Humanitarian aid: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

India sends Humanitarian aid to Lebanon

In a humanitarian gesture, India has sent 58 tonnes of emergency humanitarian aid to Lebanon in an air force plane to assist the people affected by the explosions in Beirut on August 4. The government has sent a separate consignment of personal protective equipment, including surgical gloves and surgical gowns. Details of the Aid to ..

2019 edition of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDR)

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction  (IDDR) is observed every year on 13th of October to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. The 2019 theme “Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services” is based on Target (d) of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: ‘Substantially ..

2019 General Studies Paper-3 : Questions

Enumerate the indirect taxes which have been subsumed in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India. Also, comment on the revenue implications of the GST introduced in India since July 2017. Do you agree with view that steady GDP growth and low inflation have let the Indian economy in good shape? Give reasons in ..

Water Treatment measure introduced in Tokyo

Tokyo which is hosting summer Olympics in 2020 has introduced water treatment measure to better deal with natural calamities like typhoons or squalls to keep the city safe. Preventing the Calamities The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has developed infrastructure such as levee protection, a pond to control the water level, tide embankment, watergate and so on. Disaster ..

2019 World Humanitarian Day (WHD)

The World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. The 2019 WHD campaign – #WomenHumanitarians –honour the work of women in crises throughout the world. This year’s ..