Disaster Current Affairs, GK & News
It has been eleven years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded. The explosion that occurred in the rig on April 20, 2010, killed eleven people. What is Deepwater Horizon Disaster? After two days of the explosion, oil continued to spill from the pipe for eighty-seven days. This released 377,514 ..
On April 19, 2020, the Government of India ordered that supply of non-essential commodities will remain prohibited during lock down. The order comes when E-Commerce industry geared up to deliver products such as refrigerators and mobile phones to areas that do not fall under COVID-19 hotspots. Highlights The GoI had earlier allowed E-commerce to operate ..
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
The Indian Army is to extend its support to the Narela Quarantine Centre. It is the largest quarantine centre in the country and was established by the Delhi Government. Highlights Initially, the quarantine facility had 250 foreign nationals. Later, an additional strength of 1000 more were added. A team of Army doctors and nurses are ..
Category: Defence Current Affairs
The United Kingdom is to co-chair India led CDRI (Global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure). The CDRI was established by PM Modi at the G20 meet held in 2017 What is CDRI? Currently, there is no focus being provided to building disaster-resilient infrastructure. Currently, the focus is being provided only to natural disasters. Under this ..
Category: International Current Affairs
Topics: CDRI • Coalition on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure • Disaster • Disaster Resilient Infrastructure • Disaster Risk Management • Disaster Technology • Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery • United Nations
On February 25, 2020, the Agriculture Ministry held a high-level meeting on Desert Locust Control. The meeting was chaired by Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare. Highlights The meeting discussed the locust control operations carried on between May 2019 and February 2020. The report submitted by National Disaster Response Force was discussed at ..
Category: Important Days & Events Current Affairs