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How much heat can the human body take

When summer is at its peak, Delhi recorded its hottest June day on the 10th at 48°C. Rajasthan's Dholpur witnessed the highest temperature of the season with 51C. This is the fourth time that the temperature has crossed 50C in June in Rajasthan, Says IMD    With Heat waves to continue to hit north India, People are facing critical health danger. So, let’s try to answer the question of the hour. How much heat can the human body endear?

The Chipko movement as it stands today

The idea behind the Chipko movement originated in early 1970s from Mandal, a village in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Forty-three years later, Down To Earth travelled to Chamoli and Tehri Garhwal and spoke to the participants of this movement about its relevance today