Friday, July 12, 2024
TopicNatural disasters

Topic: Natural disasters

In Devbhumi Himachal Pradesh, Kullu residents oppose ropeway to temple. ‘Mahadev is against this'

Opposition to project has been reported since last year. Such deep rooted is traditions in Kullu that people seek blessings from deities before starting any major work.

Rajnath Singh red-flags ‘natural disasters’ in border states, wonders if any ‘adversary’ involved

In Uttarakhand to inaugurate BRO infrastructure projects, the defence minister says climate change in the country is not just a weather-related phenomenon, but also a matter of national security.

Odisha police still retain carrier pigeons as backstop when disasters sever communication

Dating from days of British colonial rule when police stations used birds to communicate with each other, Odisha’s carrier pigeon service employs over 100 Belgian Homer pigeons.

War, climate change push number of internally displaced people to record high of 71.1 million

IDMC said the figure represented a 20% increase since 2021. The war in Ukraine triggered nearly 17 million displacements last year, while 32.6 million were displaced due to disasters.

Climate change is leading to more lightning strikes. Policymakers need to take note to save lives

Lightning strikes account for 35% of all natural hazard deaths in India but aren't seen as a priority at district-level where awareness & more government funding can save lives.

‘Catastrophe insurance' becomes more urgent after Joshimath. Fiscal transfers can't rebuild lives

No specific natural disaster policy is sold in India. It is part of regular fire insurance that covers damage to the property from flooding, cyclone, etc.

Why the world’s cascade of disasters is not a coincidence

Anyone who’s tried to put in a claim knows insurance isn’t charity. If it becomes too expensive to cover losses for natural disasters, insurers will pull back toward areas that are profitable.

3 killed, 1 missing after cloudburst hits Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi

Police and State Disaster Response Fund personnel immediately launched rescue operations and succeeded in rescuing most of the people trapped in slush after the incident Sunday night.

Rescue operations in Chamoli to continue till last victim reached, says NDRF commandant

The NDRF commandant also said the muck-clearing exercise at Tapovan tunnel may take months, if not a year.

Opposition MLAs face wrath of Indian voters after natural disasters, not ruling party's: Study

Researchers from US and South Korea used data from 4,313 assembly constituencies over the years 1977-2007 to estimate the effects of droughts and heavy rainfall on Indian elections.

On Camera

‘Robot tax' for AI-induced job loss & ‘wealth tax' on vacant land — RSS-affiliate SJM's Budget wish list

In pre-budget meeting held in June with Finance Minister Sitharaman, Swadeshi Jagran Manch suggested incentivising those generating more employment & measures to control food inflation.

20 countries, 140+ aircraft — IAF to participate in largest edition of Australia's Exercise Pitch Black

IAF aircraft that will participate in exercise from 12 July to 2 August include the Su-30 MKI multirole fighters, the C-17 Globemaster and the IL-78 Air-to-Air refuelling aircraft.

Modi's new universe: the normal irritants of democracy & awkward chai with Rahul Gandhi

Changed reality for Modi govt in its 3rd innings is by no means rise of a new phenomenon. It's a return to old normal where even majorities had to routinely wrestle with storied million mutinies.