Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicCyclone Tauktae

Topic: Cyclone Tauktae

Congress accuses BJP-led Gujarat govt of favouritism in disbursing Tauktae cyclone package

As Congress held a protest demanding a new survey to assess the damage, state minister B Chudasama dismissed the demand and said people are 'satisfied' with government's package.

Hit by Covid, cyclone & high fuel price, India’s fishing industry finds itself marooned

Stakeholders say the lockdown-induced restrictions on market times have led to a drop in prices & demand, while cyclones have damaged boats & other infrastructure.

First lockdown, then cyclone — it’s a rotten season for mango trade in Gujarat, Maharashtra

Heavy wind and rainfall caused by the cyclone destroyed mango orchards across Maharashtra and Gujarat. This is estimated to cause a loss of over Rs 500 crore. 

Maharashtra BJP turns to citizen journalism, takes YouTube-Facebook route to help cyclone-hit

‘The Fifth Pillar’, comprising a YouTube channel and Facebook page, aims to showcase first-person stories of all those who have suffered losses but haven’t received state help.

No trace of 26 missing personnel, Navy deploys specialised diving teams

The death toll on barge P305 reached 60 with the recovery of 11 more bodies as the Navy and the Coast Guard continued the search for the missing personnel.

‘Meal of biscuits & water’, poorly paid, months at sea — life aboard ONGC barge that sank

An estimated 60 crew members have been left dead by the sinking of a barge off Mumbai during Cyclone Tauktae. As many as 186 have been rescued while 15 remain missing.

After ONGC barge crash, old question rises: Why is shipping regulator post held by IAS, IRS?

Post of Director General of Shipping is held by civil servants even though it is responsible for technically sensitive task of ensuring ‘safety of life and ships at sea’.

Under fire over cyclone deaths, ONGC is running without 2 top officials, including its CMD

The post of CMD and Director-Offshore at ONGC were advertised for last year, nearly a year before the vacancies arose. However, they are still vacant.

Barge that sank points to ONGC, shipping regulator’s callousness. Needs swift investigation

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ONGC, barge contractor ‘ignored’ cyclone warnings, resulting in deaths of nearly 50 workers

Cyclone Tauktae battered ONGC’s major production installations & drilling rigs off Mumbai High on 17 May. At least 49 workers are dead. Several are missing.

On Camera

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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