Disaster Current Affairs - 2020

GoI: Supply of Non-Essential Commodities by E-commerce prohibited during Lock Down

On April 19, 2020, the Government of India ordered that supply of non-essential commodities will remain prohibited during lock down. The order comes when E-Commerce industry geared up to deliver products such as refrigerators and mobile phones to areas that do not fall under COVID-19 hotspots. Highlights The GoI had earlier allowed E-commerce to operate Read More…

Indian Army supports Narela Quarantine Centre

The Indian Army is to extend its support to the Narela Quarantine Centre. It is the largest quarantine centre in the country and was established by the Delhi Government. Highlights Initially, the quarantine facility had 250 foreign nationals. Later, an additional strength of 1000 more were added. A team of Army doctors and nurses are Read More…

UK confirmed as first co-chair to India led Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

The United Kingdom is to co-chair India led CDRI (Global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure). The CDRI was established by PM Modi at the G20 meet held in 2017 What is CDRI? Currently, there is no focus being provided to building disaster-resilient infrastructure. Currently, the focus is being provided only to natural disasters. Under this Read More…

Desert Locust Control High Level Meeting held

On February 25, 2020, the Agriculture Ministry held a high-level meeting on Desert Locust Control. The meeting was chaired by Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare. Highlights The meeting discussed the locust control operations carried on between May 2019 and February 2020. The report submitted by National Disaster Response Force was discussed at Read More…

Foundation Stone for Lighthouse at Dhanushkodi laid

On February 18, 2020, foundation stone for a 50-metre high foundation stone laid at Dhanushkodi in Rameswaram. This is the fifth lighthouse in the region Highlights The light house is to be built at a cost of Rs 8 crore rupees. The lighthouse is to be located opposite to the old church that was destroyed Read More…