Disaster Management Current Affairs, GK & News

Categorisation of CDRI as international Organisation

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister has approved to categorize the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) as an “International Organization”. Highlights The Headquarters Agreement (HQA) was also signed with CDRI. This agreement will grant it the exemptions, immunities and privileges in accordance with the United Nations (Privileges & Immunities) Act, 1947. Both of ..

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World Wetlands Day 2022

Every year, the World Wetland Day is celebrated on February 2. The day is marked to increase awareness about the importance of wetlands in the world. It is celebrated on February 2 because the Convention on Wetlands was adopted on February 2, 1971 in Ramsar, Iran. It is also popularly called the Ramsar Wetland Convention. ..

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India-Bangladesh: Cabinet approves MoU on Disaster Management

Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Disaster Management between India and Bangladesh that was signed in March, 2021. Key Points MoU was signed between National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Ministry of Home Affairs of India and Ministry of Disaster Management & Relief of Bangladesh. ..

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Assam-UNICEF Online Flood Reporting System

The Assam State Disaster Management Agency and the UNICEF has jointly developed an Online Flood Reporting System. With this, Assam becomes the first state to adopt digital reporting system to find out impact indicators during floods. About the System The new system will report flood levels in Assam on a daily basis. Earlier, the flood ..

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Forest Fire in Mizoram

The Indian Air Force recently deployed two Mi-17V5 helicopters equipped with Bambi Bucket to control the forest fires. The forest fires have been raging in the hills of south Mizoram. Most Fire Prone Zones The Lunglei and Aizwal of Mizoram where the forest fires are currently raging is the most fire-prone zone in India according ..

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IMD commissions Flash Flood Guidance Services in South Asia

On October 23, 2020, India Meteorological Department commissioned the Flash Flood Guidance Services in South Asia. The service is first of its kind for the South Asian region. Highlights The Flood Guidance Service will include warning about threats six hours in advance, warnings about risks 24 hours in advance. The warnings are to be provided ..

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