Disaster Management

Dam Management in India

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Dam means any artificial barrier and its appurtenant structure constructed across rivers or tributaries thereof with a view to impound or divert water which also include barrage, weir and similar water impounding structures. Central Water Commission (CWC) compiles and maintains the nationwide register of Large Dams i.e., the National Register …

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18 dead as rail bridge collapses in Mizoram

Syllabus: Security and Disaster Management Context A railway bridge under construction over the Kurung river in Mizoram collapsed on Wednesday, killing at least 18 workers. Pillars intact According to the Railway Ministry, the girder was designed by the Paris-headquartered STUP Consultants and proof-checked by experts from the Indian Institute of …

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Context:  The water levels of Yamuna hit a 60-year-high and waters advanced towards the Taj Mahal for the first time in half a century. What is a floodplain? About the River and its significance: The Yamuna is the second-largest tributary of the Ganges by discharge and the longest tributary in India. It originates in the Yamunotri …

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A big step in reducing the risk of disasters

Disasters around the world are claiming more and more lives. The consequences of climate change are already on our doorstep. Ten days ago, three continents were gripped by heat waves. Massive forest fires have ravaged parts of Greece and Canada. Two weeks ago, the river Yamuna breached the highest flood …

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Final G-20 disaster risk meeting starts today

Why in NEWS The G20 Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group, under the Indian presidency, is set to hold its third and final meeting in Chennai from July 24 to 26. This is the first time a dedicated working group on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) has been constituted, signifying India’s commitment …

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Delhi – Emergency Situation

A day after hitting a 60-year high, the water level of the Yamuna continued to rise in the national capital on Thursday. Flood waters submerged areas close to the river’s flood plains, closed arterial roads, and hit the city’s water supply. More than 23,000 people were evacuated, all educational institutions were …

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According to experts Mocha is the strongest cyclone on earth so far in this year.​​​​​​​ It has been categorized as an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and as a ‘Super Cyclone’ by global weather website Zoom Earth. Mocha became the strongest cyclone ever recorded in the North Indian Ocean, including …

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Two Indian climbers were rescued from Mt. Annapurna in Nepal. Annapurna is a mountain situated in the Gandaki Province, Nepal. It is the tenth highest mountain in the world at 8,091 metres. The entire massif and surrounding area are protected within the 7,629-square-kilometre Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal. For decades, Annapurna …

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