Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

O-SMART Scheme: Tsunami Early Warning Centre providing services to 25 Indian Ocean Countries

The Union Minister of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsha Vardhan recently provided a written reply in Rajya Sabha. According to his reply, the Indian tsunami early warning Centre is currently serving 25 Indian ocean countries. This is being implemented under the O-SMART scheme of Ministry of earth sciences. ..

Operation Sahyog launched by Indian Army in flood-hit areas of Kerala

The Indian Army has launched the major rescue and relief operation “Operation Sahyog” at Kannur, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Idukki after incessant rain and landslides hit various northern districts of Kerala. The army constructed temporary bridges for the evacuations of the stranded people from the isolated villages. Apart from the Army, the Southern Naval Command of ..

Odisha and Tamil Nadu governments Disaster Management Authorities are working with Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System

In June 2018, Odisha government entered into a collaboration with the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES), an intergovernmental body under United Nations. RIMES has 48 member nations among Asia Pacific and Africa Region and is aimed at automating risk management, advisory generation and dissemination. This body had evolved in the aftermath of 2004 ..

Indonesian Earthquake: Dozens dead

An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude on Richter scale in Sumatra has killed about 92 people and many dozens have been left trapped. Hundreds of people have been injured and many buildings have also collapsed. The earthquake struck at dawn when most of the population which is predominantly Muslim was preparing for morning prayers. Seismologists have ..