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Markets soar to record-smashing heights for 2nd day, Nifty scales 9,500-mark

Markets soar to record-smashing heights for 2nd day, Nifty scales 9,500-mark

The 30-share Sensex opened on a strong footing and zoomed to a new peak of 30,591.55, before winding up 260.48 points, or 0.86 percent higher at 30,582.60.

Monsoon rains to arrive on southern Kerala coast on May 30, claim IMD sources

Monsoon rains to arrive on southern Kerala coast on May 30, claim IMD sources

India`s monsoon rains are expected to arrive on the southern Kerala coast on May 30, two days ahead of schedule, a weather office source said on Tuesday.

Southwest Monsoon in Andaman & Nicobar Islands pays an early visit

Southwest Monsoon in Andaman & Nicobar Islands pays an early visit

The moonsoon has covered the entire Nicobar island and maximum portion of the Andaman sea.

Wheat production likely to touch record 98 million tonnes this crop year

Wheat production likely to touch record 98 million tonnes this crop year

Wheat production is set to touch a record 98 million tonnes (MT) in the ongoing 2016-17 crop year ending June, on account of higher yields.

 

Sensex rises 54 points on hopes of normal monsoon

Buoyed by forecast of a normal monsoon and shrugging off weak trend in global markets, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 54 points in opening trade today after investors took to select stock-picking.

India's monsoon rains to be average in 2017: IMD

India's monsoon rains to be average in 2017: IMD

K.J Ramesh, Director General of the state-run India Meteorological Department said the Southwest Monsoon will be "normal" in 2017, adding that there would be good distribution of rainfall across the country.

IMD, IAF team up to tackle lightning-related deaths

IMD, IAF team up to tackle lightning-related deaths

Last year, as least 424 people were killed as a result of lighting strikes in the country.

GST rate, monsoon key factors for auto sales growth: Toyota

GST rate, monsoon key factors for auto sales growth: Toyota

Tax rates on automobiles in the upcoming GST and monsoon will be crucial factors which will influence the rate of growth of the industry in the new fiscal, according to Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

Below normal monsoon expected in major parts of India

Below normal monsoon expected in major parts of India

According to private weather forecaster Skymet, the north-west, west, southern peninsula and southern regions of the country would experience deficient rainfall.

India's monsoon likely to escape El Nino unscathed: IMD

India's monsoon likely to escape El Nino unscathed: IMD

India is likely to emerge unscathed from the El Nino weather pattern as it is expected to set in only during the latter part of the four-month monsoon season, a top weather official said, indicating a timely arrival of crop-nourishing rains.

India may face weak monsoon under El Nino effect: Nomura

India may face weak monsoon under El Nino effect: Nomura

Probability of an El Nino formation in 2017 has led to some worries about India's monsoon season.

Government projects record foodgrains output in 2016-17

Government projects record foodgrains output in 2016-17

The government has set a target to achieve a record foodgrains production of 271.98 million tonnes in 2016-17 crop year on back of good monsoon after two consecutive drought years.

Changing rainfall pattern linked to Indian Ocean warming

Groundwater plays a vital role in food and water security in India.

Northeast monsoon sets in Tamil Nadu

Last year, there was heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu in October and December causing heavy floods in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Cuddalore districts.

North East monsoon to begin from October 30: IMD

North East monsoon to begin from October 30: IMD

The much anticipated North East monsoon, which brings the bulk of rainfall in Tamil Nadu and other southern states, is likely to commence by October 30, the India Meteorological Department said today.

North East monsoon to begin from Oct 30: IMD

The much anticipated North East monsoon, which brings the bulk of rainfall in Tamil Nadu and other southern states, is likely to commence by October 30, the India Meteorological Department said on Wednesday.

Good monsoon proved good for market

Good monsoon proved good for market this year. Watch the full segment for more details.

Monsoon to keep India's diesel exports near 3-year highs

Monsoon to keep India's diesel exports near 3-year highs

India`s diesel exports are expected to hover near a three-year high in September, as monsoon rains reduce the need to use the fuel in irrigation pumps, according to traders and refinery sources. 

Kharif foodgrain output seen at record 135 MT, pulses up 57%

Kharif foodgrain output seen at record 135 MT, pulses up 57%

India's foodgrain production is estimated to rise by 9 percent to an all-time high of 135.03 million tonnes in the kharif season (summer sown) of 2016-17 on record output of rice and pulses following a good monsoon.