Urbanisation to blame for Chennai’s flood woes, integrated system need of the hour: Report

What is the news? If timely measures to put in place a flood management system are not taken, Chennai could see a rerun of 2015 floods, says Tamil Nadu government. The state additional chief secretary had filed the report on the action taken by the government with regard to measures to prevent recurrence of flooding.… Continue reading Urbanisation to blame for Chennai’s flood woes, integrated system need of the hour: Report

UKIBC releases Doing Business in India Report 2020

News: UK India Business Council(UKIBC) has released the sixth edition of Doing Business in India Report 2020.   Facts: About the report: The report is based on an in-depth survey of 106 UK organisations operating in India spanning manufacturing, services, and higher education sectors.   Key Takeaways: Nearly two-thirds of the UK businesses believe it… Continue reading UKIBC releases Doing Business in India Report 2020

Hyderabad Floods

Source: The Hindu Context: Recent Hyderabad Flood has resulted in the death of over 20 people and a property loss estimated more than ₹6,000 crores. More on News: Devastating Floods in the past: In India: Chennai (December 2015), Kochi (August 2018), Mumbai July 2005 Around the world: Sydney (December 2018), New York (October 2019), Hurricane… Continue reading Hyderabad Floods

National Disaster Management (NDMA) Guidelines on Urban Flood Management

In 2010, NDMA had issued guidelines on Urban Flood Management in India Create a National Hydro-meteorological Network. The guidelines say that for providing early warning, the Central Water Commission (CWC) should maximize the real-time hydro-meteorological network to cover all urban centres to effectively deal with the problem of urban flooding Use of Doppler Weather Radarsto… Continue reading National Disaster Management (NDMA) Guidelines on Urban Flood Management

Google partners Central Water Commission for flood forecasting initiative

News: Mumbai will get the country’s second urban flood warning system for evaluation named IFLOWS-Mumbai. Facts: IFLOWS-Mumbai: It is an Integrated Flood Warning system to enhance the resilience of Mumbai by providing early warning for flooding specially during high rainfall events and cyclones. The system also has provisions to capture the urban drainage within the city… Continue reading Google partners Central Water Commission for flood forecasting initiative

CFLOWS-Chennai

Vice President has unveiled the Red Atlas Action Plan Map and Coastal Flood Warning System App(CFLOWS-Chennai). Facts: About Red Atlas Action Plan Map: The Atlas has been prepared by the Ministry of Earth Sciences to aid Tamil Nadu government in effective flood mitigation in Chennai. It was prepared with the help of India Meteorological Department… Continue reading CFLOWS-Chennai

Flood Warning System For Mumbai “IFLOWS-Mumbai”

IFLOWS-Mumbai: It is an Integrated Flood Warning system to enhance the resilience of Mumbai by providing early warning for flooding specially during high rainfall events and cyclones. The system also has provisions to capture the urban drainage within the city and predict the areas of flooding Developed by: Ministry of Earth Sciences using in-house expertise and… Continue reading Flood Warning System For Mumbai “IFLOWS-Mumbai”

Hyderabad urban flooding

Source- The Hindu Syllabus- GS 3- Disaster and disaster management. Context- Ineffective and unplanned hydra-geology of cities and town of India are more responsible for Hyderabad Urban Flooding than monsoon. What is urban flooding? Urban flooding is the inundation of land or property in a built environment, particularly in more densely populated areas, caused by rainfall overwhelming… Continue reading Hyderabad urban flooding

UNDRR releases Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019 Report

News: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction(UNDRR) has released a report titled “The Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019”. Facts: Key Highlights from the report: In the period 2000 to 2019, there were 7,348 major recorded disaster events claiming 1.23 million lives, affecting 4.2 billion people resulting in approximately US$2.97 trillion in global economic losses.… Continue reading UNDRR releases Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019 Report

CAG audit- Improvement in disaster management

Syllabus – GS 2- Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. Context- The Public Account Committee (PAC) directed the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to conduct a special audit into purchase of COVID-19 equipment. What are the directions… Continue reading CAG audit- Improvement in disaster management