Page-6 of NDRF Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Government to restructure and revamp NDMA

The NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority) observed its 10th Foundation day on 29 September 2014. On this occasion , the central government has announced that it will take steps to restructure and revamp NDMA Why restructure? The management of disasters in the past year especially the J&K floods has highlighted the inefficiency of the NDMA. Lack ..

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