Natural Disaster Current Affairs - 2020

Cabinet: Ordinance to cut salary of PM and MPs by 30% approved

On April 6, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved to cut the salary of Prime Minister and other MPs by 30%. Apart from them, the salaries of president, governor and vice president are also to be cut Highlights The amount cut from the members are to go to consolidated fund of India. The Cabinet has also Read More…

“Operation Vanilla” launched by Indian Navy for Disaster Relief at Madagascar

On January 29, 2020, the Indian Navy launched Operation Vanilla in the Southern Indian Ocean. The operation was launched based on the request received from Madagascar. Highlights The Operation has been launched to assist the population of Madagascar that were affected by Cyclone Diane. The Indian Navy ship Airavat has been deployed in the relief Read More…

October 13: International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

The International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) was begun in 1989 by the United Nations General Assembly. The purpose of the day is to promote global culture towards risk awareness and disaster reduction. It celebrates how people and communities around the world reduce their exposure to disasters. Also, the day raises awareness towards the Read More…

Hurricane Dorian: India announces $ 1million humanitarian aid for Bahamas

India has announced an immediate humanitarian assistance of $1 million to help people in The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. The disaster relief aid extended by India signifies that it stands in solidarity with The Bahamas in this difficult time. Key Highlights Hurricane Dorian has caused a large scale destruction in The Bahamas. As per Read More…

Unique Flood Hazard Atlas: Odisha

Odisha has come out with a unique flood hazard atlas aided by satellite imagery, which is expected to help the coastal state manage floods more efficiently. The atlas was released by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State-level Natural Calamity Meeting. About Flood Hazard Atlas Need: Atlas would serve as a useful resource of Read More…