Disaster Management

IASGateAdmin | 30, Apr 2020

NDRF GEARS UP FOR…

Why in News? With monsoon around the corner, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is preparing to face the twin…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 07.04.2020

1. Artemis Base camp Why in News? Recently, NASA unveils plan for Artemis ‘base camp’ on the moon beyond 2024.…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Apr 2020

FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION TO PM-CARES…

Why in News? The Central Government has decided to accept contributions from abroad, irrespective of the nationalities, to the Prime…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets- 02.04.2020

1. South China Sea Why in News? Recently, the Chinese fishing fleets have been seen raiding the rich waters of…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 31.03.2020

1.PM-CARES Fund Why in the News? The government has set up the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 25.03.2020

1. World Tuberculosis Day Context: Recently, World Tuberculosis (TB) Day has observed on 24th March every year to raise public…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 18.03.2020

1.Superhydrophobic Coating Why in News? Recently, a team from the Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad, and Ohio State University has…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 15.02.2020

1.BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise – 2020 Why in News? The Minister of State for Home Affairs inaugurated the Field Training…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets- 30.01.2020

1. Operation Vanilla Why in News? Indian navy will perform Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations in Madagascar under…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Jan 2020

DEVASTATING AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRE

Why in News? Australia is witnessing its most devastating bushfire season in at least 20 years. About Bushfires: Forest fires,…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 15-11-2019

1.K4 Missile Why in News? India to test-fire 3,500 km range K-4 nuclear missile developed by DRDO for Arihant Class…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 05-11-2019

1.Gaofen-7 Why in News? China has launched a new Earth observation satellite- Gaofen-7. About: China launched a new high-resolution remote…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 28-09-2019

1.National Film Archive of India (NFAI) Why in News: NFAI acquires rare footage of Mahatma Gandhi’s life and times. About…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Sep 2019

DROUGHT ACTION PLAN

Context: The National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA) is working on developing a comprehensive drought-proofing action plan for 24 districts in…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Sep 2019

AKADEMIK LOMONOSOV- RUSSIA’S FLOATING…

Why in News? Recently Russian-built floating nuclear power plant completed its 5,000-km journey along the Northern Sea Route, causing excitement…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 16-09-2019

1.International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer Context: Every year September 16 is marked as the International Day…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Sep 2019

MAPPING LIGHTNING ACROSS INDIA

Why in News? For the first time, a report has mapped lightning strikes across the country, and the lives they…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Aug 2019

ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL…

Why in News? The Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval for the Establishment of an International Coalition for Disaster…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Aug 2019

BIG DATA TO MITIGATE…

Why in News? According to the report by the UN‘s Asia-Pacific social agency, technological innovations like big data can better…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Aug 2019

FLOODS IN MAHARASHTRA

Context: Between August 1 and 10, rains battered south-western Maharashtra, and rising water levels in local rivers breached the banks.…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Aug 2019

MAHARASHTRA TO SET UP…

Context: In the wake an unprecedented flood like situation and record rainfall this season, the State government will constitute a…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Aug 2019

NATURAL SIGNS OF FLOODS…

Why in News? A study in the Journal of the British Academy has found that indigenous knowledge on how nature…

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