Natural Disaster Current Affairs, GK & News

Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian has hit the US state of Florida. Key facts Category 4 storm Ian hit Florida’s southwestern coast. As one of the most powerful storms in the US history, it has torn apart homes and buildings, leaving some residents stranded. It made landfall near Cayo Costa with the maximum sustained wind speed of 150 ..

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Volcanic Eruption in Tonga

An underwater volcano erupted in Tonga (a country in the Pacific Ocean) recently. It is called the “Hunga Tonga Hunga Haapai” volcano. The eruption was huge and loud. Though the volcano was located under water and 2,383 km away, it was heard in Tonga. Also, the eruption created tsunami waves. About the volcano The volcano ..

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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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Earthquake in Assam

On April 28, 2021, seven back-to-back earthquakes occurred in Assam and other north eastern states. The first shocks were of 6.4 magnitude. Later, the jolts were at 3.2 to 3.4 magnitude in Richter scale. Roads were cracked and buildings tilted in Sonitpur and Nagaon. The occurrence of earthquakes was confirmed by National Center for Seismology. ..

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Cabinet: Ordinance to cut salary of PM and MPs by 30% approved

On April 6, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved to cut the salary of Prime Minister and other MPs by 30%. Apart from them, the salaries of president, governor and vice president are also to be cut Highlights The amount cut from the members are to go to consolidated fund of India. The Cabinet has also ..

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“Operation Vanilla” launched by Indian Navy for Disaster Relief at Madagascar

On January 29, 2020, the Indian Navy launched Operation Vanilla in the Southern Indian Ocean. The operation was launched based on the request received from Madagascar. Highlights The Operation has been launched to assist the population of Madagascar that were affected by Cyclone Diane. The Indian Navy ship Airavat has been deployed in the relief ..

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