Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicCyclone Amphan

Topic: Cyclone Amphan

Amphan costliest cyclone in North Indian Ocean, resulted in loss of $14 billion: UN report

The State of the Global Climate 2020' report, released Monday, said that extreme weather combined with Covid dealt a double blow for millions of people in 2020.

Centre approves Rs 4,382 crore as calamity assistance to 6 states

The funds will be released to West Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Sikkim as assistance for the damage caused by cyclone, floods and landslides.

Pollute oceans and it’ll come back at us like it did in Andhra, Telangana: Manpreet Badal

We don't seem to have learnt the lesson from cyclones Ockhi and Amphan and continue to dump toxic wastes in the Indian Ocean. Our punishment this time could be severe.

BJP’s big Bengal plan for October — Amit Shah puja visit, women’s defence training, protests

BJP will train its women workers in self-defence ‘against TMC goons’, conduct marches with youth and farmers, and woo Bengal voters in Durga Puja pandals.

Plastic tents on shaky dykes — Bengal’s Amphan-hit villages are waiting for help 60 days on

Amid corruption charges over the relief package in West Bengal after Cyclone Amphan, villagers in the Sundarbans area are still living without water and electricity.

Mamata govt now in trouble over Amphan relief ‘scam’, after cut-money and PDS corruption

CM Mamata Banerjee formed an all-party committee after 2,100 complaints of corruption in Amphan relief, mostly against Trinamool’s grass-root leaders.

All about cyclone Nisarga, set to hit Maharashtra and Gujarat on 3 June

After Amphan, another cyclonic storm Nisarga is forming over the Arabian Sea. But unlike Amphan, Nisarga is expected to be less intense.

CM Mamata is a nice person but her govt is ‘outsourced’ to private agency: Governor Dhankhar

In an interview to ThePrint, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar says Covid-19 exposed West Bengal’s inefficient health infrastructure and Amphan crisis showed it is ill-equipped.

Death toll due to cyclone Amphan rises to 98 in West Bengal, says CM Mamata Banerjee

The CM also announced a fund of Rs 6,250 crore to assist the affected people to build houses, help farmers, provide assistance for betel leaf plantations.

Cyclone Amphan timely lesson for states to upgrade infra in rural areas, says NDRF chief

NDRF chief SN Pradhan suggested that housing schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana should also incorporate cyclone-resistant designs.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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