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

October 13: International Day for Disaster Reduction

Published: October 12, 2020

Every year, the United Nations marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction on October 13. The day is celebrated to spread how people and communities all over the world are reducing their exposure to disasters. The day is also called World Calamity Control Day. This year, in 2020, the day is marked under the theme ..

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NDRF Contribution Norms by Individuals and Institutions Announced by Govt.

Published: July 18, 2020

The central government has published the guidelines for contributing to the National Disaster Response FUND (NDRF) for the first time since its creation 15 years ago. The rules have been clarified for both individuals and institutions alike who want to donate to this fund. Highlights Contributions to the NDRF can be made using any of ..

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West Bengal Red Flagged by the Inter-Ministerial Team

Published: May 5, 2020

The Government of India had set up 10 Inter Ministerial Teams to visit districts in states such as Maharashtra, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Telangana, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh. The team that had visited West Bengal has now submitted its report. Highlights According to the report, the state had the highest mortality rate of 12.8% ..

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

Published: April 20, 2020

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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