Monsoon madness: COVID-19 is still active but India's large-scale extreme events are just around the corner
A “normal” monsoon does not guarantee there won't be floods and droughts across the country as everything about the monsoon is changing.
While Japan and IOC maintain that the Olympics will go ahead on schedule, there are event-specific plans for natural disasters that regularly strike the island nation
Flood alerts could help transform flood-prone areas as residents get near real-time information.
China's county-level police will be able to censor internet coverage of natural and man-made disasters, according to a revised draft of the country's policing law that the Chinese Public Security Bureau released late on Thursday.
The US State Department has approved the sale of $96 million worth of follow-on support for C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to India to enable the Indian Air Force to remain mission-ready for disaster relief and international humanitarian assistance needs like in quake-hit neighbouring Nepal.
Adequate funds are available for all states to deal with possible disaster, said the government.
Iranian airlines, including those run by the state, are chronically strapped for cash, rely on aging planes and have a spotty maintenance record.
Most parts of Uttarakhand continued to be lashed by rains today, even as major highways remained blocked due to debris brought down by the recurring landslips.