Steps to Prevent Frequent Building Collapse in Mumbai

Synopsis: Every Year Mumbai witnesses incidents of building collapse during monsoon. However, the steps taken are not adequate. Introduction In Mumbai, recently an unsafe multi-storeyed building has collapsed in a core area of the city. It resulted in the loss of the lives of at least 11 people. The disaster is a repetition of incidents… Continue reading Steps to Prevent Frequent Building Collapse in Mumbai

Lab leak theory of Coronavirus needs credible investigation

Synopsis: The theory that Coronavirus could have been man-made from Wuhan Institute of Virology is increasing. So, adequate studies are necessary regarding the Lab leak theory of Coronavirus. Background When the Covid-19 became a pandemic, China promoted the narrative that the virus had a natural origin, and it got spread from a wet market in… Continue reading Lab leak theory of Coronavirus needs credible investigation

Frequent Hospital Fires during COVID Time in India- Cause and Way forward

Synopsis – The hospital system in India has been overwhelmed by the heavy patient load and arrangement for the pandemic. It has increased their vulnerability to fire. Introduction– Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and mismanagement, the hospital system is becoming over stressed, resulting in frequent fire incidents. Since last August, more than 93 people have… Continue reading Frequent Hospital Fires during COVID Time in India- Cause and Way forward

Guidelines of National Building Code to Ensure Fire Safety in Public buildings

Synopsis:  Effective regulations to manage fire risks in public buildings like Guidelines of National Building Code are available. However, lack of enforcement by states has led to fire disasters in India.  Background: Fire accident in Public building has been a recurrent event in India. For instance, Fire accidents in hospitals at Bharuch in Gujarat, Virar… Continue reading Guidelines of National Building Code to Ensure Fire Safety in Public buildings

The issue of Urban Fires in India – Explained, pointwise

Introduction Urban fire has the potential to rapidly spread to adjoining structures. These fires not only take life but also damage and destroy properties such as homes, schools, commercial buildings, etc. The issue of urban fires came in the news after a fire caused the death of 15 Covid-19 patients in the intensive care unit… Continue reading The issue of Urban Fires in India – Explained, pointwise

Forest fires and their impacts – Explained, Pointwise

, Introduction Forest Fires is a natural phenomenon. Controlled natural fires are beneficial for the growth of the forest. Most forest fires in India take place during the dry season, between the April-May months. However, in recent years the forest fires have become more frequent than usual. The recent forest fire in Uttarakhand is one… Continue reading Forest fires and their impacts – Explained, Pointwise

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Forest Fires in India – An analysis.

Synopsis: Forest fires in India occurring more frequently. But India is facing challenges in controlling them. Introduction: Most forest fires in India appeared between the April-May months. In recent years the forest fires have been more frequent than usual. For example, in few areas, forest fires occurred in the winter months also. Uttarakhand alone witnessed… Continue reading Forest Fires in India – An analysis.

Recurring Fire accidents in India – Suggestions

Synopsis: Recurrent fire accidents in India show the apathy of the government towards public safety. Background Recently, the fire accident in Mumbai hospital (located inside Mumbai’s Dreams Mall) resulted in the death of 10 people so far. An effective fire safety protocols could have prevented the devastating effect on lives and property. The tragedy points… Continue reading Recurring Fire accidents in India – Suggestions

Need for Fire Safety training and technologies

Synopsis- Despite large fires in the past, building and fire safety standards continues to be ignored. Introduction- The current fire protection measures in all major cities do not account for all contemporary fire hazard issues. It makes fire safety a growing concern. The Fire accident at Eastern Railway Headquarter in Kolkata is a prime example… Continue reading Need for Fire Safety training and technologies

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