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Report: 99 of 100 cities with environmental risk are in Asia

A private firm Verisk Maplecroft has found that the Asian cities face the greatest risk from environmental issues. This includes natural disasters and air pollution. Key Findings of the report Of the hundred most vulnerable cities, ninety-nine are located in Asia. Of the 100, around thirty-seven are in China and forty three are in India. ..

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500-year old Temple submerged in Mahanadi found

The Archaeological Survey team has recently claimed that a 500 year old temple that submerged in the waters of Mahanadi resurfaced. Highlights The Mahanadi river that changed its course 150 years due to flooding had submerged the Padmabati village where the temple is located. There are more than 22 villages in the region that are ..

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GoI releases Rs 6,195 crores of funds to 14 states

On May 11, 2020, the Government of India released Rs 6,195 crores to 14 states. This is the second equated monthly installment of Post Devolution Revenue Deficit. Highlights The grant allocated to the states will act as additional source of income to the states. The grant was recommended by the 15th Finance Commission. The Central ..

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Disaster Management Exercise of BIMSTEC NDRF begins in Bhubaneswar

The National Disaster Response Force of Government of India is to host the second BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise-2020 (BIMSTEC DMEx-2020). The exercise is to be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha between February 11, 2020 and February 13, 2020. The main objective of the exercise is to test the existing emergency procedures, disaster problems, during flood, earthquake ..

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‘Red Atlas Action Plan Map’ launched by Ministry of Earth Sciences

The first-of-its-kind-ready-reckoner ‘Red Atlas Action Plan Map’ has been launched by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu along with the ‘Coastal Flood Warning System App (CFLOWS-Chennai). The ‘Red Atlas Map’ is prepared by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences to aid Tamil Nadu government in effective flood mitigation in Chennai which witnessed the worst deluge in 2015. ..

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