Current Affairs – April, 2017

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Telangana Government launches Disaster Response Force in Hyderabad

Telangana Government for the first time has launched Disaster Response Force (DRF) vehicles in the capital city of Hyderabad. The main aim to start this DRF is that state should have its own Disaster force to swiftly deal with emergency situations.

DRF vehicles provided to this force will be parked at 24 locations with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). It will help DRF staff to reach the emergency spots in no time.

Disaster Response Force (DRF)

It is state level dedicated disaster force trained in tackling of urban flooding, tree falls, structural collapses and any other site of normal emergencies. Its disaster management personal will be available on the field for 24/7. DRF personnel are capable to work continuously during emergencies and conduct first aid. It has been first brought on to ground with 120 personal with 8 specialised vehicles and other equipment’s which are required. State Government will soon increase number of DRF vehicles, equipments and all other special apparatuses that are required.

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Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas to be celebrated on May 02, 2017

May 2, 2017 will be observed as Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas by National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) at 12 locations, namely, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Bhagalpur, Sahibganj, Kolkata, Raj Ghat (Hardoi), Bithoor, Srinagar ( Uttarakhand), Vidhur Kuti (Bijnor) and Devprayag. Apart from these locations, with the help of Ganga Vichaar Manch, local NGOs and volunteer support, the event is slated to be organized at more than 30 other locations.

The objective of the event is to spread awareness and promote active involvement of the masses in Swachh Ganga. The event envisages developing a sense of pride and ownership among masses and to actively support for Namami Gange programme.

Ganga Vichar Manch which is a volunteer wing of National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) would execute the event in close coordination with State Programme Management Groups, State Government Departments/Agencies, District Administration and other key stakeholders at each of the above locations.

Background

In March 2017, NMCG observed 16 days long ‘Ganga Swachhta Pakhwada’ along with five Ganga Basin States. The event emerged as a mass movement with the participation of various stakeholders. NMCG is organizing ‘Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas’ by considering the overwhelming success with active participation of various communities in the pakhwada.

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