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    Bastar Dialogue

    News: Tribes to the fore in Bastar Dialogue.
    Source: The Hindu

    The Bastar Dialogue, aimed at furthering peace in the Red Corridor, concluded in Jagdalpur on Saturday with the passing of a resolution and finalising a roadmap towards achieving peace in the Dandakaranya region.

    Krishna Kumari Devi, the queen mother of Bastar, supported the movement, but cautioned that it should not be politicised after meeting a group of tribal people led by a Gondi-speaking group from Telangana.



    News: Snowstorm kills nine climbers on Nepal peak.
    Source: The Hindu

    A blizzard is defined as a snowstorm in which air temperatures are low (generally less than -10°C) and winds of at least 30 knots (55.6 km/hr) blow falling snow or that, which has already fallen, such that visibility does not exceed 200 m. It lasts for a prolonged period of time typically three hours or more.

    It results from interrelationships among snowfall, temperature, wind and patterns of human activity.

    These winds combine with snow and blowing snow to produce extreme conditions.

    The difference between a blizzard and a snowstorm is the strength of the wind, not the amount of snow.

    While severe cold and large amounts of drifting snow may accompany blizzards, they are not required.

    Blizzard conditions of cold temperatures and strong winds can cause wind chill values that can result in hypothermia or frostbite. The wind chill factor is the amount of cooling the human body feels due to the combination of wind and temperature.