Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018

Context: A high level Ministerial delegation from India headed by Minister of State for Home Affairs will be participating in the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018 (AMCDRR 2018) to be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Theme: The theme of the AMCDRR 2018: ‘Preventing Disaster Risk: Protecting Sustainable Development’ Read More …

Dam Safety Bill, 2018

Context: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the proposal for introduction of Dam Safety Bill, 2018 in the Parliament. Benefits: It will help all the States and Union Territories of India to adopt uniform dam safety procedures which shall ensure safety of dams and safeguard benefits Read More …

NIDM Centre to help Southern States

Context: The Vice President of India, has said that Southern parts of the country are prone to multiple disaster challenges –  hence require the NIDM Centre to help these states build infrastructure to tackle disasters.  Value Edition for Mains: India needs a disaster resilient infrastructure and provide life-line services to Read More …

BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise – 2017

The first Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, Disaster Management Exercise (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) concluded here today. Members of the BIMSTEC i.e Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal participated in the four-day exercise, conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the nodal Read More …

A waste management model for small towns

Introduction: India faces major environmental challenges associated with waste generation and inadequate waste collection, transport, treatment and disposal. Current systems in India cannot cope with the volumes of waste generated by an increasing urban population, and this has impact on the environment and public health. The challenges and barriers are Read More …

India Meteorological Department-An Analysis

With the India Meteorological Department getting its monsoon forecast wrong this year, its modelling has necessarily come under the spotlight. What goes wrong? In April, the IMD had predicted “near normal”, or 96%, rains and then upgraded the figure to 98% a couple of months later. These percentages refer to Read More …

Pralay Sahayam

A multi-agency exercise was conducted on the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake as the final event of ‘Pralay Sahayam’ in Hyderabad.  The event demonstrated efforts of all central and state agencies, National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and the Armed Forces towards jointly tackling an urban flooding scenario in Hyderabad. For Read More …