National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)

Focus: GS III- Disaster management Why in News? The Prime Minister has greeted the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team on their Raising Day. About NDRF Nodal:  Ministry of Home Affairs About NDRF Functions

Joshimath land Subsidence

Context: Due to land subsidence, Joshimath – a key transit point for tourists travelling to Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib – developed cracks, causing panic and protests among the local population. Relevance: GS III: Disaster management Dimensions of the Article: What is land subsidence? What are Landslides? Why do Landslides Occur? What can be the reasons […]

National Disaster Management Authority

Focus: GS III- Disaster Management Why in News? The National Disaster Management Authority celebrated its 18th Formation Day in New Delhi. The theme for this year’s Foundation Day was “Volunteerism in Disaster Management”. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) National Disaster Management Authority, abbreviated as NDMA, is an apex Body of Government of India, with a mandate […]

India’s Concern on Fire Safety Measures

Context House densification is a phenomenon that occurs in both planned and unplanned settlements in cities. Devastating fires are the most common risk in India’s densely packed urban areas. Relevance GS Paper – 1 : Urbanization, GS Paper – 3: Disaster Management Mains Question In light of recent fire incidents, discuss the provisions relating to […]

Systemic Causes of Urban Flooding in India

Context As India approaches the tipping point of transitioning from a predominantly rural to an urban society, urbanisation is inextricably linked to development and is frequently a major driver of economic growth. By 2030, urban areas are expected to house 40.76% of the country’s population. However, urban planning machinery has not kept pace with urbanisation […]

Drought Looming Over Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar

Context Never in the last 122 years have Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand experienced such low monsoon rainfall. The administration is finalising contingency plans as farmers in both states wait for a good spell to begin sowing. Food and water scarcity will be major issues in the country’s major rice producing states, potentially affecting India’s kharif […]

What are Landslides?

Landslides

Context: Eight people were killed in a massive landslip in Manipur. As many as 45 are feared to be trapped in the debris. The disaster took place in Noney district destroying a railway construction camp near Tupul. Relevance: GS III- Disaster Management Dimensions of the Article: What are Landslides? Two Primary varieties of Landslides in […]

Pre-Monsoon Devastation in Assam

Pre-Monsoon Devastation in Assam

Context: While the Monsoons are yet to arrive, Assam has already been beset by Floods and Landslides that have left 15 people dead and more than 7 lakh affected. The hill district of Dima Hasao, in particular, has been ravaged by flash floods and landslides, with connectivity to the rest of the state snapped. Relevance: GS […]

National Disaster Management Authority

Focus: GS III- Disaster Management Why in News? Recently, The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) organised a one-day Consultative workshop for ‘Forest Fire Management in India’  in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) National Disaster Management Authority, abbreviated as NDMA, is an apex Body of Government […]

SC keen on ending Mullaperiyar battle

Context: The Supreme court wants to strengthen and widen the ambit and responsibilities of the supervisory committee Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Interstate water disputes), GS-I: Geography (Water Sources), GS-III: Disaster management Dimensions of the Article: Key Points About Mullaperiyar Dam About the Dispute regarding Mullaperiyar river Recent developments regarding Mullaperiyar dam risk Background on […]