All India Radio News Summary: 04 DECEMBER 2017
- Navy Day is being observed on 04th December
The day is observed on 4th December every year to celebrate the achievements and role of the naval force.
- During the India-Pakistan war of 1971, the Indian Navy played a significant role in the bombing of the Karachi harbor and sank Pakistan Naval Ship PNS Ghazi.
- President and Prime Minister have congratulated the Navy on the occasion.
- PM said Navy is not only responsible for the security of our seas but has also come forward and served the humanity in times of crisis.
- National Green Tribunal slams Delhi government for not filing action plan on steps taken to curb air pollution in the city.
The National Green Tribunal came down heavily on the Delhi government for not filing a comprehensive action plan on ways to deal with severe air pollution in the city.
The tribunal also slammed authorities for holding the India-Sri Lanka cricket match despite bad air quality. The Delhi government said, it needed more time to file the action plan.
- The NGT had on November 28 asked the city government and four neighbouring states – Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to submit an action plan on tackling pollution.
- The tribunal also pulled up the city government for not introducing odd-even car rationing scheme at this point of time when the air quality is severe.
- Choking smog had disrupted third Test between India and Sri Lanka yesterday.
- The Sri Lankan cricket team had complained of poor air quality that forced India to declare their innings.
- Smog is a very common phenomenon in Delhi as farmers in the adjoining states of Punjab and Haryana burn crops during the end of October and November.
- United States withdraws from United Nations migrant and refugee pact.
The United States has withdrawn from a United Nations pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations.
The US Mission to the United Nations said, it has informed UN Secretary General the US is ending its participation in the Global Compact on Migration.
The United Nation’s New York declaration contains numerous provisions that are inconsistent with the Trump Administration’s immigration principles.
US Ambassador said that the United States would continue its generosity in supporting migrants and refugees around the world. However, she said its decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone.
- Cyclone Ockhi moving towards Gujarat coast; Met department issues warning advising fishermen not to venture into Sea.
Cyclone Ockhi is very likely to cross South Gujarat near Surat as a deep depression. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the Sea till Wednesday morning. Light to moderate rainfall occurred at a few places over Saurashtra and south Gujarat region.
Sea condition would be rough to very rough along and off north Maharashtra and South Gujarat coasts from tonight to Wednesday morning due to cyclone Ockhi.
In view of Cyclone Ockhi, four teams of National Disaster Response Force teams have been deployed at Thrisur, Kochi and Sabarimala in Kerala. In Tamil Nadu, one team of NDRF has been deployed at Adiyar in Chennai and two in Kanyakumari.
- National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) reviewed rescue and relief operations
The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), headed by Cabinet Secretary has reviewed rescue and relief operations being carried out in high seas and coastal areas hit by cyclone Ockhi.
The NCMC took stock of the situation in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep. NCMC is monitoring the situation and has provided all necessary help to the affected states and union territory.
National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC)
For effective implementation of relief measures in the wake of natural calamities, the Government of India has set up a Standing National Crisis Management Committee with Cabinet Secretary as Chairman.
The Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Govt. of India will provide necessary secretariat assistance.