Disaster Management News
PM Modi calls for integrated response to disasters
In his video address at the International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure 2023, PM Modi noted that 40 countries have become part of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure in a few years
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: History and significance
The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was formed in 1989 to promote disaster reduction and risk-awareness
Budgetary allocation for disaster management has risen by 122% under Modi govt, says Amit Shah
The home minister chaired a meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Home Affairs on the issue of disaster management organised near the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat
Powerful 5.2 magnitude earthquake hits Turkey; no casualty reported
The quake, which was recorded at a depth of 6.7 kilometres, struck the town of Puturge in Malatya province at 5.02 pm, said Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate
Uttarakhand avalanche: Bodies of four naval personnel found; officer, porter still missing
The bodies were spotted lying scattered near Mount Trishul during a search operation conducted with the help of a helicopter
Centre to roll out 'Friends in Disaster' project; Shah says 'we've done well' in fighting pandemic
The 'Aapda Mitra' (Friends in Disaster) project in 350 districts across the country will impart training to citizens as first responders to any disaster.
Over 1.4 lakh Indians have died due to disasters over the past 50 years: Study
In India, floods and tropical cyclones are the two major disasters causing mortality and now heatwaves and lightning are gaining importance.
Hyderabad rains: 15 killed as heavy downpour lashes city; govt declares two-day holiday for all offices
As per the IMD, heavy to very heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in Telangana, including Hyderabad on Wednesday and Thursday
Anxiety in times of COVID-19, domestic violence and cyber crime: Helplines in Assam haven't stopped ringing since lockdown
COVID-19 outbreak: The team of over a 100 callers — made up of health advisory officers, counselors and medical officers, have reached out to 20,656 people quarantined in Assam and attended to over 132,690 calls as of 10 March, with over 80 percent of these calls related to COVID-19 cases.
PK Mishra takes charge as principal secretary, replaces Narendra Modi’s top bureaucratic aide Nripendra Misra
Former additional principal secretary to Prime Minister, PK Mishra was on Wednesday appointed as the principal secretary to Narendra Modi
Five more die in Bihar floods as toll rises to 97; Deputy CM Sushil Modi to take stock of relief, rehabilitation work
With five more deaths, the death toll in Bihar floods reached 97 on Saturday, the state's disaster management department said.
Two children die in Kishanganj after rain wreaks havoc in Bihar; six districts severely affected, relief work underway
As heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Bihar, two children have lost their lives in Kishanganj.
Cyclone Vayu in Gujarat updates: As storm skirts Saurashtra coast, Skymet Weather predicts Pakistan to also escape cyclone's fury
Cyclone Vayu in Gujarat LIVE updates: Skymet Weather has predicted that after Gujarat, Pakistan will, too, escape the fury of Cyclone Vayu which is presently over northeast and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea.
Punjab govt orders closure of all open borewells across state after two-year-old dies in Sangrur mishap
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh Tuesday directed all deputy commissioners to ensure that no open borewells exist in the state after a two-year-old child could not be pulled out alive after he fell in a 150-foot-deep borewell in Sangrur district
Cyclone Vayu: NDRF on high alert, mobilises 36 teams for pre-positioning in Gujarat, Daman and Diu
In a statement, the NDRF said that it is closely monitoring the development of the cyclonic storm Vayu currently formed over the Arabian Sea near Lakshadweep
As Naveen Patnaik govt's relief efforts during Cyclone Fani win plaudits, a look at how Congress paid for mishandling 1999 disaster
'When the people desperately needed succour, the government was in suspended animation,' a senior journalist in Odisha recalled.
ISRO's PSLV-C46 mission successfully launches Indian radar imaging satellite RISAT-2B into 'perfect' orbit
ISRO's PSLV carried the RISAT-2B satellite to orbit in the shortest time of any Indian rocket in the past.
Highlights of ISRO's PSLV-C46 mission today: After a perfect liftoff, PSLV successfully releases RISAT-2B in orbit
Once operational, the RISAT-2B satellite will be capable of monitoring weather day & night, in any weather.
Cylone Fani aftermath: ITI students rebuild homes, Sikh NGOs feed thousands, as Bhubaneswar limps back to normalcy
Students from different industrial training institutes are repairing and rebuilding homes affected by Cyclone Fani
Odisha govt's pre-Fani measures commendable, but post-cyclone response raises questions about disaster preparedness
The Odisha government received accolades from the UN and international media for the massive evacuation of over 13 lakh people before Cyclone Fani struck.