Emergency Current Affairs - 2020

Oil Spill in the Arctic region of Russia

Russia declared state of emergency after oil spilled into Ambarnaya river. The surface of the river turned crimson red. Highlights The Ambarnaya river slows into environmentally sensitive Arctic Ocean. The Thermoelectric power plant located at Norilsk has been built on a permafrost. The permafrost has weakened due to climate change and increase in temperature. This Read More…

Project Monitoring Unit launched by Ministry of Coal

The Ministry of Coal recently launched a project monitoring unit to facilitate early operationalization of coal mines that were allocated by the central government. The aim of launching the unit is to bring in more bidders. Highlights The Project Monitoring Unit will facilitate Ease of Doing Business as it will support coal mines in receiving Read More…

Japan declares Emergency

On April 7, 2020, the world’s third largest economy, Japan declared emergency to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The State of Emergency is to last till May 6, 2020. Highlights Iniatially, the emergency is to be applied in six prefectures namely Kanagwa, Chiba, Saitama, Osaka, Fukuoka and Hyogo. Today there are more than 3,906 cases of Read More…

Ordnance Factory Board to introduce “modified tents” to set up isolation units

The Ordnance Factory Board that governs the defence manufacturing unit spread across India is to introduce “modified tents” to set up isolation units. Highlights The idea of modified tents was brought by the Ordnance Equipment Factory, Kanpur. It aims to create isolation wards that will act as tents. The tent is to be made of Read More…

COVID-19: World Bank offers 1 billion USD for India’ Emergency Response Project

On April 1, 2020, the World Bank announced that it is to offer 1 billion USD to Government of India to implement Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems preparedness project. About the Project The project is being launched by India in order to mitigate the threats created by the virus. It will strengthen the national Read More…