Disasters: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

National Disaster Management Authority

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) along with the Uttar Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (UPSDMA) conducted one of the largest Mock Search and Rescue Exercises to review preparedness for floods in the ongoing monsoon season. Rising river waters have a tendency to wreak great havoc and cause significant loss of life and limb in ..

Disasters’ Destroying Economic Potential

As per the Odisha Economic Survey 2018-2019, Odisha s economic growth was severely hindered by several natural disasters which have occurred at frequent intervals. What does the survey say? Disasters have caused enormous losses to life, livelihoods, property, and infrastructure. This has put an impediment on the State s economic growth trajectory. Historically, droughts and ..

Mass Bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter

The Sri Lankan government has declared an immediate curfew across the entire nation in the wake of recent bombings which have been labelled as the worst in the decade. The country has been gripped by a series of blasts which took place both in and around the national capital. Three blasts took place in three ..

Blasts rock China’s Chemical Plant

In a loud explosion at a pesticide plant in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, at least 6 people have been killed and 30 have been seriously injured as per the official social media platform Sina Weibo. The fire department has said that the real cause of the blast is not known and the rescue ..

International Workshop on ‘Disaster Resilient Infrastructure’ to began tomorrow

A 2-day International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) will began on 19th March, 2019. The workshop is being organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The workshop will aim to identify good practices of disaster risk management in key infrastructure sectors.

2018 International Day For Disaster Reduction

The International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed every year on October 13 to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. The day celebrated how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the risks associated with them. The 2018 theme is ‘Reducing Disaster Economic ..

New Delhi hosted national workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database

The 2-day national workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database successfully concluded in New Delhi on May 3, 2018. It has set the stage for the creation of a national-level disaster database. Developing the integrated database with locally obtained and validated data is crucial for tracking the risks and progress towards resilience without ..

The first-ever India-Japan Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction started in New Delhi

Dr. Rajiv Kumar, the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog, has inaugurated the first-ever India-Japan Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction in New Delhi on March 19, 2018. The 2-day workshop is being jointly organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Government of Japan. The workshop marks the beginning of the formal ..