Disaster Relief Current Affairs, GK & News

India-Japan Cooperation in ICT approved by Union Cabinet

On October 29, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed between India and Japan on Cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies. Highlights The Memorandum will strengthen cooperation between the countries in the field of communications. The agreement will also help in cooperation in the field of telecom security, ..

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PM Modi eases State Disaster Relief Fund to help states

On September 23, 2020, PM Modi met with chief ministers of seven States that have high incidence of covid-19 virus. More than 63% of active cases of covid-19 are concentrated in these seven States. They are Tamil nadu, Punjab, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Highlights During the meet the Prime Minister announced ..

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Exercise NCC Yogdan launched to fight COVID-19

On April 2, 2020, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) launched “Exercise NCC Yogdan” to offer a helping hand to the authorities fighting against COVID-19. Highlights Under the exercise, the NCC cadets are envisaged to work in call centres and helpline centres formed exclusively for COVID-19, community assistance, distribution of relief materials, medicines and other essential ..

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15th Finance Commission to monitor COVID-19 before second report

On March 19, 2020, the Finance Commission announced that it will monitor situation of COVID-19 before releasing its second report. Highlights The Commission is to set up a committee to review fiscal consolidation of the government. The commission has recommended grants for health sector under its report. It has recommended setting up of State Disaster ..

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Centre approves disaster relief fund to seven states

The Government of India approved Rs 5,908 crores of disaster relief fund to seven states. It includes Karnataka, UP, Assam, MP, Tripura Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh. The states were badly affected due to floods and landslides caused by South West Monsoon rains. Highlights A high-level committee operating under Home Ministry on January 6, 2020 approved ..

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