to the Western Disturbances (WDs). "While the WDs brought in light to moderate rain in the first 10 days and relatively higher rainfall after May 21 to Delhi NCR, they brought in heavy to very heavy rainfall in Western Himalayan Region that has a direct impact on the temperatures of the northwest Indian plains," an IMD scientist said.
Vinai Kumar Saxena takes oath as Delhi's new L-G
Saxena, 64, is the former chairperson of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). His predecessor Anil Baijal resigned last week from the position citing personal reasons. He was sworn in as the new L-G at a simple ceremony in the Raj Niwas by Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Vipin Sanghi.
PIL in Delhi High Court seeks equal status to 'Vande Mataram' with 'Jana Gana Mana'
The plea stated that 'Vande Mataram' is the symbol of our history, sovereignty, unity and pride. If any citizen by any overt or covert act shows disrespect to it, it would not only be an anti-social activity but it would also spell doom to all our rights and very existence as a citizen of a sovereign nation.
New Delhi LG V.K. Saxena: The man who made Khadi Commission grew by massive 248%
Saxena, 63, who succeeds former bureaucrat Anil Baijal, who quit due to personal reasons, is the first corporate man ever selected for such a gubernatorial post. Born in a reputed Kayastha family of Uttar Pradesh, Saxena graduated from Kanpur University in 1981 and also holds a pilot's licence.
Vinai Kumar Saxena appointed as new L-G of Delhi
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday appointed Vinai Kumar Saxena as the new Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. Saxena will replace Anil Baijal, who resigned from the post last week.
Delhi: Unified MCD comes into effect
On May 19, the Centre issued a notification for the merger of the three civic bodies of Delhi as the term of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) ended on May 18, while the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and East DMC completed their tenures on May 19 and 22, respectively. On May 20, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs appointed the Special Officer and Commissioner of the unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
Delhi's three civic bodies to become one again on May 22
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation and the South Delhi Municipal Corporation which each comprise 104 municipal wards and the East Delhi Municipal Corporation that contains 64 wards will be treated as one civic body - the Municipal Corporation of Delhi- from May 22, the notification said. The three municipal corporations that were trifurcated in 2012 by then Congress government in Delhi.
Ex CEC-Arora, NITI Aayog's Kant, Praful K. Patel front-runners for Delhi LG
The government face on many public policy issues, Kant is a retired Kerala cadre IAS officer of the 1980 batch, while Sunil Arora, who was CEC from December 2018 to April 2021, is a retired Rajasthan cadre IAS officer of the 1980 batch, who has been Union Skill Development Secretary and Information and Broadcasting Secretary.
Delhi LG Anil Baijal resigns, cites 'personal reasons'
According to the sources, Baijal sent his resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind. A 1969 batch IAS officer from the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory) cadre, he served as 21st Lt Governor of Delhi for a period of five years and four months from December 31, 2016 to May 18, 2022.
Two stations in Delhi record max temperature more than 49 degrees C
The weatherman predicting a slight relief on Monday. Palam Observatory recorded maximum temperature at 46.4 degrees Celsius, Lodhi Road 45.8, Ridge 47.2, Ayanagar 46.8, Jafarpur 47.5, Mungeshpur 49.2, Najafgarh 49.1, Pitampura 47.3, Sports Complex near Akshardham 48.4, SPS Mayur Vihar 45.4, while Gurugram was at 48.1 and Noida at 47.1 degrees Celsius, India Meteorological Department (IMD) data showed.