Natural Disasters Current Affairs, GK & News
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 ..
Topics: Climate change • Global warming and hurricanes • Hurricanes • Meteorological history of Hurricane Maria • Natural Disaster • Natural Disasters • Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale • Tropical Storm • United States
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has released the Global Assessment Report (GAR 2022). According to this report, by 2030, the planet will be facing around 560 disasters annually. Overview: Over the last 20 years, Earth has been experiencing 350 to 500 medium- to large-scale disasters annually. This is five times higher than ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
The scientists of CRS have created a climate hazards and vulnerability atlas of India. CRS is Climate Research and Services and it operates under India Meteorological Department (IMD). About the map The scientists created the map based on 14 extreme weather events. They also considered the risks and threats imposed by these 14 weather events ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: Atlas • Changing rainfall pattern • climate vulnerability • Climate Vulnerability Index • cold waves • Cyclones • disaster monitoring • Flood • flood monitoring • Fog • hail storm • Heatwaves • Indian Meteorological Department • Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) • Lightning • Ministry of Earth Science (MoES) • Natural Disasters • population density • Rainfall • snowfall • Thunderstorm • Winds • World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
An unfamiliar lineament is the major factor behind frequent earthquakes in the Sonitpur area of Assam. According to Geological Survey of India (GSI), the earthquakes in the region are frequent due to the following reasons: East-West Trending Atherkhet Fault Nrthwest-Southeast Trending Kopili Fault North-south trending Lineament The GSI has said that the Lineament is the ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
The Tsar Icicle recently collapsed killing four tourists in Russia. What is Tsar Icicle? The Vilyuchinsky waterfall in winter is called Tsar Icicle. The Vilyuchinsky waterfall lies in Kamchatka peninsula. It is home to more than one hundred and sixty volcanoes. Of these twenty-nine are still active. Many of these volcanoes are capped with glaciers. ..
The Union Cabinet recently approved India-UAE Memorandum of Understanding for Scientific and Technical Cooperation. What are the Key Features of India-UAE MoU? The MoU provides sharing of knowledge between the countries It will also allow to share information of data from satellites, radar, tide gauges, meteorological stations. MoU also allows the countries to share knowledge ..