Natural Disasters: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

‘Dennis’ storm hits UK and France

The United Kingdom recently witnessed a devastating storm named ‘Dennis’, after which the weather agency of the country issued a Danger to life warning. There were widespread flooding and heavy winds across the country. In the last 48 hours, as many as 594 warnings and alerts had been issued. The places which were affected include ..

2nd BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise, 2020 held in Odisha

The 2nd Seven-nation BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise, 2020 was recently inaugurated at Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha by its Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The Exercise is hosted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the nodal agency. The theme of the exercise is- “Response to a cultural heritage site that suffers severe damage in an earthquake” ..

Storm ‘Ciara’ hits Europe

European countries witnessed a devastating storm named ‘Ciara’, which caused huge damage and killed as many as six people. The hurricane-force winds and heavy rains damaged several thousand buildings in the region. The storm moved on near Germany, after hitting Britain and Ireland. It was called as ‘Ciara’ by the Irish weather service and dubbed as ..

New Delhi hosted national workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database

The 2-day national workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database successfully concluded in New Delhi on May 3, 2018. It has set the stage for the creation of a national-level disaster database. Developing the integrated database with locally obtained and validated data is crucial for tracking the risks and progress towards resilience without ..

East Africa Famine: Reasons & Current Status

Since 2015, several countries on the eastern side of African Continent are reeling under severe drought conditions which have aggravated in 2017. In March, 2017, the United Nations announced that more than 20 million people in four countries (Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen) are on verge of famine. UN has called this situation as ..

Earth might face more Heat Waves: NASA

As per warnings of NASA, the Earth might face an intense summer heat wave than what it faced b/w 1951 to 1980. Agency reveals that over the past 30 years the northern hemisphere has seen more "hot", "very hot"and “extremely hot” summers (as classified by the agency). Earth’s northern hemisphere, which has 90 % of ..