Disaster Managment

Dealing with Floods

Editorial GS III Disaster Managment

What is the issue? Recent floods in Assam and parts of north-east call for a shift from relief measures to building resilience in flood-prone areas. Why is the north-east vulnerable? Flooding is …

August 16, 2017 0 771

Disaster Response

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? Recent floods in parts of eastern and western India have left many dead and displacing thousands. This has increased the need for a massive capacity-building programme to deal w…

August 01, 2017 0 1184

Assam Floods Part II

Daily News GS III Mains

Click here for Part I What was the issue? The recent floods in Assam highlighted the role played by humans in destabilizing the flood plain ecosystem and animals life. What are the advantages of fl…

July 20, 2017 0 859

Flood Management - SOP

Editorial GS III Mains

Why in news? The urban development ministry has listed out standard operating procedures (SOP) for concerned departments at various stages of preparedness. The stages involve: early warning, respo…

May 17, 2017 0 1324

Heat Wave

Daily News Geography Optional GS III Prelims and Mains

What is the issue? The heat waves are rising constantly across India. What is a heat wave? The IMD has given the following criteria for Heat Waves: A Heat Wave is a period of abnormally high t…

April 15, 2017 0 881

Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? The Ahmedabad’s Heat Action Plan was unveiled in 2013. It has brought down heat wave linked deaths by up to 25%. What was the condition in Ahmedabad? In May 2010, Ahmedabad…

April 03, 2017 0 729

Bellandur Lake Fire

Daily News GS II GS III Mains

Why in news? Bengaluru’s Bellandur Lake has caught fire for the third time. Why the lake had caught fire? Factories waste and general sewage have led to extreme levels of water pollution in…

February 26, 2017 0 864

Disaster Management in Gujarat

Editorial GS III Disaster Managment

The pace of development in Bhuj, Gujarat following the disaster in 2002 has been unprecedented. Development banks and state governments have invested vast sums in infrastructure. Land has become an at…

January 28, 2017 0 612

Bihar Boat Tragedy

Daily News GS III Disaster Managment

Why in news? With four more bodies recovered, the death toll in Saturday evening’s boat tragedy in Bihar rose to 24. The boat carrying over 60 people capsized in the Ganga while coming to the…

January 16, 2017 0 724

Drought guidelines and Management Plan

Articles GS III Disaster Managment

Click here to read more about TN Drought  Why in news? Tamil Nadu was declared drought-hit recently by the state government. Earlier Kerala also was declared drought-hit due to defi…

January 12, 2017 0 1277