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: ..
Drought: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News
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. ..
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) launched a drought toolbox. The toolbox uses a total of 15 to 30 different parameters to assess drought risk and vulnerability of a geographical region. This is expected to ease the process for global governments to declare a drought. Drought Toolbox The toolbox provides stakeholders with easy ..
Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project is aimed at making Telangana drought-proof by harnessing the flood waters of the River Godavari. The project also houses the world s biggest pump house with seven pumps of 139 MW each. The project seeks to divert 180 TMC of Godavari flood water to facilitate agriculture, rejuvenate tanks, provide water for ..
The prices of food items in India are rising at a much faster pace at the wholesale level than the retail end. The wholesale price index (WPI) for food articles has increased from minus 0.21% to 6.98% between September 2018 and May 2019. The increase in the consumer food price index (CPI) doesn t reflect ..
17 June 2019 was observed as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought with the theme Let s Grow the Future Together. The theme reflects the 25th anniversary of the Convention and the World Day to Combat Desertification and celebrates the 25 years of progress made by countries on sustainable land management by looking at ..
The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCDD) is observed every year on 17th of June to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels. The 2019 theme ..
The reduced growth rate and higher rates of unemployment have led to an expectation that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would cut the interest rates in the upcoming monetary policy review. Under the Section 45ZA of the RBI Act 1934, the central government, in consultation with the Reserve Bank had notified the consumer inflation ..