disasters

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik tells officials to remain ready for natural disasters

The Chief Minister said that all emergency response systems, rescue and relief work preparations, drinking water system, health and animal care systems should be kept ready during the period.

published on : 18th June 2022

Conflict and violence triggers huge spike in internally displaced people worldwide 

Sub-Saharan Africa accounted for more than 80 per cent of all internal displacements triggered by conflict and violence worldwide in 2021. 

published on : 19th May 2022

Over 3 crore new displacements due to climate disaster in 2020: Study

In the last three years alone (2018-2020), a total of about 250 000 disaster-related deaths and missing persons were reported by an average of 74 countries.

published on : 18th May 2022

Over 8.96 million people in China affected due to natural disasters in October

China reported three cases of heavy rainfall in October, bringing the national precipitation to 51 millimeters, 44 per cent more than normal in the same period, as per report.

published on : 3rd November 2021

Kerala's Poovanchi landslide manmade?

Local residents allege that granite quarry functioning unregulated on the opposite side of the hill, where the landslide occurred, scooped out a portion equal to what was lost to the landslide.

published on : 18th October 2021

Centre will provide all help to Kerala; continuously monitoring floods situation: Amit Shah

The National Disaster Response Force has deployed 11 teams for search, rescue and relief operations in the state where the death toll from heavy rains and landslide rose to eight on October 17.

published on : 17th October 2021

20 killed, hundreds injured as quake rattles southern Pakistan

"There are reports that some 15 coal miners are trapped in a mine on the outskirts of the town due to the quake," officials said.

published on : 7th October 2021

Active Twitter users likely to spread falsehoods during disasters

Researchers examined three types of behaviour. Twitter users could either spread the false news, seek to confirm it, or cast doubt upon it.

published on : 14th May 2018

Here is the full list of Russia's deadliest air crashes since 2000

The crash of a Russian passenger jet carrying 71 people outside Moscow on Sunday is the latest in a number of recent deadly Russian air disasters.

published on : 11th February 2018

Air disasters that shook the sports world on the sidelines

Over the last decade or so, there have been a number of plane crashes that have claimed the lives of several atheletes.

published on : 29th November 2016