Page-3 of Disaster Management Act 2005 Current Affairs, GK & News

Budget Allocation to fight Corona: Odisha, Tamil Nadu allocated funds

The US Government recently allocated 100 billion USD to fight Corona Virus. Following the US, UK had announced 400 billion USD to be allocated for Corona Virus. Ranked the fifth largest economy in the world with a GDP of 2.94 trillion USD, overtaking UK, India is yet to allocate funds for Corona Virus. However, the ..

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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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Himachal Pradesh makes GPS device mandatory for trekkers

The Himachal Pradesh (HP) government has made it compulsory for trekkers to carry a GPS (Global Positioning System) device to tackle any exigency. This decision was taken at a review meeting on preparedness for the monsoon chaired by Shrikant Baldi, Additional Chief Secretary cum-Pr. Secretary to Jai Ram Thakur, Chief Minister, HP. Key Highlights Need: ..

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Government reconstitutes NDMA by nominating new three new members

Government has reconstituted the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) by nominating three new members. 3 new nominated members are: Dr D N Sharma- Director, Health Safety and Environment Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. Kamal Kishore- Programme Advisor, UNDP, New York. Lt. Gen. N.C. Marwah. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) It is a statutory body under ..

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