Disaster Management Current Affairs, GK & News

Disaster Management  Current Affairs, GK & News

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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October 13: International Day for Disaster Reduction

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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Nominations invited for the “Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar”

The Government of India has come out with invitations for nominations for the “Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar” to be bestowed on individuals who should be recognized for excellent work in the field of disaster management. Both individuals and institutions which are involved in this work can fill the nomination form for the awards. ..

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NDRF Contribution Norms by Individuals and Institutions Announced by Govt.

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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European Union Report: North Korea, the most dangerous places in the world

On July 2, 2020, a research centre INFORM operating under European Commission released its report, “Shared Evidence for Managing Crises and Disasters”. Highlights The report ranks the countries based on “INFORM Risk Index” that is calculated considering humanitarian crises and disaster in the region. The index considers the following while framing the index Natural Factors: ..

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