Natural Disasters: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Suture Zone in the Himalayas has become Tectonically Active

Published: October 26, 2020

The study conducted by scientists from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology says that the suture zone of the Himalayas has become tectonically active. Key Findings The scientists have observed that the thrust is broken, sedimentary beds are tilted. Bedrocks are showing brittle deformation and the rivers are associated with the uplifted terraces. The scientists used ..

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Earthquake in Leh: Reasons, Causes, Effects of recent frequent tremors in North India

Published: October 6, 2020

On October 6, 2020, a tremor of 5.4 magnitude occurred in Ladakh at a depth of 10 kilometres. This was reported by National Centre for Seismology. There were no reports of injuries and damages. Highlights Ladakh also faced an earthquake of magnitude 3.7 on the Ritcher scale in late September 2020. Apart from Ladakh, other ..

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India-Nepal: 41 ambulances, 6 School Buses donated

Published: October 4, 2020

On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti (October 2, 2020), India donated 41 ambulances and 6 school buses to organizations in the field of health and education in Nepal. Highlights Since 1994, India has gifted 823 ambulances to Nepal. This is the first time India gifted ambulances in three different categories. They are advanced life support ..

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What are Hydrocracies, Hubris and Hazardscapes, the man-made factors that lead to floods in Brahmaputra?

Published: October 4, 2020

Floods are perennial problems of the North Eastern States. The flood situation due to Brahmaputra river keeps affecting more than 40 lakh residents in Assam. Brahmaputra Floods Due to floods in Brahmaputra river, tea plantations get hit, more than 100 animals of Kaziranga National Park get killed. This happens every rainy season. Most of the ..

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“Jadeite Stone” mining Landslide in Myanmar

Published: July 4, 2020

The landslide at the jade stone mining site, Hpakant in Myanmar killed more than 100. Hpakant is the largest jade mine in the world where the landslide occured. Myanmar Jade stone trade is more than 30 billion USD per year. Jade Trade The Jadeite deposits found in Myanmar are of the highest quality in the ..

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