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2019 edition of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDR)

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 ..

One Nation-one Ration Card scheme implemented in four states

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. ..

P K Mishra awarded as UN Sasakawa Award 2019 for Disaster Risk Reduction

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 ..

India chosen to co-chair Consultative Group (CG) of GFDRR in 2020

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) ..

Nepal hosted ABU Media Summit On Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness

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 ..

5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness started in Kathmandu

The 5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness has started in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 26, 2019. The theme of the two-day summit is “Media Solutions for Sustainable Future: Saving Lives, Building Resilient Communities”. The basic aim of the summit is to address the issue of fully utilizing ..

European leaders offer 6-month extension to its Brexit departure

European leaders have offered Britain an extension till the end of October,  which is a 6 month delay to its Brexit departure. Mrs May welcomed the extension, which will be flexible to enable Britain to leave the EU on June 1 and avoid taking place in European Parliamentary elections on May 23, should an agreement ..

May and Corbyn make last attempt to save Brexit Deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May is in talks with the Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, to give it a last try to save the Brexit Deal she has struck with the European Union. May is seeking an extension to Brexit before the deadline of April 12 is reached when Britain will have to leave EU by ..