Bio-Disasters Current Affairs, GK & News

GoI: Supply of Non-Essential Commodities by E-commerce prohibited during Lock Down

On April 19, 2020, the Government of India ordered that supply of non-essential commodities will remain prohibited during lock down. The order comes when E-Commerce industry geared up to deliver products such as refrigerators and mobile phones to areas that do not fall under COVID-19 hotspots. Highlights The GoI had earlier allowed E-commerce to operate ..

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Exercise NCC Yogdan launched to fight COVID-19

On April 2, 2020, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) launched “Exercise NCC Yogdan” to offer a helping hand to the authorities fighting against COVID-19. Highlights Under the exercise, the NCC cadets are envisaged to work in call centres and helpline centres formed exclusively for COVID-19, community assistance, distribution of relief materials, medicines and other essential ..

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Website launched by SAARC Disaster Management Centre for COVID-19 information

The Disaster Management Centre of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation has launched a website related to COVID-19. The website shows number of Corona virus Cases in member states. Highlights According to the website, currently there are 960 cases of Corona Virus in the SAARC region. Recently the SAARC leaders held a video conference to ..

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Corona Virus: India declares COVID-19 as “notified Disaster”

With more than 80 confirmed COVID-19 cases, India has declared “notified Disaster”. With this, the SDRF funds are to be temporarily used for supply of food, medical care and water for patients in quarantine camps. Why the Notification? Under Disaster Management Act, 2005, the SDRF funds shall be used only for cyclone, earthquake, drought, landslide, ..

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NDMA conducts its first-ever Mock Exercise on Bio-Disasters at Patna airport

The National Disaster Response Authority (NDMA) conducted its first ever mock exercise aimed at enhancing preparedness of Airport Emergency Handlers (AEHs) to respond to CBRN emergencies at airports. CBRN emergencies pertain to threats emanating due to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear material. Key Facts The training programme was conducted at Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport in ..

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