Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 is an Act to provide for the better prevention of the spread of Dangerous Epidemic Diseases. Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 is an act which is at the centre stage of the lives of most Indians today - on the backdrop of COVID19 pandemic. The Colonial legislation framed during the plague of Bombay of 1897, Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 was rarely used before it found huge … [Read more...] about Epidemic Diseases Act 1897: The powers under Section 188 of IPC
Disaster Management Notes
PM CARES Fund is a public charitable trust set up in 2020 with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency situation like posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The PM CARES was formed on 28 March 2020 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as its chairperson and senior cabinet members as trustees. Opposition parties are of the view that the new fund lacks transparency. They have … [Read more...] about PM Cares Fund – Objectives, Constitution, and Issues
Kerala Floods 2018: Kerala is facing its worst flood in 100 years. Never before had the State witnessed a calamity of this scale. 80 dams opened, 300+ lives lost and 2,25000+ people are in about 1500+ relief camps. Please join us in rescue and recovery. Kerala Floods - How can you help in rescue operations? The Toll-Free Number is 1077. All 14 districts in Kerala are affected. Use the STD … [Read more...] about Kerala Floods 2018 – Please Join Us in Rescue and Recovery
India is one of the worst flood affected nation across the world. The frequency of urban floods due to high-intensity rainfall is increasing over the years. Flood management and flood governance are in news often. In this post, let's analyse India's disaster response capabilities to tackle floods. What is a Flood? Flood is such a high stage in a water course i.e. river, river tributary or a … [Read more...] about Flood Governance in India – Are We Prepared Enough?
On 28 January 2017 two ships collided off Kamarajar Port Limited’s (KPL) harbour and resulted in a major oil spill disaster. The Chennai Oil Spill resulted in irreversible environmental damage. The spill has also underscored the incapacity of the state to handle such incidents and has raised many questions regarding our disaster management techniques. It points that it is high time for India to … [Read more...] about Oil Spill Disasters: Why Indian Disaster Management Process needs a Review?
Indian government released a national disaster management plan for animals. Under the plan, rescue and relief of animals will now be an integral part of disaster operations in the country. The plan for the first time ensures that animals will be included in disaster preparations, potentially saving millions of animals’ lives and building the resilience of the communities that depend on … [Read more...] about National Disaster Management Plan for Animals
National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP), 2016 is the first ever national plan prepared in the country for disaster management. With National Disaster Management Plan 2016 India has aligned our National Plan with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, to which India is a signatory. National Disaster Management Plan 2016: The history National Disaster Management Act, … [Read more...] about National Disaster Management Plan 2016
A volcano is an opening in the earth’s crust through which gases, molten rocks materials (lava), ash, steam etc. are emitted outward in the course of an eruption. Such vents or openings occur in those parts of the earth’s crust where the rock strata are relatively weak. Volcanic activity is an example of endogenic process. Depending upon the explosive nature of the volcano, different land forms … [Read more...] about Volcanoes: Everything You Need To Know
The National Policy on Disaster Management (NPDM) has been prepared in tune with and in pursuance of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. National Policy on Disaster Management (NPDM) will provide the framework/roadmap for handling disasters in a holistic manner. NPDM 2009: The Vision NPDM has a vision to build a safe and disaster resilient India by developing a holistic, proactive, … [Read more...] about National Policy on Disaster Management (NPDM) 2009
Strategy and guidelines for Security and Disaster Management Preparation for UPSC Mains Exam: UPSC Mains GS Paper 3 has specifically listed a new area: Security and Disaster Management. As there will be numerous situations in the life of a civil servant dealing with security and disaster management, the topic is of high importance. PS: Questions from this section will not only be analytic in … [Read more...] about How To Study Security and Disaster Management for UPSC Mains Exam?