NDRF Current Affairs, GK & News

PM Modi eases State Disaster Relief Fund to help states

On September 23, 2020, PM Modi met with chief ministers of seven States that have high incidence of covid-19 virus. More than 63% of active cases of covid-19 are concentrated in these seven States. They are Tamil nadu, Punjab, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Highlights During the meet the Prime Minister announced ..

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NDRF Contribution Norms by Individuals and Institutions Announced by Govt.

The central government has published the guidelines for contributing to the National Disaster Response FUND (NDRF) for the first time since its creation 15 years ago. The rules have been clarified for both individuals and institutions alike who want to donate to this fund. Highlights Contributions to the NDRF can be made using any of ..

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Amphan develops into a super cyclonic storm

On May 18, 2020, Amphan turned into a super cyclonic storm. This is the second super cyclonic storm faced by India since Fani in 1999. Highlights The Super Cyclonic storm will hit the coast of Odisha and West Bengal according to the Indian Meteorological Department. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is preparing evacuation plan ..

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Desert Locust Control High Level Meeting held

On February 25, 2020, the Agriculture Ministry held a high-level meeting on Desert Locust Control. The meeting was chaired by Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare. Highlights The meeting discussed the locust control operations carried on between May 2019 and February 2020. The report submitted by National Disaster Response Force was discussed at ..

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Disaster Management Exercise of BIMSTEC NDRF begins in Bhubaneswar

The National Disaster Response Force of Government of India is to host the second BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise-2020 (BIMSTEC DMEx-2020). The exercise is to be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha between February 11, 2020 and February 13, 2020. The main objective of the exercise is to test the existing emergency procedures, disaster problems, during flood, earthquake ..

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