The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) said the impact of high-intensity earthquakes can be greatly reduced through seismic hazard microzonation of vulnerable areas and putting in place adequate mitigation measures. An ambitious project of the ministry is aimed at seismic hazard microzonation of major Indian cities and areas falling under high-seismic Zones IV and V. Such areas vulnerable to earthquakes include all north-eastern states, Delhi, the K... .
Updated on 18 January, 2020
Climate Change Exacerbates The Refugee Crisis - Nearly 2,00,000 people were evacuated from northern California due to wildfires this year. Climate Refugees and their Governance: The UNHCR refers to climate refugees as “persons displaced in the context of disasters and climate change”. Climate-related displacement and migration are set to be the greatest challenge of our era. Climate change disproportionately impacts developing countries. ... .
Updated on 16 December, 2019
The lethal misgovernance had been witnessed during a deadly fire that swept through an unregistered bag factory in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi area killing 43 workers. Issues: Several residential buildings are turned into unregistered factories. Poorly paid labourers live and work in these factories, thus increasing their working hours beyond the permitted limit. Administrative agencies allow the factory and other such units to function illegally, ... .
Updated on 10 December, 2019
Landslide Risk Reduction And Resilience - Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, will inaugurate the 1st International Conference on The conference which is being organized by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), is the first of its kind on this theme in the country and would be highly pertinent to disaster management in the hill States. About the “Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience" conference : The confere... .
Updated on 28 November, 2019
Climate Change - India was not only among the worst affected in the G20 countries due to climate change, but also in the best position in the grouping to achieve emission-cut targets aimed to minimize its impact by the turn of the century, says ‘Brown To Green’ --the study by Climate Transparency (CT). CT is a global consortium that puts together climate information on G20 countries. Background: Recent climate change ... .
Updated on 13 November, 2019
As climate change will put three times more people at risk of coastal flooding India by 2050 than previously thought, Mumbai and Kolkata are on the list of global cities that face the risk of being wiped out, according to a latest research report. A recent IPCC report had warned that a mere 50 cm rise in sea level is enough to flood major port cities around the world. Cyclones in the Arabian Sea are likely to increase in the near future. ... .
Updated on 8 November, 2019