Disaster preparedness Current Affairs, GK & News
The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDR) is observed every year on 13th of October to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. The 2019 theme “Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services” is based on Target (d) of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: ‘Substantially ..
Topics: Disaster Management • Disaster preparedness • Disaster risk reduction • Emergency management • Humanitarian aid • Psychological resilience • Public safety • risk • Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction • World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
In a major boost to national food security, the Government of India (GoI) has launched the One Nation-One Ration Card scheme on a pilot basis in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat from 1st August 2019. Families who have food security cards can buy subsidized rice and wheat from any ration shop in these states. ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Dr. Pramod Kumar Mishra, Odisha-born IAS officer and Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India, has been conferred with the prestigious United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction for the year 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. He received the 2019 Sasakawa award in recognition of his long-term dedication to improve the resilience of ..
Topics: Disaster preparedness • Disaster risk reduction • Emergency management • Humanitarian aid • Nippon Foundation • Organizations • Pramod Kumar Misra • United Nations Development Group • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction • United Nations Secretariat
India has been unanimously chosen as co-chair of the Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) for the fiscal year 2020. The decision was taken during the meeting of GFDRR held in Geneva, Switzerland on the margins of the 6th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) ..
5th edition of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness held in Kathmandu, Nepal. The theme of the summit was ‘Media Solutions for Sustainable Future: Saving Lives, Building Resilient Communities’. The main motive behind the summit is to address the issue of fully using media’s potential of increasing climate ..
Category: Summits and Conferences