Drought: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

World Wide Fund Water Risk Filter Report: 30 Indian cities to face water risks

Published: November 3, 2020

The World Wide Fund Water Risk Filter Report says that nearly 30 Indian cities are likely to face acute water risks. This includes Jaipur, Amritsar, Indore, Srinagar, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Vishakhapatnam and Kozhikode. Of these cities Jaipur topped the list. It was followed by Indore, Thane, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi. The report defines “water risk” ..

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European Union Report: North Korea, the most dangerous places in the world

Published: July 2, 2020

On July 2, 2020, a research centre INFORM operating under European Commission released its report, “Shared Evidence for Managing Crises and Disasters”. Highlights The report ranks the countries based on “INFORM Risk Index” that is calculated considering humanitarian crises and disaster in the region. The index considers the following while framing the index Natural Factors: ..

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World Bank: Integrated Irrigation Project for Climate resilient Agriculture in Odisha

Published: October 25, 2019

The Government of Odisha and the World Bank have signed 165 million USD loan agreement to strengthen smallholder farmers. The aim of the loan is to implement “Integrated Irrigation Project for Climate Resilient Agriculture”. The loan will help strengthen the resilience of the farmer production and to improve the marketing of their produce. The scheme ..

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India records highest monsoon rains in 25 years

Published: October 2, 2019

The IMD (Indian Meteorological Department) said that India received 10% above average monsoon rains in 2019. It is the highest in 25 years. States like Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka received 35% more rainfall than the normal. It is the highest recorded rains in the history of these states. Heavy rains damaged the summer sown crops like ..

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Drought Toolbox officially released in COP14event

Published: September 13, 2019

The 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has officially released the Drought Toolbox, which is a one-stop shop for all actions on drought. The toolbox can be used by countries to assess drought risks in their regions much in advance, and prepare to deal with the water scarcity. ..

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