Flooding Current Affairs, GK & News
The Assam State Disaster Management Agency and the UNICEF has jointly developed an Online Flood Reporting System. With this, Assam becomes the first state to adopt digital reporting system to find out impact indicators during floods. About the System The new system will report flood levels in Assam on a daily basis. Earlier, the flood ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
Category: Environment Current Affairs
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” ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
An architectural model from Thailand is being suggested as a possible solution for Mumbai’s flood problem in light of rising sea levels. Kotchakorn Voraakhom: Kotchakorn Voraakhom is a Thai architect who is credited for coming up with the anti-flooding architectural model. She and her firm Landprocess is known for promoting ‘mindful development over mindless construction’. ..
According to recently published global study, India is among countries which are at greatest risk of food insecurity due to weather extremes caused by climate change. The study had examined how climate change could affect vulnerability of different countries mainly 122 developing and least-developed countries (mostly in Asia, Africa and South America) to food insecurity ..
The Union Government has launched new scheme for protection of Majuli Island in Assam from flood and erosion. The scheme was sanctioned by Government in March, 2017 and funding for it will be from Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER). The scheme has been framed by Brahmaputra Board based on recommendations of the ..