Global Assessment Report (GAR) on Drought 2021

What is the News? The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction(UNDRR) has released a report titled “Global Assessment Report (GAR) on Drought 2021”. About Global Assessment Report (GAR) on Drought 2021: The report explores the systemic nature of drought and its impacts on the achievement of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the SDGs, and… Continue reading Global Assessment Report (GAR) on Drought 2021

“Foreign Aid to India” – Centre faces Questions Over its Use

What is the News? The Indian Government is at present accepting gifts, donations, and aid from foreign nations. This is because, India is facing a massive shortage of oxygen, drugs and related equipment amid a surge in Covid cases. Foreign Aid to India: India is accepting foreign aid for the first time in 16 years.… Continue reading “Foreign Aid to India” – Centre faces Questions Over its Use

“Disaster Management Act, 2005” Invoked to facilitate supply of Medical Oxygen

What is the News? The Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) has invoked the Disaster Management Act, 2005 once again. This time to issue an order to ensure that the inter-state supply of medical oxygen is not obstructed for any reason whatsoever. What does the order say? Firstly, there will be no restriction on the movement of… Continue reading “Disaster Management Act, 2005” Invoked to facilitate supply of Medical Oxygen

EU joins “CDRI or Coalition for disaster resilient infrastructure initiative”

What is the news? The 27-member European Union joins the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) initiative. About Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure(CDRI) Initiative: Firstly, Prime Minister of India launched it in 2019 at the UN Climate Change Summit. Secondly, it is a multi-stakeholder global partnership of national governments, UN agencies, multilateral development banks, private… Continue reading EU joins “CDRI or Coalition for disaster resilient infrastructure initiative”

Link between Dam and Natural disasters – Explained Pointwise

Table of contents: What is Dam? How dams are aiding disasters? Dams aided disasters in the past Vulnerability of Indian dams Government Initiatives to improve dam safety Suggestions to make dams disaster-resilient Rishiganga dam in Uttarakhand was recently destroyed by the Glacial Lake Outburst Flood and intensified the GLOF in the region. This is not… Continue reading Link between Dam and Natural disasters – Explained Pointwise

Reasons and Solutions for disaster management in Uttarakhand

Synopsis: There are various reasons for Disasters in Uttarakhand. It can be prevented by taking some long-term measures. Background: The glacier burst in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand caused the flash floods. It led to the death of 34 people with more than 170 people missing. Apart from that, it also caused destruction to public… Continue reading Reasons and Solutions for disaster management in Uttarakhand

Mindless development could bring more calamities

Synopsis: Development work in the Himalayas is being carried out without an understanding of its fragility, seismicity, glacial behavior.  Introduction  The flash floods due to the burst of an artificial lake inside Nanda Devi Sanctuary is the newest warning given by the Himalayas to the supporters of development. The loss of lives, property, and projects… Continue reading Mindless development could bring more calamities

Fragility of Himalayan Mountain Ecosystem

Source: Down to Earth ,  The Hindu Gs3: Conservation, Environmental Pollution, and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment. Synopsis: The recent Glacial outburst in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district is a consequence of human’s impact on climate and lack of awareness towards local ecology. Background Recently a glacier collapsed in Uttarakhand’s Nanda Devi. According to some satellite images, the… Continue reading Fragility of Himalayan Mountain Ecosystem

“Global Climate Risk Index 2021” – India is 7th Worst Hit Nation

What is the News? German watch, the Germany-based think tank, released the Global Climate Risk Index,2021. About the Index  Data Sources: The index is prepared based on the data from the Munich Re NatCatSERVICE11.  The data is identified as one of the most reliable and complete databases worldwide, on this matter. Other than that, It… Continue reading “Global Climate Risk Index 2021” – India is 7th Worst Hit Nation

Global Risk Report, 2021

Why in News? The World Economic Forum(WEF) has released the 16th edition of the Global Risk Report, 2021. Report findings are based on the Global Risks Perception Survey (GRPS). GRPS was undertaken by more than 650 members of leadership communities of WEF (World Economic Forum). Aim: To highlight the risks and consequences of widening inequalities… Continue reading Global Risk Report, 2021