Tuesday, 18 January, 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.

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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'.


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.