Heat stroke

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Important geophysical phenomenon/Disaster management   Source: IE  Context: 13 people died due to heatstroke after they attended a large public gathering in the open in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.     Why did a heat stroke event happen in Maharashtra? Two different observatories recorded 34.1 and 38 degrees Celsius as the maximum …

New policy to help Indian communities displaced by annual river & coastal erosion drafted

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Disaster Management   Source: DTE    Context: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) received the final inputs on the draft of India’s first national policy for the mitigation and rehabilitation of the people affected by river and coastal erosion.   Background: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs had directed NDMA to …

Disaster Management Plan of Ministry of Panchayati Raj:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Disaster management.   Context: Union Minister of Panchayati Raj has released the “Disaster Management Plan of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj(DMP-MoPR)”.   Areas covered under the Plan: 1) Institutional arrangement for Disaster Management. 2) Hazard Risk, Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis. 3) Coherence of Disaster Risk Management across Resilient Development and …

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) What to study? For Prelims and Mains: All about NDMA and its significance. Context: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has released fresh guidelines for restarting manufacturing and chemical industries after the lockdown period ends. It has issued guidelines on Chemical Disasters, 2007, Management of …