Researchers have studied the past fourteen cycles of the Sun for the first time and found that ‘severe’ magnetic storms have occurred 42 times. and ‘Great’ super storms have occurred only six times in the last 150 years.
Great superstorms don’t last more than a few days. But their effect on modern technology lasts longer.
It’s especially disastrous for aviation since it can disrupt GPS signals thwarting navigation and block radio communication.
The government has recently ordered an inquiry into a study of bats and bat hunters that had been conducted in Nagaland.
The investigation has been ordered to know how the scientists were allowed to access live samples of bats and bat hunters (humans) without due permissions.
The study was carried out by Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in the US and the Duke-National University in Singapore.