Disaster Management Act 2005 Current Affairs, GK & News

First Instalment of SDRF released

The Ministry of Finance recently released the first instalment of State Disaster Relief Fund. According to the Finance Ministry, the funds have been released early. The ministry released 50% of the amount, which is Rs 4,436.8 crores. According to the recommendation made by the Finance Commission, the funds were to be released by June 2021. ..

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Basic customs duty and health cess on medical oxygen, equipment launched

The Government of India has granted complete exemption from basic health cess on import of oxygen-related equipment and customs duty for a period of three months. Background With the COVID-19 double mutant variant B.1.617 spreading rapidly in the country, the demand for medical oxygen exploded exponentially. In order fulfil this high demand, the Government of ..

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National Migrant Workers Database

The Standing Committee headed by the senior Congress leader Anand Sharma recently submitted a report “Management of COVID-19 pandemic and related issues”. The committee has suggested that the National Migrant Workers Database should be collated at the earliest. In September 2020, the Government of India had expressed its interest to set up a National Migrant ..

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Panel formed by Delhi LG to advise Delhi Disaster Management Authority

The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal has formed an Expert Advisory Committee to advise the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). Highlights The committee has been formed to address the challenges faced in Delhi and also ramp up medical infrastructure. The committee will also advice the DDMA to integrate measures of various agencies to effectively ..

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Inter-Ministerial Committee constituted by Government of India

On April 24, 2020, the Government of India constituted Inter-Ministerial Committee to assess violations of lock down in the states of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana. Highlights The Government of India has constituted inter-ministerial teams, 2 for Gujarat, one for each Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Maharashtra. The teams will make on-spot assessment of violations ..

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