Flash Floods Current Affairs - 2020

What is Torrential Rain? – that hit the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Heavy rainfall have hit the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh region. At least 30 people have lost their lives across Telangana out of which 19 deaths occurred in Hyderabad alone. The extremely heavy rainfall have caused a deluge in the region and has caused flooding in the region. The heavy and incessant rains occurred due to Read More…

What is iFLOWS?

iFLOWS is a flood warning system that alerts flood prone areas. The warning is provided 6 to 72 hours in advance. It was launched in Mumbai. Highlights iFLOWS was launched by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddav Thackeray and Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare. iFLOWS is Integrated Flood Warning Read More…

India and ADB sign 177 million USD to upgrade Maharashtra State Highways

On May 28, 2020, the Government of India and the Asian Development Bank signed an agreement to construct state highways in Maharashtra. Highlights The funds received from the bank are to be used by the State Government of Maharashtra to improve road projects. The projects will be used to increase connectivity between urban and rural Read More…

GoI releases Rs 6,195 crores of funds to 14 states

On May 11, 2020, the Government of India released Rs 6,195 crores to 14 states. This is the second equated monthly installment of Post Devolution Revenue Deficit. Highlights The grant allocated to the states will act as additional source of income to the states. The grant was recommended by the 15th Finance Commission. The Central Read More…

“Lost At Home”: A Report released by UNICEF

On May 5, 2020, the UNICEF released its report called “Lost at Home”. The report enforces the risks and challenges of internally displaced children and the need to protect them. Key Findings of the report According to the report, at the end of 2019, around 46 million people were internally displaced due to conflict and Read More…