Disaster Management Act 2005: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Panel formed by Delhi LG to advise Delhi Disaster Management Authority

Published: June 13, 2020

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

Published: April 24, 2020

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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GoI: Six Inter-Ministerial Teams formed after violations of Lock Down in the States

Published: April 20, 2020

On April 20, 2020, six inter-ministerial teams were formed by the Ministry of Home Affairs, violations of lock down were reported in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Maharashtra. Highlights The teams formed are to submit a report to the central government after examining social distancing, lock down violations and attacks on medical professionals in ..

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Spitting an offence: Section 51 of Disaster Management Act

Published: April 16, 2020

The Ministry of Home Affairs issued guidelines for Lock Down 2.0 that was extended till May 3, 2020. According to the new guidelines, spitting in the public was made offensive under National Disaster Management Act. Highlights The guidelines also had made wearing masks in public places mandatory. Spitting has been made punishable under Section 51 ..

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Ordinance to allow states to increase work hours of Employees

Published: April 14, 2020

The Central Government is to pass an ordinance that will allow state governments to increase the flexibility of work hours of employees. Highlights The ordinance will address the issue of shortage of labours. It will facilitate the companies to maintain social distancing. Also, it will enforce code on Occupational Safety, Working Conditions and Health. The ..

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