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Continuous heat haunts northern India

2024-06-14 16:25 Last Updated At:21:57

Weather forecasts show that high temperatures in eastern and northwestern India will continue until June 17, and several states in India have issued red warnings for high temperatures.

The highest temperature in New Delhi, capital of India, reached 44 degrees Celsius on Thursday. The weather forecast shows that the highest temperature in New Delhi will remain above 40 degrees Celsius in the next seven days.

Since mid-May, the temperature in many parts of northern India has been hovering between 45 and 50 degrees Celsius. The meteorological department said that since the beginning of summer this year, the temperature in most parts of northern India has been significantly higher than normal, and the extreme high temperature of over 40 degrees Celsius has lasted for more than 20 days.

Since June 1, precipitation in northern India has been around 30-60 percent lower than normal, while precipitation in southern India has been 69 percent higher than normal.

"Because of the hot weather, we are facing many problems. Previously, when the temperature was cooler, we could work for about eight hours. But now, we can only work for six hours. We feel very weak and can only keep drinking water because we often get feverish when working under the hot sun," said Raja Ram, a construction worker in New Delhi.

The high temperature has also caused a surge in electricity consumption across India. Due to concentrated electricity demand and aging power supply lines, some places in New Delhi and surrounding areas have experienced power outages for several hours.

Continuous heat haunts northern India

Continuous heat haunts northern India

Continuous heat haunts northern India

Continuous heat haunts northern India

Continuous heat haunts northern India

Continuous heat haunts northern India

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Premier Li urges high-quality development to further deepen reform comprehensively

2024-07-22 22:24 Last Updated At:22:57

Chinese Premier Li Qiang has called for efforts to push forward high-standard opening-up and actively explore and innovate to motivate more momentum and vitality, so as to advance high-quality development in further deepening reform comprehensively.

Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks during a research trip to north China's Tianjin Municipality on Monday.

Li first visited the core area of the Tiankai Higher Education Innovation Park, where he learned about the park's construction and operation, and had talks with researchers and heads of sci-tech financial institutions as well as start-ups.

Saying that the key to fostering new growth drivers and developing new quality productivity lies in reform and innovation, Li underlined staying focused on integrated development of sci-tech innovation and industrial innovation, therefore building a more efficient and attractive sci-tech innovation platform.

He called for more support for small and medium-sized sci-tech firms and incentives for sci-tech personnel in terms of policies and funding, so as to promote the application of scientific and technological advances, and accelerate the development of new quality productivity.

The park, inaugurated in May, was established through the collaboration of Tianjin-based top-notched universities including Tianjin University and Nankai University.

Li then visited the branch of the world-leading elevator manufacturer Otis and CDHorizon, a world's top integrated equipment operation service provider, in the Binhai New Area.

Li urged efforts to make good use of policies for supporting the large renewal of equipment and to support enterprises in promoting the new application of artificial intelligence, so that more enterprises and products with core competitiveness can compete to emerge.

The premier also highlighted innovative use of financial leasing and other financial instruments, thus better serving the real economy.

Li called on the Binhai New Area to take the lead in better stimulating impetus and vitality in deepening reform, underlining the reform in institutions and mechanisms of the pilot free trade zone, financial innovation and development, and high-level opening up to the outside world.

Li also emphasized the need to accelerate the integrated development of ports, industries and cities by leveraging strengths and characteristics, in order to integrate resources and enhance their role in promoting the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

Fully acknowledging Tianjin's achievements in socio-economic development, Li expressed his hope that the municipality will forge ahead and constantly scale new heights in promoting high-quality development.

Premier Li urges high-quality development to further deepen reform comprehensively

Premier Li urges high-quality development to further deepen reform comprehensively

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