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2019 International Mine Awareness Day

The International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is observed every year on April 4 to raise awareness about landmines, explosive remnants of war, and progress toward their eradication. The 2019 Theme is “United Nations Promotes SDGs – Safe Ground – Safe Home”.

WEF Energy Transition Index: India ranks 74th

India has ranked 76th on a global energy transition index. This annual list is compiled by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) which has ranked 115 economies on how well they are able to maintain energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability. According to the report, India is amongst the countries with high pollution ..

International Workshop on ‘Disaster Resilient Infrastructure’ to began tomorrow

A 2-day International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) will began on 19th March, 2019. The workshop is being organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The workshop will aim to identify good practices of disaster risk management in key infrastructure sectors.

Sushma Swaraj conferred with ‘Grand Cross of Order of Civil Merit’ award in Spain recently

The Spain government has recently conferred Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with a prestigious award ‘Grand Cross of Order of Civil Merit’. The award was conferred in recognition of India’s support in evacuating 71 Spanish nationals through Operation Maitri from Nepal in April 2015 during the disastrous earthquake, which killed nearly 9,000 people and ..

The joint HADR Exercise ‘RAHAT-2019’ to be conducted in Rajasthan

In Rajasthan, the joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise ‘RAHAT-2019’ will be conducted by Jaipur based Sapta Shakti Command on behalf of Indian Army from 11th February. The 2-day exercise will be conducted simultaneously in three places viz. Jaipur in the form of a table top exercise and at Kota and Alwar on-ground ..

2018 International Day For Disaster Reduction

The International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed every year on October 13 to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. The day celebrated how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the risks associated with them. The 2018 theme is ‘Reducing Disaster Economic ..

Union Home Minstry colloborates with ISRO to set up Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has signed a MoU with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to set up a state-of-the-art Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER) Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response. ISRO will render its technical expertise for setting up of proposed ICR-ER whereas the project will be executed under overall supervision ..

2018 World Humanitarian Day (WHD)

The World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on August 19 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 day recognizes humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. The campaign ..