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India gate in the capital city of India on a summer day. Photograph by newdelhi2012.blogspot.co.uk By Liz Hanna, Australian National University India is currently in the throes of yet another extreme heat event, with the death toll rising past 1,100. The current heatwave began on May 21, and is forecast to continue until May 30, with temperatures in many regions exceeding 45C, and reaching 47.6C and beyond. Delhi has now endured seven consecutive days over 44C, the worst extreme heat event recorded in a decade, according to the India Meteorological Department. Even in the mountain town of Mussoorie close to