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Natural disasters


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.

Facebook creates 'Safety Check' tool for natural disasters

October 16, 2014 6:01 pm

The tool, called "Safety Check,'' will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices.

Humans may have caused world's worst earthquakes

December 15, 2013 5:46 pm

Study said 2011 earthquake in Spain was triggered by water being extracted from reservoirs.

When disaster strikes

October 29, 2013 12:27 am

Hurricanes Katrina,Sandy tested US reflexes. What can we learn from the medical response?


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.