Saturday, Feb 04, 2023

Natural disasters


COP27: One victory, and some big disappointments

November 24, 2022 8:55 am

The COP tried to arrest concerns of vulnerable nations. But it provided no roadmap in transition to clean energy, or mobilising much-needed funds.

Is there a link between natural disasters and mental health? Experts decode

June 28, 2022 12:26 pm

In situations where support systems get compromised as well, the impact can be more long-lasting and devastating, expressed psychologist Kamna Chhibber.

Weary of many disasters? UN says worse to come

April 26, 2022 3:35 pm

If current trends continue the world will go from around 400 disasters per year in 2015 to an onslaught of about 560 catastrophes a year by 2030, a United Nations report issued Monday said

Weather disasters killed 2 million in last 50 years, UN agency says

September 01, 2021 4:31 pm

Costs from the events also surged from $175.4 billion in the 1970s to $1.38 trillion in the 2010s when storms such as Harvey, Maria and Irma ripped through the United States.

Flood recedes in New Zealand, leaving debris, broken bridge

June 01, 2021 12:54 pm

Floods in New Zealand's Canterbury region have receded after severely disrupting transport networks. Hundreds living in the region had been evacuated at the onset of the disaster.

Shah-led high level committee approves Rs 3,113 crore for 5 states as disaster relief

February 13, 2021 12:36 pm

The committee, under the chairmanship of the home minister, has approved the additional central assistance to the five states and UT, which were affected by floods, cyclones and pest attack during 2020.

Centre asks state governments to be better prepared for natural disasters

May 18, 2018 4:51 pm

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba asked all the concerned officials of the central and the state governments to be better prepared to minimise losses due to natural disasters such as floods, cyclones, earthquakes etc.

US contest seeks tech to navigate underground terrains during disasters

January 01, 2018 3:49 pm

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced its Subterranean Challenge, that will enable man-made underground environments to be used as shelters in the event of natural disasters.

Home Ministry Data: Tamil Nadu, West Bengal among worst-hit by natural disasters

December 04, 2015 7:51 am

West Bengal and Tamil Nadu together account for almost 30 per cent of all deaths and 75 per cent of houses destroyed in the country due to natural calamities.

‘Time to rope in citizens to combat natural calamities’

January 07, 2015 1:55 am

Experts at the Indian Science Congress (ISC) stressed on involving citizens to combat calamities.


From Cyclone Gulab to La Palma volcano eruption, natural calamities witnessed across the globe this week

September 30, 2021 7:04 pm

Cyclone Gulab made landfall close to Kalingapatanam on Sunday, bringing heavy spells of rain over coastal Andhra Pradesh. Its remnants continue causing showers along its track covering Telangana, Maharashtra and Gujarat.