India bore maximum brunt of extreme weather events in 2020: Report

Source: The New Indian Express News: An International Report titled “Counting the cost 2020: A year of climate breakdown” has been released by Christian aid, a relief and humanitarian agency based in London. Facts: The report listed 15 most destructive climate disasters of 2020 that cumulatively had an expenditure tag of around $150 billion calculated only… Continue reading India bore maximum brunt of extreme weather events in 2020: Report

In India, over 75% districts hotspots of extreme weather events, finds study

News: Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) has released a report titled “Preparing India for Extreme Climate Events”.This is the first time that extreme weather event hotspots in the country have been mapped. Key Takeaways: Hotspots: Over 75% of districts in India are hotspots of extreme climate events such as cyclones, floods, droughts, heat waves and… Continue reading In India, over 75% districts hotspots of extreme weather events, finds study

Hazardous ideas for Himalayas

Context: China’s major hydropower project as a part of its 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25), on the Yarlung Zangbo River, in Mêdog County in Tibet. More on news: The hydropower generation station is expected to provide 300 billion kWh of electricity annually. The Chinese authorities say the project will help the country realise its goal of reaching… Continue reading Hazardous ideas for Himalayas

Crucial expertise of CAPFs

Context: The diverse experience of security forces has helped greatly in combating COVID-19. Discuss the role of CAPFs during the pandemic? Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) carry out the task of overcoming the disaster, by not only carrying out rescue and relief operations, but also by moderating the pains and problems arising out of the… Continue reading Crucial expertise of CAPFs