Page-5 of NDRF Current Affairs, GK & News

RK Pachnanda appointed as DG of National Disaster Response Force

Senior IPS officer R. K. Pachnanda was appointed as Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). He is a 1983 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer from West Bengal cadre. Prior to this appointment he was serving as ADG of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). About National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) NDRF is India’s ..

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NDRF ties up with 30 PSUs to jointly tackle emergencies

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has partnered with about 30 Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) to jointly tackle and mitigate man-made or natural disasters or emergencies. In this regard, a coordination meeting was held between NDRF and prominent PSUs like ONGC, Air India, GAIL and others involved in the mining and shipping and heavy industries sector. ..

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India’s rescue operation in quake-hit Nepal named as Operation Maitri

Indian Army has named the rescue and aid to Nepal ‘Operation Maitri’ or friendship which was aftermath of 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal. This operation will involve number of Indian military aircraft and choppers along with bus services through road route. Along with them more than 1000 trained personnel of the National Disaster Response ..

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Union Government issues revised norms for disaster relief

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued orders on revision norms with respect of the Centrally notified disasters. These disasters include tsunami, earthquake, floods, cyclones, drought, hailstorm, etc. Facts about revised norms Norms related to various aspects of response and preparedness like ex-gratia to the kin’s in case of loss of lives, disability and ..

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Union Government sanctions Rs. 2,000 crore relief for drought affected areas in Maharashtra

Union Government on 24 March 2015 sanctioned 2,000 crore rupees as a relief package for the areas affected by drought in Maharashtra in the year 2014. Decision in this regard was taken at high-level committee meeting of National Disaster Management headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The amount has been sanctioned by the Committee ..

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Andhra Pradesh & Odisha get ready for “Hudhud”

Cyclone Hudhud is expected to make landfall near Vishakapatnam on October 12 according to the IMD (Indian Meteorological Department). The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has put its battalions in TN, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and Bihar on high alert. Central Government has sent 39 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) comprising 1,573 ..

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