Disaster Management: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Sep 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Need for Disaster Management in India: NIDM Centre to Help Southern States Build Infr. (Important) [ Edu., Disaster Management ]

    India is prone to multiple disaster challenges – hence require NIDM Centres to help states build infrastructure to tackle disasters. Over 40 million hectares (12 % of land), is prone to floods, about 5700 kms coast line is cyclone prone & exposed to tsunamis & storm surges, 2 % o

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  • Aug 30, 2018
  • 1 Cyclone Mekunu Turns ‘Very Severe’- Strongest Ever to Strike Yemeni Island of Socotra [ Disaster Management, Geog. ]

    Cyclone Mekunu, hit Yemeni island of Socotra, causing severe flooding & damage triggered heavy showers along western coast of Maharashtra. Konkan region of Maharashtra got few showers in next few days.

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    Image of Cyclone Mekunu, Hit Yemeni Island of Socotra

    Image of Cyclone Mekunu, hit Yemeni island of Socotra

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  • Aug 28, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Proposal for Dam Safety Bill, 2018 Approved (Important) [ Env., Bills, Disaster Management ]

    Union Cabinet approved proposal for introduction of Dam Safety Bill, 2018 in Parliament on 13th June, 2018 after wide consultation w/leading Indian experts & international experts.

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    Image of Proposal for Dam Safety Bill, 2018

    Image of Proposal for Dam Safety Bill, 2018

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  • Aug 23, 2018
  • 1 🌟 National Disaster Risk Index (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Disaster Management ]

    1st National Disaster Risk Index, which gauges potential hazards & disasters across 640 dist. of India, places Maharashtra as most vulnerable, followed by West Bengal, UP, MP & Rajasthan.

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    Image of High Risk Districts on Disaster

    Image of High Risk Districts on Disaster

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  • Aug 12, 2018
  • 1 What is Squall? 98kmph Squall Battered Kolkata [ Disaster Management, Geog. ]

    Storm, w/peak speed reaching abt 100 kmph, roared thru Kolkata for about 45 minutes leaving in its wake trail of unprecedented death & destruction. Details of Double Squall - 2nd-fastest to hit Kolkata since Cyclone Aila in 2009.

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    Image of Squall Line

    Image of Squall Line

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  • Jun 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is a Phumdi? Floating Lab to Monitor Manipur’S Loktak Lake (Important) [ Env., Disaster Management ]

    The Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Laboratory (IBSD), Imphal, set up a floating laboratory in northeast India’s largest freshwater lake, Loktak to constantly monitor its water quality and eventually improve it.

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    Image of Largest Water Lake in India

    Image of largest water lake in India

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 10) [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org., Disaster Management ]

    India and African Continent - India and South Africa are celebrating 20 years of strategic partnership this year. 2 decades of fruitful cooperation in trade, science, technology and development spanning across the knowledge chain resulted in robust networking of institutions.

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  • Mar 12, 2018
  • 1 🌟 India’S First Automatic Early Warning Dissemination System(EWDS) to Come Up in Odisha (Important) [ Disaster Management ]

    India’s first automatic Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) will be commissioned by March 2018 in Odisha. The project aims to establish foolproof communication system to address existing gaps in disseminating disaster warning up to community level.

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    Image of Early Warning Dissemination

    Image of Early Warning Dissemination

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  • Feb 25, 2018
  • 1 International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) [ Int. Rel & Org., Disaster Management ]

    The International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) was held in New Delhi organised by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

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    Image of What is Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

    Image of what is Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

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  • Feb 19, 2018
  • 1 What is DHARMA? International Dam Safety Conference to Be Held at Thiruvananthapuram [ Env., Disaster Management ]

    India will be hosting the International Dam Safety Conference - 2018 at Thiruvananthapuram on January 23 - 24. India ranks third globally with 5254 large dams in operation and about 447 are under construction. In addition, there are several thousand smaller dams.

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    Image of Dam Rehabilitation And Improvement Project

    Image of Dam Rehabilitation And Improvement Project

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  • Dec 26, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR)? - (Important) [ Disaster Management ]

    The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), 2015 - 2030, is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda identifying targets and priority actions towards reducing disaster risks by resilient and sustainable development.

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    Image of Sendai Framework

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  • Dec 10, 2017
  • 1 What are the Guidelines of NDMA? Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise 2017 near Andaman & Nicobar Islands [ Disaster Management ]

    The Ministry of Home Affairs, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) conducted multi-State mega mock exercise on tsunami preparedness to simulate preparedness along the vulnerable eastern coastline.

    Map of Situation Data on Tsunami - India

    Map of Situation Data on Tsunami - India

    Map of Situation Data on Tsunami - India

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  • Dec 9, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is Disaster Risk Reduction?Prime Minister’S 10 Point Agenda on (DRR) - (Important) [ Disaster Management ]

    With Asia-Pacific emerging as a global leader in disaster risk management there is need for improvements in early warning of cyclones and other natural disasters through the 10-point agenda for disaster risk reduction:

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    Image of Disaster Risk Reduction

    Image of Disaster Risk Reduction

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  • 2 BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017 [ Disaster Management ]

    By conducting first Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, Disaster Management Exercise (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) India has emerged as a frontline state for disaster risk reduction.

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    Image of BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017

    Image of BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017

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  • Dec 5, 2017
  • 1 NDMA Programme for CBRN Emergencies and Special Centre for Disaster Research at JNU [ Disaster Management ]

    A training programme on CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) emergencies was conducted by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for improving the preparedness of Parliament House Complex (PHC) security staff.

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    Image of CBRN Emergencies

    Image of CBRN Emergencies

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  • Dec 1, 2017
  • 1 NDMA Considering UAVs in Disaster Management [ Disaster Management ]

    National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is considering Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Disaster Management by improving the capacity of stakeholders to use UAVs and related technologies for better disaster preparedness and response.

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    Image of UN Disasters Infographics Precision Hawk

    Image of UN Disasters Infographics Precision Hawk

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  • Nov 16, 2017
  • 1 VNL and BSNL MoU to Launch Relief 123 Service for Disaster Management [ Disaster Management ]

    Indian telecom equipment provider Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) launching Relief 123 service for disaster management.

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    Image of Death Due to Disasters India

    Image of Death Due to Disasters India

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  • Oct 29, 2017
  • 1 Dams Causing Earthquakes: Capacity Building in Dam Safety Areas Under Dam Rehabilitation [ Disaster Management ]

    Pressure applied to often-fragile geological structures by the vast mass of water impounded by a big dam can give rise to earthquakes. Landslide at the Vaiont dam in Italy in 1963 triggered off by seismic activity, killed 2, 000 people.

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    Image of Dams Causing Earthquakes

    Image of Dams Causing Earthquakes

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  • Oct 26, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Floods in Brahmaputra and Barak River Systems-Management of Water Resources (Important) [ Disaster Management ]

    Government constituted a high-level committee for proper management of the water resources in the North Eastern Region (NER) under the Chairmanship of Vice-Chairman, Niti Aayog. The Brahmaputra and Barak river systems account for one-third of India’s run off, are highly prone to

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