Disaster Managament: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Cyclone Nivar: National Crisis Management Committee reviews preparedness of the states

Published: November 24, 2020

The cyclone Nivar is to make landfall between Mamallapuram and Karaikal of Tamil Nadu. It is to hit the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry. The National Crisis Management Committee recently reviewed the status of cyclone held through video conferencing. National Crisis Management Committee The committee was set up by Government of ..

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GRID 2020 report: Over 5 million displaced in India in 2019

Published: April 29, 2020

The Global Report on Internal Displacement, GRID 2020 released by Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, IDMC said that over 5 million people have displaced in India in 2019. According to the report, this is the highest in the world. Highlights: World According to the report, around 33.4 million people faced displacements in the world due to ..

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

Published: March 23, 2020

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”

Published: March 15, 2020

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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GoI launches “Seismic Hazard Microzonation” to minimize earthquake disasters

Published: January 18, 2020

The Ministry of Earth Science has launched Seismic Hazard Microzonation project in major cities of India. The project aims to reduce hazards of seismic activities by putting in adequate measures What is Seismic Hazard Microzonation? It is the process of dividing earth quake prone areas based on certain factors. The factors include geological and geophysical ..

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